Wish You Were Mine
A heart-wrenching story about first loves and second chances
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From the USA Today bestselling author of The Story of Us and Fisher's Light comes a new, standalone novel - a heartwrenching story about second chances that will make you fall in love all over again.
Five years. I would've stayed away longer if I hadn't received the letter. Not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about her, haven't missed her smile, haven't wished that things were different.
The last time I saw my two best friends, I vowed to not stand in the way of their happiness, even if that meant I couldn't be a part of their lives. Cameron James and her emerald-green eyes were too much of a temptation and I couldn't stay and watch them together. Cameron deserved better than me. She deserved him.
But now that I am back, things are different. I'm not going to stand by and watch the woman I've always loved slip away again. I'm done living my life with regrets and I'm ready to tell her the truth. And I'll do whatever it takes to show her that I always wished she was mine.
Face your fears...make your wishes come true
In Wish You Were Mine, Everett had many concerns about himself which hindered himself in some areas in life. Everett wanted to become a doctor just like his father. Everett followed his dreams never derailing them. Until his friend Aidan sent a letter requesting he return home.
Cameron’s character worked at her families ranch where they held summer camp for veterans children. The camp helped children cope by distracting them with fun activities.
Three characters...the three musketeers...childhood friends: Aidan the rich stable, safe, supportive guy; Everett the unstable, unbalanced, and broken guy; and Cameron the Beautiful, strong and stubborn girl.
The storyline was cut and dry. Each character had nonnegotiable goals and dreams. Each character made easier choices when it came to dating rather than take the risk of getting hurt. Basically, the only solid choices being made were the ones to follow their dreams. These characters can’t fault themselves for wanting to follow their dreams.
I didn’t love the delivery of this story, but I did appreciate the message which was to face your fears. The way these characters went about denying their feelings caused a domino effect of bad choices prolonging them being together. They wasted a great deal of time denying themselves a love that they instead wished for.
The timeline execution alternated between chapters, switching from the past to the present filling in the missing details of the friendship that formed years ago.
The story focused on a multitude of characters and the choices they made either out of selfishness or sacrifice and the consequences of these choices.
Personally I still didn’t feel they faced their fears on their own. They had outside forces assisting and pushing then together.
I really cannot say enough about Wish You Were Mine. This book is EVERYTHING and I’ll never forget it. Five stars are not nearly enough for the journey Tara Sivec took me on.
The bond between Everett, Cameron and Aiden was magical. Friends for life that are put into a situation which they never could have even imagined.
I absolutely want to delve into every single piece of this book, but you need to be as surprised, heartbroken and in love as I was. I was destroyed, all my pieces were put back together, I cried and I laughed. I felt every single emotion in this book and loved every single character.
This is, in my opinion, THE book of 2017. Wish You Were Mine was an absolutely amazing story...one I will never forget.