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From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us. A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all. Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart. Until the girl in the purple dress. She s From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us. A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all. Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart. Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within. When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat. Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back. Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip. But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose. A symphony of hope. A symphony of love. A symphony of them.


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From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us. A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all. Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart. Until the girl in the purple dress. She s From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us. A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all. Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart. Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within. When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat. Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back. Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip. But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose. A symphony of hope. A symphony of love. A symphony of them.

30 review for A Wish for Us

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰

    "I never dared hope for a love such as you" ♫ i ♪ ♩predicted ♬ ♭everything ♮ ♪ that ♬ ♫ happened♭ ______________ The Writing I've read Tillie Cole before. Maybe that's a wrong way to start. ... I've read Tillie Cole's dark romance before. I never read "A Thousand Boy Kisses" and right from the synopsis, and the reviews I could tell that this was going to be somewhere along those lines. So I knew I was in for sap and mush and lovey dovey romance. I was genuinely looking forward to it. A Wish For Us i "I never dared hope for a love such as you" ♫ i ♪ ♩predicted ♬ ♭everything ♮ ♪ that ♬ ♫ happened♭ ______________ The Writing I've read Tillie Cole before. Maybe that's a wrong way to start. ... I've read Tillie Cole's dark romance before. I never read "A Thousand Boy Kisses" and right from the synopsis, and the reviews I could tell that this was going to be somewhere along those lines. So I knew I was in for sap and mush and lovey dovey romance. I was genuinely looking forward to it. A Wish For Us is centered around two people that have music running through their veins. Think of it like a life source, and both these 'patients' are attached to it through an IV drip. Cromwell and Bonnie meet through a series of coincidental events and when Cromwell signs up for the same university that Bonnie does, a whole lot of shit goes down. I'll give nothing more, and I suggest you read it and formulate your own opinion! This review is purely my own and I would really love if I could lie and give this a high rating because the cover is mouth-watering, the blurb is hooking enough and even the first 40% of the book was a solid 3-4 star read. But then I read on. The imagery and the color synesthesia was something that I actually really enjoyed, it was unique and beautiful and I completely understood how vital it played a role in the plot. However, the first main problem for me was the dialogue. "You get pussy by the truckload, huh?” “I do all right.” See, I understand the whole ideal of narration through the characters voice, and because this character is a guy - THERE JUST HAS TO BE 'locker room talk'.... So even though it made me cringe and a massive stamp with the word "stereotypical" was right next to my kindle waiting to be used. I held off. The Romance But then there was the chemistry. (or lack there-of) I felt like we were told Cromwell and Bonnie had tension - but I couldn't necessarily feel it. Which paired with now really cliche and cringey dialogue can be a bit hard to swallow. Yet still, I persevered like the true romance reader I am. It did get better. The middle quarter of the book was filled with pathos and emotional scenes. It made me want to throw away any 'stamp' I had on the book and just keep reading it with no past ideals about it. “Cromwell doesn’t speak much with his voice, but he screams what he feels with melodies and notes and the change of keys.” I love romance books that integrate a form of art in it. Be it music, theater, art, literature etc. A lot of the time it's like adding magic to magic - I love the atmosphere and the desperation, which all in all can create some serious heavy tension between the two MC's. This was a star in itself for this book. So if there is another thing I would like to point out, it's that Tillie Cole very beautiful stitched in the element of music with romance - so much so that I felt like I was falling for the art more than the romance. Even though both were main plot lines in the story, the artistic element of it shone brighter than the chemistry between the Bonnie and Cromwell. "Her voice was violet blue. I closed my eyes. It was my favorite color to hear." So even though it made me cringe and a now massive stamps with the words "stereotypical" and "cliche" were right next to my kindle waiting to be used. I held off. The Plot But then there was the plot. Ooh my. I'm not going to stretch this one out. But I would like to just.... ♫ i ♪ ♩predicted ♬ ♭everything ♮ ♪ that ♬ ♫ happened♭

  2. 4 out of 5

    Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️

    Man, if this thing is being compared to A Thousand Boy Kisses, which I actually LOATHED, I might take a hard pass on this one. Decisions, decisions.... HERE is my review on that for anyone interested. Be warned that it is a spoiler fest though. Not trying to discourage anyone here, just "thinking aloud" to myself, so to speak...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Maddie

    A Wish For Us - stars🌟🌟🌟🌟 “Music gives a soul to the universe, Wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, And life to everything.” ~ Plato 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶 “The best music must be felt. By the creator. By the listener. Every part of it from creation to ear must be wrapped in nothing but feelings. 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶 I always admire an author that can write various romantical aspects in the romance genre, Tillie is one off those author's, she can take you from raw, scary situations so dark it leaves nothing to the imagi A Wish For Us - stars🌟🌟🌟🌟 “Music gives a soul to the universe, Wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, And life to everything.” ~ Plato 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶 “The best music must be felt. By the creator. By the listener. Every part of it from creation to ear must be wrapped in nothing but feelings. 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶 I always admire an author that can write various romantical aspects in the romance genre, Tillie is one off those author's, she can take you from raw, scary situations so dark it leaves nothing to the imagination, to stories that's very sweet bringing you to tears like this book. I am not going to tell you this plot is unique or something I did not read before, even reminded me of a movie or 2, but what I can say I really enjoyed the book. I am really happy that this did not make me drepressed in the end, and has an HEA!! I also think this particular books ratings will be all over the place, but I enjoyed the effort the author put into this story, I loved the character development, and I will recommend to NA lovers. Cromwell Dean A bit of a prick, classical prodigy, DJ genius. Bonnie Farraday height="320" alt="description"/> Once again the synopsis is a review on its own! Description From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us. A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all. Nineteen-year- old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart. Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within. When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat. Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back. Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip. But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose. A symphony of hope. A symphony of love. A symphony of them. 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶 Author's Playlist: ->     Without You (feat. Sandro Cavazza) — Avicii, Sandra Cavazza Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson) — Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson More Than You Know — Axwell /\ Ingrosso Back 2 U — Steve Aoki, Boehm, WALK THE MOON Slow Acid — Calvin Harris Stargazing (Orchestra Version) — Kygo, Justin Jesso, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Pray To God — Calvin Harris Without You (feat. Usher) — David Guetta With Every Heartbeat (feat. Kleerup) — Robyn Place We were Made — Maisie Peters Tired — Alan Walker, Gavin James

  4. 3 out of 5

    Christy

    “The best music must be felt.” Tillie Cole can write all kinds of books in all different genres, but my favorite of hers are the emotional ones. A Wish for Us is a book of healing and of growth. And it will give you ALL the FEELS. Bonnie Farraday loves music. She lives for it. It inspires her, moves her, and she can’t get enough. Cromwell Dean’s life has been music for so long, but he’s lost the music and the love for it. His life has changed and he can’t find the spark that used to make him “The best music must be felt.” Tillie Cole can write all kinds of books in all different genres, but my favorite of hers are the emotional ones. A Wish for Us is a book of healing and of growth. And it will give you ALL the FEELS. 

Bonnie Farraday loves music. She lives for it. It inspires her, moves her, and she can’t get enough. Cromwell Dean’s life has been music for so long, but he’s lost the music and the love for it. His life has changed and he can’t find the spark that used to make him care. Until he meets Bonnie. She brings that spark back to his life. She makes him feel alive. “Since you . . . it’s felt different. Music. It’s you, Farraday. You’ve made it different… I’m inspired.” She sucked in a breath. “You inspire me.” Normally, when I write a review for a Tillie book, I go on and on and gush. I’m not going to do that with this book. Not because I didn’t love it, but because I want readers to get the full experience when reading. You’ll be glad you went in without any major plot points given away. I read it blind and was happy to not know what was going on. Tillie’s writing is stunning. This story is gorgeous. I could hear the music when I read. Better yet, I could feel it. I could see it. I could taste it. I loved the changes that the characters brought out in each other, and I loved watching them both grow together. Bonnie and Cromwell’s story is one I won’t be forgetting any time soon. It’s a must read for all Tillie Cole fans and anyone who’s looking for a book to give them all the feels!!! “You gave me back music. It was you, Farraday. You gave me back what I’d lost. It was you who brought the music back to my heart. You helped my music rediscover its soul.”

