Review: Believe in the Wish by Christi Snow

May 20, 2017 Review 1

Review: Believe in the Wish by Christi Snow

I buried my twin sister six months after she found out she had cancer. Her funeral was three months ago. Today is our birthday and it started with delivery of letters from her.

It seems she didn’t trust me to move on after her death. She knows me too well. But how can I go on when my other half is just...gone? That’s not something I can recover from with a snap of my fingers. But I also can’t ignore her instructions even though I’d be perfectly content to cuddle up with my buddy, Johnnie Walker, and call it a year.

She has a list of things for me to do and there are rules attached.

There’s one major problem besides the fact it’s been three months since I left the house. I have to do all these things with her jerk of an ex, Hawk Simmons. He abandoned her shortly after she found out she was sick. If that wasn’t enough to make this a really bad idea, the fact that he makes an appearance in all my nighttime fantasies probably does.

I don’t think I can do this, but I owe it to my sister’s memory to try.

Title: Believe in the Wish
Author: Christi Snow
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Operation Endurance, The Shadow of Mudflap, When Love Intrudes, Snowcroft Lost
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: May 11, 2017
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 169
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Believe in the Wish by Christi Snow is quite the nice little book here. It’s got a good balance of emotion and hopefulness, served with a bit of steam. The story has a simple concept. Ethan’s twin sister died three months ago. Knowing her brother the way he is, she’s arranged a bucket list from the grave for him. He must fulfill all her requests if he wants to keep his business and home or else he loses both. On top of it all, she has assigned Hawk as his partner in crime. Ethan is reluctant but when it comes to Hawk, her ex that abandoned her shortly after she found out she was sick, he wants nothing to do with him. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a choice.

This is one of those stories you expected it to be a total tearjerker instead wasn’t. Ethan, hmmm, I had my moments with him. Can’t blame him for being kind of a jerk. Losing his twin being forced to do things he didn’t want to do with someone he didn’t like. I also wanted to shake him a few times and tell him time to move on with your life. Now Hawk, oh Hawk, him I really liked. He has soooo many secrets and some serious emotional baggage. Some you see coming, other not so much. As much as it was Ethan who lost his sibling, it was Hawk I wanted to hug. And then there’s Emma. The absent but ever-present character. She’s the one that started it all and is holding all the cards her motives had me guess but then I remembered Hawk’s secrets!

It wasn’t too hard to figure out the purpose behind Emma’s tasks for Ethan. Knowing her brother, she did it so he would just wallow in pain. Also easy to figure out why Hawk was involved, or at least I thought I did. One of the tasks in particular I loved. Not because of the task itself but because of the character it introduces. Miller. OMG!!! I ADORE Miller. What a surprising, delightful secondary. Okay, back to the story. There are moments that I did find just a smidge hard to swallow and a bit over the top. However, there weren’t many of them so I was able to enjoy the challenges that faced Ethan and Hawk.

I’ve read several books by Christi Snow although they have been more of the PNR genre. This is my first of her M/M writings which I did not know she wrote. I’m going to have to look into those other titles. For now, I’m going to go with recommending Believe in the Wish as a good romance read.

 

 

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