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You're young. I know of some people-" "Sell it," I said firmly. I looked to the window again. Too much hers. To be in that kitchen, without her there,,," I shook my head. I'd be rolling out masa for tortillas but missing her beside me-poking me when I left it too thick, swatting me on the butt when I got it too thin.
Making me smile through it all. Shut the doors for a while. Wait to make a decision until you're certain. There's no hurry. But now, dear girl, I must go.
It was past three in the morning. My grandmother's friends and family had stayed until after two, drinking up her tequila, eating everything I put out. Few made an effort to help clean up. The restaurant downstairs was a disaster.
I followed him to the door. I appreciate your guidance. And if you need me, you call. For anything. We heard nothing but the sound of crickets and distant waves on the beach. He looked back to me. His knees must hurt. It was so much like the way Abuela had moved,,,I hurriedly turned away and shut the door, leaning my head against it, my hand still on the cold knob.
The tears flowed then. I'd last watched my grandmother climb those stairs three days ago. After a long night in the restaurant below. It had taken us forever to climb the fifteen steps, and I wanted to scream in frustration. And now-now, all I wanted was to watch her do it again. To feel her pat my cheeks. See her look on me with love.
Hear her soft goodnight. And as much as we hated finding the noisy nasties in our apartment, she always made my nickname sound like something admired and cherished. Like no one else had ever made me feel. I straightened and moved woodenly toward her rocker, her knitting half-finished in the basket beside it. Forever unfinished now, because I never was any good at that kind of thing.
But I picked it up and pulled out the long needles, setting them on my lap, yarn still looped around one, and lifted the finished portion up to my cheek, closing my eyes.
To walk. Then and only then might I sleep. The memories in here, her presence, felt smothering, as if they were closing in on me, wanted and yet unwanted. I needed some space to breathe before I could find my way into and through them. Rising, I pulled off my sweater, which smelled of yesterday's work in the kitchen-smoke and lard and onion and cumin-and reached for my abuela's thick shawl, beautifully knitted from soft black and red yarn, and wrapped it around me like a hug.
I still wore the black cami and long maxiskirt from yesterday's funeral and figured I'd be warm enough on the beach. If I kept moving, anyway. Even if I got chilled, it'd be good in a way. It'd remind me I was alive, through and through-that a part of me hadn't died with my grandmother. I hurried down the street in the near-dark, glancing into shadowed doorways, keeping an eye out for troublemakers, thinking I ought to have brought my pocket knife.
But most everybody was asleep at this hour. At the bottom of the street, I turned right and walked along much finer homes that lined the beach and those across the street, forced to content themselves with peekaboo views over their neighbors' rooftops. The houses here were big and stood inches away from their million-dollar neighbors, in an effort to make the most of the space. But up ahead, a wide public beach loomed, the white of cresting waves visible even in the relative dark.
As I got closer, I thought about visiting here with my grandmother. Collecting shells and sea glass-a mound that began to dominate our entire coffee table over the years. And yet she never complained. She'd encouraged it. Oohed and ahhed over each find like it might bring us money, in time.
Loved me, and loved my passions. Whatever they were. Playing the guitar. If it hadn't been for her,,, My dad was in prison for life, a murderer. My mom had been young when she got pregnant with me. Dumped me with her mother and ran away, then never saw either of us again. I don't think Abuela ever got over that. That, more than anything, made me tear up. To the very end, I think Abuela waited for the phone to ring.
For a knock at the door. For a sweet reunion. Somehow, she thought that if Mom came home, everything would fall back into place. The family would draw together. We would all find a measure of peace. But it wasn't to be. I wiped angry tears from my eyes, rubbing them as if I was mad at myself for grieving Mom's absence again-even if it was for my grandmother, who believed until the end it was all going to work out.
I knew what Abuela craved. She wanted something like we saw every night in the restaurant. Families, thick with children of all ages, doting grandparents, playfully bickering parents, aunts and uncles and cousins. It seemed the birthright of a hundred families we knew. But not ours. Not ours. I kicked off my flats and picked them up with two fingers, loving the feel of cool, damp sand squishing between my toes. I could see the horizon now with the rising sun behind me, even with the dense morning marine layer that shrouded the sea in billowing, misty clouds.
They rolled inward, past me, over me, bathing my skin in moisture, like Neptune's own cold breath. My feet moved as they always did, toward the rocks at the far end of the bay. Not only they slept together but also heroine moved into hero's flat after their first date. Hero wanted to bind her with him so he tried to impregnate her intentionally. She got pregnant and because of some misunderstanding heroine thought the hero was dead so she left. The hero thought she found out about his dark past and left him.
