Can’t Wait Wednesday – MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  Taylor Jenkins Reid became an auto-buy author for me after I fell in love with Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.  I added this new book to my TBR without even reading the synopsis, but I’m even more excited about it now that I have.  It sounds like the perfect read for the summer of 2021.


MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Publication Date:  May 25, 2021 by Ballantine Books

From Goodreads:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.

Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over–especially as the offspring of the legendary singer Mick Riva.

The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud–because it is long past time for him to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.

Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.

And Kit has a couple secrets of her own–including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.

By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come bubbling to the surface.

Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

27 replies
  1. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I haven’t yet read anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid, but I can see one day I will need to. All of her books sound good! I hope you enjoy this one when you read it, Suzanne!

  2. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Despite owning quite a few of her books on my shelves, I still haven’t read anything of hers! Shameful I know. I’m planning on picking up Daisy Jones next month, perfect preparation for this release.

  3. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    So this family has issues! But they make for a promising read. Really looking forward to this one!.

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