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Five stars for Whispered Wishes by @suelilleyauthor #romanticsuspense #womensfiction #bookreview

Title: Whispered Wishes

Author: Sue Lilley

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Fiction, British Fiction

Book Blurb:

They're living the dream. But dreams aren't real life. And secrets can't be hidden forever... How can sworn enemies bury their toxic past? With tragedy snapping at their heels, can they work together to find a missing child, before it's too late? LUCAS: Ruthless celebrity photographer. Darling of reality TV. Clawed his way to the top from the wrong side of the tracks. Dupes Olivia and destroys everything she values. Now he's clinging too close to the edge. OLIVIA: Workaholic. Humiliated by fame-hungry Lucas. Her tiny cottage is far from the luxury she's used to. How will she cope with a neighbour like Nathan - as hostile as he's hot? NATHAN: Reclusive millionaire in hiding. Fears for his motherless young daughter. New neighbour Olivia is a disaster waiting to happen. Yet he can't get her out of his head. Lucas and Nathan have history. Old hurts run deep and trust is not on the agenda when Olivia is caught between them. Then Nathan's worst nightmare comes true. His beloved daughter is missing. If you like your relationships fiery and unpredictable, you'll love this much anticipated latest novel from Sue Lilley. Don't miss out. Scroll up to buy Whispered Wishes now and get right to the heart of this sizzling love triangle. An intriguing tale of bad choices and second chances. "...Riveting characters. Heartbreak, suspense, and surprising revelations. A beautiful, engaging story that will be hard to forget..." Readers' Favorite

My Review:

Olivia, after facing disgrace at the hands of fame-hungry photographer and reality star Lucas, flees to her cottage in the middle of nowhere. Having no idea what she’s going to do, she’s clearly a fish out of water. With the help of reclusive millionaire Nathan, she restores her cottage to make it livable. The more she’s around Nathan, the more she develops feelings for him. He’s a tricky man to figure out. One minute he’s kind to her, the next minute he berates her. The last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. But when Lucas comes crashing back into her life and Nathan’s daughter is kidnapped, all hell breaks loose. Three people battling each other, trying to protect themselves from heartbreak, not realizing they need each other to rescue one little girl before it’s too late. Can Olivia risk her heart for the man she truly loves or will he turn his back on her?

Whispered Wishes is hard to define but is mesmerizing to read. One minute it’s an enemies-to-lovers romance and the next it’s a gripping romantic suspense. It’s an unputdownable women’s fiction with Olivia front and centre. There’s plenty of conflict in this story but by the time you reach the end, it all comes together beautifully. You understand the characters (Olivia, Lucas and Nathan) and their motivations. For those who love watching reality shows like Real Housewives, you’ll adore Whispered Wishes. Sue Lilley weaves an intoxicating story with overlapping storylines, dramatic tension, realistic characters all set in a small village in England. The romance is understated which was refreshing for this reader. Highly recommend!

Favorite Character/Quote:

“There’s an old saying you should always whisper a wish, in case you need help to make it come true.”

My Rating: 5 stars

Buy it Now:

Free to read on Kindle Unlimited!

Author Biography:

Sue Lilley loves getting lost in a page-turning story and can never put a good book down. She’s published several well-received novels and short stories and is always engrossed in creating the next. Her tales of hope, dreams, temptations and impossible dilemmas are sexy and real. Her shameless love of eavesdropping is done in the name of research and inspiration. When she isn’t escaping somewhere else in her imagination, she lives in the stunning north east of England.

Praise for Sue from reviewers:

“…the author has a powerful voice for storytelling…” (Reading Alley)

“…her dialogue has the ring of authenticity…” (Book Viral)

“…the themes of love, life and betrayal were handled with respect and felt authentic…” (Indie Book Reviewers)

“… the plot and writing make this a hopeful and inspiring read…” (Readers’ Favorite)

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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