In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told, Romeos original intendedJuliets cousin Rosalinetells her side of the tale.
Whats in a name, Shakespeare? Ill tell you: Everything.
Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss herand when he finally does, its perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Roses best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy...and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesnt even stand a chance.
Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliets instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Robs heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends.
About the Author
Rebecca Serle is a full-time writer, which means she gets to wear pajamas to work. She went to the University of Southern California, then got her MFA from the New School in NYC. (She likes New York much more than LA, but don't tell anyone that.) Rebecca loves shiny hair, coffee, yoga, and pretending to be British. She, too, experienced heartbreak once. It worked out okay, though, because she turned the experience intoher first novel,When You Were Mine. Find out more at RebeccaSerle.com.
Praise for When You Were Mine…
"By turns heart-stoppingly romantic and heart-poundingly exciting, When You Were Mine is a book you'll want to make yours." --Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus, bestselling authors ofThe Nanny Diaries
I swooned. I cried. I loved, loved, loved this delicious novel. Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldnt Have) and Gimme a Call
A powerful story about the thrill of first love and the devastation of first heartbreak. Leila Sales, author of Mostly Good Girls and Past Perfect
I cried, I swooned, I pumped my fist in triumph! When You Were Mine is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, with enough sizzling romance and compelling drama to make Shakespeare jealous. Sarah (aka Poshdeluxe), founder of Forever Young Adult
A sweet, fun, and utterly irresistible read." Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist
A whirlwind of drama, intrigue, political scandal, and romance worthy of the Bard himself. Serle infuses plenty of realism and heart into her tale.She has made such an appealing character that the story goes from being another retelling of R&J to Rosalines story, told at long last. --VOYA
This emotionally authentic debut novel about a fragile first love keeps the pages turning.Serle gets the nuances just right. The optimism of new love, the concerned friends after Roses heartbreak and the dynamics of a trianglenot just the love triangle between Rose, Rob and Juliet, but also the triangle of female best friends. --Shelf Awareness