Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino
Clues to describe this book: Craigslist, Second chance at love, College sweethearts, New York
Review: Before We Were Strangers is a love story about a “missed connection” Craigslist post that gives two people a second chance at love after being separated for over a decade. The premise of the story sounds hopeful and charming to read, but boy was I wrong. This is one of the worst romance books I’ve ever read. The guy in this novel is a Class-A jerk. At first I liked him, but then when you find out all the dumb stuff he does (I won’t spoil it for you in case you do want to read it), you wonder why he would ever think that that girl would ever give him a second chance. He’s immature, doesn’t own up to his actions, and is way too self-centered to notice the world around him. As for the girl, I don’t understand why she would ever put up such a selfish bastard like that. Their relationship is just so pathetic and by the end, I was seething with rage at both of them. Both characters are as dense as a block of wood and completely repulsive. Save your time and don’t read this novel.