When Matt sees Grace on the F train in New York City after 15 years, his past comes rushing back. He sees her a minute too late, though! He writes a letter to her in the missed connections section of Craigslist in hopes that she will find it.
This book changes POV between Matt and Grace in different chapters and was easy to follow because at the start of each chapter, it literally had the name of whose point of view it was. I really enjoyed getting both of their perspectives of everything. After the book sets up the current day seen, it jumps back to Matt and Grace’s stint their senior year of college. It shows you how they met and how their relationship develops. The book then jumps back to current day.
This is a book about second chance romance that seemed so real and raw. I was hooked from the first chapter and I loved how it wasn’t always perfect. You get to see a silly college friendship build in to something deeper. I feel like Gracie and Matt could have been people I hung out with in school. I loved the other characters in the book as well, like their friends Tatiana and Brandon and I instantly fell in love with Matt’s mom too. Grace is a cellist and Matt is a photographer, so you get some music and art talk which was lovely.
I haven’t read anything by Renee Carlino before, but I am seriously going to have to check out more of her work now. This book should most definitely get added to your to-read list! It gave me all the feels and I was left smiling and wishing it wasn’t over so soon! You can add it to your Goodread’s list here!
I was provided a copy of this book (Before We Were Strangers) by the publisher and author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I also wanted to join in with Pamela on the Share the Love link up! Today I want you to meet Lindsay! She blogs over at Bourbon, Lipstick and Stilettos. If the blog name alone doesn’t get you….but who are we kidding, you know it does…her content will!!! Not only does Lindsay posts great reviews and thoughts on different beauty products, she talks about real life stuff. You will also find some posts on stuff that some people would be afraid to hit publish on. I love how genuine she is and the variety of things that she shares!
Don’t forget to link up tomorrow with Laura and I for What’s Your Sign!!!! Any zodiac talk goes. I cannot wait to read all of your posts!!!!!!