“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.
I’m pretty sure that when I’m old and gray, I’ll still be reading YA books. There’s just something about how intensely young teens feel everything that makes reading their love stories so enjoyable. I’ve never read anything by this author, but I saw this and knew I would have to give this a try. A hero that can’t speak?! I can’t wait to see how the characters overcome this challenge. This has to be good!
Publication Date: Apr 24, 2012
Genre: Yount Adult Contemporary
Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.
His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He’s been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it’s too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.
When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he’ll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn’t limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she’ll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she’ll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn’t say before, even if he can’t actually say it.