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Waiting on Wednesday: Other Broken Things by Christa Desir

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:

Other Broken Things by Christa Desir

Expected Release Date: January 12, 2015

Nat’s not an alcoholic. She doesn’t have a problem. Everybody parties, everybody does stupid things, like get in their car when they can barely see. Still, with six months of court-ordered AA meetings required, her days of vodka-filled water bottles are over.

Unfortunately her old friends want the party girl or nothing. Even her up-for-anything ex seems more interested in rehashing the past than actually helping Nat.

But then a recovering alcoholic named Joe inserts himself into Nat’s life and things start looking up. Joe is funny, smart, and calls her out in a way no one ever has.

He’s also older. A lot older.

Nat’s connection to Joe is overwhelming but so are her attempts to fit back into her old world, all while battling the constant urge to crack a bottle and blur that one thing she’s been desperate to forget.

Now in order to make a different kind of life, Natalie must pull together her broken parts and learn to fight for herself.

(summary via Goodreads)

This one hits all my sweet spots.  Not only does Christa Desir seem like an awesome person in general (she is one of the rare authors I follow on Twitter), she’s smart and writes incisive fiction about tough stuff.  It feels weird to say that a book that sounds this dark hits my sweet spots, but it totally does: addiction, Bad For You Friends, older dudes…I can’t wait to see what Desir does with all this.

What are you waiting on this week?

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