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Renee Carlino

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Renée Carlino is a bestselling author of contemporary women's novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including Cosmopolitan Magazine, InStyle Magazine, USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Redbook, Sunset Magazine, Coastal Living and the Union Tribune. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. Learn more at www.reneecarlino.com

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Renee Carlino Martha wrote: "Happy to be connecting with you Renee:)"

same to you. :)


message 43: by Martha

Martha Perez Happy to be connecting with you Renee:)


Fleurs et Reves Hope you have a great new year 2015. Let the celebration begin. Cheers to 2015. May all your dreams come true!

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Renee Carlino I love it!!

Peach wrote: "Ohmygosh!!



I was literally hyperventilating when I saw the friend request! Thank you so much! You. Just. Made. My. Day.

Looking forward to reading more of your works! ;)"



message 40: by Peach

Peach Ohmygosh!!



I was literally hyperventilating when I saw the friend request! Thank you so much! You. Just. Made. My. Day.

Looking forward to reading more of your works! ;)


message 39: by Renee

Renee Carlino Bonnie wrote: "My new copy of Sweet Thing finally came in the post & it's so pretty!!!!

Xx"


So glad to hear it. Enjoy! xoxo


Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.) My new copy of Sweet Thing finally came in the post & it's so pretty!!!!

Xx


message 37: by Renee

Renee Carlino Blair wrote: "I completely fangirled when I saw the friend request, thank you so much! I love and respect your work so much and you're truly an inspiration. Thank you for being such an incredible author <3 I hop..."

Awe, you are so sweet! Thank you ❤❤


message 36: by Blair

Blair I completely fangirled when I saw the friend request, thank you so much! I love and respect your work so much and you're truly an inspiration. Thank you for being such an incredible author <3 I hope to be a loyal reader and read everything you write in the future. Congratulations for your success and best of luck for the future! :')


message 35: by Renee

Renee Carlino Sarah wrote: "Thank you for the friend request! Your book was a pleasure to read, and a nice change of pace from most of the NA books I've been reading as of late. It was heartbreaking but oh so beautiful to rea..."

Awe, thank you, Sarah, I am truly touched. <3


Sarah Thank you for the friend request! Your book was a pleasure to read, and a nice change of pace from most of the NA books I've been reading as of late. It was heartbreaking but oh so beautiful to read. xx


message 33: by Renee

Renee Carlino Patty wrote: "Hi Renee,

I agree with everyone here.
CONGRATS!!
You deserve it!!!
Sweet Thing was such a great book and I wish you TONS of success :)
xoxo"



Patty, thank you so much. I'm so honored to hear this from the readers, it gives me the push to keep writing away. Renee xo


Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer Hi Renee,

I agree with everyone here.
CONGRATS!!
You deserve it!!!
Sweet Thing was such a great book and I wish you TONS of success :)
xoxo


message 31: by Renee

Renee Carlino Krista wrote: "Hey Renee! Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! - on signing with Atria Books. You deserve it. "Sweet Thing" is one of my favorite reads for 2013. And I can not wait for more great books to come."

Thank you so much, Krista, I'm very excited and I love getting messages like this from readers. thank you Renee xo


message 30: by Krista

Krista Hey Renee! Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! - on signing with Atria Books. You deserve it. "Sweet Thing" is one of my favorite reads for 2013. And I can not wait for more great books to come.


message 29: by Renee

Renee Carlino Jen wrote: "hello, renee! thank you so much for the friend request. imagine my surprise when i saw it a minute ago and, lo and behold, it was from you! ^.^ of course, i was more than happy to accept! hehe..."

Yes, there is more in the works for me. I appreciate your support so much, thank you, Jen ❤❤ R


message 28: by Jen

Jen hello, renee! thank you so much for the friend request. imagine my surprise when i saw it a minute ago and, lo and behold, it was from you! ^.^ of course, i was more than happy to accept! hehe.

wishing you all the best in your future writing endeavors! i shall definitely keep my eye on anything and everything else you have up your sleeve. ^.^ God bless you!


message 27: by Renee

Renee Carlino Bonnie wrote: "You are such a lovely, talented author. "Sweet Thing" is my new absolute favourite book! It is without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. I can't describe how much I love it, or you!

xxx"


Wow, Bonnie, thank you so much. I can't tell you how much it means to me to see messages like this. It motivates to keep writing. Thank you ❤❤ Renee xo


Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.) You are such a lovely, talented author. "Sweet Thing" is my new absolute favourite book! It is without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. I can't describe how much I love it, or you!

xxx


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Renee Carlino Lisa Jayne wrote: "Thanks for the add!!! Gorgeous book ... Personable author = WINNER!! ❤❤ you have my book heart ❤❤"

Aw, thank you, I loved your review!
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• Lisa • Thanks for the add!!! Gorgeous book ... Personable author = WINNER!! ❤❤ you have my book heart ❤❤


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Renee Carlino Jxxx wrote: "Thanks so much for the friendvite, Renee. I absolutely loved your book, could you tell? lol x"

Yes, that was an AWWWESOME review. I loved it! :)


♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ Thanks so much for the friendvite, Renee. I absolutely loved your book, could you tell? lol x


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Renee Carlino Susie wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. Sweet Thing is a real gem, I loved it and I look forward to reading more of your beautiful work."

