Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (302)

 


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.




FROM GOODREADS: A young woman agrees to star in a filmmaker’s latest project, but soon realizes the movie is not what she expected in this chilling debut novel.

In the wake of her father’s death, Betty Roux doesn’t allow herself to mourn. Instead, she pushes away her mother, breaks up with her boyfriend, and leaves everything behind to move to New York City. She doesn’t know what she wants, except to run.

When she’s offered the chance to play the leading role in mysterious indie filmmaker Anthony Marino’s new project, she jumps at the opportunity. For a month Betty will live in a cabin on a private island off the coast of Maine, with a five-person cast and crew. Her mother warns against it, but Betty is too drawn to the charismatic Anthony to say no.

Anthony gives her a new identity–Lola–and Betty tells herself that this is exactly what she’s been looking for. The chance to reinvent herself. That is, until they begin filming and she meets Sammy, the island’s caretaker, and Betty realizes just how little she knows about the movie and its director.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT: I love the sound of this one and I think it sounds rather creepy.  I can't wait to get my hands on it!

CASSIUS'S PICK: 

FROM GOOREADS: Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear collars.

A Dog’s Purpose meets The Happy Ever After Playlist in this charming, pitch-perfect take on relationships as seen through the eyes of a wise pug named Doug, who is determined to play cupid to fix his owner’s love life with his own four paws.

Doug wants his rescuer, Julie, to be happy. He is loyal and loves her unconditionally—two things that can’t be said about Julie’s married boss and lover, Luke. Yet Julie is reluctant to break up, afraid to end up like her eccentric cat-owning neighbor. It’s a prospect that horrifies Doug, too.

Newly divorced Tom, on the other hand, is perfect for Julie. Everyone can see it—except for Julie and Tom. Doug is confident that with his help they will get over their initial animosity toward each other.

As Doug humorously navigates the quirks of human relationships, he knows he can’t give up on Julie—after all, being a “rescue” works both ways.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT: I  think everyone needs to meet Doug.  And I love that this is written by a guy.  Bring it on! And look at that cover! Also, Mom might already have an e-arc of this one.

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

25 comments:

  1. I think I added Shutter to my goodreads TBR earlier this week - I love the sound of it too! There is a touch of creepiness in there.

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    1. I just discovered it this week so I bet you did. I do love how creepy it sounds!

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  2. Ooh, Shutter sounds so creepy!

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    1. I know. Even the cover sends off creepy vibes.

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  3. Shutter does sound creepy. And Pug Actually sounds cute. Hope you enjoy them both!

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    1. Thanks Laura. I'm sure I'll love them both.

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  4. These both sound good! I'm really interested in Shutter, it seems like it has real potential😁

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  5. The first book, Shutter by Melissa Larson sounds like a thriller. Hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading and Merry Christmas.

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  6. Oh! Shutter is a debut. That sounds great. On to the wishlist for that one!

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    1. Glad I could enable you for a change. I'm always adding books I see on your blog to my wishlist!

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  7. These both sound really good!! :)

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    1. Glad you like them. I thought of you when I saw the pug.

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  8. Ooh Shutter sounds messed up. :)

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  9. Your choice certainly sounds quite creepy and interesting Barb! Cute dogs are always good for soothing frayed nerves so are perfect pandemic books!

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    1. They are definitely great pandemic books.

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  10. I went to add Shutter to my Goodreads TBR and I must have forgotten to come back and comment. 😱

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    1. I hate that when it happens and believe me, it happens!

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  11. Shutter looks and sounds creepy - me want.
    Lynn :D

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