One Last Wish by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Shooting Stars #3
Also in this series: Fighting to Breathe, Wide Open Spaces
Published by Self-published on September 2nd 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Finding out my husband, my best friend, only had months to live was devastating.
Sitting out under the star-filled sky, listening to him wish on star after star, night after night, almost killed me.
He never wished to get better.
He wished for me to be happy.
He wished for me to find the strength to move on.
I told him his wishes were pointless, because happiness wouldn’t exist without him.
I found out soon after he passed away that I was pregnant.
But I had no idea his final wish would bring me something I never thought I’d find again.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
ARR is a comfort author for me, so I know what to expect from her books. This was certainly sweet, light and easy to read, and I finished the story with a smile on my face after multiple epilogues (just as I like it).
I loved the fact that One Last Wish is about kids we got to know in Wide Open Spaces. And while I enjoyed various aspects of the story, overall I ended up feeling a bit underwhelmed by it.
I liked both Aubrey and Denver. While they shared an unparalleled attraction since they were old enough to know what that meant, a misunderstanding keeps them apart until Aubrey’s husband passes away. While they had chemistry, Aubrey and Denver don’t really spend time together as a couple until well into the story. This meant that all the hotness they create together is scarce and it left me missing the great connection they shared.
Denver had to be considerate of Aubrey’s state, but I felt he left her be too long. Fortunately, once he decides enough is enough he wastes no time, then again, he waits more than half the book to finally put his foot down. He was adorable in the way he was with Lyra, Aubrey’s daughter, he was also sweet and when he let his bossy alpha shine through he was yum!
“I’ve been waiting, Bre, waiting for-fucking-ever for you to be ready. I’m done waiting.”
I had a harder time completely clicking with Aubrey as she was a bit of a coward, and she took her sweet time dealing with her feelings. I did love how devoted she was to little Lyra and once she opened up to Denver they were lovely together.
Just like the previous installments in this series, there’s no action. Unlike the first two stories, the drama is almost non-existent in this one and what there is, felt almost “too little, too late”. Though I overall enjoyed One Last Wish and I had a more than pleasant time reading it, I felt it had the potential to be amazing, if only tweaked a bit more. I’m hoping the next story in this series has a bit more oomph to it.
Rating: 3+ Stars
Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling
author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her,
Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.
career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in
her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her
stories with readers all over the world.
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