A city girl looking for love and adventure hopes her wishes will come true in Wishful, California—in this romance by the New York Times–bestselling author.
Numbers cruncher Katie Kramer has been a good girl all her life and yet she’s never found a place to fit in. So now, at rock bottom and her wit’s end, she’s wishing for some good karma. Staring up at the night sky—which is barely visible in LA—she falls asleep dreaming about a twinkling, falling star, and makes three wishes: The first is to experience a real-life adventure complete with amazingly athletic feats and danger. The second is for some good sex. And the third is to belong. Really belong somewhere. Anywhere.
The next day Katie reads an ad about a small, far-away mountain town named Wishful, and an expedition company that needs a bookkeeper. Could it be a dream come true? When Katie arrives in the quirky little town, she finds the Getaway Inn . . . and Cameron Wilder. Cam’s lived a thousand lifetimes in his thirty years, and there’s so much he wants to show Katie. Most of all that there’s no way to escape karma.
“Jill Shalvis sweeps you away.”—Cherry Adair
The first in a new series by veteran romance author Shalvis hits the ground running. After Katie Kramer survives a devastating accident, she resolves to "live life balls out" and leaves L.A. for a job with Wilder Adventures in the Sierra Madre mountains. Hunky Cameron Wilder, a champion snowboarder whose career ended with his own devastating accident, appears, and the attraction is instant for both of them. But neither wants a relationship so it's up to the Wilder clan to make them realize that they were meant to be together. What elevates this beyond the standard of the genre is the Wilders, particularly the subplot around Cameron's surrogate mother, Annie, and her husband, Nick. Their relationship problems and love for each other are more authentic than what's found in most romance novels. The Wilder men make great romance heroes while Katie is a great heroine: fearless but vulnerable, bright, charismatic and a great match for Cameron, who is classically reserved and brooding. By focusing on the Wilder family as much as she focuses on the couple, Shalvis thoroughly engages readers as she finds the perfect women for the other Wilder men.
I read my first Jill Shalvis novel over Christmas vacation. I was in NYC with my family. My son came down with the flu and I had nothing to do but watch him sleep in the hotel. A perfect opportunity to actually read the book I checked out at my local library.
I've been an obsessed fan of Jill's books and an avid reader ever since.
Her stories make me laugh out loud! The characters always find their way right into my heart. The love is always sweet and oh so hot! I love that the men are strong and alpha like and also great guys. Good guys to the core. It makes them so lovable and desirable!
Instant Attraction was my first non- Lucky Harbor book. It definitely had a different feel. I grew to love Wishful and it's cast of characters just as much! Katie was so sweet and cute. And Cam, mmm-hmm! Yum! His character developed and grew so much. Sometimes it was hard to feel how much he hurt and how he wouldn't let love in. Katie and Cam had amazing chemistry! They also had this intense need of each other. Katie and Cam genuinely needed each other to heal and be whole again.
I did notice a few grammatical errors. I also noticed Katie had her car even though hers had been in the bridge accident. None of these things took away from my enjoyment of the book.
I loved this story! I will read it again!
Amazing! I couldn't put it down
It was hard to put this great romance book down! It kept me wanting more of cam and Katie! I could almost picture everything and of course Wishful..
Loved this book. Couldn't put it down... Wish there was a sequel!