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Where Sea Meets Sky

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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 exhau
Paperback, 363 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Atria Books
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Emily May
May 02, 2016 Emily May marked it as dnf
First line:

I get an erection the moment I first lay eyes on her.

Which is a) kinda weird and b) way too fast. Hell, whatever happened to flirtations and sexual tension? If you want me to give a damn about the guy's penis, then you gotta work a bit harder for it instead of speeding towards the ERECTIONZ. Jeez, just tease me.

Also, please don't refer to a woman's body as her "hills and valleys". Please.
Rachel Reads Ravenously
2 stars

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This is probably the most difficult review I've ever written. I want to start off by saying that Karina Halle is one of my all time favorite authors and she will remain on my automatic purchase list because, well, I love her work. I went back and counted, and I've read a total of 17 books by Ms. Halle so far, and of those 17 books I rated eleven of them 5 stars, five of them 4 stars, and only one of them 3 stars. I'm making this known before my review so there is no doubt about the fac
Amy (Foxy)
Mar 10, 2015 Amy (Foxy) rated it really liked it
3.5 to 4.0 stars

Where Sea Meets Sky was my ticket on an adventure to New Zealand driving through the countryside in 70’s van. My knowledge about New Zealand is limited so this trip was educational. When things were mentioned like waitomo glowworm’s I googled them out of curiosity. If I ever make it to that part of the world I will use this book as a tour guide for the places I want to visit.


I’ve been pondering my rating for awhile because I’m a fan of Ms. Halle’s writing but my hang up with thi
Mar 24, 2015 Patrycja rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s, contemporary, 2015

Title: Where Sea Meets Sky
Series: can be read as a standalone
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date: 31st March, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Joshua Miles is trying to figure out his life and future, when he meets Gemma Henare, young woman on a trip across the world. They immediately click and share passionate night together that changes them. When the morning after comes and Gemma comes back to New Zealand, Josh still cannot stop thinking about her. Fe
DNF @40%

I am a huge Karina Halle fan. Her writing is always spot on for me. If I rated this book only on the writing, it would easily be a 5 star read.

I started the audio book and was really into the story. For the first 10-15%. Now I am at 40% and just not feeling the direction this story is taking. We’re almost half way through and (view spoiler)
Kim Bailey
5 Stars

Karina Halle really knows how to ruin me. Each word she writes has a way of reaching deep down into my soul and tugging on a tiny piece of me ... My hopes, dreams, desires ... My regrets, pains and fears. I know that when I pick up a KH book I'm going on a journey ... and it's usually a very personal, very private moment. I get a possessive feeling that comes over me as I read ... like these words are written just for me. Of course, this is my crazy side showing. Let's just go with the fa
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Mar 28, 2015 [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ marked it as did-not-finish
DNF at 40%

This is one of those times when I've reached almost halfway and wonder why I am still reading this again?! The plot wasn't really gripping me. The characters I haven't fallen in love with and when I don't care how they end up I know to stop.

I love KH but I may be done with her NA books. They don't seem to have the same spark as her EiT and Artists Trilogy.

ARC provided by NetGalley
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
Josh's life is basically turned upside down when he meets Gemma. They have an amazing night together and then she leaves. Leaving Josh unable to think of much else besides her and just what exactly he is doing with his life.


I was really excited to finally get to read Josh's book and my favorite thing about the book was Josh being able to see through to who Gemma really is and how they connected through their art.

Gemma's been traumatized and that's caused her to put up quite a wall. She's blocke
May 20, 2015 Lucia rated it liked it
"I’m living in a postcard. Every day I wake up and I’m part of a scene that steals my breath and brings tears to my eyes. If it’s not Gemma, it’s this god damned scenery."

Once again, Karina Halle proves that she is one of my favorite authors when it comes to writing style. Her writing flows so easily, creates its own form of literary art and completely hooks you into the story. Add wonderful and awe-inspiring setting of New Zealand. The countryside was a character on its own and I really liked
Jun 15, 2015 Glass rated it really liked it
Karina Halle, you woman, stop being so awesome! And tempt me with beautiful description s of places I want to see.

