Book Review of Careful What You Wish For by Michelle Escamilla
✣✣ SYNOPSIS ✣✣
One simple wish can change everything…
Harley Simpson has one wish—to find Prince Charming and settle down. She has a dream job and wonderful friends, but something is missing. With her thirtieth birthday looming, Harley is sure being with her hot, smooth-talking boss Ethan Prince would make her life complete. Having just landed a major client and learning she’ll be working even more closely with Ethan, Harley sets out to celebrate with her friends.
On her way to the bar, Harley chats with a mysterious cab driver. When the woman asks what she would wish for, Harley answers honestly—she wants Ethan. But during her night out, she meets a handsome, blue-eyed part-time bartender and full-time teacher named Matt Garner. No, he’s not a CEO, but he’s the sweetest guy Harley’s ever met.
A wish gone bad…
Harley awakens the next morning in a strange house with Ethan—and their two young daughters. The wish she’d confided to the freaky fairy godmother has actually come true. As she tries to figure out what this means and if it’s really what she wanted after all, Harley discovers Matt is also part of this bizarre world…He’s her daughters’ teacher.
Harley suspects fate has gone completely haywire. Will she be able to find a way out of this suburban nightmare? Or is she destined to stay and live the life she thought she wanted in this messed up fairytale…
Careful What You Wish For.
✣✣ REVIEW ✣✣
Holy crap! I don’t know about you all but I, for one, secretly enjoy movies like “A Cinderella Story” and “13 Going On 30”. Movies like that are something I tend to watch when my husband isn’t home so he doesn’t catch me. Those movies bring out the ‘feel good’ in you.
This book combines that but it is for adults. It takes you on a ride and makes you believe in love again, or fall in love again (explained further down in the review).
I’m not lying when I say this is the best book I have read in a LONG time!
In the first paragraph I was instantly hooked. Harley is an extremely believable character and I was connected with her immediately. Her personality is one that everyone could be friends with. Naturally, she is drawn to the hunky guy in her office but when she wakes up as his wife and mother of his kids…she realizes he ain’t all he’s cracked up to be.
And he is severely lacking in the bed *that poor woman*
Her Fairy Godmother (which some of us would swear she had to be ours) screwed up when giving Harley a wish that she didn’t actually wish for.
Harley tries to find a way to make her life the way it’s supposed to be and along the way, she discovers herself…finds who she is supposed to be.
Now…my poor husband…
As I read this book, I literally felt everything Harley did as she was going through shit. There were times where I found myself being very…crabby to my husband. That poor man suffered throughout the day as my emotions were changed by this book.
Not only were there times when I was crabby but there were times when I felt like I had fallen in love with him all over again. I started a tickle fight and giggled like a teenager *Curse you Michelle!*
It is an emotional roller coaster, but in a good way!! Harley reminded me a lot of me from the way she acted to the things she said…even in her new found roll of parenting.
Go buy it now!!!