So he didn't try to find her. And he didn't know that his intention to impregnate the heroine was successful. So, the hero moved on in his life. He found other women's. One of the things I definitely hated about him was he dated shallow women and those shallow women tried very hard to get pregnant and trap him. He despises that thing, but still intentionally try to impregnate the heroine.
Then 8 years of separation, the heroine was celibate and obviously, the hero was not. Heroine thought he was dead. She struggles, struggles and struggles in her life. She had a bad pregnancy; she literally died during labor, after that, there was the financial problem After their 8 years of separation, When the hero found out he had a daughter, he directly contacted his lawyer to take the daughter from the heroine.
When the hero found out the truth, he demanded marriage cause he lost 8 years of his daughter and the heroine so he can't lose anymore. Losing My ASS!! If he is so in love with her then why he waited for 8 years. The heroine agreed to get married, he behaved like a bastard for two continuous weeks All of this and there was no groveling.
There had been just one chapter explaining why he did that bullshit Then happily ever after View all 10 comments. This book was excellent. Once again KA doesn't disappoint. I was a little skeptical about it being about a genie however the storyline worked.
The main focus was the love story not about a genie. My biggest complaint is that I waited so long to read this book. I wish I would have read it sooner. For all of you KA fans who haven't read this it is a must read. For readers in general don't miss out on this little gem. View all 57 comments. DNF Mini review: I had heard about this book through GR. It sounded interesting so I downloaded a sample before I bought it. Unfortunately I did not enjoy it.
I really didn't like the writing style. Also I felt that Lily was very dumb. I couldn't bring myself to continue. Do not recommend. Nov 29, Jennifer Kyle rated it liked it Shelves: I can't say that I love all of her books now This story just didn't WOW me like all of the author's others. It was a bit drawn out in parts and just felt too long and lacked the typical KA excitement.
This was over 1, pages on my Nook I liked the genie though View all 23 comments. Feb 16, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don't know why I waited so long to read this book I'm such an idiot!! I thought it was part of a series, which it's not. Anyways, I was a bit worried about the storyline This is Kristen Ashley after all!! Absolutely loved it!! It had a strong and sweet heroine, an awesome alpha hero and amazing Side characters. There was love, heartbreak and healing. It made me laugh, swoon, cry and swear.
It is now de I don't know why I waited so long to read this book It is now definitely one of my favorite KA books and I will be reading it again and again, just like all the others: View all 27 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Narrator review: A narrator can make or break a book for me and Carly Robins did an excellent job. I had no problems distinguishing the different characters. Story review: I debated about 3 Stars or 4. I can break this book up in 3 sections and I really only enjoyed the one.
First part is the separation. I'm NOT a fan of long separations and there is 8 years separating them due to manipulations of Nate's brother and sister. I also think he gave up on her way too easily but this is explai Narrator review: I also think he gave up on her way too easily but this is explained due to his shame for his younger years. However, I was pleased to see Nate try to right the wrong of his family when they do finally get back together and this is the part I loved.
Nate and Lily together and happy with their daughter was the best part of the story. I loved how Nate tried to make up to Lily the lost time and how he tried to pamper and spoil her and his daughter. This was lovely to read about. I do want to mention that I really hate how unfair it is to make a point in stating Lily stayed true to Nate in the 8 year separation but Nate did not.
Either let them both move on or both stay true, but why is it that the woman is the only that stays true? Now for the third part. Nate's shame is coming back to rear it's ugly head and in the process treats Lily horribly to push her away while still pursuing her. Yeah, that can really mess up someones head.
This almost ruined the book for me. I just plainly don't enjoy it when an H hurts the h on purpose to "save" her especially after they just reconciled the 8 year separation. The good part of them all happy together does outweigh the irritations of the story for me so I'm going to rate this 4 stars. Not sure if I will be interested in reading it again though. View all 19 comments. Mar 14, Stacie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this story.
The idea of the genie is great. Lilly is so sweet and Nate is such the romance book hero! I loved them. Perfect time for this reread. Happy reading! Origional review March Wow, wow, wow, another great story from Kristen Ashley.
I have not read one that I didn't at least like. The whole genie idea is wonderful to me. This story is magical and sweet and 3rd read September 19, Still love it!
This story is magical and sweet and romantic and heartbreaking and hot and finally triumphant. Nate and Lilly are both great characters. Nate is everything I want in a romance book hero. Which is exactly what Lilly wished for. Quite simply he is perfect, but in the beginning broken. Lilly is sweet and loving and strong and stubborn, but forgiving and again loving. Plus she doesn't do anything stupid to mess up her HEA. Obviously I recommend this book. Happy reading!!