  5. 4 out of 5

    Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer

    *****FIVE++++++++++++ STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Tillie Cole will always be one of my most favorite authors. I am in awe of her talent! A WISH FOR US is an emotional love story filled with so much beauty. I spent the latter half of the book with tears streaming down my face. Tillie’s writing is simply exquisite in this one. It was hard to pick a quote to post in my review because there were too many I loved and I was afraid that sharing any of them would possibly spoil the stor *****FIVE++++++++++++ STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Tillie Cole will always be one of my most favorite authors. I am in awe of her talent! A WISH FOR US is an emotional love story filled with so much beauty. I spent the latter half of the book with tears streaming down my face. Tillie’s writing is simply exquisite in this one. It was hard to pick a quote to post in my review because there were too many I loved and I was afraid that sharing any of them would possibly spoil the story for those of you who haven’t read the book yet. The main characters are both broken but incredibly beautiful. Their mutual love for music will eventually tether them to each other and will ultimately be their salvation. Cromwell Dean is one of the biggest DJs in the U.K. and somehow he ends up attending a small university in South Carolina where he majors in classical music composition. It is in that class that he runs into a girl he’s met before who with one critical observation of his EDM music was the reason why he put his career as a DJ on hold and enrolled in college. Bonnie Farraday has always loved music. It’s in her blood. She is in awe of Cromwell’s God-given musical talents, but the two get off to a very rocky start. Cromwell has an incredibly huge chip on his shoulder and is angry at the world. He’s always irritable and abrasive, and while Bonnie has a tendency to spark his anger, she has a calming effect on him as well. Soon enough the two embark on an all-consuming love affair. Their love story is one of the most beautiful that Tillie has written since ”A Thousand Boy Kisses”. It evoked so many painfully raw emotions. The tears just kept flowing. It was borderline torturous, but there was no way I could put the book down. I had to get to the very end to see how it all played out. Here are my overall ratings Hero: 5++++++ Heroine: 5 Plot: 5+++++ Angst: 5 Steam: 3 Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5 A WISH FOR US releases on June 11th! This is sure to be another huge hit for Tillie Cole!! Amazon US https://amzn.to/2Jo0bkb Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2Htgg6e

  6. 5 out of 5

    KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕

    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS A WISH FOR US: Is a Full length, emotional New Adult novel by Author ‘Tillie Cole’ Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Crowell Dean and Bonnie Farraday. Cromwell Dean is a nineteen year old music prodigy, a musical genius who just one day stopped playing, and instead turned his hand at spinning beats, when Bonnie and Cromwell first met she accused his music of having no soul, she’d heard of Cromwell way befor MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS A WISH FOR US: Is a Full length, emotional New Adult novel by Author ‘Tillie Cole’ Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Crowell Dean and Bonnie Farraday. Cromwell Dean is a nineteen year old music prodigy, a musical genius who just one day stopped playing, and instead turned his hand at spinning beats, when Bonnie and Cromwell first met she accused his music of having no soul, she’d heard of Cromwell way before he’d made his stamp as a hot shot DJ in Europe, and because of this she’d travelled especially just to see him but left feeling empty and unimpressed. And that was the end of that. Or so they thought. I'd heard you were some messiah or something on that podium.But all your music comprised was synthetic beats and forced repetitive bursts of unoriginal tempo." Starting a new chapter in his life at Jefferson Young, University in London, ridding on a scholarship to study under a world renowned composer, the last person he ever expected to see again was the girl that told him his music has no soul, to say he’s bitter is an understatement, he’s rude and arrogant, cold and hurtful, with a chip on his shoulder bigger than the Eiffel Tower but there’s no hiding from the girl who sees too much because he’s rooming with her twin brother Easton. He may be the fastest rising DJ in Europe, but what he was playing wasn't his passion. Cromwell is the boy who feels too much, he's sees the world in colour, he masks his pain by drinking himself into oblivion, trying to hide from the music that speaks to him. But not only that they have been teamed up together for the rest of the year to compose a piece of original music. Working together is difficult, Bonnie knows what he's capable of but he's hiding from the pain music brings out of him, she pulls, he pushes, slowly she gets under his skin and we see him emerging into that same young boy that let his soul sing. Tillie Cole like the rest before me has collected my fallen tears too!! I have no words..This was just so beautifully written, it made me wish that I played an instrument so that the music could convey how much this hit me, I loved everything about this book, a slow burn, slow ignite, slow destroyer of tears, Tillie Cole has done it again!! This book pretty much slayed me, all the feels in the world..      

  7. 5 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    LOOKING FORWARD TO READING! Stand-alone. LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO | iBOOKS | Blurb: Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart. Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within. When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see LOOKING FORWARD TO READING! Stand-alone. LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO | iBOOKS | Blurb: Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart. Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within. When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat. Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back. Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip. But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose. A symphony of hope. A symphony of love. A symphony of them.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    A wish for me, for you, for us. I really love this author and I have read many of her books. The "Hades Hangmen" is one of my favorite series. This book is nothing like those books though. You see, one of the reasons I love her writing/books so much, is because she doesn't stick to just one type of genre. You never know what you are gonna get, but so far I have loved them all !! If there is one thing I would like to say about this book, it's that it has broken me... I advice everyone to read thi A wish for me, for you, for us. I really love this author and I have read many of her books. The "Hades Hangmen" is one of my favorite series. This book is nothing like those books though. You see, one of the reasons I love her writing/books so much, is because she doesn't stick to just one type of genre. You never know what you are gonna get, but so far I have loved them all !! If there is one thing I would like to say about this book, it's that it has broken me... I advice everyone to read this one without any spoilers, and you won't find any in my review. Do yourself a favor and just jump in ... you won't be sorry... This is a story about music and colors and healing.... A symphony of hope. A symphony of love. A symphony of them    “What’s your favorite? Your favorite color to see?” “Violet blue,” I really can't give you much about the story though, not without ruining it and for that, I am sorry (not really). What I can tell you, is that it has been a long time since a book has had such an impact on me. I finished it yesterday, before I went to bed and it took a long time for me to find my sleep. When I woke up, it was the first thing on my mind... Sitting here writing this review, I can again feel all the emotions well up... Now I know that some events in this book, might not be the most realistic ...But I myself read books to escape reality, so I wasn't bothered by this. I closed this book with a smile on my face and tears still rolling down my cheeks....that's quite the accomplishment for the author I would say ;) I highly recommend this book....just be prepared to be broken...   My reviews are posted on DirtyBooksObsession Follow Us on➦ 

  9. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    "Cromwell Dean reached my soul with his voice." A Wish for Us is a stand-alone contemporary romance about love, loss, and music. Set in the deep south on a bustling college campus, two musicians find healing and love in each other. "There's not a part that I regret." Cromwell Dean is a gifted composer, musician, and DJ. After years of escaping the demons of his past, Cromwell is thrust into the dark and light colors of music once again. When he is partnered up with Bonnie Farraday, a flourishi "Cromwell Dean reached my soul with his voice." A Wish for Us is a stand-alone contemporary romance about love, loss, and music. Set in the deep south on a bustling college campus, two musicians find healing and love in each other. "There's not a part that I regret." Cromwell Dean is a gifted composer, musician, and DJ. After years of escaping the demons of his past, Cromwell is thrust into the dark and light colors of music once again. When he is partnered up with Bonnie Farraday, a flourishing composer and performer, Cromwell's entire world is rocked. As Bonnie and Cromwell work together to create a perfect composition, both are forced to explore the brokenness that exists in their lives. The physical and emotional trials are insurmountable as both struggle to survive. Through their journey, they find healing and a chance to "chase the music from dawn until dust" forever. "It was perfect. He was perfect. Like this, life was perfect." Told in dual POV, A Wish for Us is a heartbreaking story full of complex characters and a rich plot. When secrets from their past (and present) are revealed, the pain experienced is raw and cuts like a knife. The dynamics between the characters plays out like a rich symphony. The text is lyrical and set at a driving tempo as each moment unfolds. Cromwell is a very damaged hero and when he is paired with Bonnie, together they make perfect harmony. Overall, I highly recommend A Wish for Us to readers who enjoy a tender romance full of healing and loss. Tillie Cole is a master storyteller. With her rich text, complex characters, and intricate plots, Ms. Cole's work never fails to amaze me. *ARC graciously provided in exchange for an honest review! For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  10. 3 out of 5

