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Publisher's Summary

"Elise Sax will win your heart." --Jill Shalvis  

"Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie."--Booklist  

The Five Wishes Series is five hot and hilarious novellas about wishes that go terribly wrong…fortunately. Each novella is roughly 100 pages with NO cliffhanger. Five Wishes...A happy ending is just a coin toss away.  

Book 1: Going Down:
Marion MacAlister wants to nail her audition, not get nailed. Truly. Honestly. All right...maybe she does want to get nailed, but that's just because her hottie landlord and local diner owner Mack Ryan is confusing her. Can friends become lovers? Especially friends who might not even be friends in the first place?  

Book 2: Man Candy:
Raine Harper is in love with Wade Gates. But Wade likes women who are model thin, and Raine is model thin plus a whole lot of pounds. Desperate to make him love her, she trains just a little too hard and passes out in the arms of superstar movie star Dirk Adams. Dirk thinks Raine’s junk in the trunk is perfect and proposes to make Wade jealous by becoming her pretend boyfriend. Pretend soon seems very real. Is Dirk a great actor, or is something really developing between Raine and the movie star?  

Book 3: Hot Wired:
Marie Foster is not a cheater. Nevertheless, she gets thrown out of college for doing just that. With her life turned upside down, she decides to try new things. You know…Get drunk in a bar. Pick up a guy. Marry a stranger, who just happens to be a hot billionaire.  

Book 4: Just Sacked:
Layla has been working at her family’s bar since she was five years old. But it’s more than a bar. It’s home. Now with her family gone and debts piling up, her bar is repossessed and taken over by local businessman Hank Taylor. 

©2015 Elise Sax (P)2018 Elise Sax

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Too Funny!

I loved it. This story is hilarious. Five women make a wish at this dilapidated fountain in town, only the well is dried out and all cracked therefore screwing up all their wishes entirely! The narration is really good and keeps you entertained. This author did a great job with her characters and plot. A job well done! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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enjoyable

The five stories are enjoyable and have funny parts that you don't always foresee. I also like it that all five stories are a bit linked with characterwise.

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Laugh out loud

Loved this series!! Angie Hickman does a great job with the narration. A definite must read/listen!! I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good Story

I enjoyed this simple little story. I think if you are looking for a light hearted listen, it'll be right up your alley.

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Perfect Anthology for Summer & Holiday Listening!

The Five Wishes Series by Elise Sax are 5 extremely fun short stories that are perfect for summer vacation or a holiday week-end. Each story involves the heroine making a wish by throwing a coin into a dry fountain in the middle of a small-town square. Not one of the wishes comes true in the literal sense, but each story ends happily, with many chuckles and laugh out loud moments throughout.

The stories vary from basically a classic "opposites attract" story, a marriage of convenience story, a long-time friend turns lover story, and a famous actor falls for local girl story. While all the stories have sexual tension, they vary on how much sex is in them. Thankfully there is not too much graphic details in any of them that is drawn out for pages and pages. Despite the stories being relatively short and running about 2 hours each, they are well written for the genre and immensely entertaining.

I listened to the Audible version of this series narrated by Angie Hickman who did an excellent job giving each character their own voice. She had great intonation and pace and delivered the quick snarky comments with aplomb. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. I can’t wait to listen to the next audiobook by Elise Sax and narrated by Angie Hickman!

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Romantic, Sexy, Funny!

I love this series of funny stories full of hi-jinx and improbable situations. It seems like anything that can go wrong will for these five love-lorn ladies, and they often unintentionally make the situation worse for themselves and the guys trying to help them out. The heroines are funny, sometimes completely ditzy, but always well-intentioned. I highly recommend you get this audiobook and listen to these stories if you want some truly laugh-out-loud funny. I really enjoyed the way the stories were interconnected with side characters from prior books taking center stage in subsequent stories. There are some sweet romantic scenes and hot sex, too! I hope Ms. Sax has more for us in the future.

I love Angie Hickman's narration. She does a fantastic job voicing both the frequently clueless heroines and their put-upon men.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Absolutely Hilarious!!

