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Waiting On Wednesday {3}: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating.

Here’s my pick for this week …

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WITHOUT MERIT
Author: Colleen Hoover (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

SYNOPSIS

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.”

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth.

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice—for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit ColleenHoover.com.

GOODREADS
Pre-order links: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

It has been what – almost a year now since Colleen Hoover released a novel, right? So my anticipation for Without Merit is really high. Without Merit has a very interesting plot that I can’t wait to unravel. I’ve detected that a forbidden element is surrounding Merit and the male character. “Until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable”. Why is he unavailable? But what I’m curious the most is about her family and their issues. How would Merit “shatter the happy family illusion”? How is her family’s issues tied to the boy that she loves? I can feel that this book will have complex characters and plot. I’m excited!

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