    -S♡

    ★5 Stars! A Wish For Us... is well-written, emotional, detailed, outstanding and one the most creative, inspiring and stunning book about love, loss, healing and music! ♫“He brings music to my silent world, East. He plays music for me that says more to my heart than his words ever could.” A symphony of hope A symphony of love A symphony of them. A Wish For Us is a book that makes you feel like you want to burst with joy, sadness,creativity...and colors. I feel so deeply within it almost hurts. Perfe ★5 Stars! A Wish For Us... is well-written, emotional, detailed, outstanding and one the most creative, inspiring and stunning book about love, loss, healing and music! ♫“He brings music to my silent world, East. He plays music for me that says more to my heart than his words ever could.” A symphony of hope A symphony of love A symphony of them. A Wish For Us is a book that makes you feel like you want to burst with joy, sadness,creativity...and colors. I feel so deeply within it almost hurts. Perfectly imperfect. A masterpiece. I am completely at a loss for words. I fell completely in love with the boy that can hear colors and the girl with the big heart. They have a piece of my soul and left footprints on my heart. I am in awe. This is Tillie Cole’s best work to date! Here are my favorite quotes: “You’ve complicated things for me, Cromwell Dean. You were never meant to complicate things.” 2. She was my God-given gift. The girl that brought me back life. 3. I paused and just looked at her. Something settled in my chest that I hadn’t felt in years. Something I never thought I’d find ever again. Silver. I choked at the sight. Happiness. 4. “It may sound crazy. It may sound rushed and impossible . . . but he speaks to my soul. Cromwell is damaged and dark. I know it. And he has yet to let me in. But from the minute we met, his music has made it impossible for us to be apart.” 5. Cromwell Dean kissed like he played music—completely and with every ounce of his soul. 6. My hands itched to create. They always did when something big happened in my life. And having her with me like this, right now, I knew it was big. Bonnie Farraday had stormed into my life like a hurricane. Thank you Tillie for this beautiful and inspiring book and Thank you for this ARC in exchange for an honest opinion. - S

  11. 3 out of 5

    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

    4-4,5 stars What a lovely, intense and emotional story!This is a little bit different from what I have read so far from Tillie Cole and I loved it from the start till the end.I had many feelings and the characters were enjoyable. A Wish For Us took me by surprise in a good way, I didn't expect anything of what I found in the story and this make me enjoy it even more.Definitely a unique read!Get ready for Cromwell and Bonnie to take you in an emotional roller coaster.The romance was sweet and int 4-4,5 stars What a lovely, intense and emotional story!This is a little bit different from what I have read so far from Tillie Cole and I loved it from the start till the end.I had many feelings and the characters were enjoyable. A Wish For Us took me by surprise in a good way, I didn't expect anything of what I found in the story and this make me enjoy it even more.Definitely a unique read!Get ready for Cromwell and Bonnie to take you in an emotional roller coaster.The romance was sweet and intense. If you are looking for a heartbreaking and beautiful story this is perfect for you!I hope we have more books like this from Tillie Cole.     

  12. 5 out of 5

    Wil Loves Books!

    All the “Violet-Blue” Stars! All of them!!!! “He was my violet blue. My favorite-ever note.” Ok, I think I’m calm enough to do this now. But bear with me because this is probably going to be a ramble-fest. I tend to do that when a book blows my mind, and this one completely did. I don’t normally do Tillie Cole, not sure if by choice or lack of opportunity, especially when it comes to advance copies since my co-bloggers are huge fans, but this is not an author normally on my radar. I do own a lot All the “Violet-Blue” Stars! All of them!!!! “He was my violet blue. My favorite-ever note.” Ok, I think I’m calm enough to do this now. But bear with me because this is probably going to be a ramble-fest. I tend to do that when a book blows my mind, and this one completely did. I don’t normally do Tillie Cole, not sure if by choice or lack of opportunity, especially when it comes to advance copies since my co-bloggers are huge fans, but this is not an author normally on my radar. I do own a lot of her books, I just haven’t gotten to them. Anyways, not important. I was mesmerized by this cover, and intrigued by that beautiful blurb. So I was so excited when I got this one, and prayed hard that it didn’t disappoint me. IT DID NOT. This was everything, and then some. My heart was in my throat the entire time, and I went through all the gamut of emotions. To say this wrecked me and gutted me is an understatement. But it also made me happy, so freaking happy. Sigh, this was such an experience. It’s the reason why I read, to have these experiences and read beautiful books like this. “You can’t fight the colors you were born to see.” Tillie Cole can write, she can freaking write, and it’s beautiful and all the rage and so much more. This was not cheesy, or sappy, this was original, and raw and real and perfect, just perfect. The descriptions, the colors, the characters, the angst, the romance, the friendships, the heartbreak, the loss, the love, above all the love, it’s all in there and it’s written in such a beautiful way that you can’t help but love every second of it. Even if it breaks you. Now, I’ve read that people are already comparing this with that other book of hers, you know which one, but it’s not, it’s different, so don’t even go there. “You’ve complicated things for me, Cromwell Dean. You were never meant to complicate things.” This one I’m not spoiling, not only because Tillie requested we didn’t, but also because it wouldn’t be fair to anyone. The blurb tells you a lot, the rest is in the book. I can definitely guarantee you that you will be completely happy in the end. But go blind, please go blind because this freaking book is amazing and you have to experience it for yourself. I’m even going to be super picky with my highlights, even though I have too many to count. “Since you . . . it’s felt different. Music. It’s you, Farraday. You’ve made it different.” This is an epic, but complicated, love story between two people that are broken for two very different reasons. Yet, it doesn't take you long to realize that they're completely destined for each other. Cromwell and Bonnie were such great characters, I loved them and this relationship so much. Their amazing connection and their love for music, combined with the way they saved each other was simply perfection. I just can’t even. This book also explores so many other things like family and relationships and other things people should talk more often about like mental illness and addictions. These characters will stay with you for a long time. This book will stay with you for a long time. “And I had my Bonnie. My girl who still inspired the music that came from my heart. The girl who was always by my side. The girl who was the bravest person I knew. The most beautiful. The most perfect. And the girl, that with one single smile, still completely illuminated my world.” Like I said, this was perfection. The writing, flawless. The characters, amazing. And the epilogue? For someone that craves the perfect epilogue, this one is at the very top, beautiful, perfect epilogue. Tillie Cole has gained a new fan and this has definitely become one of my favorite reads. Pick this one up on June 11, you won’t be disappointed! This boy, who was holding me in his arms, was my wish come true. The boy who stood beside me through the hardest trials of my life. And the boy who, when I fell apart, brought me back to me, brought me back to him. Through music. Through love. And through the colors of his soul. He was, and forever would be, the beat in my heart.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Kyle

    Beautifully written book yet a bit mushy. It still is a good read with colors, music, and soul.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

