Wish I May

Wish I May

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by Lexi Ryan
     
 

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New adult romance from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Unbreak Me. Due to sexual content and heavy subject matter, this book is intended for mature readers.

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"Nothing about her says cute. Everything about her says sex. And mine."

I never thought I'd see her again. Didn't think I wanted to. But the moment Cally

Overview

New adult romance from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Unbreak Me. Due to sexual content and heavy subject matter, this book is intended for mature readers.

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"Nothing about her says cute. Everything about her says sex. And mine."

I never thought I'd see her again. Didn't think I wanted to. But the moment Cally Fisher returns to New Hope, I know I could forgive her the most unthinkable secret, if only she would tell me.

This time, I'm fighting for her.

"After seven years. After breaking his heart and dismissing my own, I'm still very much his."

I never intended to return home, but to help my sisters, I'll confront my past...and William Bailey, the man whose eyes remind me of the girl I was, the things I've done, and the future I've lost. This would all be easier if William hated me. But he wants to be in my life, my secrets be damned.

If he learns the truth, it will destroy him.

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WISH I MAY is a standalone novel, but many enjoy reading it with the other books in Love Unbound, the books set in New Hope and about the characters readers have come to love. Each series can be read on its own or you can read them all.

Love Unbound: Splintered Hearts
Unbreak Me (Maggie's story)
Stolen Wishes: A Wish I May Prequel Novella (Will and Cally's prequel)
Wish I May (Will and Cally's novel)
Or read them together in the omnibus edition, Splintered Hearts: The New Hope Trilogy

Love Unbound: Here and Now
Lost in Me (Hanna's story begins)
Fall to You (Hanna's story continues)
All for This (Hanna's story concludes)
Or read them together in the omnibus edition, Here and Now: The Complete Series

Love Unbound: Reckless and Real
Something Wild (Liz and Sam's story begins)
Something Reckless (Liz and Sam's story continues)
Something Real (Liz and Sam's story concludes)
Or read them together in the omnibus edition, Reckless and Real: The Complete Series

Love Unbound: Mended Hearts
Playing with Fire (Nix's story, coming summer 2015)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148792161
Publisher:
Ever After, LLC
Publication date:
10/05/2013
Series:
Splintered Hearts , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
76,798
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Lexi Ryan, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. Lexi writes full time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband and two children. Please visit www.lexiryan.com

