Title: What You Wish For
Author: Katherine Center
Release Date: July 14th 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
From Katherine Center, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope.
Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas—the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter—a former, unrequited crush of Sam’s from many years before.
When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He’s become stiff, and humorless, and obsessed with school safety. Now, with Duncan determined to destroy everything Sam loves about her school in the name of security—and turn it into nothing short of a prison—Sam has to stand up for everyone she cares about before the school that’s become her home is gone for good.
What really drew me to this book was the cover. It’s bright colors made me stop and want to find out what this book is about. This is a different type of read than I’m used to but the blurb got my attention, so in I went.
From the storyline and the characters, this book was delightful and entertaining! I love Samantha! Her humor and wit made her such a great character and easy to love. For me anyway. The other characters were great in their own way and added that extra oomph to the story. I did like the chemistry between her and Duncan. The playful banter and their quirkiness was way cute and had me smiling like a goof. I loved the message of hope and overcoming your fears. This book will have you smiling, laughing, and even shedding some tears.
This was a fantastic read! One that pleasantly surprised me. I will look into other works by this author since I highly enjoyed this one. I give this 5 stars.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*