Thank you Susie, that is wonderful to hear. :)


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Renee Carlino LaLa wrote: "Thank you for your friend request!. i love The Sweet Thing. Looking forward for more of your works!:))"

Thank you so much for you support, I'm so glad you liked it. :)


message 19: by Susie

Susie Thanks for the friend request. Sweet Thing is a real gem, I loved it and I look forward to reading more of your beautiful work.


LaLae.reads Thank you for your friend request!. i love The Sweet Thing. Looking forward for more of your works!:))


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Renee Carlino Jenn wrote: "Hi Renee-I am only 55% in to Sweet Thing but I had to take a moment to let you know I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Brilliant-Perfect-and just what I needed."

Wow, thank you Jenn. I am so glad to hear that. I love those kids (Mia and Will) and I'm so thrilled when people love their story.

Renee xo


message 16: by Jenn

Jenn Keller Hi Renee-I am only 55% in to Sweet Thing but I had to take a moment to let you know I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Brilliant-Perfect-and just what I needed.


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Renee Carlino Renee wrote: "Hi Renee! Nice Name ;) Just wanted to say I am absolutely loving your book. I read a lot, but I haven't felt this way about a story in a long time. My husband had to literally pry the book from my ..."

Thanks so much for the kind words. Sorry about the sleep deprivation. Glad you're enjoying it, though. Renee xo


message 14: by Renee

Renee Hi Renee! Nice Name ;) Just wanted to say I am absolutely loving your book. I read a lot, but I haven't felt this way about a story in a long time. My husband had to literally pry the book from my hands at 2am this morning and then I had to get up for my daughter at 7am. I feel like a train wreck - totally worth every second! Well done Renee .. You're a gifted writer and I can't wait to read more of your work in the near future. xR


message 13: by Kelly

Kelly Renee wrote: "Renee wrote: "Kelly wrote: "Hi Renee! Thank you for the friend invite and for writing Sweet Thing. I love Will and Mia. It's such a beautiful story and I don't want it to end. It's really touched m..."

Lol! That's alright, Renee. I've been on GR for over a year and I'm still learning.

Happy (Belated) Birthday! Hope you had a great day! :)


message 12: by Leouella (last edited May 14, 2013 07:16PM)

Leouella Hi Renee! Thanks for the invite. I really love your book. Looking forward to reading more beautiful stories from you. :)


message 11: by Aneta

Aneta Krpekyan Thanks for the add Renne :)


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Renee Carlino Allison (will never conquer her tbr list)) wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite. Freaking LOVE your book. You were killing me until just a few pages ago (77%). Nicely done. Happy Birthday by the way! Another reason I love the book is Im just outsi..."

Thank you so much. I'm going to message you tomorrow. I just got home from out of town, but I read your your review on my phone and loved it! :)))


message 9: by Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ (last edited May 11, 2013 11:56AM)

Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ Thanks for the friend invite. Freaking LOVE your book. You were killing me until just a few pages ago (77%). Nicely done. Happy Birthday by the way! Another reason I love the book is Im just outside Ann Arbor. Good use of Adrian College too!


message 8: by Renee

Renee Carlino Renee wrote: "Lady Heather wrote: "Hi Renee, thanks for the invite! I just finished your book, and am now in the process of getting my thoughts together to write a review that will do your book justice. I gotta..."

I just realized I responded to you twice, I am such a ditz, forgive me. :)


message 7: by Renee

Renee Carlino Renee wrote: "Kelly wrote: "Hi Renee! Thank you for the friend invite and for writing Sweet Thing. I love Will and Mia. It's such a beautiful story and I don't want it to end. It's really touched my heart. Thank..."

clearly I still don't know how to use Goodreads. Sorry for all the double posting.


message 6: by Renee

Renee Carlino Kelly wrote: "Hi Renee! Thank you for the friend invite and for writing Sweet Thing. I love Will and Mia. It's such a beautiful story and I don't want it to end. It's really touched my heart. Thanks again! :)"

Thank you so much for the beautiful words. I'm thrilled that you're enjoying it and look forward to hearing your thoughts. :)


message 5: by Renee

Renee Carlino Lady Heather wrote: "Hi Renee, thanks for the invite! I just finished your book, and am now in the process of getting my thoughts together to write a review that will do your book justice. I gotta say Renee, that I ab..."

Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it. Can't wait to read your review!


message 4: by Renee

Renee Carlino Kelly wrote: "Hi Renee! Thank you for the friend invite and for writing Sweet Thing. I love Will and Mia. It's such a beautiful story and I don't want it to end. It's really touched my heart. Thanks again! :)"

Thank you, Kelly. I am thrilled that you're enjoying it and look forward to hearing your thoughts. :)


message 3: by Renee

Renee Carlino Lady Heather wrote: "Hi Renee, thanks for the invite! I just finished your book, and am now in the process of getting my thoughts together to write a review that will do your book justice. I gotta say Renee, that I ab..."

That is music to my ears! Thank you so much! I can't wait to read your review.


Lady Heather Hi Renee, thanks for the invite! I just finished your book, and am now in the process of getting my thoughts together to write a review that will do your book justice. I gotta say Renee, that I absolutely LOVED this story!
Kudos my friend, CONGRATULATIONS!

Look forward to chatting with you on GR :)


message 1: by Kelly

Kelly Hi Renee! Thank you for the friend invite and for writing Sweet Thing. I love Will and Mia. It's such a beautiful story and I don't want it to end. It's really touched my heart. Thanks again! :)


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