What is the best way to describe Where Sea Meets Sky? Postcard romance. I started reading this book without knowing that it's actually Love, in English spin-off story about Vera's brother Josh. But don't worry, you don't have to necessarily read Love, in English to be able to follow Where Sea Meets Sky.

I loved all New Zealand descriptions and road trip parts of the story. If you
Apr 19, 2015 Yonaily added it
Recommends it for: Mis enemigos
Shelves: new-adult, dnf

Where do I even begin? I read fifty pages of Where Sea Meets Sky, and won't even bother with more because COME ON! Everything that could go possibly wrong with this book went wrong.

I get an erection the moment I first lay eyes on her.

Her body has just enough meat for me to grab a good hold of, and I imagine running my hands over her hills and valleys.

“I just had to come over here to tell you you’re the
best-dressed guy here. I mean, that must have taken some effort.”
I grin at her.
Mar 27, 2015 Aditi rated it really liked it
“I love this place, too, it’s imprinted on me as much as you are. But in the end, it’s still for you. I love you. I’m in love with you. I’m not going home. You are my home. I’m staying with you.”

----Karina Halle

Karina Halle, a Canadian USA TODAY bestselling author, pens her new novel, Where Sea Meets Sky that revolves around a young man and his wild infatuated trip through New Zealand to win over the heart of a girl whom he met in his town.


Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties
Alex is The Romance Fox
I had absolutely no idea what to expect from Karina Halle’s latest book, Where Sea meets Sky, knowing only that it’s linked to Love In English, which I loved, and is the story Vera’s brother, who made a small appearance in her book.
What a fabulous surprise!!! I absolutely loved Josh’s book!!!

There have been a lot of mixed reviews about this book so I am not going to go into the storyline but rather write down what made me feel so delighted as I turned th
Initial reaction: I thought I would get something closer to an NA version of Kristen Hubbard's Wanderlove with this book and ended up being disappointed for more reasons than one.

Full review:

All right guys, this review is close enough to the actual release date to where I can post a comprehensive review of what I thought about this book. And to disclose, I really respect Karina Halle and her work (and I was a big fan of her Artists Trilogy), so this isn't an easy review for me to write. However,
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤


Where Sea Meets Sky



I get an erection the moment I first lay eyes on her. She looks like no one I’ve ever seen before. Tall, curvy, with thick superhero thighs and a round ass, showcased in black Lycra that hugs every slope. Her big, high breasts and small waist are accentuated by her white tank top. Her body has just enough meat for me to grab a good hold of, and I imagine running my hands over her hills and valleys. I want to imagine more than that, but I’m horny as hell
Feb 22, 2015 AJ rated it really liked it
“Take this opportunity … and find what makes you happy. You may never get that chance again. Time waits for no one.”

4 Road-Tripping stars

I’m a huge Karina Halle fan, and after falling in mad love with Love, in English, I was itching to get my hands on this book featuring Vera’s amazing brother, Josh. This book follows on really nicely from Vera and Mateo’s story, but don’t go expecting that this will be a repeat of their dramas. Where Sea Meets Sky is a completely different story, with a complet
Apr 10, 2015 MELISSA rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!
(BR with Sharon)

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Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
My first 5 star read of books being released in 2015. Get your passport and map ready.

Where Sea Meets Sky...A travel guide to new adventures with new people and finding yourself along the way.

When I immerse into a story, I know what I'm looking for. I want to connect with at least one character. I want to get the feels of what the character(s) are feeling. I want the mood set. I don't want to look for something that's not there. I want the story to be told simply without other distractions. And
Vilma's Book Blog
Apr 30, 2015 Vilma's Book Blog rated it really liked it
A spirited, sexy romantic adventure penned in Halle’s distinctive and edgy style.

Karina Halle takes us on another epic adventure… a journey of self-discovery and love, of taking chances and redefining futures. We first met Josh in Love, In English. He’s Vera’s tatted, artist brother who lives at home. Like Vera, initially, Josh is going through the motions, feeling the need for something more, without knowing what is missing. But one night, Josh meets Gemma and they just click. She’s sexy, she’s
Nov 18, 2015 Beverly rated it liked it
I listened to the audio version of this book and was distracted by it more times than not. As for the story, it wasn't my favorite. There are so many things in this story that I am just not looking for in a book. I love imperfect characters, but I need to be able to justify things and understand motives. I just wasn't able to here.