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Wish I May 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
sillyitiliangrl More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book!  After reading Unbreak Me I really didn't think I could love Will. But I learned so much about him in Wish I May that there is no way to not love him.  I went into this expecting Will to be the wishy washy man who just doesn't want to be alone I knew him to be from Unbreak Me, but I was wrong, way wrong.  Will is generous and thoughtful almost to a fault.  He has a heart so big he cannot stand to watch someone suffer when he can help.  He also had his heart irrevocably broken seven years ago. Enter Cally.  She broke my heart over and over again.  Each time I thought I had come to terms with the horrors of her life new information came up that ripped me apart again.  Cally's story had me in tears more than once.  Her dedication to her family, especially her sisters, is amazing but the only choices life has given her are horrible.  On the surface she is a far from respectable, but just looking right under the fine layer of dust that covers her you can clearly see she has a heart of pure gold. The first moment Cally and Will come together in Wish I May it is obvious they have a significant history together.  I enjoyed watching as Cally and Will try to navigate life while protecting what is left of their shattered hearts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading will and cally's story. Lexi Ryan is not afraid to include tough topics in her books which make the stories more real. I'm definitely a fan of her writing. 207 pgs
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never loved a book as much as this one series. I laughed and cried . Every woman wants a love like William, and every man needs a srong woman like Cally. I still hope and dream to find that for my self.
ShawnaShauntia More than 1 year ago
So I fell head over heals in love with Unbreak Me and everything that it stood for. So when Wish I May came into existence I knew that I had to read it. Wish I May is the story of William from Unbreak Me and his high school love Cally.  I have to admit after reading Unbreak Me William had officially landed himself on my "douche" I mean really who not only dates sisters but intend to marry them as well. My feelings about him are really conflicted on one hand I get the impression that he's lost and is desperately find that "one" and keeps finding himself in a bad situation. On the other I'm convinced that he's a serial caption safe her. While Cally was very much broken I don't think she needed someone to exactly safe as much as she just needed someone to just be there. My feelings in regards to Cally wavered a few times as well. For someone so hell bent on getting the point the across that she's not one of those girls that could be bought she was very hung up on the idea of having money. I recall doing a few eye rolls and some uggghh. Honestly doesn't she know that even people with money have their share of problems too. Wish I May had its share of drama, heartbreak, swoon worthy moments, and even middle finger moments. I thorough even enjoyed it from being to end. Ms. Ryan definitely has a true talent with creating broken people that you can't get enough of. I especially like that not everything was sunshine and butterflies. I would defiantly recommend Wish I May as soon as you can finish reading Unbreak Me and fall in love with a few of the residents of the small town of New Hope. Favorite Lines: "Holy sexual tension, Batman" "But you can't belong to someone you don't give yourself to". "Nothing can be done about the past, and I don't need to know what happened to forgive. **Huge thanks to the author for providing me with an arc copy in exchange for my honest opinion**
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micharch More than 1 year ago
Lexi Ryan deals with some tough subject matter in this book.  I was unsure if I was going to like it.  She caught me up in the story and didn't let me go until I finished.  Cally was a strong character who went through so much just to make sure she and her sisters survived.  Will was his usual charming self and I was happy to see him finally get his dream.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and exciting adventure thru life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book just as much as the first one! Read these books you wont be disapointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this down! It was awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't write many reviews but this book was amazing. I felt everything the character was going through and felt. Wonderfully written, beauitful story of a girl who scarificed so much for her family and a boy who strived so hard to fix people but no one knew he needed fixing too. William and Cally together on the outside seemed different but really they are the same trying to find a place to fit in the world. The story its self is so true so many different stories all in one. People turn the other cheek and never bother trying to really understand the situation... again wonderful book looking foward to more from this author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
William is my boyfriend for life. I love the hero in this book. The heroine not so much. I didn't really understand her. The story is great really keeps your interest and is soooo hot.
Megz_0711 More than 1 year ago
Ohhhh where to even start with this review. Can I tell you how amazing this book was. I was so emotionally involved and moved and touched in this book that it felt like I was the one actually living this life.  Okay so we start off in the past...7 years ago. Will and Cally are two teenagers completely head over heels in love with one another. Even though Will is older and even though Cally is willing to lose her virginity to Will, but he wants to wait till prom night. To make it special and meaningful. So they decide to wait. Well whilst all this is going on Cally her two sister and her mother are moving. Her mother is divorcing their father and she is moving them to Nevada. The promise of still coming back for prom to be with Will and then still having a future with one another.  However.....that isn't what happens...... In present time Cally is driving back home with her two younger sisters heading to their father's house. Their mother has recently died and they have no where else to go. Cally hasn't been back since she left. While yelling at the GPS system trying to find her father's house she runs into Will. And for the two of them it is like time stood still. Will is supposed to hate Cally. Pretty sure he does. I mean really she broke his heart, ripped it out of his chest and stomped on it. However, when he first sees Cally time stops and its like being back in the past and in that moment he realizes he's still in love with Cally. Cally still finds him hawt as ever and of course she still loves him.....for her it's always been Will. Instead of shoving her away or being mean he helps her find her fathers house.  