Wish Me Love by Michele Ashman Bell (Review & #Giveaway)

Wish Me Love
by Michele Ashman Bell
LDS Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages
September 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications


Charlotte Wells does not date. After surviving a broken engagement, she’s taken a leave of absence from the social scene. So when her best friend and coworker, Jack, challenges her to get back in the game, she’s not so sure she’s ready to play. But ultimately, curiosity gets the best of her, and Charlotte accepts the daunting challenge: she will attempt to have fifty first dates in her effort to find “the one.” Unfortunately, she quickly realizes that the dating pool mostly holds clown fish as she goes on one lousy outing after another. Without a good man in sight as summer ends, Charlotte cuts her losses and sets her sights on a fun-filled trip to her cousin’s destination wedding in Brazil.

Brazil is a land of beautiful sights and delicious offerings—including Max, the charming brother of her cousin’s new husband. Max has all the makings of a Prince Charming in soccer cleats, and Charlotte’s happily ever after seems to be within reach. But love is a funny thing, and soon Charlotte finds herself wondering: could it be that her true love has been right in front of her all along?

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My Review

WISH ME LOVE is a sweet story about a girl who has given up on love and her best friend who challenges her to jump back into dating. There are lots of laughs between family and friends, a few swoon-worthy moments, and a happily-ever-after ending. Those who enjoy LDS romances will enjoy this one.

I really adored these characters! Charlotte is a regular, down-to-earth gal who has been frustrated in finding Mr. Right. She has a fabulous best friend who also happens to be a guy and her co-worker. Her family is awesome as are her cousins. I loved the friendships and family relationships and how those are such a big part of her life. I also enjoyed her conversations with her best friend and their closeness. The dates she went on were atrocious. Really. They did make for some good laughs. Then there is an inspirational element that was really touching. The story was evenly paced from start to finish. Some places I found it to be on the slower side, but I still enjoyed it.

My only criticisms would be wanting more chemistry between Charlotte and the guy she falls for as well as an ending that was stretched out a little more. It definitely could have used more swoon and chemistry. At the end, I wanted more of them realizing their feelings and figuring things out than the spontaneous, jumping up and down craziness.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed this one. It's a sweet story with a very fun ending!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Michele Ashman Bell grew up in St. George, Utah, where she met her husband, Gary, at Dixie College. They are the proud parents of four children: Weston, Kendyl, Andrea, and Rachel.

A favorite pastime of Michele’s is supporting her children in all of their activities, traveling both in and outside the United States with her husband and family, and doing research for her books. She also scuba dives. Aside from being a busy wife and mother, Michele is an aerobics instructor at the Life Centre Athletic Club near her home. Michele is the best-selling author of several books and a Christmas booklet and has also written children’s stories for the Friend magazine.

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