Waiting on Wednesday: The Love Interest

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week my pick is;


The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Release Date: 16th May 2017


There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be—whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.

Normally this would be a book I pass by, I am really not a fan of love triangles, however reading the blurb and some of the early five-star reviews The Love Interest already has I now can’t wait for it to be released. This is a book with seems to throws all the tropes on their heads and delivers a fast-paced and brilliant story.

So what does everyone think; is The Love Interest a must on anyone else’s to-read list or are there any other books that you can’t wait for to be released?

25 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Love Interest

  1. Oooh, this book sounds interesting! I’ve never heard about it before but I’m curious now – it seems to play on the typical tropes that we so love to hate, and it might just get it right. I hope it lives up to your expectations; I’ll definitely be looking out for this one! 💕

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    1. I’m not really sure how I discovered it myself but it was only recently, it sounds interesting I only hope the book lives up to my expectations. I feel like this one could go either way just because of the love triangle aspect and, like you said, the trope we love to hate.
      The pre-release reviews are promising though, guess I’ll have to wait until it’s released to find out for myself. 🙂 I hope you really enjoy this one as well Reg! ❤

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  2. I’ll keep it on my radar but if I may be honest I’ll only get if I find it at the library. I’m not a huge fan of love triangles and I feel like this has too many cliches for me to enjoy it completely. However I will give it a chance!

    x Bre

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    1. I’m not normally a fan of love triangles either but I have high hopes this is going to be a book that breaks the mould a little when it comes to the characters and their relationships with one another.
      I hope you enjoy it, either way it’s great you’re going to give this one a chance! 🙂

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  3. Like you, I’m definitely not a fan of love triangles but this one seems really interesting. And seems like it’s going to be an interesting take on an otherwise hated trope. Although there are definitely times when love triangles do work. Let’s hope this is one of them. Adding this to my TBR. Great pick, Beth!

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    1. It really does, and the fact that I added it to my to-read list despite the fact that the love triangle is the main aspect of the story seems to say a lot about how good I think this book is going to be.
      Oh I do agree, there are a few books I’ve read with amazing love triangles, I just think for every good one there are two or three bad ones.
      Thanks Melissa, I hope you enjoy this book as well. 🙂

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      1. Same! And the fact that it seems to be getting a lot of positive attention makes me hopeful that it’ll be good.
        Definitely. If only there were more books that had love triangles that were better handled I think it would bother people less. I can count on one hand the books I’ve come across that had them but handled them in such a way that I actually enjoyed the aspect rather than hating it.
        I hope we both do! 😊

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      2. All the pre-release reviews have been really positive which is getting my hopes up a little more about how much I’ll love it.
        It would certainly bother me less. A lot of the time I feel a love triangle is just thrown into a story to create tension where there is none. All is does is take away from the characters individual development and the plot and it just ruins a book for me. There are good ones but yeah not many when compared to the bad ones! 🙂

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      3. I feel the same way. It’s usually more of a drama type plot device rather than having any real point to the story and, like you said, it really does take away from the character development. I’m tempted to actually make a list of the books with love triangles that didn’t bother me and why. It would make for an interesting post if I can find the time to write it this week. 😊

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      4. I’d really be interested to read that post as well, I reckon my answers would be the same as yours in terms of love triangles that just didn’t work.
        It’s a shame because there are times when a story would just be so much better without the love triangle and it’s just disappointing isn’t it? 🙂

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      5. I’m gonna try to write it tomorrow. I built on the whole listing love triangles that have worked idea and I’m excited. It’s been forever since I’ve done a discussion type post. 😃
        I completely agree and it really is.

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    1. Thanks Marie, and that’s all right. 🙂 I really hope you enjoy this book if you do pick it up. Love triangles aren’t really my thing either but the blurb makes it sound like this is a trope that’s kind of turned on it’s head in The Love Interest, at least that’s how I hope it works! 😀

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    1. When I saw this on Goodreads and read the blurb it went straight on my to-read list as well. Ohh, I haven’t seen that film but I may have to check it out if you say it reminds you of this book a little.
      Yeah the cover is amazing, hopefully the book itself is just as good! 😀

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  4. Nice pick Beth! I’ve never heard of this one so thank you for putting it on my radar. I just went to add it to my TBR on Goodreads & noticed a reviewer who quoted the following from the book:

    “Wouldn’t it be better to send us in when we’re a bit older? No one finds the love of their life while they’re a teenager.”
    “You haven’t read any YA novels recently, have you?”

    ^^^BWAHAHAHA! I’m so reading this one 😉

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    1. Thanks so much Lilly. I only heard of this one recently but yeah I am so so excited to get around to it when it’s released as well! 🙂
      Oh that quote is hilarious, and if the rest of the book is as good as that it’s going to be a five star read for me I can tell! 😀

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    1. In that case this may actually be a love triangle we both enjoy. It’s rare but it’s been known to happen 🙂
      I’m hoping this book twists the trope on its head a little, the blurb does make it sound like that’s what will happen though.
      Yeah I hope so too! 😀


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