    Umm so yeah it wasn't safe. Well it was not THAT safe. Safety and other stuff: (view spoiler)[H wasn't celibate until he kissed the h. He gets a bj from o/w after he saw the h in a club, and then rubbed it on her face later when he met up with her. H and h were separated after that (not that long), and again it was implied that the H slept with everything that touched any part of him below his shoulders. Then he meets up with the h again and again he sleeps with like 10 women (said by h's brother Umm so yeah it wasn't safe. Well it was not THAT safe. Safety and other stuff: (view spoiler)[H wasn't celibate until he kissed the h. He gets a bj from o/w after he saw the h in a club, and then rubbed it on her face later when he met up with her. H and h were separated after that (not that long), and again it was implied that the H slept with everything that touched any part of him below his shoulders. Then he meets up with the h again and again he sleeps with like 10 women (said by h's brother) until the night he kisses her. Gotta mention the h walked in on the H and her neighbor (after she told kacey, her neighbor, to not hook up with him); they didn't have sex but if them both were practically naked, I do think they got to third base (third base means sexual things you do to the o/p' s private business, vagina or penis) so, ew. The scenes were not that detailed, but detailed enough to know the H got off anyways with these women. I think what bothered me the most was knowing these o/w names, and the fact that they were in more than one scene. Can't authors just leave it at "so I went to get drunk and laid"? I dont need the whole damn mental diary of the H's experiences with someone who aint even relevant. Gotta mention too that the H did say that the experiences he had couldnt be compared to the h's (obviously they couldnt cause I think it was the first damn time he had sex while sober). The h was a virgin, shocker, never experienced anything, not even a date, and the first date she got with o/m, the H went and ruined it (same night he kissed her) so basically the H was her first everything *sighs*. Can authors at least give virgin heroines some damn first kiss before meeting the H? h had a heart failure. Tillie didnt kill the main characters, thank God, but she did kill (view spoiler)[the h's brother in order to give his heart to the h (hide spoiler)] , so I guess there's still some pattern here with her and killing characters and making you cry, but at least she gave the H and h from this book a HEA. So basically, the H aint celibate before, during, and after separation. Did have (kinda) detailed scenes with o/w. h had a heart failure so she couldn't go hooking up with anyone so yeah she was celibate. One date with o/m (didnt even go well, they just talked). The H was celibate after he kissed the h. h's (view spoiler)[brother kills himself to give his heart to the h (hide spoiler)] . H and h get their HEA. Epilogue with them married and a kid. (hide spoiler)] Giving this book 1.5 stars because it made me cry to the point that I can't face my parents without them asking "what is wrong with you?" Before reading: I hope both of them stay celibate during separation, and I fucking hope neither of them dies

  15. 4 out of 5

    warhawke

    Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone POV: First Person - Dual Rating: Cromwell Dean was a Brit up and coming DJ in Europe. But as his music brought people to life, it was slowly killing his soul. He decided to move to the US to study music but what's waiting for him could bring back demons from his past. Bonnie Farraday lived and breathed music. The ambitious young woman was focused on her goals until Cromwell came into her life. However, he could possibly be the distraction she desperat Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone POV: First Person - Dual Rating: Cromwell Dean was a Brit up and coming DJ in Europe. But as his music brought people to life, it was slowly killing his soul. He decided to move to the US to study music but what's waiting for him could bring back demons from his past. Bonnie Farraday lived and breathed music. The ambitious young woman was focused on her goals until Cromwell came into her life. However, he could possibly be the distraction she desperately needed. Even with the rudeness and the arrogance that I saw from him most days. I now knew there was a pain behind his blue eyes, tattoos, and dark hair. Cromwell carried a lot of pain behind his broody, closed off persona. Of course those have always been my weakness when it comes to heroes. He had raw talent that he refused to hone. It was sad seeing how it hurt him to do so. “She made me listen to the music inside me again. She made me play. She inspired me . . . She made me me again.” Bonnie was your typical go-getter. Even though she was more on the quiet/shy side, she made sure she got what she wanted. I like her passion and her capacity for love. The most interesting aspect of this book is Cromwell's "affliction" that reflected in the cover - which made perfect sense after reading the book. I like visualizing the scenes of how he saw it as I read it. This book promised an emotional upheaval. At first, I wasn't really convinced. It was until much later in the story that the tears started falling. But the pain was worth it lol! I should have walked away when I still had the chance. A Wish For Us is a story of healing and hope. It would appeal to readers who enjoy emotional romance. 🔴 🎧 🔴 . . . (F)BR With Loyda . . . 🔴 🎧 🔴 For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  16. 4 out of 5

    Karlie (cozyreadsandtea)

    I kindly received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 3 stars "I was happy numb. But for some reason Bonnie Farraday sparked life back into my dead soul.” To start off I want to say that I LOVE Tillie Cole and her novels, she has written some of my favorite books ever. I was super excited to start this one because it was a new adult college romance and was said to be super emotional. Don’t get me wrong, it was emotional but I didn’t bawl my eyes out. That being said, I don’t cry easily wh I kindly received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 3 stars "I was happy numb. But for some reason Bonnie Farraday sparked life back into my dead soul.” To start off I want to say that I LOVE Tillie Cole and her novels, she has written some of my favorite books ever. I was super excited to start this one because it was a new adult college romance and was said to be super emotional. Don’t get me wrong, it was emotional but I didn’t bawl my eyes out. That being said, I don’t cry easily while reading. Im also not a super big fan of music and rockstar romance type books. (i just haven’t had any that have blown me away) "I saw magenta and salmon-pink hexagons as the cello played. Then starbursts of peach and cream, flickered shards of mauve and rose as the violins took the melody. I tasted floral on my tongue and felt my chest pull tight, my stomach building with light as the strings danced and sang.” I REALLY liked how Cromwell’s synesthesia was portrayed and described. I was defiantly intrigued by him the most. Cromwell was such a broken character. He didn’t believe in himself and he had so much guilt that coursed his thoughts daily. "Tonight you were cruel, Cromwell Dean. You were cold and cruel and unkind.” I just wanted to wrap him in a blanket and hold him. He was such a patient character with Bonnie as well. The character growth he went through really showcased Tillie Coles writing wonderfully. "Some are not meant for this life for too long. A fleeting glimpse, a silent birdsong. Souls too pure, they burn out too bright.” Throughout the book you start to tell that something is off. I had so many guess as to what was wrong but I didn’t see what was ACTUALLY wrong. I kept thinking to myself everything will be okay, everything is fine, there will be a HEA. But as i kept reading I started to doubt myself. I did guess the ending and the biggest sad scene which I saw coming. It did still have me tear up a little. I think the problem I had with this book wasn't really a problem. I just don’t think it was for me. I know its beautiful and had a lot of important topics. But I was finding myself starting to skim. I didn't really connect with the characters. I found the story line with the brother not fully dealt with, and I thought he got the shitty end of the deal. I wanted to explore more with him, since he was such a big part of the book. I felt that there was a little insta love. That because of the situation they were in that it was rushed almost. I don’t know really. This review is probably all over the place lol. I guess what I’m trying to say was that I did enjoy myself but I expected more. In the end I do recommend the book if it sounds interesting to you! "Cromwell Dean kissed like he played music—completely and with every ounce of his soul." "Reds and blues, purples and pinks swarmed around me, engulfing me in a cloud. And I let them fall where they lay, my fingers showing me the way.” Detailed Ratings Hero: 4 Heroine: 3.5 Plot: 3 Angst: 3 Steam level: 2.5

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dee Montoya

    Five Vibrant Stars***** Music, romance and tears, so many tears. A Wish For Us is like an epic song, performed live by an entire orchestra inside your heart. You will hear it, feel it, and almost taste it. A beautiful story that will consume all of your senses from beginning to end. Cromwell Dean is currently the hottest DJ in the club scene. His shows are always sold out because he delivers an electrifying techno experience, full of amazing music and color. But the more people praise him, and th Five Vibrant Stars***** Music, romance and tears, so many tears. A Wish For Us is like an epic song, performed live by an entire orchestra inside your heart. You will hear it, feel it, and almost taste it. A beautiful story that will consume all of your senses from beginning to end. Cromwell Dean is currently the hottest DJ in the club scene. His shows are always sold out because he delivers an electrifying techno experience, full of amazing music and color. But the more people praise him, and the more fame he acquires the less he cares, the less he feels. He numbs himself with alcohol and sex, he doesn’t want to feel anything at all. One night in the middle of a club a peculiar girl catches Cromwell’s eye, because she’s in the middle of this huge party, that is full of energy, and yet she’s not moving to the rhythm of the beats, she’s just listening with her eyes closed. Later that night, they run into each other again and she accuses him of something he already knew, that his music had no soul. Whether Cromwell wants to admit it to himself or not, what that girl told him pushes him into a new direction, where he will follow the music and the colors he once used to love. Bonnie Farraday was the girl who shocked Cromwell Dean to his very core, that one night before he came back to the States to enroll in college. The only girl who’s not falling at his feet. Bonnie only wants to make music, her dream is to write beautiful lyrics for artists all over the world. That’s why she’s so excited to be attending professor Lewis’s music class, but she’s less than thrilled to be sharing this experience with Cromwell. Bonnie and Cromwell are not your typical college students, they both have a emotional baggage and both have immense talent. They mask their attraction to each other, with constant fighting and bickering but sooner rather than later, those fights will turn into a beautiful love story, full of music, and blinding color. Tillie Cole writes words that go directly into the heart. Her stories demand your complete attention, and your smiles, and also your tears. Her books are always unpredictable and completely heart rendering. A Wish For Us is truly a masterpiece.

