Friday, August 2, 2013

Blog Tour - Heat Wave: Wishing Cotton by Elizabeth M. Lawrence Review

Throw a penny in a well, wish on a star, find a four-leaf clover . . . No matter which rituals people follow, none ever seem to work. But what if there were a way to make wishes come true? For best friends Olive Alexander and Blair Adams, a beach holiday provides the perfect opportunity to see if they can find the secret. Could fellow vacationer Peter Keyes hold the key to solving this puzzle?
Pulling a piece of cotton candy from its cone, Olive rolled it around in her fingers, letting it get sticky and matted. She glowered down at the mess she was making without really seeing it and thought, “All I want is a man who will love me for who I am. Someone I can talk to and laugh with and be friends with. I just wish I could fall in love and know that it was real and true and forever. A man I can grow old with and go exploring with and just . . .”
Olive jumped about half a foot. The unexpected greeting came from her left, where a man of about thirty sat grinning at her. She was certain he had not been there a minute ago. Even in her funk, she would have noticed the kind, dark brown eyes, expressive eyebrows, and generous lower lip that gave her some rather interesting ideas about potential nibbling. His hair looked almost as though he had been electrocuted, sticking up in all directions in a way that should have been a disaster, but he managed to pull it off somehow. It suited him.
She attempted to regain her composure, but her heart was still hammering in a rather determined manner. “Um . . . Hi.” Brilliant. Someone should give her the Pulitzer.
“So,” her new acquaintance continued in a smooth British accent, “are you having some sort of existential crisis, or are you just not a fan of funfairs in general? You looked quite cross when I sat down.”
“I suppose I did,” she agreed, not really wanting to tell this man that she’d been indulging in a bit of a pity party.

Ever wish upon a star for something you've always wanted only to be disappointed when your wish didn't come true?  How about that lucky rabbit's foot?  For Olive and Blair that has been the case.  So while sitting on their vacation, they decide to make it a little more interesting and do an experiment by wishing for something different everyday using different techniques, wish upon a star, on a four leaf clover, you name it they wished on it.  They decided to keep track of their wishes and still nothing continues to happen.

Peter Keyes is on vacation as well.  He's there after the failure of his last book and needing a break.  All he wants is to find his way back and have success with a book he's always wanted to write.  Peter unknowingly does the same thing as the two women, makes a wish.  

When the three of them meet, will their wishes come true?  Or will their experiment be just that?

I thought this story was cleaver.  It was short and just the right length and I didn't even see the ending coming.  I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a short lighthearted read, 4 stars!

***ARC provided in exchange for a honest review***
 Elizabeth M. Lawrence is the author of both contemporary and period romances. Each book incorporates its own unique blend of humor and reverence, the paranormal and the mundane, innocence and insanity. In addition to her novels, Elizabeth serves as Editor-in-Chief for Renaissance Romance Publishing. A lifelong writer and former paralegal, Elizabeth divides her free time between her husband and two sons, her three cats, her collection of cozy murder mysteries, her slight Doctor Who obsession, and her mildly severe caffeine addiction. A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Elizabeth now works from her home in Cleveland, Ohio.
Twitter: @ELawrenceAuthor

Elizabeth M. Lawrence Tour Schedule:

7/23: Promo/excerpt: Kim
7/24: Guest Posts: Nat Wood
7/25: Interview: Cait Jarrod
7/26: Promo/Excerpt: Jennifer Garcia
7/30: Guest Post: R. E. Hargrave
7/31: Guest Post: Mich
8/1: Review: Lorenz Font
8/2: Review: Rose Caceres
8/3: Review: The Hive
8/4: Guest Post: Matt Lutz

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking part in my blog tour and for the lovely review!