I absolutely loved this series!! The stories are quick listens that will have you chuckling and laughing out loud! If you're looking for stories with great depth and serious encounters then turn away now. However if you are looking for a few fun, funny and absolutely lovely romance stories then you should pick this up! I, unfortunately, could relate to the female leads on many of the screw ups they encounter!! I will certainly be recommending this audio set to all my friends!! Oh, and the narrator does a superb job with each story! Loved It!! All of it!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Hilarious!

Hilarious! I love Elise Sax's writing, and I love Rom-Com. This Series includes five short stories, fast-paced, hilarious and sexy. I really enjoyed this light and funny listen. The narration is well done and easy to listen. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Five Wishes brings the funny.

Elise Sax makes love a fantastic adventure. Five Wishes brings the funny. Time flies when your having fun and this collection is a laugh out loud, smartly tempting, irresistible find.

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Quite romantic, quite funny...:)

The box consists of five rather short romantic comedies which will give you quite a laugh:)

I liked all five stories in general, though of course some more than others. I think my favourite is the second one, "Man Candy", with Raine and Dirk as protagonists - who wouldn't like to have a god-like movie star fall in love with her and fight a real bear in her defence? :) But all the stories have their charm, all will bring a smile to your lips and you will definitely want to listen on to find out what happens to the girls and their unexpected boyfriends. And I don't even care too much that the stories seem rather unrealistic, with more than one unbelievable situation in stock - romantic comedies are not supposed to be real, right?

What did I especially like about the books? The fact that the stories kind of emerge one from the other - we meet the main female character of the next book as one of the minor characters of the previous one. It's a nice trick on the part of Ms Sax as we want to know what she has in store for those crazy females... So what is it that I didn't like so much? Well, I think sex scenes are a bit too strong for romantic comedies... But maybe it's just because I listened to the books, not read them. It happens quite often that what doesn't bother me on paper irritates and bothers me a lot when spoken out loud... Other than that, the books are a relaxing, fun listen.

The interpretation of the box set by Ms Hickman is great. She has a nice voice and does equally well both female and male parts. She's also very good at conveying emotions, which is quite important when narrating a romance:) Generally, her narration adds a nice touch of warmth to the already likeable, entertaining stories.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 05-28-18

A Great Feel Good Listen

This is just what I needed to listen to right now, this was a great feel good listen that had me laughing and wanting to listen to more once I started.

Angie Hickman did a great job narrating this series, it's my first time listening to a book she has narrated, but it certainly won't be my last.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Cute

Thank you to Angie Hickman for giving me this audiobook free of charge in return for an honest review.

The Five Wishes series is a few different stories that follows different characters as their wishes come true after wishing in a local well.

The Good Stuff
This was a really enjoyable audiobook with different short stories, all very entertaining and easy listens. The characters were all really likable and in my opinion, there wasn't one dud story.

I got about an hour into the story before I realised that I'd listened to narrator Angie Hickman before when I listened to 'Tinsel in a Tangle'. She really is a great narrator who really gets you stuck in the story. She really commits to what's going on with different voices and accents. Probably one of the best authors I've listened to.

I think that my favorite story of them all was 'Just Sacked'. It was quite funny to listen to and at times I did find myself chuckling.

When the story began I thought that maybe there would be far too many characters for me to keep track of, but it wasn't at all. The stories were so easy to follow and simple enough to not have to completely pay attention. It is really clever how each character of a story is introduced in the one before. I really enjoyed guessing what their story would be when they came into the picture.

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  • 05-18-18

Feel-good, laugh-out-loud contemporary romances!

This series is delightful. The stories are short, quirky, quick-paced and heavy on the feel-good factor. I particularly like how many of the characters have back stories and each book is almost like a snapshot of the poignant moments when their relationship took on a romantic flavour.

Elise Sax and Angie Hickman make a good pair. Elise creates funny characters and puts them in funny, and sometimes awkward, situations. Angie breathes life into the characters, giving their thoughts and words voice.

I have really enjoyed all five of the books. My only complaint is that I wish they were longer. Each story is so funny and I could happily enjoy more humourous moments!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.