View all 18 comments. Dec 11, Robin Bridge Four rated it liked it Shelves: S Do send sandwiches because I forget to eat when I read these. A Mostly True Memoir hence all the P. You're welcome P. S This review isn't really 3. I will write a full review Sep 11, Melissa rated it did not like it Shelves: Intentionally getting someone pregnant so they stay with you is repugnant. Being controlling, forceful, not taking "no" for an answer when it comes to physical "affection," having INSANE anger issues with a smattering of violent behavior thrown in is not ok.
From the description, I thought this would be a fun, silly book. I am repulsed. If your significant other Intentionally getting someone pregnant so they stay with you is repugnant. If your significant other exhibits the behaviors that Nate does in this novel, get the fuck out. Dec 31, Polly rated it it was amazing. I didn't enjoy it as much this time.
Probably would have given it 3 stars today if I hadn't already rated it. Pure KA Magic just when I needed it! View all 4 comments. Jun 06, Jacqueline's Reads rated it it was amazing Shelves: The reviews are right, Three Wishes is an adorable, yet slightly angsty read.
The narrator is amazing and I love love love her voice.
I will be stalking her audio page very soon. Kristen Ashley always knows how to write a good romance book and this book is filled to the brim with romance. It will have you laughing, crying and laughing again. The story is about a family, a family with a genie. Long story short, Lily asked for one thing in her life, she asked to be loved by the perfect man.
This is not a super-natural book. If you are a Kristen Ashley fan, you really need to listen to this book. Feb 20, Kaila rated it really liked it Shelves: This was such an emotionally charged, intense and bittersweet story.
I am so not in control of my emotions right now! My hands are shaking as I type this I'm pretty sure that's not normal. I also think my heart is about to explode, my emotions just aren't ready to write this rev 4. I also think my heart is about to explode, my emotions just aren't ready to write this review.
Two days later: I think I'm calm now. I mean, my heart is no long pounding like crazy, I don't have any urges to scream into my pillow and I am no longer fantasising about Nate This is just so far out of the norm for me and made for such a unique read! Lily has never known of a life without Frazire, her inherited genie. Her family had been given three wishes from a genie and had used only one, so the wishes along with the genie were to passed down until all wishes were fulfilled.
Lily doesn't plan to use Frazire and the wishes he brings, but one day the bullying about her appearance and weight pushes her over the edge. Lily's fourteen year-old romance book addicted self wished for the perfect man, a man who just like from the books she reads. She isn't unrealistic though and know that her and her lover must go through hardships in order to strengthen their love. Only, hardships aren't as poetic and powerful as they seem on the novels and instead bring pain and suffering.
Something to test our love, make it strong and worthy" This book is phenomenal! It ripped my heart out so many times and crushed it into tiny pieces. But, it also took those pieces, fixed my heart and made it swell like you wouldn't believe.
I was happy, I was sad, I was frustrated and I felt all that the characters felt. I wasn't just a reader, but an actively affected bystander watching an epic love story unfold before my very eyes. Kristen Ashley is my most read author and I can safely say that this is one of my favourite books of hers. It's so different from her usual characters and style, but it seems as if all of my favourite KA specialties were combined into one book.
His eyes closed and the pain in them swept over his entire face and settled there like it would never, ever leave. Then he shocked her again. He dropped his forehead to hers and kept his hands on her. Something out of her control made her continue.
It seriously broke my heart! Nathaniel and Lily went through so much together and I'm just so glad that they finally came out the other side victorious. They had so much heartbreak, misunderstandings, miscommunications and just plain bad lack.
This book spans more than eight years and is definitely an epic and intense second-chance love story. I really loved Nate and Lily together and my reasons why changed throughout the book. At the start I was just so consumed by their fiery chemistry which just blew me away. Every small look and small touch sent my heart into a frenzy. Later on in the novel I valued their relationship because of their supportiveness, maturity, trust and their overall familial vibes.
Their relationship is one of the best that I've read this year and truly makes me smile every time I think about it. I don't normally include any negatives in my four-five star reviews but I fell that it is vital for this particular book.
There were quite a few things that I specifically noticed and didn't like about this book. They're mainly petty and I'm not going to get into them in too much detail since I'd much rather talk about why I love this book. The main few things that I didn't like were the OTT ending, constant reminders of Lily's outer beauty and most notably, the one problematic and almost abusive sex scene that I just can't seem to forgive. I'm not mentioning these to undermine how much I loved this book, I just felt dishonest if I didn't mention them and how I don't find this book perfect.
For me, all of these things were overshadowed by the sheer strength of the emotions I felt for the characters and the story. I feel like I've made this book seem overly serious and without humour, which it isn't. I was most affected by the rollercoaster of emotions in the book, but the story also had many humorous, cute and heartwarming moments. The minor characters, as well as Nate and Lily, shared many funny moments with snarky or witty comments.
