In Review: Stolen Wishes (New Hope #1.5) by Lexi Ryan

Posted January 29, 2014 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Stolen Wishes (New Hope #1.5) by Lexi RyanStolen Wishes by Lexi Ryan
Series: New Hope #1.5
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 91 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

Cally…

A sexy smile. Intense blue eyes. A goodness that makes him want to save me from these rumors when no one else would care. I didn't ask for a hero. William Bailey was never supposed to be anything more than a wish, a dream, an unrequited crush. Not for a girl like me--a girl whose fractured family has stolen her chance at a decent life. 

William…

Since the death of my parents, I've always done what’s expected of me, what's "best" for me. Until Cally. The moment her haunted eyes meet mine, the fractured pieces of my heart feel whole again. I don’t just want to save her. I need her to save me.

Stolen chances. Unbroken wishes. Two lonely souls grasping for hope in the darkness.

**This novella takes place seven years before the events in WISH I MAY and shows William and Cally falling in love for the first time. It can be read before or after WISH I MAY or on its own.**

**Contains sexual content and adult language and situations. Intended for mature readers.*

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In Review My Thoughts

“We’re connected. Tied together by something bigger than ourselves. Like the moon brings the tide back to the shore, the stars will always bring me back to Cally.”

I enjoyed the two full-length novellas in this series. When I had the opportunity to read and review this novella of Cally and William’s backstory, I was all over it. I mean, I had the basics from reading the other two books, but I wanted more. I definitely got it with Stolen Wishes.

At only 91 pages, this is a short, quick read. It’s also an incredibly sweet read that made me swoon. The progression of Cally and William’s relationship was realistic and everything I could ask for in a romance. As you know if you’ve read the other books, they were in high school when they began dating. The sexy scenes were a little steamier than I would expect of most books featuring high school age characters, but it wasn’t smutty and it certainly didn’t bother me in any way.

If you, like me, love Cally and Will and their relationship, you’ll want to pick up this novella. (BONUS: It’s free at time of posting too!) They were such a wonderful couple, even back then. It actually pains me to think about where life took both of them after they parted in this book. This was a great addition to the series. Fans won’t want to miss this one.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.

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About Lexi Ryan

New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.

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