Book Review ‘Wishful Thinking’ by S.P. Wilcox

Wishful ThinkingTitle: Wishful Thinking

Author: S.P. Wilcox

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Left heart broken by her high school sweetheart Sydney is in no means interested in having a serious relationship. She has just finished her freshman year of college and is headed home, leaving her best friend at school and no hopes for an exciting summer.

Sydney is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime by her longtime friend Heather. Accepting this opportunity could make or break her summer vacation. When a gorgeous young man crosses her path more than one time, Sydney is almost torn to pieces by her immediate attraction to him. Making her choice simple, she will take the offer from her friend and embark on a summer she will never forget.

Sydney is looking for a summer filled with endless amounts of fun. What she doesn’t know is this is the summer that will change her love life forever. See what happens to Sydney in her quest to have a summer filled with no ties.

Look for book two in this series, Not Another Wish, due out on Amazon in October 2012.

This is an adult contemporary book. It is not meant for anyone under 17.

After a high-school romance gone wrong, in which the guy cheated on her for months in a row, Sydney isn’t very eager to start a new relationship. When she comes back from college to spend summer at home, she’s thrilled to meet up with her friend Heather. But then Heather has a proposition that Sydney can’t refuse: to live at Heather’s beach house all summer. Sydney gets a job at a local surf shop, and decides to go for it. What could go wrong, right?

But on the first day there she meets Grant, a mysterious but mesmerizing guy who definitely qualifies as hot. She feels immediately drawn to him, even when Heather warns her Grant may not be as perfect as he seems. Sydney struggles between her growing feelings for Grant, and her fear of history repeating itself…

I liked the plot because it was pretty straightforward, allowing for enough character development to actually make me feel for the characters. I thought the first chapter was a bit rushed, detailing Sydney’s previous relationship. I was starting to worry the entire book would be like that, but then it settled down on the summer after Sydney’s first year of college, and really took off from there.

Heather deserves the “Best Friend Award”. Kendall, not so much. I didn’t like Kendall at all, but I loved Heather and Sydney, even though sometimes I thought Sydney was very naief for a girl her age.

I absolutely adored Grant though. He had it all: the sexy, mysterious hot guy worth to swoon over, but also the brooding, sulking bad boy side.

This book is a lovely summer romance with interesting, fun characters, some very hot scenes and a couple you’ll cheer for. Ideal for during summer, but heck, it made me feel warm, even in winter.

Purchase your copy from Amazon.



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