WHAT YOU WISH FOR BY KATHERINE CENTER
Published: July 14th, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Adult | Fiction | Romance
Recommended to: those who love romance that also tackles important issues
This is a love story and yet, it’s more than just a love story.
Although this is my first Katherine Center book, it’s not the first time I heard about her. I heard a lot of good things about Things You Save in a Fire (which I also plan on reading). So when I got an opportunity to read an ARC of this, I didn’t hesitate to grab it.
Ever read books that make you feel like you’ll really love them even from the start? This is one of those. I just loved reading this from Samantha’s point of view. She is super relatable and really funny. Despite everything she went through, she remained positive and refused to back down.
I expected this book to be a cute and sweet romance. And while it had me giggling like a high school girl in front of her first crush, it was also so much more than that. Yes, this is a story of two people falling in love. But it’s also about who they both are as people: their struggles, fears, goals, and motivations. Because before there is a couple, there are individuals. I loved how this book tackled issues amidst the promise of a romance. I’m afraid I won’t be able to reveal what those issues are (spoiler alert!) but all I can tell you is that they’re important. They need to be talked about.
Ultimately, this book is about how love is not only looking at the best qualities of a person and admiring them but also seeing their worst and choosing to stay. This book is about how the world is a scary place and it is not an excuse to live in fear, but a reason to reach for joy as much as we can.
“Life is full of danger. Terrible things happen all the time. That doesn’t mean you live your life in fear.”
A free copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.