Waiting on Wednesday: Through to You


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Through to You by Lauren BarnholdtThrough to You by Lauren Barnholdt
Publication date: July 8, 2014

It starts with a scribbled note in class: I like your sparkle. Harper had casually threaded a piece of blue and silver tinsel through her ponytail in honor of school spirit day. And that carefree, corny gesture is what grabs Penn Mattingly’s eye. Penn—resident heartbreaker of the senior class. Reliably unreliable. Trouble with a capital “T.” And okay, smolderingly sexy.

Harper’s surprised by Penn’s attention—and so is Penn. The last thing he needs is a girlfriend. Or even a friend-with-benefits. The note is not supposed to lead to anything.

Oh, but it does. They hang out. They have fun. They talk. They make out. And after a while, it seems like they just click. But Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like, in no small part because of their very different family backgrounds. Of course they could talk about these differences—if Penn knew how to talk about feelings.

Harper and Penn understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It’s like a crazy roller coaster—exhilarating, terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride…

I just love Lauren Barnholdt. I haven’t actually read many of her books yet, but I think all of them that I haven’t read are on my TBR. Her name is one of the ones that comes to mind when I think of contemporary YA romances and it’s time that I start reading them instead of just adding them to my TBR.




  1. This sounds really good! Nice Pick! Check out my WOW! http://www.amidsummernightsread.com
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  2. This sounds sooo good. Nice pick.

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  3. I haven’t read any of her books, but this sounds really good! I’ve had really good luck with contemporaries this year, so I’m hoping this is good. Great pick!
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  4. Sounds like a cute story! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. It is that time of year when it comes to contemporaries. I have never read anything by this author so I will have to check her out! 🙂

    thanks for sharing & I hope you get your hands on it soon! 😀

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries
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  6. This one is new to me and it sounds amazing, I’m adding it to my TRB list, great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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  7. Two-Way Street is one of my all time favorite books, so I’m so excited for Lauren Barnholdt’s new one!
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