Wishing on the Water by Elizabeth York

Wishing on the Water by Elizabeth Yorkfour-half-stars

Wishing on the Water by Elizabeth York
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Illustrator: JC Clarke
Series: Water Series #1
Published by Self-Published on July 7, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 298

Heat Rating: five-flames

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Synopsis

Candice-Leigh Carson, a New York City best-selling author, was engaged to one of NYPD's finest. She was living the dream until she lost her fiancé, quit her job and moved, leaving behind the only family she ever knew. She left her best friend Jaxson, without saying goodbye. In her quest to find herself, would she ever find love again?

Jaxson Monroe, one of NYPD's finest, lost his partner when an undercover job went south. After spending a night with his partner's lover, Candice, she flees into the night. He loved Candice and had promised his partner he would protect her. It was his fault she ran, but he quickly found himself in the arms of another. Would Jaxson ever convince Candice to come home or did he prefer another woman? Would their love survive his betrayal and her abandonment?

My Review

4.5 Cliffhanging, Tearjerking, Wishing-on-Watery Stars!

God, I hate cliffhangers, but that doesn’t stop me from adoring this book! I finished it hours ago, and I can’t stop thinking about it, especially the ending (NO PEEKING!). I totally want to SLAP or even SPANK the guy with the last word. Grrrrrrrr! There’s nothing like getting choked by the words on the first page, but the last page too? Wow. Elizabeth York knows how to grab you by the throat and make you PAY ATTENTION. She RIPS the tears from your eyes and makes you feel. You better like crying if you’re going to read this.

I have never heard of wishing on water instead of stars. I wish I had known when my children were small, because it’s such a lovely idea.

“I was always told never to wish on the first star at night. If everyone wishes on one star, how will the star keep up? A star with too many wishes will just fall out of the sky. Rain drops [sic] are plentiful, and there are thousands. They wash away the filth and carry it to a better place. So when you make a wish, wish on the water and let it carry your problems away.”

The very best thing I can say about this book is that, after 51%, I made no more highlights, and I stopped making notes where I found myself crying. I had already made four such notes, the last one being, “SOBBING! GOD!” Yeah, I cried a LOT more, I’m sure, but I was also so sucked in to the story that I didn’t think to highlight one thing or make any notes for my book review, as I usually do. Like I said: by the throat. Elizabeth York knows how to use her words.

Lastly, you might wonder why this isn’t five stars for me. I’m sad to say my former-secretary self proofreads as she goes and I stumbled on just too many editing problems. This book would outright shine with better editing. For example, I’s (Sally and I’s attitude was positive) is not a thing. There’s a pronoun for that: my. There weren’t so many to wreck the story entirely, but they surely jarred me straight out of the book each time.

Overall, I highly recommend this book, and look forward to the second one (in hopes HE will get that SLAP from somebody). 😉

four-half-stars

About Elizabeth York

Up and coming author Elizabeth York has been writing for about seven years. Located in the southeast, she spends her days drinking sweet tea on the porch with her laptop in hand. She has devoted her life to her family and her books. With the loss of her Father to cancer in 2010 she makes “Dear Daddy” dedication pages in each book and donates 10% royalties to cancer research.

Take the time to get to know the characters and you will love them as much as she does.

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