  18. 3 out of 5

    Pick a Book

    English / Português 5 stars Ok. Let's start by taking this out of the way that I know there are people with doubt / curiosity. Many people are "afraid" of this book, because the author said that it is at the same level of "A Thousand Boy Kisses". But the comparison is just to prepare you, so you keep the handkerchiefs close to you. But the comparation stop there. I am an easy crier and I cried the whole Poppy and Rune book  - much more than this new book - but A WISH FOR US makes a bigger impact. So English / Português 5 stars Ok. Let's start by taking this out of the way that I know there are people with doubt / curiosity. Many people are "afraid" of this book, because the author said that it is at the same level of "A Thousand Boy Kisses". But the comparison is just to prepare you, so you keep the handkerchiefs close to you. But the comparation stop there. I am an easy crier and I cried the whole Poppy and Rune book  - much more than this new book - but A WISH FOR US makes a bigger impact. So, without saying much (but already saying) be prepared for a book with great possibility of getting you very emotional. But that's not all that A WISH FOR US does. The way Tillie describes the environment, the music, the colors, made me want be there to to listen and dance too. It made me wish Cromwell was real and I could listen to him and see him play for real. This book is about Bonnie Farraday, a student in love with classical music who, on a visit to England, met Cromwell briefly and was not a pleasant conversation. And Cromwell Dean is a famous DJ in Europe and gets the opportunity to go to a college in the United States to study music with a legend. The same college Bonnie studies. These two who do not like each other at first because they also don't have similar tastes, end up discovering in each other more things in common than they imagine. A WISH FOR US, despite the light premise, is not an easy book. It will make you fall in love with these characters as if they were part of our lives. It makes us want to know more about them, to help them, to understand them. And even if you don't have all the information, when you least expect ... puff !! , you're already in love. This is good, right? When we read a book and fall in love with the hero and heroine? For sure! But ... the author slowly takes our heart and squeezes it. And you feel it. Feel everything. Feel that you will be hurt, but "OMG!" you can't put it down. Tillie was brilliant in her writing. It made my heart beat hard with the tunes, made me see those specific colors, made me have that experience with them. The story is about two people who are passionate about music, told in a unique way. I've never heard of a person like Cromwell and I was fascinated by him. I thought it was magical the way Tillie told this story. But the story also knocked me over. In one scene, I stopped in the middle of the text and couldn't hold it anymore because I got so emotional  and stared to ugly cry. In fact, I was afraid someone here at home would listen and come to see if I was okay. The pain was real. But the story is wonderful. And despite any unreal or flaws I may have found, I can only think of how wonderful it was to have the opportunity to read this book. If I would recommend it? You have no idea how much.This was just perfect. *I received an ARC of this book. Thank you!  -------- English / Português 5 estrelas Tá. Vamo começar já tirando isso do caminho que sei que tem gente com dúvida/curiosidade. Muita gente tá com "medo" desse livro, porque a autora falou que é no nível de "Mil Beijos de Garoto". Mas a comparação é só pra te preparar, pra que você mantenha os lenços perto de você. E para aí. Eu sou uma mantega derretida e chorei o livro todo do Potinho - bem mais que esse novo livro-, mas A WISH FOR US causa um impacto maior. Então, sem dizer muito ( mas já dizendo) estejam preparados para um livro com grande possibilidade de te emocionar bastante. Mas não é só isso que A WISH FOR US faz. O jeito que a Tillie descreve o ambiente, a música, as cores, da vontade de tá lá escutando e dançando. Fez eu desejar que o Cromwell fosse real e eu pudesse escuta-lo e vê-lo tocar de verdade.  Bonnie Farraday é uma estudante apaixonada por música clássica que, em visita a Inglaterra, conheceu brevemente Cromwell e não foi uma conversa agradável. Cromwell Dean é um famoso DJ na Europa e recebe a oportunidade de ir pra uma faculdade nos Estados Unidos para estudar música com uma lenda. A mesma faculdade que Bonnie estuda. Os 2 que não se bicam no começo por não terem gostos parecidos, acabam descobrindo um no outro mais coisas em comum do que imaginam.  A WISH FOR US, apesar da premissa leve, não é um livro fácil. Ele faz a gente se apaixonar por esses personagens como se fizessem parte das nossas vidas. Faz a gente querer saber mais sobre eles, ajudá-los, entendê-los. E mesmo que você não tenha todas as informações, quando você menos esperar... puff!!, já tá amando. E isso é bom, né? Quando lemos um livro e nos apaixonamos pelo mocinho e mocinha? Com certeza! Mas... a autora, vagarosamente, pega nosso coração e o espreme. E você sente. Sente tudo. Sente que você será machucado, mas "nossa!" não consegue largar. Tillie foi brilhante em sua escrita. Fez meu coração bater forte com as batidas da música, me fez enxergar aquelas cores específicas, me fez ter essa experiência com eles.  A história é sobre duas pessoas que são apaixonadas pela música, contada de uma maneira única. Eu nunca ouvi falar de uma pessoa como Cromwell e fiquei fascinada por ele. Achei mágica a maneira da Tillie contar essa história. Mas a história também me derrubou. Em certa cena, eu parei no meio do texto e não me aguentei de tão emocionada que fiquei e chorei de verdade. Inclusive, fiquei com medo de alguém aqui em casa escutar e vir ver se eu tava bem. A dor foi real. Mas a história é maravilhosa. E apesar de qualquer falha que possa ter tido, só consigo pensar em quão maravilhoso foi ter a oportunidade de ler esse livro. Se recomendo? Você não tem ideia do quanto. Foi perfeito.  * Recebi um ARC desse livro. Obrigada! ---------------------- * Pick a Book  facebook / instagram / twitter  [email protected] 

  19. 3 out of 5

    Candace Tidwell

    This book shredded me. Half the time I was reading my nose was stinging and my eyes were watering up. Then of course I had the sniffles! It got so bad that my husband asked me if I was getting a cold. Why, do you ask? Well my friends, it's because I am not a crier! A Wish for Us had me crying so much that I felt like I was experiencing my second pregnancy again. Seriously?! Tillie Cole is a exceptionally talented author. I have been a fan since she started. This book is beautiful and one of a kin This book shredded me. Half the time I was reading my nose was stinging and my eyes were watering up. Then of course I had the sniffles! It got so bad that my husband asked me if I was getting a cold. Why, do you ask? Well my friends, it's because I am not a crier! A Wish for Us had me crying so much that I felt like I was experiencing my second pregnancy again. Seriously?! Tillie Cole is a exceptionally talented author. I have been a fan since she started. This book is beautiful and one of a kind. I enjoyed the push and pull between Bonnie and Cromwell. The slow build of their relationship and the strength they both displayed in difficult times was amazing. So much of this story is building the love they have for one another but it's also centered on family and the support you get from them. The depth of emotion you experience while reading this book is neverending. I went to sleep when I finished and I woke up with a book hangover. Do I recommend this book to be read? Hell yes! Should you have a box Kleenex ready? Stupid question! Buy the book, read it and then tell me how much of a genius Tillie is.

