Chasing Wishes by Nadia Simonenko


July 25, 2014


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Title : Chasing Whishes

Author : Nadia Simonenko

Series : N/A

Rating : 4 Stars


Blurb : “I wish I didn’t have to go home. I wish I was someone else—someone with a future…” For sixteen-year-old Nina Torres, it feels as if life is nothing but a dead end. Despised by her rich classmates and afraid that she’ll become just like her drug-addicted mother, Nina’s future seems to get dimmer every day. There is one bright spot in her life though… Sitting beside her one night, the only person in the world who cares about her makes a promise. No matter what happens—no matter how much Isaac’s wealthy family disapproves—he and his girlfriend Nina will be together forever.

Fate plays a cruel trick on Nina, though, and a visit from Child Protective Services the next morning turns Nina Torres into Irene Hartley, a woman with a future but who will never see her beloved Isaac again. Nine years later, a blind and incredibly handsome young entrepreneur hires Irene to be his personal assistant. Terrence Radcliffe reminds her so much of Isaac that she can hardly believe her eyes, and she’s falling for him fast. Irene knows that fairy tales don’t come true, but she allows herself one last wish. She wishes that she could finally say goodbye to Isaac and let herself take a chance on Terrence.

What she doesn’t know is that Terrence is also searching for someone: a shooting star who streaked through his life nine years ago, and he won’t give up until he finds her…
Chasing Wishes is a powerful contemporary tale of lost love and wishes come true, recommended for ages 17+ due to adult content.


Review : ** spoiler alert ** T

his book kept me up most of the night and i read it in one session – so normally to my voting ways that would result in a 5 stars voting…. soooo
where did that missing star go ?

well it went the way of “logic” … yes I know a book is a story that is not ment to be real – and in this case we have a story coming from deep within a fairytale – but it was kept so close to reality and I was given no actual good reason and even fairytales have reason for unbelivable stuff – …. so anyway I was given NO reason to understand WHY SHE DID NOT SEE WHO HE was … also WHY HE DID NOT HEAR WHO SHE WAS…. – just some tiny fairytale reason would have been enough – but NO …

From his point of view – When i close my eyes I can find my friends by voice in a room and distinguish them – even older friends that I do not see that often – and if he was really that much in love listening to that tape every evening – he should have noticed something

From her point of view – she sees him – she hears him – and she does not notice –

OH WAIT THEY DO NOTICE … both of them – but DONT ACT on it ??
REALLY ??? they are both so obsessed with each other – and they would let a chance like that fly by without even trying ?? I mean really trying – as in harder than a pizza quote in a car…?? (which by the way would have been a far more fitting ending that the lawyer trying to set her up)

BUT well – lets face it – even if it does not sound like it – I really enjoyed the read
Once I turned on my “This is not the reality – this is a book – this does not have to be logical” face on – the story kept me up reading itself in one session … as i said …         


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