Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WOW - Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Something Like NormalWhen Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero. Goodreads

Why I want to read this book?:  I really like the cover.  The two people almost in a kiss while she's holding his dog tags and he's holding her hand.  I also really like that little blurb too... "War is only half the battle."  So true.


  1. This looks like a novel that will really pull on your heart strings. I think that I would really like the characters in this book - who doesn't love a man in a uniform?

    Awesome pick, and thanks for stopping by my WoW!
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments...

  2. This one does sound good! Super drama filled and sad :-( Can't believe his brother stole his girlfriend while he was away! Stuff like that gets me all emotional in books.
    My WOW

  3. This one looks like a sad book. I can't wait to read it.
    Great pick :)

    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

  4. This does sound excellent. I have seen the title around but this is the first time I have read the description. I think my students would like it too.

  5. Hi! ***waves***
    I'm a new follower. Jamie @ Book Junkie's Bookshelf spoke of you on her latest blog, so I came by to check your blog out. Would love for you to follow me too :)

    Have a great day!

  6. Sounds sweet. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    And thanks for the follow!
    I'm now a new follower of yours.

  8. Great pick! I almost cried reading the synopsis. As if being a war veteran wasn't tough enough...
    This makes mr think of my cousin.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I agree with Alyssa. I hope he gets hi HEA. I definitely am going to have to read this one.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

  10. This sounds really good and emotional. Great pick!

  11. Oh, yeah, this one sounds really interesting! Great pick! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for following! I'm now following you back. I'm looking forward to reading more from you!

  12. Ahh...a nice contemporary story with no paranormal elements. So refreshing...thanks for something different...and for stopping by today :-)

  13. Hi JR
    This book sounds soooo sad, but it a very good way.;)
    Have your Kleenex reading, hope you love it,
    Happy reading!
    Thanks for visiting my blog lately, I'm following your blog btw!;)

  14. Hi, there!

    Thanks for commenting on my WOW, and following my blog!! I'm following you back now!

    I really like your pick, too! Great cover & synopsis!! Thanks for featuring my next TBR book!! : )

    Maria @ http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/

  15. Great choice! I am looking forward to this one as well! It sounds really good.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  16. Ah! This one sounds AMAZING! I got it on Netgalley and it's killing me not to read it NOW. But I have to wait until near the release date, haha. Hope it reaches our expectations! Fabulous choice, J.R. :)

  17. Oh my gosh. I can't not wait. AWESOME pick.

  18. Oh, pretty cover! :D And it seems like a good book :) Great pick ;D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books


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