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Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For [Kindle Edition]

Alexandra Potter
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Nobody does it quite like Alexandra Potter (Daily Mirror)

A touching, funny love-story (Company magazine)

Always perceptive, often funny, never dull (Heat magazine)

Sharp, witty dialogue (The Scotsman)

Slickly written and often very funny (The Times)

This warm and funny story... appeals to the romantic lurking in all of us (Sunday Mirror on CALLING ROMEO)

A cracking summer read (Heat magazine on CALLING ROMEO)

Essential reading (Company magazine on CALLING ROMEO)


'Feel-good fiction full of unexpected twists and turns'

(OK! magazine)

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A sassy romantic comedy to delight fans of Sophie Kinsella, Freya North and Helen Fielding. You couldn't wish for a better book!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 480 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00GW4UDS2
  • Publisher: Hodder (22 Jan 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,351 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alexandra Potter was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. She has lived in Los Angeles (which inspired her second novel) and Australia where she worked on Vogue and Cleo (and did rather too much sunbathing). She has also worked as a features writer and sub-editor for women's glossies in the UK including Elle, More!, OK! and Vogue. She now writes full-time and lives in Notting Hill, London.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 13 Nov 2006
When I went to my book stash looking for something easy to read I had a few to choose from but the sparkly bits on `Be Careful What You Wish For' caught my eye so out it came. I'd seen mixed reviews about this book but I'm glad it was the one I chose as it fitted my mood perfectly. After a series of heavy reads I needed something light and fluffy and `Be Careful What you Wish For' gave me just that. Its chick lit but it's amusing in a `Shopaholic' kinda way. I for one giggled along through it just like I did with the Shopaholic books and I've found nothing since Shopaholic to give me a really good giggle so I was surprised to find this one did.

The story is about Heather Hamilton who finds all her tiny wishes coming through after buying a piece of lucky heather from a gypsy. All of a sudden there's a spare seat on the tube, there's a parking space outside her apartment and the sexy neighbour she's always fancied asks her out for a drink. But Heather soon realizes that maybe it's not so great having all your wishes come true.

I really enjoyed this book and it made me think of a book I bought for my niece called `Felicity Wishes'. It's amusing, easy to read and has a feel-good factor to it that puts it above the rest. It's predictable in some ways but that doesn't detract from the story at all. I'll definitely be looking up Alexandra Potter to see what else she's got to offer. If they're half as good as this one I'll be stocking up!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny, but too trivial 17 May 2006
By Reptile
This book is funny and well crafted, but too light to be really interesting. The lucky heather is the starting point for some jokes rather than a real superstition, but it impedes any genuine theme from emerging. Another problem is that the ending is too predictable - you can see it coming more or less from the start of the book.

Although I like humorous books, I am not normally a chicklit fan. If you are, you might enjoy this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars even boys read it too! 19 Mar 2007
wifey bought this as a beach holiday read. I finished my book and started reading this before her much to her annoyance. I pretty much read it without putting it down..a great gives you a light hearted, funny (yes it did make me laugh) insight into what girls are thinking...quite enlightening actually!!! A good easy beach/plane/train read.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Closet Fan 13 Jun 2007
I really enjoyed `Be Careful What You Wish for' and as per another reader I actually read my wife's copy - it is a very fun book and well-written, although a little over-fluffy in places for this male reader. One of my favourite writers is Steve Horsfall and I could see some synergies in this book in the approach to writing (particularly Horsfall's `It's Cold Outside, i.e. the surreal aspects, observations on human nature and the feelgood backdrop). I will definitely admit that I will read another book by Alexandra Potter (after I have bought one for my wife's forthcoming birthday)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars makes u think 2 Sep 2006
I really enjoyed this book.

it was brilliant chick-lit and so relatable, everyone wishes for things without thinking. i had so many favourite parts in the book.

the reference to Sex and the City and 'Why did Carrie choose Mr Big? i never got it, She could have had Aiden!!' which is exactly how i felt! :)

The funniest moments were when Heather and Gabe were discussing the american word for bottoms :) and when she flashed at her sexy neighbour by accident. And the lists that Heather wrote were a great addition to the book.

Jess was such a funny character, i loved her flirting with Gabe. And Gabe was a brilliant character, i much prefered him to James! i also loved the name Billy Smith for a cat, i wanted to cuddle him! And her dad Lionel had me in stitches! I loved all the characters apart from Rosemary's daughter, she was annoying. And Brian dressed up as Cher! i loved that bit, he was fabulous. i could go on forever but i will stop!

I just loved the book and thought the ending was perfect. i dont think it was too predicatable, there were some little twists that i loved. It's just so good! buy it, u wont regret it.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thumbs up!!! 31 July 2006
I picked up this book, read the back, bought it then put it on the side for 4 weeks and i've just read it and oh my god!!!!!!!!! why did I wait 4 weeks??

Its fantastic its the best chic book i've read in ages its funny with a slight hint of sadness towards the end it really is great.

Its about a girl called heather who buy's some lucky heather off a gypsy and every thing she wishes for comes true!! And I mean everything only thing is it doesnt make her happy and she has to makes some big choices to become happy again

its a bit predictable but in a great way.

I had one wish after finishing the book and that was the book was a lot longer!

A must buy for the beach!!

I'd also buy angel by katie price as that is just as good!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 17 Aug 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I loved this book, it was a great easy summer read that keeps u wanting to read just one more chapter before you put it down. The characters really come to life and you can relate to them completly.

we've all wished our wishes would come true, but i wouldnt be so sure now.

Great read, well worth it!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air 12 May 2006
By Lis
Alexandra Potter was an untried and untested author for me, but havimg read this book I can honestly say that I am going to read her other novels.

This book is unputdownable from start to the finish. It is very witty without being out of touch with every day life. Before you realise it you are totally hooked!
a fantastic read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I have read many books by Alexandra Potter and I have loved every one of them. However I have to say this is my favourite one so far. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Louise_ranoch
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!
I could (and have) read this over and over, love Alexandra potter and have read all her books! This is my favourite :-)
Published 1 month ago by Jodie Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
once I got into it I wanted to find out what happened and did not want it to end.. nice to get into
Published 5 months ago by jane lowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Will make you feel warm and fuzzy
Be careful what you wish for is brilliant! Alexandra Potter's book is a real page-turner and guaranteed to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling which will brighten any day
Published 6 months ago by Stephanie Mullins
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
I wish i had the piece of lucky heather, had better be careful what I wish for!! pleasant easy read..
Published 6 months ago by maggie
5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkly fun with hidden kick
I surprised myself by loving this one. After all, who hasn't wondered what would happen if all their dreams came true? Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ms. A. Brooke
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love love love love it ready for my holiday in the rain, snow or sun great read that in going to read it again
Published 11 months ago by miss joanne lord
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripped
As always Alexandra Potter had me reading late into the night; just one more chapter, even though my eyelids were drooping. Read more
Published 12 months ago by S Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Be careful what you wish for, Alexandra Potter
Another Alexandra Potter, told you i liked her, not much to say really, i love this author so i know i am going to like whatever i read of hers. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Eileen M. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant book, funny and exciting couldn't stop reading it!
Would recommend to all chic lit fans it's well worth a read
Published 14 months ago by mrs atkins
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