  20. 3 out of 5

    Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"

    Be warned that to keep this review spoiler free I won't speak about the plot much but rather about my reactions to the book and the characters. Some back story first... I requested this ARC before I even saw the cover and the blurb. Call it intuition but I hadn’t read Tillie Cole’s last books as she went too dark for my tastes but I just thought “This one will be lighter”. Turns out when I read the blurb and saw the cover that yes, she had decided to leave “the dark side of the force” and go with Be warned that to keep this review spoiler free I won't speak about the plot much but rather about my reactions to the book and the characters. Some back story first... I requested this ARC before I even saw the cover and the blurb. Call it intuition but I hadn’t read Tillie Cole’s last books as she went too dark for my tastes but I just thought “This one will be lighter”. Turns out when I read the blurb and saw the cover that yes, she had decided to leave “the dark side of the force” and go with something sweeter but promising emotions (“For fans of A Thousand Boy Kisses” who was an ugly cry!). Only… I got a mail telling me I was not selected to get the book. People had been chosen at random and I wasn’t among the lucky fews. Swallowing my deception I asked other reads on Netgalley. When I synced my Kindle as I had bought some books I got….the ARC! WTH???? I could not believe my luck! When it landed on my kindle I dove right in and until 30% in the book I was "all ado about nothing" and "what's wrong with me" because I should FEEL but..nope. Nada. Nicht. Niente. Nothing. MEH! All ingredients were presents: the rebel DJ former music prodigy who was suffering deeply from a loss. Said loss pushed him to turn his back to his beloved music or rather music played with instruments rather than computer. The good girl, straight A student and enamored with classical music. She told him straight away what he created lacked soul and feelings. She seemed to be ill or recovering from an illness. You’d think I would feel moved and invested right? Wrong. Boring. And frustrating as I was thinking “Hell I wanted this ARC so much and so far it’s a 3 stars for me whereas everything seems right to give me feelings overload. What’s wrong with me?”. I just wanted to tell Cromwell to go to hell and stop whinning. Yes he had lost his daddy. Yes he was angry and hurting. But he was not the only one who lived a tragedy! Being polite to others, not treating girls like dish rags costs nothing! I hate brats! Probably because I have some moody teenagers at home and sometimes their level of egotism is ...floundering! No patience left in my bones with bratty book characters. But I soldiered on. I had a review to write... Luckily past the 35 to 40% I fell into the story and more important into the characters. That's around that time that Cromwell let Bonnie see the real him. And so did I. Right alongside Bonnie I fell for Cromwell. It tells much about Tillie's writing as my moods flowed with Bonnie's unveiling of Cromwell! Then the waterwork began. I had to have tissues as the ready so many times ! I thought "Oh No! Tillie will put A 1000 boy kisses on me!". I dreaded this yet that was one of the reasons I was so impatient to read it! Now I will use colors to rate everything and explain. Cromwell got from murky brown (unattractive color to my eyes) to brilliant azure blue ( one of my favorite colors). Bonnie was indigo to purple all along. My absolute favorite colors! She was sweet, passionate, fragile yet strong and her greatest quality she was not a doormat to Cromwell's brattiness! Hata girl! Easton was Bonnie's brother and he was a bright and sunny yellow before plummeting into dark, dark colors. The story was a weak green in the beginning to become bright red ( the color of love) but going through dark grey ( despair). The writing is a flawless bright pink as Tillie made me see and feel exactly like Bonnie, disappointment and awe all rolled into one. Final rating: all the colors of rainbow.     Now some music please! Have you read it? Or plan to? Thanks for reading and happy Monday! Sophie Find me on: Wordpress: Beware Of The Reader Facebook: Beware Of The Reader Facebook group : Beware Book Boyfriends Alert Instagram: @bewareofthereader Twitter: @BewareOffReader

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    **** 4.5 Stars!!!!**** Another emotional read written by Tillie Cole! I pretty much know that when I pick up one of her books, they are going to leave some kind of imprint on my heart. This story definitely left a huge imprint on my ticker, and I won't ever forget Cromwell and Bonnie. I will admit though, that Cromwell was the one that won my utmost respect, love, and adoration! It is actually kind of funny I say that, because when I first started this book; I didn't care for him much at all! I f **** 4.5 Stars!!!!**** Another emotional read written by Tillie Cole! I pretty much know that when I pick up one of her books, they are going to leave some kind of imprint on my heart. This story definitely left a huge imprint on my ticker, and I won't ever forget Cromwell and Bonnie. I will admit though, that Cromwell was the one that won my utmost respect, love, and adoration! It is actually kind of funny I say that, because when I first started this book; I didn't care for him much at all! I found him to be rude and he just had this awful chip on his shoulder. I was totally wrong to judge him...he came through in such a big way for the people he cared about! What a unique character he was!! There is not a lot that I want to say regarding the story itself, because I never wish to reveal any spoilers. My only complaint when it comes to this book, and the reason for my half a star dropped..was that I felt Cromwell got so much emotional turmoil thrown on him...it got to be so overwhelming. I feel that in a lot of Tillie Cole's books she seems to think she needs to pile on mounds and mounds of baggage for her some of her heroes/ heroines....it gets to be a little nuts!!! In this one, he definitely got way more than his share of baggage...my heart bled for him... That was my only complaint though when it came to "A wish for Us..." The relationship that developed between Cromwell and Bonnie was beautiful....it truly was special. The way that they were there for each other, was inspiring!!! If you are a reader who has enjoyed Tillie Cole's other lighter romance books..then this is a must read!!! I promise it will make you laugh, cry, and sigh!!! It takes you on a journey you won't ever forget...and this will be going in my Best of 2018 pile!!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lo Bookfrantic

    4.5stars This book was so good, I absolutely loved it. I might have cried some nasty ugly tears for what it seemed like an eternity but they were worth it. It hurts so damn good. All the feels, definitely adding to one of my favorite reads of the year. Told from dual point of view we see both sides sad, happy and devastating stories. Definitely recommend to readers looking for a very emotional book to read. This was a BR with War!

  23. 3 out of 5

    ari.

    2 I was just expecting more stars Since Tillie said no spoilers, this review is not going to contain any. But if you want my honest overview of this book then head on here: https://readingunderstreetlamps.wordp... This book was a clusterfuck of cliches, that despite the flowery language I could not ignore. Even when it came from the hand/mouth/pen/mind one of my most favorite authors. The predictability in this book completely ruined it for me. This was not a new story- it was the same ole’ “he me 2 I was just expecting more stars Since Tillie said no spoilers, this review is not going to contain any. But if you want my honest overview of this book then head on here: https://readingunderstreetlamps.wordp... This book was a clusterfuck of cliches, that despite the flowery language I could not ignore. Even when it came from the hand/mouth/pen/mind one of my most favorite authors. The predictability in this book completely ruined it for me. This was not a new story- it was the same ole’ “he meets she and falls in love and then some shit happens and then they live happily ever after” story that we all know and hate because of the number of times it has been recycled, and now it just leaves a bad aftertaste in your mouth like the chewing gum you found stuck to the walls of a public bathroom did. Disgusting. I know. That is how I feel after reading stories like these.

  24. 3 out of 5

    1-Click Addict Support Group

    Y'all this was such an emotional story that it knocked me off my feet! I didn't realize how emotional this this book was going to be and how many tears I would be shedding. The first time these two met they didn't exactly hit it off but Bonnie had a reason to want to meet him. Cromwell was less than cheery having a nosy American scrutinize him but yet with Bonnie he saw colors he didn't often see. Cromwell had a unique gift with music and he had an opportunity to find out more about it, but the Y'all this was such an emotional story that it knocked me off my feet! I didn't realize how emotional this this book was going to be and how many tears I would be shedding. The first time these two met they didn't exactly hit it off but Bonnie had a reason to want to meet him. Cromwell was less than cheery having a nosy American scrutinize him but yet with Bonnie he saw colors he didn't often see. Cromwell had a unique gift with music and he had an opportunity to find out more about it, but the catch was that he had to travel to America. Little did he know that his life was about to change and I wasn't sure how he was going to handle it. Ms Cole gave us such an emotional story that captured my heart until the very end. Beware to have Kleenex, and your go to snack because once you start reading it you will not want to out it down!! That cover is perfect for this Amazing story! Y'all be prepared to get lost in such an emotionally beautiful story <3 Kara~ 5 Stars

