By Michelle Escamilla
One simple wish can change everything…
Harley Simpson has one wish—to find Prince Charming and settle down. She has a dream job and wonderful friends, but something is missing. With her thirtieth birthday looming, Harley is sure being with her hot, smooth-talking boss Ethan Prince would make her life complete. Having just landed a major client and learning she’ll be working even more closely with Ethan, Harley sets out to celebrate with her friends.
On her way to the bar, Harley chats with a mysterious cab driver. When the woman asks what she would wish for, Harley answers honestly—she wants Ethan. But during her night out, she meets a handsome, blue-eyed part-time bartender and full-time teacher named Matt Garner. No, he’s not a CEO, but he’s the sweetest guy Harley’s ever met.
A wish gone bad…
Harley awakens the next morning in a strange house with Ethan—and their two young daughters. The wish she’d confided to the freaky fairy godmother has actually come true. As she tries to figure out what this means and if it’s really what she wanted after all, Harley discovers Matt is also part of this bizarre world…He’s her daughters’ teacher.
Harley suspects fate has gone completely haywire. Will she be able to find a way out of this suburban nightmare? Or is she destined to stay and live the life she thought she wanted in this messed up fairytale…
Careful What You Wish For.
CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR is my first book from Michelle Escamilla and I must say I enjoyed it. I don’t think I’ve ever read an adult romance novel that focuses on making a wish and having it come true, all with the help of your very own fairy godmother.
Harley is a young woman working her way up the marketing ladder at her firm. She’s also got a major crush on the newest board member, Ethan Prince, who notices her attraction. After asking her out to a corporate dinner, he then barely acknowledges her after she spots him in the lift with another woman. In a hurry to meet up with friends for drinks, she hops in the first cab she sees and has an interesting conversation with the driver, mentioning that she had hopes for Ethan and could imagine a future with him.
Meeting up with her friends, they’re served by Matt, the waiter with the piercing blue eyes. Harley feels some sparks and at the end of the night, he puts her in a cab and gives her his number.
But when she awakes the next morning, she finds her entire life has changed. She is now a stay-at-home mum with two daughters, living in a very nice house, driving a minivan and married to her prince, Ethan Prince. People from her old life now mesh with her new life, including Matt. “Confused” is not a strong enough word to describe how she’s feeling. As fantasy turns to reality, she needs to decide what’s really important in life and learn to see the true prince through all the frogs.
Be warned, there is only one sex scene in the entire book that’s both quick and unsatisfying. But to be honest, the story didn’t need sex and I don’t think the story was lacking because of it.
There are also some problems with the writing. Either they’re editing errors or it’s a glitch in the digital file, but either way, they need to be fixed. Words are stuck together and there are spaces after the apostrophes. I noticed this seemed to happen less frequently towards the end of the book. There’s also a discrepancy regarding Leila’s age. That being said, these errors didn’t bother me too much to warrant a reduction in rating. Wow, I must be in a good mood today.
Overall I found this a very light, quick and romantic read. I can see on Goodreads there may be another book in this series coming out. Would I continue with the series? Yeah, I think I would.
Careful What You Wish For
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