Wish Me Love by Michele Ashman Bell
Charlotte Wells does not date. After surviving a broken engagement, she's taken a leave of absence from the social scene. So when her best friend and coworker, Jack, challenges her to get back in the game, she's not so sure she's ready to play. But ultimately, curiosity gets the best of her, and Charlotte accepts the daunting challenge: she will attempt to have fifty first dates in her effort to find "the one." Unfortunately, she quickly realizes that the dating pool mostly holds clown fish as she goes on one lousy outing after another. Without a good man in sight as summer ends, Charlotte cuts her losses and sets her sights on a fun-filled trip to her cousin's destination wedding in Brazil.
Brazil is a land of beautiful sights and delicious offerings—including Max, the charming brother of her cousin's new husband. Max has all the makings of a Prince Charming in soccer cleats, and Charlotte's happily ever after seems to be within reach. But love is a funny thing, and soon Charlotte finds herself wondering: could it be that her true soul mate has been right in front of her all along?
This type of story has been done before. You pretty much know how things are going to end up right from the start. But you know what? That's ok, because this is an enjoyable story with likable characters and fun side-stories. The fifty first dates made me laugh and cringe at the same time. I kind of side with Charlotte on this one. It seems like a form of torture to have to go through that many first dates. Having to come up with first date conversations over and over again might be the end of me. I like the detail that the author put into Charlotte's house remodel as well as the trip to Brazil (including food poisoning, because yeah, that happens.) Max and his family were such good people - the kind I would love to get to know in real life. Same with Charlotte's parents. The ending took a bit longer to get to than I would have liked, but that's probably because I knew what I wanted to happen and I just wanted it to happen already! :-)
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Title: Wish Me Love
Author: Michelle Ashman Bell
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc
Published: Sept 2017
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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