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    3.5-4 ★'s “She was my silver.” I'm one of those readers that enjoys the "lighter" side of Tillie Cole and I enjoyed A Thousand Boy Kisses so this seemed like a win-win for me. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way. Then, the "thing" that I have an issue with begins and I knew it the minute the subject was hinted at. ~Sigh~ I was already in too deep to stop reading. I just had to cross my fingers and hope that this one would have a happier outcome. Cromwell's a famous EDM DJ and since Bonnie' 3.5-4 ★'s “She was my silver.” I'm one of those readers that enjoys the "lighter" side of Tillie Cole and I enjoyed A Thousand Boy Kisses so this seemed like a win-win for me. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way. Then, the "thing" that I have an issue with begins and I knew it the minute the subject was hinted at. ~Sigh~ I was already in too deep to stop reading. I just had to cross my fingers and hope that this one would have a happier outcome. Cromwell's a famous EDM DJ and since Bonnie's a lover of all things music, she decides to go see him while she's in London. She's left disappointed and doesn't hesitate to tell him. Fast forward to college starting and Cromwell has moved to the USA to study with the infamous music professor at their college. And to make things even more impossible, let's room Cromwell with Bonnie's twin brother, Easton. Now, they really can't avoid each other. But wait, there's more...put them in the same class and make them partners on a project they both can't get out of, sit back and let the drama unfold. Of course, Cromwell is the bad boy and he only does things his way and luckily for him, most women people let him, except Bonnie. And we all know what that does to Cromwell. Soon enough, they are getting closer, opening up to each other and revealing things. It's all very sweet but it's the music that bonds them. Cromwell is a synesthesic (see colors/shapes/etc in music) and it's both a curse and a blessing. He's had some heart ache in his life and he's done the best he could by suppressing his synesthesia but as Bonnie digs, it all starts bubbling up. Time for the "thing" to rear its ugly head. I’m not exactly unhappy with how the situation was played out...but I thought the circumstances were a little too weird. Thankfully, I did like how everything meshed together at the end with Cromwell's composition. I think Tillie Cole did an amazing job with creating Cromwell's world for us, so much so, that I could almost see/hear it. Take away weirdness with the "thing" and you have a really sweet love story. The epilogue was the perfect end cap.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Betul

    **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "He may be the fastest-rising DJ in Europe, but what he was playing wasn't his passion. It wasn't his purpose. He couldn't fool me." A Wish for Us was a very beautiful and inspirational story, but it was also a major tear-jerker. The cover is perfect for this book. I love Tillie Cole's writing and ability to tell a story. She always comes up with very original stories, that keeps you intrigued until the end. I have read all of her books ex **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "He may be the fastest-rising DJ in Europe, but what he was playing wasn't his passion. It wasn't his purpose. He couldn't fool me." A Wish for Us was a very beautiful and inspirational story, but it was also a major tear-jerker. The cover is perfect for this book. I love Tillie Cole's writing and ability to tell a story. She always comes up with very original stories, that keeps you intrigued until the end. I have read all of her books except one (19!), and I still can't get enough of her. This book is about Cromwell Dean and Bonnie Farraday, who are pretty much the opposite of each other. They first meet in the England, which ends on a bad note, and are reunited again in South Carolina. They both don't want anything to do with one another, however when they are paired for a composition project, they have to spend time together. These two had a very rough start and that continued for a while. However, both felt a connection to each other. Bonnie, is very sweet and driven to make her dreams come true. Cromwell, is broody but also has a lot on his mind. I loved seeing these complete different characters come together. They grew so much in this book, and it was absolutely beautiful being able to witness it. Bonnie is essential in Cromwell realizing where his passion lies. She was such a great support, but the same can also be said about Cromwell. This book is also a major tear-jerker, at least it was in my opinion. I couldn't contain my tears when Cromwell and Bonnie had rough times. I felt every emotion the characters felt, and I was there with them feeling the same way. This book was sweet, emotional, heartbreaking, uplifting and very inspirational. When I got to the end, I just didn't want it to end. Tillie Cole delivered another phenomenal story with A Wish for Us.

  27. 3 out of 5

    Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*

    ╔════ . • ✰ ✰ • . ════╗ ☆ ☆ SPOILER FREE ☆ ☆ ╚════ . • ✰ ✰ • . ════╝ I’ve been putting off writing this review for a few days now, mainly because I didn’t want to say anything that could possibly spoil the reading experience for anyone else. The blurb already tells the gist of this story but I was completely unprepared for the depth of emotion that is artfully weaved throughout this book. I think that the memory of every book I read stays with me in some way. We all have very different and personal ╔════ . • ✰ ✰ • . ════╗ ☆ ҉☆ SPOILER FREE ☆ ҉☆ ╚════ . • ✰ ✰ • . ════╝ I’ve been putting off writing this review for a few days now, mainly because I didn’t want to say anything that could possibly spoil the reading experience for anyone else. The blurb already tells the gist of this story but I was completely unprepared for the depth of emotion that is artfully weaved throughout this book. I think that the memory of every book I read stays with me in some way. We all have very different and personal reading experiences with each book we open. Some stories can evoke unexpected emotions when subjects are raised that bring back memories of the past – whether they are good or sad ones. Tillie tackles a vast array of complexity in this story but she didn’t just talk about things, she showed me in such vivid detail that I could see everything she was describing as if it were unfolding in front of me. Then there was the music… There is something healing about listening to a favourite song or a beautiful piece of music. It can bring memories to the surface and connects people with their past. For Cromwell and Bonnie, music is their lifeline and it is the one thing that connects them, it brought them into each others lives. Some may call it fate. Whatever the reason was, the universe put them in each others paths. They were meant to meet each other, to be in each others lives. Apart from the music connection, these two could not be more unlikely as friends. Cromwell is moody, broody and arrogant. Bonnie is focused and a high achiever. She is completely frustrated that a guy with so much talent is wasting it. Bonnie is a girl who appreciates every moment, every day. She loves her family, is passionate about her education and wishes that Cromwell could see things the way she does. Cromwell doesn’t seem to be passionate about anything, apart from his electronic music. He has bottled up feelings and emotions for years and finds solace in entertaining the masses, drowning in alcohol and getting lost in loose women. Initially, Bonnie just annoys the hell out of him but somehow she worms her way under his skin and for the first time in his life he finds himself opening up to someone, sharing information about himself and enjoying her company. I think that this was my favourite part of this story, watching his carefully constructed walls slowly crumble away… ‘As I stared at Cromwell’s face, it was like seeing it for the first time. Gone was the arrogance and the anger he wore like a shield. The shield was lowered, and a boy I didn’t recognise was laid bare. I’d never seen anyone so beautiful.’ However, there is so much more to this story, so much more! This was an incredibly bittersweet, moving, emotional reading experience for me. I loved every moment of it, even the bits that ripped me apart. Fantastic book from Tillie Cole ☺

  28. 3 out of 5

    NiCoLeTa E.

    ***4 "Violet Blue" stars*** ...A wish for me, for you, for us... Well, this book was pretty good actually, but it was so depressing!!! Honestly, guys!!! I love emotional stories very much, (I'm from that kind of girls!!!) but damn me, this book was so emotionally overloaded!!! You couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! And it was breaking my heart over and over again... "I never dared hope for a love such as you" Well, this was a romance story... A story of music... A story about f ***4 "Violet Blue" stars*** ...A wish for me, for you, for us... Well, this book was pretty good actually, but it was so depressing!!! Honestly, guys!!! I love emotional stories very much, (I'm from that kind of girls!!!) but damn me, this book was so emotionally overloaded!!! You couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! And it was breaking my heart over and over again... "I never dared hope for a love such as you" Well, this was a romance story... A story of music... A story about fighting for life... A story about family love... “The best music must be felt.” The truth is that my time at this point is very limited, so i will not write a big review... Cromwell was a famous rising DJ at nineteen, but he used to love another kind of music when he was younger, but a certain incident in his past made him stop creating the music he loved. Now, he is going to college to follow his path, but an unexpected girl will remind him the real music and his meaning... “You gave me back music. It was you, Farraday. You gave me back what I’d lost. It was you who brought the music back to my heart. You helped my music rediscover its soul.” Bonnie loves classical music... She was looking up to Cromwell, but now, she is disappointed by him... He is making it very hard to like him... But she is seeing glimpses for who he used to be and it's impossible to not like him... She has to stay away from him, but it's so hard to do so... The only sure thing is that the road for these two isn't easy. On contrary, it's very, very hard... “You’ve complicated things for me, Cromwell Dean. You were never meant to complicate things.” I loved the characters in here... I liked Cromwell and his colors... I liked Bonnie and her fighting spirit... I liked Easton when he was cheerful, but I'm mad at him... I think that he was a little bit of selfish!!! I felt sorry of the Farradays... All of them!!!! I liked the way that Mrs. Cole was describing music... But how the things were turning up, they were very difficult to witness!!! "Some are not meant for this life for too long. A fleeting glimpse, a silent birdsong. Souls too pure, they burn out too bright.”

