BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW – Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle

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by Karina Halle

Atria Books

Paperback ISBN: 9781476796406, $15.00, 384 pages

eBook ISBN:  9781476796437, $7.99

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A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

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A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life. It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.

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Whitney’s Five Star Review

Didn’t think anyone could top Mateo? Well, Joshua is going to give him a run for his money!

I fell for the brief glimpses of the misguided and seemingly unfocused Joshua in Love, In English/Spanish. Now he has his turn at a HEA but like Karina always does, your heart will be put through the wringer to get there.

Joshua meets Gemma right before she is due to go home to New Zealand. They share one incredible night together that leaves Joshua questioning everything. He realizes he needs more focus, more direction but what better way to start off than by taking a little trip to ‘discover himself’? He sets off to New Zealand, hoping but not convinced he will ever see Gemma again.

It doesn’t take long for them to find each other and the sparks fly even as Gemma is now dating someone else. *queue my first desire to throw my kindle*

We get an alternating POV story with two characters who are so clearly perfect for each other but at the same time really need to discover who they are on their own before they can handle a relationship. There are bumps along the way, of course. Gemma is actually more directionless with her life than Josh and sometimes I just wanted to kind of smack the girl. I loved her, don’t get me wrong but I am very glad we got her POV so we could understand why she does some of the things she does.

Beautifully written, this book will want to make you pack up and go to New Zealand from all of the amazingly descriptive locations. Karina’s attention to detail will make you feel like you are on vacation! Albeit one that’s a bit frustrating while Josh and Gemma get their lives together. So yes, there is a decent amount of angst in this book. But it’s well balanced with lighter moments and a few very hot sexy moments.

I highly recommend this book and although it would be nice if you’ve read Love, In English first you really don’t have to. This can stand alone. Five amazing stars!


Don’t miss Karina’s next book!

Racing the Sun releases this summer and features a character you will meet in Where Sea Meets Sky.

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About the Author

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Karina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets SkyThe Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

Find Karina Online



Twitter: @metalblonde

Instagram: @authorhalle


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