BLOG TOUR – “Wishful Thinking” by Gabbie S. Duran

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Lexie has one goal in life: to grant one last wish for each of her patients. There isn’t a request she will deny, and has yet to fail to deliver a promise. That is, until the day she goes in search of the infamous rock star Kaleb Knight, who can’t care less about her life’s ambition, or the children she is determined to help.

 

Kaleb has his own dark secrets. He lives each day as if it’s his last, and refuses to spare a moment of his time to play the part of a knight in shining armor—especially for someone like Lexie . . . or so he thought. Now, his head and heart are at war, and his soul is screaming she is exactly what he needs.

Will Lexie be the only one that can save him in the end? Or will he instead succumb to the darkness threatening to consume him?

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andra's review

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What a wonderful surprise Wishful Thinking was! I went in thinking “here we go…another cliche rock-star romance” and I was completely blown away. This story isn’t a light one, it’s  one that will leave you speechless and crying as it deals with a  tough and it isn’t painted as a beautifully as in other books.

Wishful Thinking follows Lexie and Kaleb, and oncology nurse and a famous rock-star and their friends-to-lovers story.

Lexie is one of the most incredibly memorable heroines I had the pleasure to read about. She hasn’t had an easy past, and that was due to her sister’s battle and ultimate loss against cancer. This has made her want to help patients fighting this disease anyway she can. She’s known as ‘the angel‘, the one who makes her patients wishes come true. Those moments made for a bittersweet read and they had me in tears most of the time.
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Kaleb, although at first glance seems to be the typical rock-star, is more similar to Lexie than we know it. He has a troubled past as well, a past similar to hers, that makes for a great plot twist – don’t worry this ain’t that. He’s fighting his own battles and their meeting is what made this stubborn hero wanting to be a better person.
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I adored seeing their relationship develop and I’m glad the author didn’t have them jump into bed straight away. By the time they shared their first kiss the sexual tension was off the charts that it made me want it to happen. Another thing I enjoyed in this book was the character of Ben, one of Lexie’s patients – he’s the catalyst for our main characters’ meeting and for how their love story developed. ❤

The writing was detailed. I had a hard time reading about the cancer parts in this book, but it made me respect the author for giving this awful disease the center spot – it’s what brought Lexie and Kaleb together. And although we had to read some painful scenes about it the end it was worth it.

One thing I’ll say is – I felt towards the end it was a bit rushed – i would’ve wanted more information about Kaleb’s fight, about what happened during and after. But the epilogue was a sweet one and it was great seeing what happened after.

Wishful Thinking is a great 4 – star read, a timeless love story, with an unexpected twist and wonderful fighters (for me every character in this book was a fighter in their own way). I cannot wait to read more books in this series.

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review

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meet the author

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Gabbie is a Southern California native, who lives with her wonderful husband, two amazing kids and a senior citizen kitty. When she’s not writing you can find her reading or spending time with her family. Some might say it’s a crazy life, but she wouldn’t change anything about it.

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