Get swept away to the sparkling Welsh coast this summer, where the sea glitters in the sunshine and love is in the air. From the bestselling author of The Blossom Tree of Dreams, this is the perfect romantic treat to escape with this summer.
Meadow has only ever loved one man – the very gorgeous Bear Brookfield. Ever since they were children she’s dreamed of marrying him under the green canopy of Wishing Wood. But when a teenage kiss that held such promise was followed by a series of misunderstandings, Meadow lost all hope of a future with Bear. Years later, Meadow and Bear remain best friends, despite Meadow marrying and divorcing Bear’s brother Heath. Yet she’s sure there’s no chance they’ll be anything more.
What Meadow doesn’t know is that Bear has only ever loved one woman too. He was heartbroken when Meadow married Heath, certain she chose his brother over him. But there’s more to Meadow and Heath’s marriage than anyone knows...
With both Meadow and Bear convinced they can only ever be friends they set one another a dating challenge – will they meet their perfect match online, as Bear thinks, or in person at a dating event, like Meadow believes? Or will they finally discover that their soul mate has been right there in front of them, secretly loving them, all along?
Once you’ve arrived in Wishing Wood you’ll never want to leave! Treat yourself to a summer of love with this feel-good, heartwarming and deliciously romantic tale. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jill Mansell and Sue Moorcroft.
Author: Holly Martin
Series: Wishing Wood #2
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 364
Date of Publication: July 8, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
Meadow is head over heels with best friend Bear Brookfield. Bear is in love with Meadow. In fact, everybody in their circle knows that the two are in love. Why haven’t they ever gotten together?
This wonderful friends to lovers story comes with a strong emotional edge. In fact, one of the transitions I loved seeing in this book when there was a comparison between carousel love and roller coaster love That gave this casual bond between friends that moves to an everlasting love a story that transcended every doubt that Meadow and Bear experienced.
Meadow’s daughter Star had me laughing when it came to all the reasoning that a seven-year-old can come up with. But, what was really fun about this book was all of the events that came along with a dating program Meadow and Bear had tried.
This delightful book is the second book in this series is really fun when all of the antics that come along with the dating program come in to play. Things such as pheromones, saliva samples and more had me reading this book with a huge smile on my face. Then there was the minor story of Bear and Star trying to catch a glimpse of a wolf on a webcam. What an enjoyable story overall and I am really looking forward to Heath's story coming in October, The Christmas Tree of Wishes.
Many thanks to Holly Martin for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I live in a little white cottage overlooking the sea. I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by an even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave me a lot of time to plan out my stories and I now write full time, doing what I love.
I have been writing for 6 years. I was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance 2012. My short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology in 2013. I won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with my novel The Guestbook. I was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014.