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Where Wishes Go ❰Reading❯ ➹ Where Wishes Go Author S.A. McAuley – Thomashillier.co.uk Can you have a second chance at a first loveNick Paine is just starting to return to normal after he told his wife he s gay and asked for a divorce Despite a daughter he loves dearly and a job he beli Can you have a second chance at a first loveNick Paine is just starting to return to normal after he told his Where Wishes PDF \ wife he s gay and asked for a divorce Despite a daughter he loves dearly and a job he believes in, part of him is stuck in the past He s never forgotten the first love he let fade away fifteen years ago Adam Izz Azzi has settled into a happy rhythm His daughter is healthy, he s found a mosque that accepts him, and his work as a modern artist is gaining international attention While his past is fraught with mistakes and what ifs, his life now is good, and he doesn t want to upset any of the balance he s worked so hard to achieve When Nick and Izz are reunited by luck and fate, their attraction is just as undeniable, but what was left unsaid haunts them They have hope for a future together, but wishing may not be enough.


10 thoughts on “Where Wishes Go

  1. Baba Baba says:

    2 stars DNF 51% Review posted September 29, 2015Before anyone gets their panties in a twist, according to GR, a two star rating means it was ok To me, however, it wasn t really ok, but it s definitely worthy ofthan one star Two stars it is, then.It pains me to say this but Where Wishes Go wasn t my cup of tea It specifically pains me because I have liked a few of S.A McAuley s books in the past and I was very much looking forward to reading Where Wishes Go After all, the premise di 2 stars DNF 51% Review posted September 29, 2015Before anyone gets their panties in a twist, according to GR, a two star rating means it was ok To me, however, it wasn t really ok, but it s definitely worthy ofthan one star Two stars it is, then.It pains me to say this but Where Wishes Go wasn t my cup of tea It specifically pains me because I have liked a few of S.A McAuley s books in the past and I was very much looking forward to reading Where Wishes Go After all, the premise did sound interesting and I was already familiar with her writing All thereason to check this one out.Well, after only having read a few pages, my gut feeling was negative I can do the normal kind of sweet, but I can neither do sap nor melodrama I felt there was quite an abundance of both here Voices broke, words came out choked, or they were pleading, or crying And when they weren t sad, they seemed to be smiling, laughing or grinning one too many times.Word count111 x smile, smiled, smiles56 x grin, grins, grinned, grinning121 x laugh, laughter, laughed, laughing I m going to spare you the examples smiles The waterworks Adam started to tear up.Adam felt the tears welling up in his eyes Shelly wiped away a tear wide brown eyes filling with tears his chest constricting and the tears tugging at his eyes matching the tracks of hot tears hot prickling sensation of brimming tears her eyes wet with unshed tears Adam felt the beginning of tears prickling at the corners of his eyes.His chest ached and tears prickled at the corners of his eyes watched the trickle of one teardrop from the edge of Nick s eye track down his cheek, etc.Frowny faces32 x frowned, frown, 1 x non frown Nick frowned.Nick frowned.Adam frowned and decided Adam frowned deeply, Adam frowned and threw his keys on the table Adam frowned and slowed down, He frowned when he finally picked up Nick frowned and studied Adam.Nick s frown deepened.Adam frowned.She frowned.Nick frowned.He frowned.etc.Baba makes a frowny face too.17 x furrowed Adam furrowed his brow His brows furrowed Adam s eyebrows furrowed together.Adam s brow furrowed.Charlie furrowed his brow.Nick furrowed his brow.Nick furrowed his brow and followed Nick furrowed his brow, trying Nick furrowed his brow but didn t Adam furrowed his brow and looked Adam furrowed his brow and tried to piece together Adam s brows furrowed.Nick s brow furrowed at the mention Adam furrowed his brow as he looked etc.17 x is not really all that much but it somehow stuck with me Worse, it irritated me.I just didn t connect with the main characters and never felt emotionally invested As a matter of fact, I don t want to be forced to feel something it should happen naturally over the course of time, but sugary sweet storytelling and or writing isn t the right motivator for me, TBH Anyway, the