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Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Createspace (first published June 27th 2014)
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This book was really intriguing and interesting, I don’t know what I was expecing from
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Chris
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Let's not pretend you're getting anything like an unbiased review from me here. Alysha is a former student, and--in the most flattering moment of my life--the freaking book is dedicated to me.

Yeah.

I know.

A quick perusal of the book's summary will show you that this is not a book I would usually pick up. Jude and Nina are happily married when Jude dies and slides into the titular Waiting Room. Here, "souls" wait (usually briefly) until they are "placed" into a next life. Jude breaks the mold by
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Alysha Kaye
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Yes, it's my own novel:) But hey, my reader-self is allowed to give my writer-self 5 stars, right?!

Hope you check out more here:
www.alyshakaye.com
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlysha...
@alyshakaye7
http://alyshakaye.wordpress.com/
Liz
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wordpress-finds
"We'd always promised that when our wrinkles sagged across the surface of every one of our limbs, we'd find a way to say sayonara to the world together. (But) I was too early. I left her—her worst fear."



How far will you go for love? For Jude Flynn, he'll wait forever for the love of his life Nina to join him... even if it means the waiting he'll be doing is on the other side.

This was an interesting love story, one that grabbed me from the moment I read the description. It's about fate, love,
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Renee
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great debut I really enjoyed it. The past/present chapters got me a tad off my tearing through it read that I usually do. When the book opens it is so emotionally gripping. Nina is being watched by Jude. He is deceased and in the "waiting room". It breaks my heart how someone asks him what he is going to do because he has been watching her for five hours. I felt the sorrow! They were married a while did their thing, traveled and now were thinking about children, the dream has been crushed. I ...more
Margarida
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
What happens when we die? Alysha Kaye gives a nice perspective of what may happen. When two people love each other so much, they really have to wait one for the other. I enjoyed the story, it was nice, living various lives, and seeing the Waiting Room change throughout the story.
I recommend it ****
Lindsay Boitnott
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
I tend to approach romance books like a 10 year old boy: Love!? YUCK! It's stupid really because I need love stories as a sub-plot to my murder mysteries, survival thrillers, and superhero stories. My husband pointed out that I really do not have any so called 'girlie' tastes when it comes to books, TV shows, and movies. Whatever, superheroes are awesome! But I deviate... I rarely read romance books, but reading new stuff is part of why I started Sand Between the Pages. February is the month of ...more
Gary Jones
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Alysha Kaye has written one of the best story's that I have come across. It is about love, relationships and the afterlife. The two main characters are well written you can not help but fall in love with them and the same can be said for the supporting cast, even Ruth the sour mysterious receptionist becomes a person you want to know more about, her character is extremely well written and by the end of the story you will miss her as much as you will miss Jude and Nina. The main setting for The ...more
Seikaiha
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this book as an advanced readers copy from the author in return for an honest review.

It's my second time to review a soon-to-be-published book through reading it as an Advanced Reader Copy. I came across the author, Alysha Kaye's blog and found she was offering a copy of her debut novel "The Waiting Room" for a review. Yeah, I was kind of greedy for a free book, I admit. But, I can honestly say I got so interested in her "Waiting Room" concept.

As a lifelong day-dreamer and a night-dreamer
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Sissy Johnson
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
"The Waiting Room" by Alyssa Kaye

I first found out about this book by following the author on Twitter. Since I am always looking for new authors, I was excited to read Ms. Kaye's book.

This book introduces us to Jude and Nina. After Jude dies, he enters "The Waiting Room." This room is suppose to be a temporary place until you "placed" into your next life. However, almost immediately, Jude realizes his stay is different. Instead of being called shortly after arriving, Jude spends day after day
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Samantha
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many thanks to the author Alysha Kaye for providing a copy for an honest review.

This book…I don’t know what I expected but, this wasn’t it. I did not want to put it down and if I didn’t have to work, I might not have, although I still finished it in one day.

Right off the bat, I’m pulled in, the emotions are running high and I’m curious to see what happened.

So different from any book I’ve ever read, applaud the author for keeping the reader so engrossed in the book and keeping them anxious to
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Reading Bifrost
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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“I watched Nina slowly begin to smile again. I’ve never wanted something so much and hated myself for wanting it even more. But I wanted her to join me. I was lonely and trapped.”


Jude and Nina aren’t the perfect couple, but when they fell they fell fast and hard; until an accident cut their time together short. Now Jude can only watch Nina from a window in The Waiting Room as she lives out the rest of her life without him, and he waits for his name to be called for his
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Claire
SummaryofThe Waiting Room:
Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What is this place? How long will he wait? And what will happen when and if
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Noriko
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As one of my friends got an advanced copy of this book and mentioned she enjoyed reading, I had been really itching to read it.

