Book I Covet: Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

Lauren Barnholt. 'Nuff said.

Opposites attract—and then complicate—in this romantic, relatable novel from the author of Two-way Street and Sometimes It Happens.

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…

Through to You will be released on July 8, 2014. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series we do here on Wednesdays. It will feature books we are very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is basically the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, but we just like the title "books we covet" better. We will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. 


  1. Kimberly @ Turning The PagesMarch 12, 2014 at 1:16:00 AM PDT

    Gosh this one looks soooo good! I'm definitely going to have to get this one when it comes out :)

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  2. So, this sounds super adorable (and also maybe a little pulling of heartstrings haha). I'm always up for smolderingly sexy ;) Great pick, thanks for highlighting this!

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  3. This sounds like it will be a cute read :) I hope you get your hands on it! Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

  4. Sounds like a good read. Great pick, Michelle and thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I'm excited to read this one. I just got approved on EW for this. And that cover is too adorable!
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  6. Sounds like a cute story! Hope you will enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Oooh... love the cover, and yep, something I'd enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  8. Jenn @ Tale of Two DoxiesMarch 12, 2014 at 4:58:00 PM PDT

    Hmmm new to me (author and book) but sounds good, might have to check it out. Thanks for sharing and stopping by mine :)

  9. This sounds crazy romantic! And I love that it addresses how a family background can affect they way you see love. Great pick!

  10. Great pick! It sounds really sweet and I love that cover!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  11. I can't wait to read this too! I just got approved for an arc on EW. So excited about that. I hope we both enjoy reading it!My WoW


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