characters irked me and the storyline did not manage to captivate me Adam was a wuss, a drama queen and a procrastinator Don t get me wrong, I actually like the brooding kind of hero very much, but Adam was a PITA What I thought was a little bit disappointing was Adam s religious background I can t speak for the second half of the story, but halfway through and the Muslim aspect was only superficially touched upon, which was just not good enough for me.Also, what rubbed me the wrong way was the portrayal of the two girls They were the sweetest angels who must have graced our Mother Earth Granted, I don t have any girls but I m a mother of two boys and I assure you that even though people are cooing over my avatar and his gorgeous hair and post sweet comments, i.e He s a cherub etc he s not I mean he s cute and all that I love him dearly and he can be nice when he feels like showing himself at his very best, but he isn t an angel Honestly, nothing could be further from the truth Let me tell you something His favorite words are No No No, not now I did say no No, I don t want to do that Wait, I am busy now I don t have time now I can t I m drawing now No, I want to play with my Legos Later When I tell him to brush his teeth Not now Later When I tell him to do his homework But, Mom Yes, but Mo ooooom Mom to K There is no but after a yes, K Jesus.Fucking.Christ Of course I don t voice that Jesus.Fucking.Christ, but I think you get the gist I mean this is what I hear every friggin day Seven days a week, 365 days a year Now, nobody should tell me that girls are sooooooo sweet and soooooo obedient all the time Because they are not When I see what goes on in my son s class those girls Whew I think I m glad that I have two boys, thank you very much view spoiler Miriam has a cardiac defect hide spoiler and as far as drama is concerned, it was so easy to guess where the plot was headed A perfect foundation for another little drama.I decided to throw in the towel at 51% when Nick talked about his epiphanyview spoiler Two years ago, the day Shelly told me she wanted to try for another kid I looked at Katie and thought that it would be amazing to have another one like her, but I didn t want to have that child with Shelly I wanted to have it with you Everything I had with her the kid, the house, the mundane daily tasks and bills I wanted with you That s when I knew Adam froze as he tried to grasp the enormity of what Nick was telling him, but before he could even start to reconcile any of it, Nick kept talking And that was also the day I asked Shelly for a divorce Jesus Hello, plot twist She asks for a kid and you ask for a dissolution of your marriage Nick nodded Yep Then I told her I was gay That same day I can t believe you made it out of that day alive, Nick hide spoiler How convenient, right view spoiler Shelly telling him that she wanted another kid hide spoiler and bam He knows he s gay cue eye roll view spoiler Nick is pining over Adam, they get back together and Nicky boy has a second kid With Adam Problem solved hide spoiler Other quibblesThe endearment baby girl Ig ha fasch berbisse wo ni das ha m esse l se That s Swiss German and I m going to translate it only loosely I almost snapped because I m highly allergic to the endearment baby girl since I read this horrible book Baby Girl RuinedWell, even if I hadn t read that dumb story, I wouldn t be fond of baby girl eitherWhat did you wish for, baby girl Yeah, baby girl I ll call her Of course, baby girl I love you too, Nick s baby girl And you are always beautiful, baby girl, but tonight you Never, baby girl The writing didn t really appeal to me, i.e Adam frowned deeply, felt his chest constricting and the tears tugging at his eyes.Sprung, leaked, tore, roared, ripped, flooded Fury spiked his blood, and set his teeth and nerves on edge The anger dissected him, bisected him, until it was as if it was tearing him in half with the force of it. Anyhoo, I don t want to prolong my review unnecessarily It looks like I m in the minority once again, so I d like to encourage you to give this book a try It might as well work out just fine for you All quotes are taken from the pre published copy and may be altered or omitted in the final copyARC courtesy of author S.A McAuley in exchange for an honest review The author has a really nice backlist and I d recommend you to check out An Immoveable Solitude 3 stars one of the best three star books I ve ever read Someday It Will Be 4 starsThis is What a Cold Lake Looks Like 5 stars


  2. .Lili. .Lili. says:

