Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blog Tour: ARC Review + Giveaway: Wish I May by Lexi Ryan

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Title: Wish I May (New Hope #2)
Author: Lexi Ryan
Publication date: October 4th 2013
Source: Received eARC from publicist (Thanks, Jessica and Lexi! <3)
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Kobo

I grew up wishing on stars.

My father taught me to believe…in destiny, in magic, in happily ever after. Dreams were my scripture and the starry night sky was my temple. Then Mom stopped believing, left him, and took us with her. At the age of sixteen, I cashed in my dreams to pay the rent, pawned my destiny to keep my sisters together. 

Now, seven years later, I’m returning home, grieving the death of my mother, and settling my sisters back into the life Mom threw away. I never intended to stay. I don’t want to deal with my father, who is so invested in the spiritual world he forgets the physical. I don’t want to face William Bailey, whose eyes remind me of the girl I was, the things I’ve done, and the future I lost.
This would all be easier if Will hated me. As it is, I have to hold my secrets close so they won’t hurt him more than they’ve already hurt me. But he wants to be in my life. He wants what I can’t bring myself to confess I sold. He wants me.

I find myself looking to my stars again...wondering if I dare one more wish.


Lexi Ryan has proved me wrong... again. For about the gazillionth time, I bet she's getting tired of being right all the time. Now let me tell you why she's right and why I don't even care that I'm wrong...

I thought that Unbreak Me was the most intense and angsty book that Lexi Ryan would give us, but I was wrong. Wish I May is probably the one (hopefully because I can't take anymore intenseness or I might actually explode.) I really loved this book and the conflict between the characters (and within them) makes the story so much more. There were parts that I figured out right from the get-go because of the hints being dropped but there were parts that caught me off guard. Like, really caught me off guard. I'm going to go ahead and say that I enjoyed this more than Unbreak Me which is more than a little surprising because I loved Unbreak Me, it was one of the most real and heart-wrenching books I have ever read. Really.

My heart shriveled up and died for Cally; as gross as that may be, it's completely accurate. The things she had to sacrifice and do was so painful to read about, and she was so strong through it all. A human being might actually off himself if that ever happened to him but Cally had her sisters to take care of, and they didn't even know what she had to do for them. My heart hurts for her especially since their father is completely unreliable and Cally is stuck taking care of her sisters again. You'd think she'd catch a break, but she doesn't. At all. Drew, one of her little sisters, is a total b*tch to her, Gabby, the youngest sister, choses to not talk because of what happened to them and now William, her first love, is showing interest in her again but she doesn't know what to do since she doesn't think she'll be staying in New Hope too long (she's afraid of giving William her heart again especially since he doesn't know the whole story and he might react violently). Yeah, secrets suck.

William isn't a new character to you if you've read Unbreak Me and we all know how much of a sad fellow he is. He's been through a lot but always seems to be positive when it comes to the aspect of love. Even though Cally broke his heart all those years ago, he was still willing to forgive her and be generous to them after all they've been through. I fell in love with William in Unbreak Me but now, I would just like to have his babies. William's life wasn't as difficult as Cally's but he did go through a lot of things as well. He is such a great man you will really see his greatness in Wish I May. He has so much to give.

Going into this book, I knew that I'd love it. How could I not? I know that Lexi Ryan is a master of sorts when it comes to writing books that will really attach themselves to your heart. There are many things about this book I loved and there were also things I hated. Love: William, Cally, Hanna, Lizzy, Max, Sam, Gabby, Maggie and Asher. Hate: Meredith and Brandon. In-between: Drew and their dad. These people are what made up Wish I May and they're the ones who gave the book life and its story. It's because Lexi Ryan was able to create such complex but realistic characters that really know how to get through your chest cavity and into your heart. Whether they be good or bad feelings, they're still welcome.

There was definitely a lot of feelings in regards to this book. There was anger, sadness, heartache and even happiness because no matter how dark times may be, there's always room for a little light. Everything was well-thought out and that made everything so well-executed in the end. Lexi Ryan will really get you to feel things, trust me. Like I said, I loved Wish I May and I can't wait to read the next New Hope book (Hanna's story)! Wish I May had just the perfect amount of angst, drama and romance to make it into a great book so kudos to Lexi Ryan!


About the author:

Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. A former college English professor, Lexi now writes full time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband and two children. Please visit

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  1. Thank you, Louisse, for being part of my tour and taking the time to write up such a wonderful review. <3 <3

    1. Aww. Thank YOU so much for writing such a wonderful story, Lexi! And it was my pleasure to be a part of your tour.

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    1. Yay! :D It's a great book and I'm sure you'll enjoy it too.