Waiting on Wednesday (48): Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

By Robin Benway
Release Date:  June 23, 2015
Published by HarperTeen

Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

I recently read Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway and LOVED IT, so of course, now I want to read all her books. But this one just sounds soooooo good! I’m so glad it’ll be out soon!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous

    May 27, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    New follower.
    This one sounds cute and I enjoy the authors other books.

  2. Caryn Caldwell

    May 30, 2015 at 2:52 am

    I read AUDREY, WAIT! too, and loved it as well! This one sounds fabulous. I love the premise, and there's so much potential for tension, which I love.

  3. fakesteph

    June 1, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Robin Benway writes the CUTEST books. :)

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