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Waiting on Wednesday: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

Expected Release Date: May 1, 2012

“What’s in a name, Shakespeare? I’ll tell you: everything.”

Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her–and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy…and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t even stand a chance.

Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends.

(Summary via Goodreads)

When I first read about this, I skimmed the premise and got a little indignant, mostly because I read the cover’s tagline without reading the summary.  It’s a risk to take on the story of Romeo and Juliet and subvert it.  However, I will say that the idea of exploring the relationship between Rosaline and Romeo is definitely intriguing.

Hate that Romeo’s name was changed to Rob, though.  Hate.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

  1. Romeo to Rob -> Lame choice. With you on that name choice but the book sounds interesting. Something different and you gotta love the Romeo & Juliet inspiration. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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