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Review: Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Story of Us and Fisher’s Light comes a new, standalone novel—a heartwrenching story about first loves and 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.

My Review

“I refuse to let thoughts of Everett Sutherland mess with my head and my heart when I have something much more important to worry about. He’s a part of my past that I need to let go of, no matter how much it hurts. No matter how much my heart breaks that I didn’t just lose one of my best friends, I lost them both. And I’ll never get either one of them back. “

“I learned my lesson a long time ago that loving Everett did nothing but cause me pain, and I’ll be damned if I get sucked down that rabbit hole again.”

“I’m not ready for my bubble to burst. I’m not ready for the pain of crashing. He’s happier than I’ve ever seen him. He smiles easier, laughs harder, his face isn’t filled with worry lines, and he doesn’t stare off into the distance, lost in his own memories and pain. He flirts and he teases and he throws my sass right back at me without hesitation. I want that for him. I’ve always wanted that for him. I want to be the one who makes him happy, no matter the cost.”

It feels like it was only yesterday when I saw the cover for this book for the very first time. I remember seeing it and being just utterly consumed by it. From the coloring to the beautiful picture itself, I just knew that the story that would accompany this cover, would be truly epic and boy was I ever right….

Wish You Were Mine is brilliant, smartly written and 100% consuming. This is the kind of story that once you pick it up, you may as well cancel your plans for the day. You will become addicted and you won’t be able to put it down. Wish You Were Mine takes you on the most incredibly journey that will have your heart feeling a million emotions all at one time. Cameron and Everett’s story is incredibly powerful and timeless story of pain, loss, friendship and love.

Cameron and Everett are perfectly imperfect. Their friendship was one for the books and was the kind that you just always knew would develop into more, if only they could move past their fears and take a leap. However, with Cameron and Everett, the timing was always off. There were so many missed opportunities, so many chances that they both let slip away….It would be years before Cameron and Everett would be reunited again. Years that have changed both of characters deeply, but the one thing that remains the same is the undeniable love they have always shared for each other. Life is presenting them with a second chance, and only time will tell if they have the strength to take it.

There are no words to describe my feelings for Wish You Were Mine. This story is so much more than I ever expected and I loved every minute of it. From pain & heartache to loss & forgiveness. To the smallest of misunderstandings and the impact they will forever hold. To a love that stands the test of time and is worth fighting for. And a push & pull that keeps you begging for more. Wish You Were Mine is sure to become everything and will leave you utterly breathless.  It will consume you and give you all the feels. And in the end, you will have experienced such a unique and special love story, that will remain with you for a long time to come….

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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