    Where Wishes Go by S.A McAuley is the love story of Nick and Adam Nick, who has recently divorced and has custody of his daughter and Adam, the brooding artist who is the single parent of his daughter Fate has brought them together 15 years after old hurts and fears separated themI m just amazed to have you here in front of me, with this chance again We both have our histories, together and apart But I m hoping that maybe we can continue this together In whatever form that takesWhere Wishes Go by S.A McAuley is the love story of Nick and Adam Nick, who has recently divorced and has custody of his daughter and Adam, the brooding artist who is the single parent of his daughter Fate has brought them together 15 years after old hurts and fears separated themI m just amazed to have you here in front of me, with this chance again We both have our histories, together and apart But I m hoping that maybe we can continue this together In whatever form that takes I ve just I ve missed you Nick This story was not at all what I was expecting Going in, I thought this story would be full of angst and turmoil and it wasn t it It was surprisingly low angst with snarky humor provided mainly by their friends.What I loved Great character development The chemistry between Nick and Adam Loved the main characters and secondary characters Story flow had a nice easy pace I appreciated how Nick and Adam communicated with each other There was no miscommunication between them The humor I mentioned earlier The epilogue was very sweet.Couple things I wish, though A fewintimate moments between the two main characters More angst I was in the mood for a heavy read so I just wanted a bitheartbreak.A disclaimer If you re afraid the book has a lot do with religion don t worry it doesn t The topic is mentioned but is not a major plot point All in all, this is a sweet second chance love story It s not just about romance, though it s about family and friendships and it will leave you with a smile on your face A solid 4 stars ARC kindly provided by Dreamspinner Press for an honest review This review has been cross posted at Reviews by JesseWave


  3. Debra Debra says:

    Reviewed for Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance Click here for a guest post and giveaway from S.A McAuley Although their paths diverged wildly after they lost touch 15 years ago after graduating high school, Nick and Adam both wind up in eerily similar circumstances, almost as if fate had been guiding them back to each other once they were ready Adam is an artist and his emotions are integral to his work, while Nick is a vice president of a hospital system and necessarily sees things wit Reviewed for Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance Click here for a guest post and giveaway from S.A McAuley Although their paths diverged wildly after they lost touch 15 years ago after graduating high school, Nick and Adam both wind up in eerily similar circumstances, almost as if fate had been guiding them back to each other once they were ready Adam is an artist and his emotions are integral to his work, while Nick is a vice president of a hospital system and necessarily sees things withof a logical view.Even after 15 years, Adam is still struggling with losing Nick He has poured those emotions into his art and is finally on the verge of really putting those feelings to rest When Nick discovers that Adam is closer than he ever expected, the memories that he has hung onto over the years come back with a vengeance While all the memories are happy, Nick is not sure why they ever lost touch and not sure he s ready to face the man who had made him so happy then disappeared from his life With the help of some meddling friends and family, the two soon find themselves face to face and trying to reconnect.Different from other S.A McAuley books I ve read, this is a low angst, feel good story of two adults finding their way back to each other The focus is on the rebuilding of their relationship and discovering the differences between the kids they were and the men they have become Adam has had adifficult past than Nick, resulting in a lot of emotional baggage He finds it hard to just trust Nick and open himself up to the possibility of losing him again Nick is a bit oblivious at first, but he is determined to prove to Adam that his feelings are real and he is ready to be there for the long haul.While the steam factor is low with few sex scenes, the ones we do get see are intense and meaningful I wouldn t have minded a fewas there was great chemistry The secondary characters made up of Nick and Adam s friends provided humor, support and bit of snark Both men also have children and they are an integral part of the story, but do not overwhelm it.This was not the roller coaster of emotions I ve come to expect from this author It was asubdued story, without excessive drama, a low angst feel good story with a gorgeous happy ending I am a big fan of men who act their age and Adam and Nick do that as they work through past hurt and misunderstanding to build a future and a family based on love, trust and honesty


  4. Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥ Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥ says:

    4 stars.Low angst, sweet contemporary story featuring a second chance love.I really enjoyed this story, with an amazing cast to go with it I read this in one sitting straight through, that s how much I liked it I feel like DSP always lacks the passion that I require with stories like this Very low angst, and I love the second chance romance I just wish the passion was there between Nick Adam I expected it to be fire once these two settled through their difference, instead I just felt like 4 stars.Low angst, sweet contemporary story featuring a second chance love.I really enjoyed this story, with an amazing cast to go with it I read this in one sitting straight through, that s how much I liked it I feel like DSP always lacks the passion that I require with stories like this Very low angst, and I love the second chance romance I just wish the passion was there between Nick Adam I expected it to be fire once these two settled through their difference, instead I just felt like it was coasting through passion wise Both guy deal with pretty much different aspects in their past, but they are able to move forth and understand what happened all those years ago I liked the idea of Adam being of a different race and religion outside of being catholic I loved seeing his Islam religion being acceptance of him as a person, as well as his sexuality I liked that both guys had children I think children in stories show ahuman approach I love the side characters as well I hope some of them can get little novellas of some sort All in all, I think the author did a good job with this story I d recommend to all