So whilst all this is going on Cally finds out that her father isn't home so she'll need to take the girls to a motel for the night. As the reader we learn that Cally's life has been rough and that's putting it mildly. Cally has not had it easy or good. Her mother became a drug addict and and Cally was supporting her family because their father didn't. Not only that but Cally had to do some things that she isn't proud of. I honestly have no idea how she survived it and not only that she thrived....in a sense. Anyways the plan was to drop her sisters off, get them settled in with their father and then take back off to work. She'd send money to help out as well. However, the reality is never that easy.  On the flip side of that Will has done very well for himself. Well sorta. I mean financially and all he's set. Love life....well not so much. He's been engaged before....yeah....you'll have to read about that. And "loved" women...especially those unattainable and all and no strings attached hook ups. Looking to fill a void left in his heart from when he was a teenager. So instead of again being mean and hating Cally he offers to help her out. She is looking to find a place to work...she's a massage therapist and yes while her mother was one too with happy finishes and all, that's not Cally. So Will helps her find a place to work out of to help build some clients to help pay for things because her father's house is falling down and is in no shape to really take care of his children.  Well while this goes on feelings come back full force for the two of them and Cally is trying to be good and do the right things (especially since she knows she isn't staying this time) and Will just can't seem to stay away. One thing leads to another and all 3 girls have to vacate their father's house for a few days and Will offers to host the girls in his home. Aww.....LOVE IT!!!! I really want these two to figure things out and find that love again....I really love their characters.  Anyways one of the flingy things that Will had with a chick her name is Meredith. Uggg ugly fat cow......and I have a few other choice words for her. She comes back to constantly stir things up and she's very nasty to Cally. Cally starts to get comfortable...sort of. Her and Will kind of explore their feelings and they might finally see what being with each other is like. However, there is a few other hidden secrets that Cally has and it might be just enough to scare Will away? Can Cally run from her past? Or will it finally catch up to her? If it does what does that mean for her? Her family? And Will and his "past" that keeps coming into the present? Can Will and Cally really ever move on together? Well you'll have to read to find out and let me tell you it is sooooo worth it. This book has everything and I found myself crying a few times during this book as well as shocked, happy, sad, hawt moments, awww moments and a lot of other ones. So make sure to go get your hands on this book it is sooo worth it!!!    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Formulaic romance novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing at times frustrating but completely worth it. I love all the characters I've met in New Hope except the ones were suppose to hate and look forward to getting more in depth with them in the future works of Lexi Ryan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! I was hooked by the first chapter. I would definitely recommend this book as a must read!
ShawnaSurvey More than 1 year ago
So I fell head over heals in love with Unbreak Me and everything that it stood for. So when Wish I May came into existence I knew that I had to read it. Wish I May is the story of William from Unbreak Me and his high school love Cally.  I have to admit after reading Unbreak Me William had officially landed himself on my "douche" I mean really who not only dates sisters but intend to marry them as well. My feelings about him are really conflicted on one hand I get the impression that he's lost and is desperately find that "one" and keeps finding himself in a bad situation. On the other I'm convinced that he's a serial caption safe her. While Cally was very much broken I don't think she needed someone to exactly safe as much as she just needed someone to just be there. My feelings in regards to Cally wavered a few times as well. For someone so hell bent on getting the point the across that she's not one of those girls that could be bought she was very hung up on the idea of having money. I recall doing a few eye rolls and some uggghh. Honestly doesn't she know that even people with money have their share of problems too. Wish I May had its share of drama, heartbreak, swoon worthy moments, and even middle finger moments. I thorough even enjoyed it from being to end. Ms. Ryan definitely has a true talent with creating broken people that you can't get enough of. I especially like that not everything was sunshine and butterflies. I would defiantly recommend Wish I May as soon as you can finish reading Unbreak Me and fall in love with a few of the residents of the small town of New Hope. Favorite Lines: "Holy sexual tension, Batman" "But you can't belong to someone you don't give yourself to". "Nothing can be done about the past, and I don't need to know what happened to forgive. **Huge thanks to the author for providing me with an arc copy in exchange for my honest opinion** Please check out my blog at shawnasurvey dot blogspot dot com. Follow me on Twitter @shawnasurvey. Like me on Facebook at facebook dot com / shawnasurvey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Beginning to end, it was a great read. I couldn't put it down. It was as good, or better than Unbreak Me.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
I knew I was in major trouble reading this book when I spouted tears after only reading the prologue. I was in for a marathon roller coaster ride of emotion, and my addiction to NA Contemporary Romances had me craving what was in the pages of this book so much so that for a few hours nothing, and I mean NOTHING, else mattered. I fell in love with Will the minute he was introduced, in fact, I fell in love with Cally just as much. Life hadn't been easy for her, and at that pivotal moment in a teen's life, she was uprooted and just had to accept that things were never really going to be the same again. She was a sweet character and I had to wonder what is was that she'd done to make her return to New Hope so foreboding. When what had happened all those years before came to light, I still had to wonder why Cally had turned away from Will so suddenly, and the more the story progressed, them more my heart broke for her. Not only had she lost the love of her life, but she'd been forced to lead a life she never would have chosen had there been another way to protect her sisters. As I've already mentioned, I fell in love with Will immediately, but the more I got to know him, the deeper in love I fell. He was just so charming and caring, and