Author: Tara Sivec
Release date: November 14, 2017
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
A girl and two boys, three best friends since childhood. What happens when they grow up and unrequited love gets into the mix? Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec tells the story of Cameron, Everett and Aiden, three inseparable friends. I love their story.
“I’m done hiding how I feel about her, and it’s time she knew the truth about all those wishes I’ve been making for all these years.”
Cameron is always busy; she works hard for the foundation her parents have started and she has no time for a social life. And besides that, she’s missing her two best friends. When one of them returns finally home, her feelings for him return as well. She loved him as a young girl, but she never could bring up the courage to tell him. Now he’s back, she finally has the chance to tell him.
“He breathes me in and I let him. I give him everything I have because this moment…this moment is everything. This kiss is everything.”
Wish You Were Mine is an emotional story of two people who always were in love with each other, but who never told the other one. The book is told from a double POV, both Cameron and her man give an inside into their thoughts and feelings. Besides the reconnection of the leading characters, there’s a lot going on in the background, which all adds to the story, making it more real.
I must admit, sometimes I felt like shaking some sense into this couple. Not all is what it seems, but if they had talked (sooner), a lot of anger and hurt feelings could have been avoided. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the characters, I love them. They act like real people with all the emotions, anger and old feelings of being ‘not-good-enough’. My only problem with the story was that some side-stories weren’t ‘solved’ at the end, I expected a bit more from them.
“Two years, and you still haven’t let me go,” Cameron whispers. “Of course I haven’t. It was meant to be. I wished for you and it was written on the stars.”
I’ve enjoyed reading Wish You Were Mine, I give this emotional story 4 stars.