"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
August 5, 2014
In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived.
Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist.
But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.
I actually just came upon this one and thought it would be a fun read. It sounds quite cliche, but if done right, it can be really good. I'm waiting on this one with the hope that Ms. Cook can pull of a great story that may be cliche but doesn't feel it. Similar to books like Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles.
I think the fact that the characters hate each other and are being pushed to marry is hilarious and could set us up for some fun times. Also, I find it curious that the families have been neighbours and friends since the Civil War, but they never had a daughter or son to marry off before now.