Having read “If I Didn’t Care” , the shorter, version of this story, I wasn’t sure what to expect in this new and expanded story. Well, I should have known better, since this author never disappoints the reader and this new version is truly a new book. Judd Hamilton , now one of Wishful’s finest, and Autumn Buchanan, a librarian, have been best friends since they were 6. He was always her protector against the abuses of her father. When he was 17, he took a bullet and almost died, trying to protect Autumn. As much as they love each other , neither has crossed the line for fear of losing that special bond. But Autumn can’t continue to see him with someone else and is ready to leave. That is , until the possibility of danger and then true danger puts Autumn’s life in jeopardy, and Judd will do anything to keep her safe. As the story progresses, and the danger escalates, so do the feelings between the two. Will they survive a second time, or will it be too late? Though I figured out the whodunit early on, from the start the story was engaging, touching, suspenseful, at times heartbreaking as well as heartwarming . I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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There is just something about this pair that makes my heart sigh in happiness. I read the original “If I Didn't Care” and I absolutely loved it. I can safely say that I love this version even more. I still stand behind my original words about Autumn and Judd’s story: I already loved Wishful before I started If I Didn't Care, but watching how this little town pulled together for Autumn and Judd made me love it even more. This new spin-off series isn't quite as cute and fluffy as the original Wishful books, and that's just fine by me. The Wishing For A Hero series takes us for a walk through the darker side of small-town life, but don't worry, there's still plenty of the heartwarming sweetness and downright zaniness we've all come to expect from the residents of Wishful. If you enjoy your romance and suspense tightly woven together then you need to read this. I will warn you, you may want to have that box of tissues handy when you get to the end. It's just the most glorious way to finish this book. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book through Booksprout.
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Often, I find that the first book in a series is ok, maybe decent. This book exceeded all expectations. I picked it up to start reading, and did not put it down until the very end. Autumn was a completely likable character. There was nothing about her to dislike. The writer made her likable without her being obnoxiously sweet. Her interaction with Mary Ann showed what a good person Autumn was to people. Autumn's father was even a good villian. Judd was also really likable. He was a strong male character and was not domineering. I liked that he was committed to taking care of Autumn at all costs. I liked the closeness to his family and his commitment to his job. It was kind of crazy that Judd was so COMPLETELY clueless about his relationship with Autumn. Not even about how he felt about her, or how she felt about him, but about what to do about it. I thought this was a really intriguing romantic suspense. Some things seemed to be obvious. Then I would read a little further and feel like maybe things were not so obvious. Kait Nolan even had me wondering about someone who was mentioned in the book but never made an appearance. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book received via Booksprout.
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