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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Release Day Review! What You Wish For by Katherine Center

What You Wish For by Katherine Center
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: July 14, 2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

From Katherine Center, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope.

Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas—the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter—a former, unrequited crush of Sam’s from many years before.

When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He’s become stiff, and humorless, and obsessed with school safety. Now, with Duncan determined to destroy everything Sam loves about her school in the name of security—and turn it into nothing short of a prison—Sam has to stand up for everyone she cares about before the school that’s become her home is gone for good.

What You Wish For by Katherine Center was a cute crush to enemies to more story. I love this community that Samantha lives in. Do these places exist? I need to live there. Duncan was a fun loving guy when she knew him previously, but something has changed. He's a totally different person.. the kind of guy no one likes now. I have to say, I get his point about the school. Maybe not to the extreme jail like situation he wanted to turn it into, but it definitely needed some safety measures in place. So, I get both sides here. There needs to be some compromise. 

This was one of those cutesie stories that make is easy to escape from reality a bit, which is just what I was wanting!

he ARC of What You Wish For by Katherine Center was kindly provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley for review. The opinions are my own.

Katherine Center is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away, the upcoming Things You Save in a Fire (August 2019), and five other bittersweet comic novels. Six Foot Pictures is currently adapting her fourth novel, The Lost Husband, into a feature film starring Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, and Nora Dunn. Katherine has been compared to both Nora Ephron and Jane Austen, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.” Katherine recently gave a TEDx talk on how stories teach us empathy, and her work has appeared in USA Today, InStyle, Redbook, People, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Real Simple, Southern Living, and InTouch, among others. Katherine lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her fun husband, two sweet kids, and fluffy-but-fierce dog.

To learn more about Katherine Center and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsInstagram, and Twitter.

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