Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Whispering Wishes by Jennifer Miller

Be careful what you wish for...

Normally, Aspen Edwards will do anything for her free-spirited best friend, Mischa, but this feels like a bit much. The plan is simple, all Aspen has to do is write down a few affirmations and recite them during the New Moon. But as skeptical as Aspen is, a promise is a promise. So, she whispers each wish to the universe, pondering the possibilities of "what if." Who wouldn't want a promotion at work, a new home, or to become an irresistible sex goddess?

But Aspen’s luck doesn't change with the wishes, or the wind. Each of her whispered prayers produces disaster. She gets fired. Her car breaks down. She gets kicked out of her house. And of course there is the crap icing on the cake of doom, falling for flirtatious and sexy, Wes, who sees her as nothing more than his “little sis”. It might not be so bad if his house weren't the only place she had to go.

Unbeknownst to her, the universe has a few tricks up its sleeve, and Aspen's bad luck streak might just be putting her right where she needs to be!

4 Wishful Sighs!

Review by Jen Hagen

I didn’t know what to expect when I first started this book.  I have read Jennifer’s previous works and while one inserted a small amount of humor along with drama, the second was all drama and angst.  She is a talented author that can turn around a write a complete romantic comedy.  I was laughing so hard I was shaking the couch and the kids were telling me to stop reading because I was annoying them.  No way was I going to stop at that certain part which involved hot wax and an appendage. 
Aspen has just put together a list of wishes at the insistence of her best friend who is a firm believer in these rituals.  She offered up her wishes to the universe and in exchange she should be experiencing contentment and enjoyment from having her wishes fulfilled.  That is so not happening as the next morning this is her first sign the universe paid no attention to her wishes…
I lift my foot and see a ginormous pile of dog sh*t on the bottom of it.  
Well if that isn’t telling you your stars aren’t in alignment I don’t know what would.  Perhaps it’s the bad luck that continues to follow Aspen throughout the next couple days that clues her in that the universe is not playing nice with her wishes.  Everything that could go wrong for Aspen does and when the opportunity arises she takes it upon herself to give the universe and everybody standing in her way of reaching her goals a final salute…
I give them all double middle fingers and take a bow.  “Peace out mother*ckers!”            
There is a bright spot to be found in her series of unfortunate events – Wes.  Wes is a hot bartender who comes to Aspen’s rescue on more than one occasion.  Both Wes and Aspen have had relationships that ended ugly and both of them seem to be hesitant in making their true feelings known.  Aspen seems to think that Wes is acting like a big brother. 
One night in an attempt for Aspen to discover her inner sexual goddess (this was on her list) she makes a decision without completely thinking it through.  This places a little bit of a strain on her and Wes opening up to each other and revealing their hidden desires.  Once they get past that awkward moment and Wes can pick himself off the ground from laughing hysterically, they begin to understand that they both are wanting the other…and the crashing items onto the floor should be a good indicator as to how much they want each other .  They leave a path of destruction until they reach their final destination.
Everything is going well, but it can’t stay that way can it?  The universe has not been kind to Aspen and why would she suddenly change and grant Aspen a wish?  Poor Aspen…how can the world be this cruel to her?  Aspen’s heart is smashed into tiny little pieces.
He just stares at me with his eyes wide, and mouth open.  It opens and closes like he’s a f*cking goldfish, but he never says a word.
If you find yourself stuck in a rut and are tired of bad boys, tattooed rock stars and alpha males then you need to read Whispering Wishes.  This was a fun read and the author was even able to incorporate a little angst into the story without making my stomach hurt too much.   Even in those moments of angst she still kept a humorous touch to it.  I enjoyed switching gears from my drama-filled readings to this lighthearted read that had me laughing uncontrollably. 

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of this book before, but it sounds like a fun read! Thanks for your review.


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