I grew up wishing on stars. My father taught me to believe in destiny, in magic, in happily ever after. Dreams were my scripture and the starry night sky was my temple.
Then mom stopped believing, left him, and took us with her. At the age of sixteen, I cashed in my dreams to pay the rent, pawned my destiny to keep my sisters together.
Now, seven years later, I'm returning home, grieving the death of my mother, and settling my sisters back into the life mom threw away. I never intended to stay. I don't want to deal with my father, who is so invested in the spiritual world he forgets the physical. I don't want to face William Bailey, whose eyes remind me of the girl I was, the things I've done, and the future I lost.
This would all be easier if Will hated me. As it is, I have to hold my secrets close so they won't hurt him more than they've already hurt me. But he wants to be in my life. He wants what I can't bring myself to confess I sold. He wants me. I find myself looking to my stars again...wondering if I dare one more wish.
©2013 Lexi Ryan (P)2013 Tantor
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Wish I May is the sequel to Unbreak Me, in Lexi Ryan's new adult romance series, New Hope. This story was told in dual perspective between Will & Cally. It also went back & forth between past/present. This helped give much needed insight into just how Will became the person we saw in Unbreak Me. We begin as two high school kids are madly in love. William is the wealthy, popular boy and Cally is the girl from the poor family that no one thinks is good enough for him. But they are being ripped apart by circumstances. Cally is forced to leave New Hope, her life and her first love William behind. Making promises to return and make their long distance relationship work, but sometime promises are meant to be broken. It will break your heart at what Cally has gone through in her young life. Left with very little options after her mother abruptly uproots Cally and her sisters. Cally's life took an even darker turn after moving to Vegas with her mother. Her mother was unreliable and a poor caregiver, leaving Cally to support her two younger sisters. And in order to do that, she had to resort to things that she was ashamed of. And therefore, had to let her love for Will go. But now she is forced to return to the hometown she left 7 years ago due to a family tragedy. Cally is bringing her sisters home live with their father. Of course, the very first person Cally stumbles upon is her first love, William within minutes of returning. Their attraction was undeniable even after all the years apart. This book is about how Cally & Will overcome everything and learn to love despite the past and everything bad. To keep believing everything happens for a reason and in the end it will all be alright. The story moved at a steady pace, with fantastic characters that easily tug on your heart strings in a believable plot that anyone you know could be living. Cally's secret's also kept me intrigued throughout the story. Lexi Ryan takes you on a journey of forgiveness, mistake, pain, heartbreak and finding happiness, wishing and believing. The story kept me interested til the very end. The pacing was perfect and all the events with twists took place at the right moment. I think that I enjoyed it even more then Unbreak Me. Maggie and Logan are great and don't get me wrong their story was just as good but something about William and Cally and the heartbreak that Cally endures really got to me. Oh! Even though Wish I May is part of the New Hope series, it can be a stand-alone novel. Excellent job by the author and I would recommend this book.
The listeners are supposed to feel sorry for the h because she had a druggie/hooker mom, raised two sisters with illegal work, dumped the love of her life, and is trying to avoid her former boyfriend/pimp who is also a jewel thief. She wanders back into her childhood home town and spends so much time feeling sorry for herself that there is little room for any other plot. The metaphors for being sick to her stomach outnumber her interactions with the H. With all the lying the h does to cover her past, the H looks like a complete patsy.
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