DARING TO WISH
September 13 2013
Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Rating: 5 cups
Eve Ward is more cautious than ever after enduring an abusive relationship, and tries so hard not to do anything that could have her end up like her alcoholic mom. No man is getting close for a while, and as a matter of fact, she has a list that will help her break out of her cautious mode. She is happy for her best friend Grace, who is getting married. But she can not believe the strength it takes to leave her house to go to the bachelorhood party, especially in the outfit she has on. She has a lot of fears to overcome.
The guile of that devilish woman. Lucas Riley cannot believe what someone just walked up and did to him. He is laying low, staying out of the lime light, trying to portray the responsible guy he knows he can be. No more risk taking for him. He has a business to run and needs to show his more serious and smart side. He runs across Eve. After meeting her and running into her list of what she wants before she turns 30, he cannot help but be curious as to what it would be like to give her everything on the list. Without her knowing. Only if...
Eve does not trust Lucas once she finds out who he is and what he is about. However they were supposed to be a one night stand, not friends, and definitely not more. So why is she so upset when she finds out that Lucas knows someone very close to her? Also how could Lucas live a lie and never tell her he was engaged? While being appalled at Lucas, who would walk back in Eve's life? Her ex. The one person she never expected to see again. What a mess! Lucas knew the night they met was too good to be true. Everything is unraveling and he offers the only hope he knows...one trip closer to him and one further away. He will let Eve decide what she wants.
This book was such a treat. It was full of fun, lust, secrets, surprises, and risks. What else could you ask for? You will fall in love with Lucas and Eve, even when they are clueless as to what is going on. The plot thickens as time goes on, and the time frames, environments, characters, and points of view are splendid. I hope there are many more books from this author. This is a book I can read many more times and probably laugh, smile, and blush each time. This book gets 5 cups. It's that good!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More