Thursday, June 23, 2011

'Wish You Were Here' by Phillipa Ashley

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Jack Thornfield, new CEO, is shocked to see his long lost love, Beth Allen's resume come across his desk. After 8 years apart they have a second chance at happiness in this romantic story about love and secrets.
First thoughts after finishing this book:   What a fun romantic read....

What I liked about the book:
  • the characters...I liked them and could even see myself being friends with Beth!
  • Location- I love books that take place in England. One of my biggest dreams is to one day visit there so for now I escape through my books.
  • Fun, romantic, and a story with a bit of a twist. This was one that you could just really get into...not a lot of fluff but just right!
What I didn't like:
  • I enjoyed all of it.
Recommend? This is perfect for the summer and would make a great beach read. It would also be a wonderful book for those in-between it a palate cleanser if you will. I think Phillipa Ashley writes a great story and I have yet to be let down!

Rating: 7/10

Author: Phillipa Ashley
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Smart Brit-Chick Lit
Source: Sourcebooks-Beth Pehlke
ISNB: 9780399157172
* ARC 
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel

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  1. This sounds so good! But why only a 7? I bet you can't say because it would be spoilery! ACK!!!

  2. Oh I want! Sounds like a lovely, charming story. Good one for when need light read.

  3. Jill- No spoilers but I gave it a 7 just because it was light and fun, but didn't really elicit a lot of emotions from me. It was a good read but it just didn't quite get to that 8 mark!

  4. Sounds like a fun read! I love a good romance so I'm going to check this one out of course :)

  5. Sounds like a great read! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. This sounds like a great beach bag read. Thanks for sharing with us Staci.

  7. This would be a great one for the beach! I am hoping to get there a lot this summer! Nice review!

  8. Sounds fun and lovely. A good book for the summer and aye England*happy sigh*

  9. Staci - thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed it.

  10. Sounds like a perfect summertime beach read... or lake read ;-)

  11. This sounds like a great summer read...Romance, England, fun! That won me over, I need to read some lighter books this summer.

  12. I don't read too many romances, but this one does sound fun!

  13. A palate cleanser? How apt a description for some books. Looks fun.

  14. Sounds very enjoyable. Would you say she is as good as Jill Mansell?

  15. Smart Brit-Chick Lit? It sounds like it's right down my alley. Adding this one to the to-read list!

  16. Sounds like the perfect summer holiday, lazing on the beach read. I dont read much chick lit these days but I would be interested in picking this up if it is on ebook. Thanks for the review.


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