Thursday, 26 August 2010

Review: The Wish by Sasha Blake

My Rating: O, R, B

Published: 2010
Publisher: Bantam Books

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All Lulu wants is a lovely man and father figure for her young son. In a perfect world, this would be her gorgeous boss, Ben Arlington. He is her dream man. He’s also highly sought after gaming industry millionaire, and engaged to another woman.

But not for much longer if Ben’s cold-hearted mother has anything to do with it. Sofia Arlington has a secret to protect, a secret so potentially damaging she’ll do anything to keep it hidden.

Now a figure from Sofia’s dark past could change everything. Bessie Edwards is determined to get back what’s rightfully hers, and what she’s about to reveal will turn all their glittering lives upside down.

If you could wish for anything in the world, what would it be? We find out the characters deepest and darkest secrets in this book and can figure out what they wished for. But just because you wish for something, doesn’t always mean it’s going to work out for you the way you want it to. Wishes are fickle things, there are so many loopholes as our characters find out.

Sofia Arlington, she has it all. The wealthy husband, two lovely children and a thriving casino business in Las Vegas. What more could a woman want? Sofia would want it remain the way it is for all time, but unfortunately her secrets do not remain hidden and as they surface it causes a whole lot of heartache.

Ben Arlington, son of Sofia and brain behind the family business. He is the one that has kept the business afloat with his profound business acumen. Ben gets engaged to Sunshine who is basically the female version of him except she a bit more ruthless. But is this what Ben really wants and wishes for? You will have to read to find out.

Lulu loves Ben Arlington but he is also her boss. She would love to have Ben as a permanent fixture in her and her son’s life. Ben is her dream man. But will her wish be fulfilled?

I don’t particularly have a favourite character from this book. I liked and hated them for different reasons. Sofia I hated because she was so ruthless and conniving. She didn’t care who she hurt as long as she got what she wanted. Ben, I adored his character as he was just so sweet with Lulu’s son and was always nice to her. He wasn’t a bad man and even when life threw him some curve balls he swung the bat and knocked them out of the park. Lulu, she is so sweet and kind. She knows when and where to make herself heard. She was misguided once by someone but she was able to rectify her mistake before it was too late. Sunshine, I didn’t hate or like this girl. She is too much like her mother to like her but her circumstances made her who she is and I can’t hate her for that.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It’s a great book to take with you whilst travelling our out and about and have some time to kill. The book didn’t take over my time or enthral me but it did catch enough of my attention to let me see it through to the end. Which I am glad I did, even though I was able to figure out the plot half way through. I kept reading just to prove myself right. So lesson to be learned from this story, be careful what you wish for. Now, what would you wish for?

Disclaimer: This book was given to me to review from Transworld (Between The Lines) as part of their Summer Reading Challenge. I have not been paid to review this book and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.

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