Review: Wish You Were Here By Phillipa Ashley

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Title:  Wish You Were Here
Author:  Phillipa Ashley
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 1, 2011
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Beth Allen has moved on…

It’s been eight years since she and Jack Thornfield met on an exotic holiday and sparked up a seriously promising romance. But then he disappeared without a trace, and Beth’s life got dreadfully busy, demanding, and altogether complicated.

Then Jack and Beth run into each other again…while she’s applying for an exciting new job in London-at his company. For necessity’s sake, but against her better judgment, she takes the job, and from that moment on, complicated doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Read on for my thoughts on Wish You Were Here.  No true spoilers, promise.

Eight years ago, Beth and Jack had everything going for them – fun, sun, each other’s love – until Jack disappeared.

Now Beth has the financial stability of her family on her shoulders, her ailing father and her sister who wants to attend the “best” school.  It’s up to her to ensure that they are cared for.  To do that she heads for an interview that will change her life.

When Jack and Beth meet up again after all this time, the sparks of interest are still there – now to find out if they will act on them.

With a delightful cast of secondary characters Wish You Were Here turns into a fun, lighthearted story that will grab your attention and your heart.  We get to watch as helpers and haters step into the attraction between Jack and Beth, most often with hilarious results.  There are people you will love and folks you will simply love to hate.  But you will always root for this couple to find their happy ever after.

Recommended for those readers who enjoy chick-lit, funny love stories and a couple evil bad, annoying characters to hiss and boo at.  Basically anyone who loves a good love story – find this one and enjoy.

*I received an e-ARC of Wish You Were Here from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

~What you, the reader, always must remember is this simple truth. Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain if any novel is right for you – is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.~

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