As always KA has a talent for writing very relatable and humorous internal dialogue, especially for her heroines. This book really made me feel all the emotions from anger, to sadness and even to pure joy. There was devastation, hope, love and redemption I am just shellshocked with the sheer beauty of this book! Do you understand me? View 2 comments. Dec 28, Jill rated it really liked it Shelves: I just sat down and told my husband the basis of this story.
He sat and listened and then sort of looked at me in a way that said "how could you be so entranced by such a rediculous storyline? I have to admit, this story is fantasical. A Genie tied to one particular family for so three generations? The answer my dear Robert husband is that the author seems to be able to take any sort of situation, even a fairy story of wishes and Genies, and make it incredibly emotional and engaging.
O I just sat down and told my husband the basis of this story. Ond day, I wish to find a man like in my books. He has to be just like one of my books.
Most important of all, he has to think, I'm beautiful So begins the wish of the century, a list a mile long, tall dark, broad shouldered, narrow hipped Something to test our love, make it strong and worthy Little did she, Lily, know the trials and tribulations that she would go through.
The good and the bad. This beautiful, heart wrenching story had me on the edge of my seat. Both these characters had to go through so much to get what they both already thoroughly deserved. Neither should of had to fight so hard for their happily ever after. I am yet again astounded why I don't know because I should be used to it by now by Kristen Ashley and her ability to weave such beautiful romance stories. Family tales, frienship tales, tragedies and comedies this lady does it all. I am also once again kicking my own but for not having read this sooner.
I recommend this book to all romance lovers, even if supernatural or kooky stories aren't your thing you will still love this book. Dec 13, Vilma Iris rated it it was amazing Shelves: A gripping, emotionally charged second chance romance. One of my favorite novels, ever. If you want to know about the kind of book that is so me.
The kind of book that will grip me wholly and bring me to tears. Then read THIS book. Finding a gem like this one is the reason I read.
Three Wishes blew me away.
I want to shout about it from the rooftops and make everyone I know read this beautiful story. Collecting shells and sea glass-a mound that began to dominate our entire coffee table over the years. And yet she never complained. She'd encouraged it. Oohed and ahhed over each find like it might bring us money, in time. Loved me, and loved my passions. Whatever they were.
Playing the guitar. If it hadn't been for her,,, My dad was in prison for life, a murderer. My mom had been young when she got pregnant with me.
Dumped me with her mother and ran away, then never saw either of us again. I don't think Abuela ever got over that. That, more than anything, made me tear up. To the very end, I think Abuela waited for the phone to ring. For a knock at the door. For a sweet reunion. Somehow, she thought that if Mom came home, everything would fall back into place. The family would draw together. We would all find a measure of peace. But it wasn't to be. I wiped angry tears from my eyes, rubbing them as if I was mad at myself for grieving Mom's absence again-even if it was for my grandmother, who believed until the end it was all going to work out.
I knew what Abuela craved. She wanted something like we saw every night in the restaurant. Families, thick with children of all ages, doting grandparents, playfully bickering parents, aunts and uncles and cousins.
It seemed the birthright of a hundred families we knew. But not ours. Not ours. I kicked off my flats and picked them up with two fingers, loving the feel of cool, damp sand squishing between my toes. I could see the horizon now with the rising sun behind me, even with the dense morning marine layer that shrouded the sea in billowing, misty clouds.
They rolled inward, past me, over me, bathing my skin in moisture, like Neptune's own cold breath. My feet moved as they always did, toward the rocks at the far end of the bay. There I'd find the tide pools my grandmother had loved.
Perhaps some sea urchins or anemones. Bright orange or deep purple starfish. Those had been her favorites, which had become mine. How dedicated she'd been, I thought. Raising a baby, a toddler, a girl, a teen. Keeping the restaurant going, to bring us income, when she should have been sitting back, relaxing. But she'd done it all. For me.
Where would I have been without her? Even if I wanted her longer. Take care of her for me, okay? I helped her to her rocker, took off her shoes as she asked, and rubbed her swollen feet, something I'd always hated. But she loved it so much, was so appreciative, I'd never had the guts to admit my reluctance.
She sat back and closed her eyes, her face a mixture of pain and glory as I rubbed the knots from her arches, from her heel. If I could give you anything, what would you want? You'll see. But I was sick of worrying about it. To see the world and learn more about the people in it. She'd spent her whole life here, never left the county. Then she nodded once. It is common for the young to hunger for such things. Pero Grillita, a veces la aventura se puede hallar exactamente en el lugar donde te encuentres.