Wished Away: (A Broken Fairy Tale)

Wished Away: (A Broken Fairy Tale)

by S.P. Cervantes

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ISBN-13: 9781500592714
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/06/2014
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Wished Away (A Broken Fairy Tale, #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Unique concept Favorite Quotes: “I will forever remember how perfect his lips feel against mine with our last kiss, and keep that memory locked away for the rest of my life.” “I feel like I’m walking through life skinned alive and my memories are like a gust of wind scraping across my exposed, raw skin.” “You’re the pulse that keeps my heart beating.  Everything I do is for you.”   My Review: An emotional and intriguing tale.  We start off with a couple in love, epic love, having been friends since the age of six.  But we aren’t allowed to be happy with them for long… half of this novel was simply heartbreaking, as our leading man dies all too soon.  I found this novel to be not only moving, but also interesting and unique - in content as well as the structure of how the story unfolds - as it was told from several aspects and in an uncommon way.  We hear from 2 different narrators - one male and one female - and the story slips back and forth in time as they recount their memories - good and bad - from childhood to his death.  Tricky and unique part aspect is that we continue on with our male narrator while he dies, and after… as he continues to remain while he feels the need to watch over his grieving wife and child.  And her anguish is palpable.  My only complaint with this book was that her sorrow turned into wallowing, and her inner dialog was too repetitive.   We are presented with the interesting musings, as well as the mental and emotional struggle our hero’s entity faces, in deciding he cannot leave his wife while she remains broken.  He is in conflict about moving on to the next phase, although he is unsure what that next phase would be.  He decides he cannot leave while his young widow and small child grieve, although he also senses this to be incorrect and feels a pull to a better place.  I found this such an interesting concept, as well as the notion that the spirit or entity could not retain his focus and was frequently surprised in the large gaps of time that had elapsed while he retreats to his memories.  This fascinated me.  I found this story quite moving, and was brought to tears several times.  Not only by their past and her grief, but in her reawakening. Our heroine is conflicted yet drawn into a new love with a beautiful, kind, and understanding man, who is similarly grief stricken after losing his wife.  Thankfully, there is much humor and levity provided by interactions with her life-long friends, as well as the excitement and discovery of new love.   Although steamy sex is implied and mentioned, the love scenes were more sweet and tender than steamy.