Monday, October 14, 2013

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

Wish I May
Lexi Ryan

~ Synopsis ~
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.

~ Excerpt ~
I can hardly breathe. My brain doesn’t have time for something as trivial as oxygen when it’s so busy cataloguing her features, memorizing the exact shade of her mocha eyes, warring with the anger and regret that have sprung to life as if they never left me to begin with.
I never thought I’d see her again. I didn’t think I wanted to.
The moment I step closer, I realize my mistake. Being near her is like a sip of water to desert-parched lips. It whips something through me—memories, lust, first love. Heartbreak. She tilts her lips up to mine, and I actually think for one goddamned ridiculous minute that I might kiss her, that I want to. That I would swallow all my pride and forgive her for just one taste.
I step back before I can give in to the impulse, and her cheeks blaze to life, her blush as cute as the rest of her. That’s the word for her: cute. Sweet smile and peppy ponytail, she exudes cuteness.
Except her ass. Her ass doesn’t even land in the same stratosphere as cute, and those tight little pants do nothing to hide its soft, round curves. And her breasts. There’s definitely nothing cute about the way her T-shirt stretches across their fullness. Or her go-for-miles legs. Not to mention the narrow strip of skin exposed between her shirt and pants. Just looking at the single inch of flesh below her navel, and I practically taste strawberry wine on my tongue.
Moonlight. Her warm skin under my tongue. The sound of her moan as my tongue dips lower.
The memory grabs hold of my senses and won’t let go.
Fuck. I can’t even lie to myself. Nothing about her says cute. Everything about her says sex. And mine.

 ~ Review ~ 
Let me start by saying….I loved this book!  This book was off the charts in chemistry!  Where does one sign up to “wish” for a William Bailey and how does one recover from letting him slip through their fingers.  The story is told from both Cally and William’s point of view and flips between present day and their time apart. 

Forced to return to the hometown she left 7 years ago, Cally stumbles upon her first love, William within minutes of returning.  And there is no turning back.  The connection still there and burning like a raging fire.  Time has been good to William and Cally takes notice.

Arriving in  New Hope on the heels of the loss of her mother, Cally has returned to get her sisters set up with her Dad and plans on making a quick exit back to Vegas.  But things don’t always go as planned and Cally is forced to remain in town.  William takes every opportunity to be close to Cally and remind her of what they were.

The connection of Cally and William was jumping off the page.  The depth of their love was apparent even through time and distance.  Was the answer to why she stood him up at prom an answer he really wanted to know?  Could Cally share all of the darkness and what she had become with William and have the wish she always hoped for?

Forced to resort to any means necessary to protect her sisters Cally has had to endure a lot in the 7 years since she left.   I could feel her heart being torn apart at what she had done to provide for her family and the fear that once William knew he would want nothing to do with her.

"I regret so much. I should have been with you and I shouldn't have...." ~ Cally

But William did not just sit by the past 7 years.  He had failed relationships and was currently thwarting the advances of Meredith.  Let’s just say I was not a fan of her from the word go.  She was manipulative and down right rude.  Meredith had tunnel vision when it came to William and was not going to just go away quietly.  

“ I made so many damn mistakes when you were out of my life. When you left, I lost more than my girlfriend, I lost myself.”  ~William

But it was like the stars were aligning for them.  When Cally and her sisters are forced to make temporary living arrangements with William the story heats up.  Holy hotness...the sexual tension between them pulsating of the page .  I was hoping that they would find their way back to one another.

Just when it appeared that things were starting to work out for Cally and William, more turmoil ensues and secrets are revealed.  Secrets that may just be their undoing. Can they let the past be the past and live for their future?  Guess you are going to have to pick up this AMAZING story and see for yourself.

 ~ Rating ~

 ~ Links to Buy ~
Amazon UK 
Barnes & Noble

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being part of my tour and for taking the time to write such a lovely review! <3 <3