WISH I MAY by Lexi Ryan
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18365945-wish-i-may
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.
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Ever since I read the debut book from Lexi Ryan I knew I had to read the second - I was desperate to get my hands on it and let me just say I am not disappointed with Wish I May in fact I think I may now be in love with Will - Even his names makes me want too swoon.
I want to take a little moment to point out how amazing the cover is - I have the first in paperback and I cannot wait to add this to my collection!
First love is something you will never forget - They are the first person you really give a piece of yourself to and it can leave you vulnerable and heartbroken but that is the risk and Cally Fisher took and she knew it the moment she set eyes on William Bailey. It all went to pot when she had to relocate with her mom and sisters to Las Vegas, she had to leave Will and that love behind.
"After seven years. After the lamest breakup in the history of breakups. After breaking his heart and dismissing my own, I'm still very much his."
Cally - My poor sweet girl, she has had a difficult life and she deserves her happy ending. She is selfless and self-sacrificing, I love her nature and wanted to wrap her up in cotton wool and make all her problems disappear. I loved her protectiveness towards Gabby and Drew, her little sisters.
‘I push myself out the door before I can change my mind and I’m greeted by a night of glittering stars. The stars in New Hope are brighter and more plentiful than anywhere else I’ve ever been. When I was a little girl, I’d would look out my bedroom window each night and pick my favorite one and only then would I make a wish. My father taught me to believe in the magic of wishes and destiny, and I was such an adoring daughter that his words were my scripture and the starry night sky became my temple.’
Cally moved back to New Hope so her sister can move in with their dad after the tragic death of her mom, it doesn't matter that with the town comes all her old memories that she has tried to forget she will literally do anything for her family.
We first met William in Unbreak Me and I knew his book was going to be good . . . I am literally still coming down from my swooning. After having his heart broken by his first love he is more than shocked to have her in his life once again, he wants his forever after but putting his heart out there yet again is more difficult then said. How can you still be in love with someone who caused you so much pain and walked away?
“I want your heart. I have no interest in buying it or controlling it. I want you to give it to me freely. Because you already own mine. You always have. You always will.”
I loved watching Cally and Will come together . . . even after all that time you can tell they are it for each other and no one will ever come close. Yes some bits where a little frustrating and I made some wierd animistic grunts but that is what a good book does - it makes you feel. I really enjoyed their journey and am convinced that Lexi Ryan has an amazing future in the literary world and I cannot wait to see what she brings to us in the future.
Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. A former college English professor, Lexi now writes full time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband and two children. Please visit www.lexiryan.com
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