  29. 3 out of 5

    Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

    An Excerpt from A Wish For Us “I believe that music should tell a story. I believe that in the notes and melodies there should be some kind of meaning. Music should take you on a journey, crafted by the creator’s heart. " We’ve been looking forward to reading A Wish for Us, since we first heard about it. Well, to be honest, any upcoming Tillie Cole book is a cause for celebration for us. There’s a reason Tillie Cole is a ‘drop everything and read’ author for us. Her ability to weave a captivati An Excerpt from A Wish For Us “I believe that music should tell a story. I believe that in the notes and melodies there should be some kind of meaning. Music should take you on a journey, crafted by the creator’s heart. " We’ve been looking forward to reading A Wish for Us, since we first heard about it. Well, to be honest, any upcoming Tillie Cole book is a cause for celebration for us. There’s a reason Tillie Cole is a ‘drop everything and read’ author for us. Her ability to weave a captivating and engrossing story, no matter what the concept is second to none. Whether she’s making us laugh, pushing us outside our comfort zone or shredding our hearts and painstakingly putting them back together again, she never fails to deliver exactly what we’re looking for. Her versatility in her craft constantly astounds us, her characters and storytelling always captivates us, her stories always move us. “He plays music for me that says more to my heart than words ever could.” With A Wish for Us, Tillie has done it again with a story that’s heartbreaking, hopeful, sincere and honest. Tillie tackles some very tough and sensitive subject matter in her new standalone, but she handles Bonnie and Cromwell’s story with utmost care, whilst playing with our hearts in the process. ‘She inspires me.’ The marrying of emotion and music works particularly well, making us feel, taste and experience the music and heightening the intensity of the emotional pull through the creation of Cromwell’s music. It moved us to tears. ‘I’d seen him play a piece so sad it brought me to tears. Now, I was watching him up close, experiencing this beside him. And it felt like a taste of the divine. There was no other way to put it.’ Cromwell Dean was a child protégé. A gifted musician, a genius classical composer, likened to be the next Mozart, now a coveted DJ in clubs in Europe. Somewhere along the way, at sixteen, Cromwell became an angry young man, bitter, carrying emotional baggage a mile high that caused him to lose his passion for music, seeing him spending his time DJ’ing, drinking and sleeping around. It is a chance meeting with an American girl, on the beach in Brighton, England, that gives Cromwell the jolt he needs to get his arse into gear, accepting a scholarship to study in a coveted music program with a renowned composer in Jefferson Young University in South Carolina, America. ‘Bonnie Farraday sparked life back into my dead soul.’ It is there, fate steps in, in the guise of Bonnie Farraday – a girl who would enter Cromwell Dean’s guarded heart. A girl who would inspire him to rediscover his passion for music in the most beautiful and saddest of ways when Cromwell meets Bonnie after becoming roommates with Bonnie’s twin brother Easton, a loud rambunctious guy who’s the life of the party and everyone’s friend. Initially, Cromwell is rude and obnoxious to the quiet, sweet Bonnie, and it’s testament to Bonnie that she saw beneath the bitter young Cromwell through his expression in music – seeing the pain Cromwell was holding inside. When paired in a music project, Bonnie tries to make Cromwell open up about his past, whilst Bonnie herself guards a secret that could shatter them all. “You’ve complicated things for me, Cromwell Dean. You were never meant to complicate things.” I laughed a single laugh. “I am complicated. I’ve been told that enough.” We know we always say this, but Tillie Cole herself requests these same in the ARC copy, and that is for the reader to go into Bonnie and Cromwell’s story spoiler free. That way you will experience the utmost emotional impact in this heart twisting, painful, tragic, happy, sweet and beautiful story of first love and healing that had us in a flood of tears. It’s the little endearments, the moments of pure love, thoughtfulness and tenderness of this story has us urging you to experience these moments as they unfold. Just allow Tillie Cole to steer you through this emotional journey as she once again gives us a story that will stand the test of time, to remain in our hearts forever. A Wish For Us is available to purchase Amazon US Amazon UK Come visit and follow us at: ✲ TotallybookedBlog ✲ TB on Facebook ✲ TB on Twitter ✲ TB on Pinterest

  30. 5 out of 5

    Gitte TotallyBookedBlog

    An Excerpt from A Wish For Us “I believe that music should tell a story. I believe that in the notes and melodies there should be some kind of meaning. Music should take you on a journey, crafted by the creator’s heart. " We’ve been looking forward to reading A Wish for Us, since we first heard about it. Well, to be honest, any upcoming Tillie Cole book is a cause for celebration for us. There’s a reason Tillie Cole is a ‘drop everything and read’ author for us. Her ability to weave a captivati An Excerpt from A Wish For Us “I believe that music should tell a story. I believe that in the notes and melodies there should be some kind of meaning. Music should take you on a journey, crafted by the creator’s heart. " We’ve been looking forward to reading A Wish for Us, since we first heard about it. Well, to be honest, any upcoming Tillie Cole book is a cause for celebration for us. There’s a reason Tillie Cole is a ‘drop everything and read’ author for us. Her ability to weave a captivating and engrossing story, no matter what the concept is second to none. Whether she’s making us laugh, pushing us outside our comfort zone or shredding our hearts and painstakingly putting them back together again, she never fails to deliver exactly what we’re looking for. Her versatility in her craft constantly astounds us, her characters and storytelling always captivates us, her stories always move us. “He plays music for me that says more to my heart than words ever could.” With A Wish for Us, Tillie has done it again with a story that’s heartbreaking, hopeful, sincere and honest. Tillie tackles some very tough and sensitive subject matter in her new standalone, but she handles Bonnie and Cromwell’s story with utmost care, whilst playing with our hearts in the process. ‘She inspires me.’ The marrying of emotion and music works particularly well, making us feel, taste and experience the music and heightening the intensity of the emotional pull through the creation of Cromwell’s music. It moved us to tears. ‘I’d seen him play a piece so sad it brought me to tears. Now, I was watching him up close, experiencing this beside him. And it felt like a taste of the divine. There was no other way to put it.’ Cromwell Dean was a child protégé. A gifted musician, a genius classical composer, likened to be the next Mozart, now a coveted DJ in clubs in Europe. Somewhere along the way, at sixteen, Cromwell became an angry young man, bitter, carrying emotional baggage a mile high that caused him to lose his passion for music, seeing him spending his time DJ’ing, drinking and sleeping around. It is a chance meeting with an American girl, on the beach in Brighton, England, that gives Cromwell the jolt he needs to get his arse into gear, accepting a scholarship to study in a coveted music program with a renowned composer in Jefferson Young University in South Carolina, America. ‘Bonnie Farraday sparked life back into my dead soul.’ It is there, fate steps in, in the guise of Bonnie Farraday – a girl who would enter Cromwell Dean’s guarded heart. A girl who would inspire him to rediscover his passion for music in the most beautiful and saddest of ways when Cromwell meets Bonnie after becoming roommates with Bonnie’s twin brother Easton, a loud rambunctious guy who’s the life of the party and everyone’s friend. Initially, Cromwell is rude and obnoxious to the quiet, sweet Bonnie, and it’s testament to Bonnie that she saw beneath the bitter young Cromwell through his expression in music – seeing the pain Cromwell was holding inside. When paired in a music project, Bonnie tries to make Cromwell open up about his past, whilst Bonnie herself guards a secret that could shatter them all. “You’ve complicated things for me, Cromwell Dean. You were never meant to complicate things.” I laughed a single laugh. “I am complicated. I’ve been told that enough.” We know we always say this, but Tillie Cole herself requests these same in the ARC copy, and that is for the reader to go into Bonnie and Cromwell’s story spoiler free. That way you will experience the utmost emotional impact in this heart twisting, painful, tragic, happy, sweet and beautiful story of first love and healing that had us in a flood of tears. It’s the little endearments, the moments of pure love, thoughtfulness and tenderness of this story has us urging you to experience these moments as they unfold. Just allow Tillie Cole to steer you through this emotional journey as she once again gives us a story that will stand the test of time, to remain in our hearts forever. A Wish For Us is available to purchase Amazon US Amazon UK Come visit and follow us at: ✲ TotallybookedBlog ✲ TB on Facebook ✲ TB on Twitter ✲ TB on Pinterest

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