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A Wish for Us By Tillie Cole – Book Review

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Title: A Wish For Us

Author: Tillie Cole

Stand Alone New Adult Romance

The Story

39093527Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.

Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.

When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.

Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.

Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.

But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.

A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them.

My Review

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You know that feeling you get when you love an Author’s style and are eagerly anticipating his/her new release? but then, once you do get your hands on it… the poor thing loses against your high expectations… That was pretty much me in a nutshell regarding this book…

I love most of Tillie Cole’s work.. her Hangmen Series is one of my favorite and A Thousand Boy Kisses wreck me… So, I was looking forward to her new book (specially since it featured music as an important part of the story). However, I’m sad to say that it was pretty much a miss for me..

“You can’t fight the colors you were born to see.”

Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good book and it certainly has interesting topics, I was intrigued by the Synesthesia used in this book and what it would be like to hear colors, also the daily struggle of living with an illness and with depression and how it affects everyone around you.. I believe that the main issue I had with this book was the romance and how it was supposed to bring all these topics together but to me it didn’t. I didn’t feel the chemistry between the main characters and fail to feel anything actually for their relationship… I was more interested in them individually than together (which for a romance is not good at all) .. I also felt that it was a little too predictable but that tends to happen a lot with romance so, I don’t mind it so much..

I’m going to leave this not so good review like this (a little vague) because I’m sure that many of you will love this book .. and that’s great because like I said I still think that it has potential but it didn’t quite mesh well for me..

As Always

Happy Reading

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