A Chicago reporter in her mid-twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius.
Kate Corbin has lost her spark. From the outside, her life seems charmed. She has a handsome, long-term boyfriend and a budding journalism career at a popular Chicago newspaper. But in reality, her relationship is going nowhere, and she’s quickly losing motivation for what she once believed was her dream job. When her boyfriend dumps her unceremoniously, Kate loses all hope of finding love.
With no living family and few friends, Kate confides in her boss. Trusting that the hungry, ace reporter is buried somewhere deep inside, he gives Kate the opportunity to jumpstart her career. The assignment: to interview the famously reclusive R.J. Lawson, a wealthy tech genius who disappeared years ago but recently reemerged as a Napa Valley vintner. The week takes an unexpected turn, however, when Lawson refuses to divulge any information. Desperate for a lead, Kate turns to Jamie, a vineyard hand who shows her the romance of wine country—and stirs her aching heart. But his connection to Lawson is ambiguous, and when Jamie disappears before the end of the week, Kate is left to investigate another story: the truth behind the man who stole her heart.
USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino explored love and heartbreak in her beautifully written debut Sweet Thing, and her newest novel does not disappoint. For fans of Colleen Hoover, K.A. Tucker, and Katja Millay, Nowhere But Here is a stirring and satisfying romance that you won’t want to put down.
Published May 5th 2014
GoodReads Current Rating: 4.09 stars
I have read about 20 New Adult genre books this year and this was disappointing because it didn't seem to fit in the genre. I know she's on 26 but not many twenty years old are either a millionaire who owns a vineyard for the past few years or even just writing articles at a newspaper. Movies even show people struggling to get in to the magazine or newspaper industry in their thirties and forties and in a town as big as Chicago a twenty-six year old already that far ahead doesn't seem likely. There story confused me till about half way through when I understood the twist the author was trying to pull. In my opinion there was no spark of interest that started for me and I never got into the characters. It was okay. I listened to the audio book version and even the voice and way they spoke made them seem more mature than they should be at their age and just added to my opinion. This book didn't catch my attention and wasn't very relatable in any sense to me. I gave this three stars.