even after everything that had transpired between him and Cally previously, he followed his heart and gave her a second chance. He even went out of his way to help her family, and he didn't do it to "buy" her. He did it because that was the amazing man he was. Of course, no great romance can ever run smoothly, so when Cally's past comes a knocking all hell breaks loose and she is forced to reveal her deepest, darkest secret. Brandon - Argh! My skin crawls just thinking about him - he was just despicable, and that stunt he pulled at the end...he deserved far worse than what he got! There were many great characters in this book. I loved Lizzy and , and even wasn't so bad. Then there was Meredith. That slimy snake. I knew she was going to be a problem, but at one point I actually believed she was a nice person. Boy was I wrong. Ryan poured so much love and heart into this story and I felt everything her characters felt; their joy, their pain, their anger, their sorrow, and even their passion. Whew! She certainly knows how to heat up the pages, and I wouldn't mind trying out that restaurant scene. It was sexy as hell. **fans self** This book really was amazing in so many ways. It was chock-full of everything I expect from this type of read. I never wanted it to end. If I could give it a million Bloody Crescents, even that wouldn't be enough...It was fantastic!
chrissycf30 More than 1 year ago
I finished this book in a day, almost in one sitting! It was a great read, full of heartbreak, love, reconciliation, and turmoil! Lexi did an amazing job bringing these characters to life in this book, and making you feel their pain! Cally is back in New Hope after her mother dies to drop off her siblings with her father, and head back to Vegas to continue her job. She hasn’t been back since she was a teenager, and the first person she see’s is her ex William who she left high and dry. When they see each other you can still tell there are feelings, but you don’t know the whole story yet. As the story progresses, you see why Cally did what she did all those years ago, and Williams love for her. My heart broke for the things Cally had to go through and why she is the way she is now. You are pulling for these two to get back together throughout the whole book, but at the same time, you want to smack William for being so willing to forget and move forward, and Cally for not just being honest! The friends Cally left behind also, seemed a little too forgiving, but I guess that’s what good friends are for! I really liked this book, and the characters were written exquisitely and the story was very fluent! I just wish we would have seen some more of William playing a little more hard to get ;)
SheBookBlogs More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars : This book had things that I just love in a book. #1 – A kind, selfless heroine. #2 – An awesome, hot hero. #3 – High school sweet hearts that separated, but still secretly in love with eachother. #4 – Steam #5 – A vindictive (and I mean an absolute b***h) of an ex-girlfriend, if you even want to call her an ex. #6 – A past that one is trying to run away from. I think this is one series that I am glad that I did not read the first book. I think I would have felt differently about Will and not liked him as much especially since my understanding is that he wanted someone else in Unbreak Me. I would have thought he was just looking for love in all the wrong places and it would make me feel as if he was just hoping for love anywhere. So I was glad that his one true love was someone he never got over when he was in high school. I will admit, it made me leery of Will’s feelings for Cally hearing about his previous love interests. However, you can not help but fall in love with Will. I was worried for both Will and Cally. How everything was going to work out for them, Cally did not have it easy when her mother moved her sisters and her to Vegas when she was a teenager and it coming back to her hometown just brought more challenges. Mostly people not minding their own business. The story had a lot of revelations about Cally and Will so it had my interest throughout. It was a nice romance about second chances. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
"She can make you move, but she can't take you away from me. You're mine. In New Hope, in Nevada, in Timbuktu, you'll always be mine." After the death of their mother, Cally returns to New Hope with her sisters. She's running away from the life she's led since she was forced to leave seven years ago. She's keeping secrets. Cally doesn't plan to stay in town long. She can't bear the thought of facing Will again after all this time, not considering how things ended between them. Despite the time and distance, she still has strong feelings for him, but can't imagine being with him again after all these years. She's not the girl he once knew anymore. She doesn't want him to know the girl she's become.  "After seven years. After the lamest breakup in the history of breakups. After breaking his heart and dismissing my own, I'm still very much his." Will doesn't know what Cally's life has been like since she left him. He doesn't know the real reason she broke up with him or the decisions she's had to make. All he knows is that his feelings for her, his attraction to her, is just as strong as it was when they were last together. TIme and distance can't change the trajectory of true love permanently. After a couple encounters, it's apparent she feels the same way. They have issues to overcome, but it's possible if they're both willing to try.  "How can he affect me so much more than any other man I've ever been with? He's always been the standard by which all other men have been measured and come up short." At its core, Wish I May is a story of family, true love, forgiveness and second chances. There are many deeper issues within, but these are the ones that stood out the most for me. The characters were charming. Will was absolutely swoon-worthy. I just wanted to hug him and tell him it would all be ok. It's not often in books that you find the guy is the one who desperately wants to be in a relationship. He stands out from the crowd that way. He's sexy and sweet and swoony. I liked Cally. She was conflicted about so much, but she was still strong. She was determined to give her sisters a good life, despite what she had to give up to do so. While I might question the lengths she went to, there's no doubt she had her sisters' best interest in mind the whole time. Desperation drives people to extreme lengths. I loved her sisters, especially Drew. She seemed to always be there to break then tension when things got to be too much. I feel like I could be friends with each and every one of the characters in this book. If you're looking for an easy, relatively angst-free story with some heat, you should definitely give this one a try. With strong characters and sweet romance; hot sexy scenes and moments that brought a tear to my eye, this book had it all.  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.