Starlight Wishes (Polaris Series, #3) – M.E. Montgomery ~ 4.5 Stars
Her wishes dissolved in the darkness…
Jennifer Mitchell grew up knowing what she wanted out of life, and she didn’t let anyone dissuade her. But not all wishes come true. After years of blaming herself for a horrifying experience, she feels her dreams are forever shattered. Attempting to move forward, she searches for someone who can help her escape the nightmare of her past. Many have failed, but now the one person she has sworn to ignore has dared her to dream again and won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Can she trust him? Will this choice be the final piece to her heart, or will it be the one who shatter her life into total disrepair?
His wishes struggled to find light…
Tyler Cranston’s life was planned for him at an early age. He lived his life to please others, only to have everything go tragically wrong. Now as an adult he chooses his own path, living and playing hard and earning a playboy reputation along the way. But being carefree isn’t as ‘freeing’ as he thought it would be, and he longs for something more. Now once again he’s willing to do anything to make someone else happy, but she believes she’s happier without him. How can he prove he is worth the risk when he isn’t even sure himself?
Through tears and whispered wishes in the dark, can Jennifer and Tyler become the light for each other and turn their ordeals of the past into dreams for a future?
OMG!!! I am totally kicking myself in the butt right now… I can’t believe I waited this long to read this series!!! LOVED IT!!!!
This is the third of the Polaris series which focuses on Jennifer and Tyler’s love story. Tyler is a hot ER doctor and Jen is a respiratory therapist occasionally working with Tyler in the ER. Their friendship started through mutual fiends Adam and Kayla. Jen is attracted to Tyler but has her reservations about him – she heard though the grapevine that he is somewhat of a player and a one-night stand kind of person. After attending their friends Adam and Kaylas’ wedding – Tyler escorted Jen home and the rest is history.
The morning after, Jen did not want the walk of shame in front of Tyler – she escaped to the coffee shop with the intention of letting Tyler leave quietly without the need to come up with excuses. Well… that did not sit well with Tyler. So who is he? A player or not? A commitment phobia or not? Tyler proves that what you see is not always what you get. Tyler is doing everything he can to win Jen while she is doing her darnest to push him away. Tyler and Jen both having some deep painful issues that they need to work out.
“The truth is, some of the best art is made up of disconnected fragments put together, and I suspect you’re just as priceless as one of them once you let someone see all of your pieces” –favorite quote.
I like both main characters. Tyler is kind and super patient. The way he listens and takes care of Jen melted my heart. Jen is hesitant starting a relationship for good reason. She suffered a painful blow with past boyfriends and has not gotten over or resolved those issues. It eventually comes back to haunt her at the end. I like the authors’ writing – fluid and witty. Some of the banters are plain hilarious.
“You think I’m kind of guy who just goes around playing ding-dong-ditch with any pussy I meet?
The chemistry between the two is based on friendship but also full of passion and understanding. Yes, it was lust the first night lol but I really like that they grow fonder of each other over time. They both take care and support each other from the start. Sometimes those are the best kind of foundations to a successful relationship – reminds me a little bit of myself and my husband relationship . This story has me laughing out loud with swoons, squeals, and even a little suspense that makes my heart skip beats. I will definitely need to go back and read the authors past books and look forward to her future stories. Love this story!
“With true love as a guide, my starlight wishes had found their way home.”