I love Karina's stories, this just isn't one of my favorites.
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Review to come closer to release date
Tough Critic Book Reviews
This book was middle.

Okay, let me explain.

There are a zillion-thousand and one books out there, and Where Sea Meets Sky falls somewhere right smack in the middle. It was well written. It wasn't bad. It was good. But that is honestly where my review could end. Nothing really stood out.

I really don't mean for that to sound as harsh as it does. It is obvious that Karina Halle has a true talent. Her prose in depicting an adventurous road trip through New Zealand gave this story a realistic, almost
Title: Where Sea Meets Sky
Author: Karina Halle
Rating: 2 *YAWN* oh..sorry. stars.
POV: Dual
HEA: (view spoiler)
Heat/Steam 2/5
Cliffhanger: . No.
Intolerable Heroine .a bit.
Über Douchebagery .No.
Taboo Subject Matter .No.
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love Triangle (view spoiler)

Bored. That's what I felt the entire time. Absolutely bored out of my mind.

I felt no connection to any of
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

3.5 “Comfortably Numb” Kisses

I have been beyond excited about Where Sea Meets Sky since the moment I knew it was going to be released. I’ve had a soft spot for Josh since meeting him in Love, In English …he doesn’t play a huge part, but his relationship with Vera and what he does for her drew me to him. Plus if he was anything like his sister, then it was going to be epic. Oh…if I only knew. Let’s see if I can get through this review without babbling my he
As much as I absolutely adore Karina Halle's writing, Where Sea Meets Sky was a little too new-adult for me. Yes, I realize that "new-adult" is pretty much the first description in the book synopsis but I rarely read synopses anymore. I like to be surprised these days, so just know my mediocre response to this novel is totally my fault.

One aspect of this book I really did like though was the courage these characters had to risk it all for a new experience. Not drugs or promiscuity, but packing
Oct 17, 2014 Beatrix marked it as to-read
OK, KHalle, I'm giving you one more chance....
4.5 Stars! This story is beautiful, wild, messy and sexy. And a love letter to New Zealand.

The author has written in incredibly vivid book about taking chances and throwing your carefully-laid plans aside to follow your true passion. I felt as though I was actually watching gorgeous pink sunsets, exploring underground rivers while floating in tubes and experiencing breathtaking mountain views. I felt transported to New Zealand while reading this story and for that experience, I thank the author.
Mar 07, 2015 Paula rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-stars-2015
I was so excited to read WSMS!!! I loved getting to know Josh Miles, Vera's younger brother from Love, In English. He is a passionate and lovable male character and once again Karina Halle writes a fantastic male POV. It was fascinating to be inside his head and get to live his journey. Although, I didn't always love Gemma throughout this book, I could understand the reason behind her actions. And New Zealand...WOW...I could say that New Zealand was the biggest and most beloved character for me ...more
T's Book ~ Tanja
Feb 02, 2015 T's Book ~ Tanja rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, excited-to-read
Karina Halle does such an incredible service for the travel industry. Honestly, every location Halle writes about I want to visit. She has an ability to make me feel as if I am there with her and her characters. I want to repel walls, feel the sand between my toes, see the starry lights of glow worms while floating through caves, feel the blustery winds whip hair across my face on picturesque beachside cliffs and ultimately, I want to feel it all while holding hand of the man I love. It is ...more
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
2.5 stars

I’m waffling between 2.5 stars and 3 stars on this one. The thing I enjoyed about the most about story: Josh. I loved Josh. His quirkiness, passion, patience, fearlessness, and honesty make him wildly appealing. I just wish he didn’t allow himself to be such a doormat.

I felt like a tourist along for the journey as Josh, Gemma, Amber, and Nick travel across New Zealand in Mr. Orange—a vintage Volkswagen van. It made me wish I was that adventurous and carefree. I got to know each characte
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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot ...more
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