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Atria Books (2014-07)
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by Carlino, Renée

A jaded Chicago reporter in her twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius in this rich and deeply satisfying contemporary romance by the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing.

Kate Corbin has lost her spark. A year ago, she had a handsome boyfriend and a budding career as a reporter at a popular Chicago newspaper. But after the woman who raised her passed away, leaving her lost and alone, she fell into a rut—and never got out. Now she’s stuck writing fluff pieces about lipstick and wine, and feeling trapped in a relationship that’s going nowhere.

Trusting that the hungry, ace reporter is buried somewhere deep inside, Kate’s boss and mentor gives her the opportunity to jump-start her career. The assignment: spend a week interviewing R. J. Lawson, a famously reclusive tech genius who disappeared years ago but recently reemerged as the owner of a well-respected Napa Valley winery.

Kate jumps at the chance, but the trip begins in disaster, both personally and professionally. After alienating R.J., her only saving grace is Jamie, a charming vineyard hand who shows her the beauty of wine country—and stirs her aching heart. It doesn’t take long for Kate and Jamie to fall hard, and for Kate to rethink her life in the city. But the week ends with a heartbreaking journey back to Chicago that sends Kate reeling, wondering what went wrong in those four perfect days.

Renée Carlino lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog, June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. To learn more, visit

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I could feel Renee Carlino’s passion for her characters and their story in every word. It’s a wonderful feeling when you find an author who can translate that passion into an experience for readers.

Review: Bookish Babe

Nowhere But Here is on my All-Times Favorites list, no question about it. I’m going to have to get a graphic made for 6 stars, because this book deserves it…I want to live in this book! I don’t know how to express anymore clearly how much I love this book. Renee Carlino has gained a lifelong fan in me. You have to read Nowhere But Here. You just have to.

Review: Nestled in a Book

Nowhere But Here is the whole package! A must-read romance.

Quote: A.L. Jackson

You can still find fireworks in these new romance novels.

Review: USA Today

A breathtaking love story that will not only capture your heart with each turn of the page but make it flutter.

Quote: Kim Karr

Words cannot express how sweetly romantic this book is! I loved every single moment…I could go on and on but really you should read it for yourselves. I devoured it in less than a day and came out of it feeling happy and wanting wine.

Review: The Book Whoreders Delights

I do not know if there are enough words to truly convey how much I adore Renee’s writing style…Nowhere But Here is one of the best books I’ve read so far in 2014!

Review: Reading in Black and White

…such a beautiful love story…heart felt, emotional, funny, light hearted and even frightening at times but that’s love for you and that’s what made it such an addictive read.

Review: Hopeless Romantics Book Blog

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