  5. Bev Bev says:

    A second chance and feel good story Plenty of non communication which only made things worse, but lots of engaging characters in this one especially Charlie and Daniel Flame On The two young girls were little princesses, and I was so happy everything worked out for Miriam in the end Sam s writing was as good as usual, but there were a few typos and things got bogged down sometimes 4 stars from me.


  6. Kade Boehme Kade Boehme says:

    Wow Just wow This was so so fabulous Will havwords soon.


  7. Tina Tina says:

    Where Wishes Go is a sweet, sometimes sad story of two men who struggle a lot but truly find their place in the world and a great love to complete each other It has the perfect balance of romance, heartbreak, and sweetness.The story has a really nice and solid pace and it s so easy to fall for both of the guys You love with them, you suffer with them and you d do anything to help them finding their HEA.Recommended to those who like a character driven story with lots of heart, kids, and a sen Where Wishes Go is a sweet, sometimes sad story of two men who struggle a lot but truly find their place in the world and a great love to complete each other It has the perfect balance of romance, heartbreak, and sweetness.The story has a really nice and solid pace and it s so easy to fall for both of the guys You love with them, you suffer with them and you d do anything to help them finding their HEA.Recommended to those who like a character driven story with lots of heart, kids, and a sentimental, sappy ending


  8. Book Junky Girls Book Junky Girls says:

    4.5 StarsAdam and Nick have always thought of each other in a what if way after their time together in high school came to an end after graduation, now 15 years later the two suddenly find themselves face to face Will they find in the other what they always wanted or will their memories prove to have been better than seeing each other again.Nick is a businessman who is forced to have his phone with him 24 7, but he also knows how to turn it off and that right there says allot about him to me H 4.5 StarsAdam and Nick have always thought of each other in a what if way after their time together in high school came to an end after graduation, now 15 years later the two suddenly find themselves face to face Will they find in the other what they always wanted or will their memories prove to have been better than seeing each other again.Nick is a businessman who is forced to have his phone with him 24 7, but he also knows how to turn it off and that right there says allot about him to me He is sweet and caring and always does what is best for others Seeing him learn about himself is just one of the things I loved about him.Adam has known tough times and has come out of it all for the better He loves deeply and when he trusts he does it with his whole heart He is your typical brooding artist and the fun part is HE knows it These two have had their share of tough times, but it has all brought them to where they are now There is so much complexity to this story and I absolutely LOVED it all Each of the main characters were so well written that you feel like you are truly getting to know them I enjoyed the depth of their feelings as they were written on the page because it make me feel like I was the one going through those emotions Great read and can t wait to see


  9. ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ says:

