Waiting on Wednesday: All Closed Off

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

23865291This week I am waiting on
All Closed Off (Rusk University #4) by Cora Carmack

Publication Date: November 24th 2017

Goodreads Summary
Stella Santos is fine.

Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge of breaking because of it. Maybe it feels even worse when they do what she asks and pretend that it never happened at all. And maybe she’s been getting harassing emails and messages for months from people who don’t even know her, but hate her all the same.

But none of that matters because she’s just fine.

For Ryan Blake, Stella was always that girl. Vibrant and hilarious and beautiful. He wanted her as his best friend. His more than friends. His everything and anything that she would give him. Which these days is a whole lot of nothing. She gets angry when he’s there. Angry when he’s not there. Angry when he tries to talk and when he doesn’t.

When Stella devises an unconventional art project for one of her classes all about exploring intimacy—between both friends and strangers—Ryan finds himself stepping in as guinea pig after one of her subjects bails. What was supposed to be an objective and artistic look at emotion and secrets and sex suddenly becomes much more personal. When he hits it off with another girl from the project, Stella will have to decide if she’s willing to do more than make art about intimacy. To keep him, she’ll have to open up and let herself be the one thing she swore she’d never be again.

Vulnerable.


After binge reading the Rusk University series last month I have been anxiously waiting to see if we’d be getting Stella’s story. Stella experiences a trauma towards the end of the second book in this series and it’s an underlying source of tension in the book that follows. Getting an insight into her frame of mind is something I’m keep to explore. On top of that I’ve been rooting for her and Ryan to somehow find a happy ending together from the start. I just hope that this girl he hits it off with doesn’t have us dealing with a love triangle, cause you all know I can’t stand them.

What’s your most anticipated book?

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