Waiting on Wednesday (130) - The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: May 21, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Summary (from Simon & Schuster Canada):
When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A poignant and romantic novel from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.

Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

If you're a fan of YA contemporary novels and you still haven't read a novel by Sarah Ockler, then you are truly missing out! Her books have their fun and cute moments, but at the heart of their coming-of-age stories, they focus on a female protagonist who is struggling in some way. I have a feeling Emilio will leave me swooning once I read the book (how will Jude be able to resist his charm?), and I'm sure curious to hear more about his heartbreaker brothers. I'm so glad there's only a few more months of waiting until I can finally read The Book of Broken Hearts!

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  1. Hey Liz! This cover reminds me a lot of the cover of Sarah Dessen books. I honestly haven't heard of Sarah Ockler before but by the sounds of this post something tells me that I really need to look at her work.

    My WoW

  2. Have only read one book by S.O but I really liked it, this one looks good. Nice pick!

    Check out my WOW, http://smartgirls-read.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-first-of-year-wow-114.html

    Happy New Year!

  3. This isn't my normal genre but I really like the way this one sounds :) Great pick!
    Come see my WoW post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  4. Hey Liz! Thank you so much for including THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS as your WoW pick! I hope you love it. :-)

  5. Great pick! I'm kind of waiting on that one too-- and I agree with Ezmirelda up there. The cover does remind me of a Sarah Dessen book! I hope that you get to read it soon, and that it's FANTABULOUS!

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  6. you can never judge someone by what others say, i have learned that with my current bf. =)

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  7. I just saw this book the other day, and I don't know I don't have the best track record with Ms Ockler but her books always sound like the kind of stuff I like :P

  8. YES, I am super excited for this one!! Love Sarah's books. =D