    3.75 Star reviewage on Prism Book Alliance During the first pages of this book, I felt good The characters were introduced in every day ways, highlighting the kind of people they are, their diversity immediately on display I felt like I was settling in for a cozy read That was mostly the case I had been invited in to story time, not just to it.Friendship is an important part of this story Just as quickly as I d fell into the lives of these characters, the different relationships and types o 3.75 Star reviewage on Prism Book Alliance During the first pages of this book, I felt good The characters were introduced in every day ways, highlighting the kind of people they are, their diversity immediately on display I felt like I was settling in for a cozy read That was mostly the case I had been invited in to story time, not just to it.Friendship is an important part of this story Just as quickly as I d fell into the lives of these characters, the different relationships and types of friendships showed themselves to be the backbones of the entire thing This is deftly coupled with the family dynamics, both existing and those newly created as all of these characters make their way through the challenges they re faced with in this book Many different familial relationships are portrayed and they felt real and worthy of being included.I found myself looking forward to reading this each time I could get back to it As I learnedabout Adam and Nick, I wondered what s next What are they going to do What are they doing right now This has an interesting mix of tones, feeling like a fairytale love holding hands with the unavoidable need to deal with the past and the pain that comes with that Fate is warring with itself in the forms of Adam and Nick and the relationship that might or might not come to be.McAuley takes her time with the telling of this story, revealing details and their emotional impact in realistic ways This approach helped me make connections to the characters Sometimes I d lose that connection, though, due to sentences and passages feeling over extended, overdone When I feel like I have to take a mental breath while reading, that indicates a point where restraint would have been a beneficial tool Some dialogue heavy scenes also felt overly long for this same reason.This leads me into the uneven pacing during some build ups and conflicts A lot of time is spent on issues, past mistakes, hurt feelings between Nick and Adam, and most of this feels right, it works However, some of the resolutions feel rushed and were not worth the price of the suffering In other words, I was robbed, and so were the characters.The supporting characters are a lovely lot Adam s mom, Nick s mom, both Adam and Nick s daughters, Charlie the agent and friend of Adam s, Daniel the boutique owner and friend of Nick s, and Roban, who might have some of the best lines and nicknames of the bunch They re all well drawn, with a few instances when their personalities seem to blur into one another A few times while reading, Charlie soundedlike Daniel than Charlie Even so, they re all entertaining and important to the story, especially Miriam and Katie.We get some humor, especially when some of the guys are hanging out, having fun Daniel and Charlie in particular enjoy some fine scene stealing moments Daniel s story is begging to be told, in my opinion How he came to be the person he is, his strengths, and there are so many questions just waiting to be answered in a Daniel type way These exchanges often made me feel like I was watching a movie, it was that easy to picture and hear everything going on.I ve enjoyed every story by S.A McAuley that I ve read, including this one, it just needed to get out of its own way here and there This reading experience was a mixed bag, withthat worked than did not great characters that occasionally became overwhelmed by their own dialogue, diversity the cast of characters that sometimes wandered into everything is puppies and roses perfect landia, and wonderfully deep emotion that came and went too fast, almost like the author found it difficult to stay there and examine it.I ll leave you with this, as it s a good example of a lot of the things I mentioned, including the complex emotions He cried because he needed to hear Miri call him Daddy He cried because he couldn t imagine Katie celebrating her birthday alone next year And he cried because despite how painful this all was, he d almost let this man go, and right now there was nowhere else he would ve wanted to be.


  10. Christy Christy says:

    4.5 StarsI am going to wrap my arms around you, hold you, inhale your scent, breathe your very essence, and let it fill the hole inside me that has ached and bled for so very longCDA lot of things can happen in fifteen years An entire lifetime can happen between the ages of eighteen and thirty three For Adam and Nick, that s exactly what occurred from when they last saw each other at their high school graduation and unexpectedly meeting again at Adam s gallery showing A host of memor 4.5 StarsI am going to wrap my arms around you, hold you, inhale your scent, breathe your very essence, and let it fill the hole inside me that has ached and bled for so very longCDA lot of things can happen in fifteen years An entire lifetime can happen between the ages of eighteen and thirty three For Adam and Nick, that s exactly what occurred from when they last saw each other at their high school graduation and unexpectedly meeting again at Adam s gallery showing A host of memories has gone by for each of them, but neither one ever stopped missing the love of their lifeI told you I loved you and I never heard back from you, Nick whispered, the words coming out choked But if they were going to have any hope of rediscovering what they d once had, then everything needed to be said No matter how painful it was He had to find the strength to rip them out of a past that would only attack them again and again if they didn t face it now I could so understand and appreciate Adam s perspective, however As a recovering alcoholic and addict, who only got clean when he found out he had a brand new daughter, the thought of getting lost in Nick, again and then losing him, is a terrifying prospect My heart went out to Nick, also, who literally didn t figure out he was gay and still in love with Adam until his wife talked to him about having another child, and he all of a sudden realized he wanted all of the day to day stuff, but with Adam Nick is so focused on everyone else s happiness he completely forgets to take the time to figure out what he wants Whereas Adam, as an emotional artist, often forgets to learn what those he loves want Two sides of a coin.I was incredibly impressed that the author didn t stick with the standard fare in this trope Instead, she broadened it with some extremely heartfelt and very emotional drama, that reminded me of what family is truly all about The writing was brilliant and evocative The story was simple, but equally complex Truly a must read in my opinion.NOTE This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews


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