by Belinda Williams
Romance; Women’s Fiction
Pub: May 26, 2016
Can I just start by saying wow?? Belinda Williams’ new novel, Wish List, is one of my favorite novels I’ve read in quite some time. I was not familiar with the City Love series prior to reading this, but I will now most certainly go back to read the first three in the series.
Wish List is not only full of romance and a dreamy man, but has a fabulous story line and plot as well. Cate is the last single girl in her group of friends and has always had certain expectations of her dream man. Thanks to some water issues in her apartment one night, Dave enters her life, and it’s impossible not to fall in love with him. However, right after they meet – this is what makes this novel so different – he isn’t coming onto her, flirting, etc. He’s just a quiet, cool, laid back guy. The development of Cate and Dave’s relationship unfolds so naturally, not at all like some sappy, romantic fantasy, but like what most of us go through. Sometimes it’s the one unlike what we imagined or dreamed of, that comes along and sweeps us off of our feet. Nothing appears forced or rushed in the writing, and I must say, Belinda Williams did an amazing job with a romance novel, without being too sexual or too graphic.
Even if you are not a huge fan of the romance genre, this book is wonderful. Yes, this novel has the pretty girl and the handsome guy, and yes this novel fills you with suspense about whether the couple will make it or not, but this novel is different. Belinda Williams has woven a wonderful mix of romance, desire, work ethics, family issues, and most importantly, the power of communication. If you have followed the City Love series, this most certainly will not disappoint, but even if you haven’t read any of the series before, this is a must-read! Bravo to Belinda Williams and of course, to Cate and Dave 🙂
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.