Despite the fact I rated this book as 'Three stars' not 'four or Five stars,' Please don't be misled - I really enjoyed reading the story! It was just I had a bit of hard time getting used to the changes of perspectives, particularly the first time they reincarnated.
Other than that, I found the story thought-provoking and fascinating; I have never read such a book like
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J.D. Brewer
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, this type of novel is not normally my thing, but I'm glad I gave it a chance. I really enjoy how Alysha Kaye writes because she has a mighty talent for description. She's has the gift of writing the extraordinary ordinary. I did find myself wishing she could draw out the stories a bit farther. There were many characters whose lives flashed before our eyes, but on the flip side, that could be the whole point of the novel. We want more time with characters just like we want more ...more
Kelsey
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome and interesting book that kept my interest till the very end. Everything ties so well together.
Sarena Nanua
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5* full review to come!
Peyton Hammond
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not usually a fan of romance but this is definitely the exception. I am absolutely in love with this book. I have already read it 3 times. There was so many parts where I cried and I'm not ashamed to admit that.

There are so many things to love with this book.

One is the love between Jude and Nina. I love them because as they point out many times, they didn't have a perfect relationship but somehow they were allowed to go into each life with each other. Their love always seemed to be cut
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Renee Bell
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes romance and the thought of what happens after death.
Recommended to Renee by: Alysha Kaye
How I had discovered this story is very direct. The author, Alysha Kaye had found my blog and suggested it to me. I was very thrilled by this, as this was my first contact with any kind of published author ever. So, I checked it out like any reader would and I am very happy to say that I really enjoyed it. After reading it, Alysha Kaye was also nice enough to allow me to interview her!

Now for the actual review and why I think this story should be put on your "to read" list!

I'm not a romantic
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Rhea Dsouza
I dove head-first into The Waiting Room knowing nothing about the concept that it’d been written into. Of course, I’d read the blurb and seen the cover BUT the concept itself is so fresh, that I’ve never read it before.

And now after finishing it, I can honestly say that Alysha Kaye’s debut is a pleasant surprise.

The entire point of humans believing in the after-life is to give them hope that this is not the end. That there is something beyond the lives we live on the earth. And Miss Kaye
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Miriam
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
.。.:*・.。.:*・.。.:*・.。.:*・ Crosspost: mytokyoblues.wordpress.com

The author of The Waiting Room, Alysha Kaye, reached out to me on twitter and asked me to check out her book. It’s the first time an author has reached out to me and I was beyond excited to read her book! ʕ•ω•ʔ

Now this book has different points of view, it could get confusing at times. The main characters are Jude and Nina, a couple who are very much in love until Jude dies from a car accident. I really like the premise of the book. I
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Beverley Smith
Jul 04, 2014 rated it liked it
The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye.

The Waiting Room is the place we go to between lives and before we are reincarnated in quick succession. However when Jude dies in an accident when he is only 30 it is as if he has arrived in the waiting room to soon. No one, not even the people in charge understand why he is still there and does not move on, but for him he is waiting for his forever love Nina. Although it is a little confusing as the time frame swaps about from 3 years to 10 years to 52 years,
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Sydney Bollinger
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2014
I received an advanced copy of The Waiting Room from the author in return for an honest review.

Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What
...more
Tara
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review! See the full review here: http://taraolivero.wordpress.com/2014...

The tone is comedic and entertaining, although the novel has some serious issues at its heart. Throughout the book, Jude and Nina struggle with how to maintain their relationship and have faith that they’ll always be able to find each other again, even though they have no idea what makes them so special that they are allowed to wait for each other in the Waiting
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E. Hart
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. You can read the full review here: Full review of The Waiting Room at EmptySinkPublishing.com.

I’m not a fan of anything that idealizes love or romance. Stories about people who “just can’t live without each other” and “get lost in each other’s eyes” are all bullshit to me—there’s nothing real about them. For me to enjoy a romance novel, it has to be unique and it has to be real. I have to feel like the characters could actually
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Vanessa
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Sarah1983
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Waiting Room isn’t the sort of thing I’d normally read. In fact I’d probably have just skimmed by on Amazon without even stopping to see what it was about if it hadn’t been for a comment on my blog from the author. It’s a bit of an odd one really, definitely not your normal romance type book. And definitely not cheesy like I was thinking early on. It starts off with Jude in a waiting room, dead, watching Nina, who isn’t dead, through a window. Nobody knows why he doesn’t move on like ...more
Creatyvebooks
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Original posted on Creatyvebooks at http://creatyvebooks.com/

What would you do for love? How far are you willing to go—to be with your one true love?
Are you willing to…..wait?

That’s the whole premise of The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye. A thought provoking and poignant novel about love, lost and longing. Meet Jude and Nina—the personification of what love is and should be. Strong. Unbreakable. Standing the test of time. Even through death.

Jude is quite suddenly taken away from his beloved wife
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Lucy
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Malorey
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Waiting Room was my first request from an author to read and review, so naturally it’s going to hold a special place in my heart forever (this would have been whether I loved it or hated it). When I read the summary on Amazon for this book, I honestly didn’t think I was going to like it. It just didn’t give you enough. …Then I read the story. The summary is pretty accurate, and I think, that after reading this book, I understand why it couldn’t give more away; it would be giving the whole ...more
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Alysha Kaye was born in San Marcos, TX, where she also received her BA in Creative Writing from Texas State University. She worked in marketing for a brief and terrible cubicle-soul-sucking time until she was accepted into Teach for America and promptly moved to Oahu. She taught 7th grade English in Aiea for two years and also received her Masters in Education from University of Hawaii. She now ...more