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Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking [Kindle Edition]

Lynette Sofras
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A high-speed blow-out in the fast lane of a busy motorway! Miraculously, Jess and her young son escape almost-certain death.

Then, like another miracle, Jess encounters Christian Goodchild, famous pop star turned Hollywood A-lister and a man most women only ever meet in their dreams. Both are touched by the enchantment of the moment - leaving them longing for more.

But Christian is enmeshed in a relationship so damaging that Jess doubts their love can survive in the glamorous but complex world of celebrity. Could it all turn out to be just wishful thinking?

About the Author

Until two years ago, Lynette spent many years working as a teacher and running the English Department of a busy London secondary school. Prior to that she spent several years living and teaching in Greece. She gave up teaching to focus on her writing and to date has published three contemporary romances: The Apple Tree, Wishful Thinking and Shopping for Love. Her first romantic suspense, In Loving Hate is due for release in October 2012. Lynette currently lives in an early Victorian cottage in a picturesque Surrey village. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys catching up with friends, the theatre and cinema and occasionally trying to tame her out-of-control garden and the family's anthropophobic cat. You can find out more about Lynette on her blog: or through Facebook ( or Twitter (

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2408 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Q0F3TA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, heartwarming love story 31 Mar 2012
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I had the pleasure of reading an early review copy of Ms Sofras's novel and instantly loved it. This is a sweet, tender love story between two human beings who fall in love almost at first sight; however, their relationship seems to be destined to fail. For who could imagine a famous singer turned movie star falling in love with a single mother who doesn't know anything about the world of the rich and the famous? But despite many obstacles (worst of those, a jealous pop star girl friend who could be voted for the most hateful character in a book ever), Christian and Jess are determined to fight for their love ...

Having read several of Ms Sofras's romances, I think that this is one of her best. I really liked the down-to-earth character of Jess, who falls for Christian hard but nevertheless would put back her own happiness if it would threaten the well-being of her young son. Maybe one of the reasons Christian is so compelled by her is that she doesn't treat him as a star at all. In fact, she doesn't recognize him and when she learns who he is, she doesn't even care about his celebrity state. She loves him for the wonderful, caring man he is. This is what gives this story (as any of the author's works) a touch of reality and real depth while staying hopelessly romantic. It reminded me a bit of the movie "Notting Hill". Absolute recommended read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wishful Thinking 1 April 2012
By Bunny
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En-route to spend Christmas with her dad, Jess and her young son Ben have a narrow escape with a high speed blow out in the outside lane on a motorway. The local recovery driver steers them to a nearby hotel, where they encounter Christian Goodchild, a pop star turned film star. While Christian pursues Jess he isn't completely untangled from issues of his fellow pop group members; Adam and Amber. Jess finds love with Christian a very bumpy road as their lifestyles are worlds apart and Amber is hell bent on making sure Jess doesn't become a permanent fixture. Compelling reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Cinderella Story 8 Dec 2013
By Polly
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This is an up to date Cinderella story, where famous pop start falls in love with single mother. It reveals the truth behind the false glitz and glamour of the celebrity world showing the real people behind the public facade. It is a story that will appeal to most women because of its sincerity and the sensitive way that the author describes her characters' feelings. She is able to enter into the hearts and minds of vastly diverse personalities, from Christian, the successful pop star to Jess the single working mother. Even Amber, the celebrity star, who lies and uses every dirty trick to get her way, is shown as a needy human being. This I feel is the strength of the book, the characters are real people just like us, with hopes and desires that are common to us all. They want above all to love and be loved. If this is 'wishful thinking' then in this book at any rate the wishes come true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More wonderful than expected 15 Oct 2012
By Eva87
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I loved this book just as much as the others I have read by her. Lynette never fails to draw me in and surround me in her beautiful words. I am captured early on, almost becoming one with Jess and feeling her love, her happiness, her sorrow and her pain.
This is a whirlwind of a story with so much happening for Jess so quickly that it was easy to empathise with her when she became lost and confused. Each character is effortlessly portrayed in their entirety. You get to know the ins and outs of every character without feeling like you're just being told the facts; it is all woven in together.
As per usual Lynette has pulled me in to listen to her tale, making the task seem simple. I love the characters, I love the plot, I love the turn of phrase, I love it all!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another Cinderella story 12 Sep 2012
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Struggling single Mum meets rich and famous rock star but doesn't realise he's a rich and famous rock star until they've fallen for each other. He wants to take her away from her cold and poky flat, she doesn't want to be dependent on him. He (of course) has baggage and she can't make up her mind whether she can deal with that or not. Standard chick lit fayre and of course predictable but it was OK. I would have liked to have read more about what happened afterwards; Amber was obviously clearly disturbed - did she get the help she needed? Did Jess and Chris have their happy ever after?

An OK read, made better by me imagining myself as Jess and Jon Bon Jovi as Chris. Sad but true!
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4.0 out of 5 stars worth reading 29 May 2012
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This is a noce romantic story that is pretty well written. A couple meet in unusual circumstances, and seem destined never to get together. You can probably guess then ending though! In some aspects the story was a but far fetched, but it is worth a read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Overall opinion: Well worth your time :) 14 April 2012
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I liked this book just for the author's style and voice, which I enjoy immensely. The heroine, Jess and her son were both likable and believable. But I'm sorry to say I didn't like Christian, even if he was sexy. When he comes to see Jess on New Year's Eve and they finally kiss ("That was unfinished business. It had to be done") they are both obviously smitten. Yet later that night Amber kisses a surprised Christian on camera, and announces their engagement. While that kiss wasn't his fault and Christian has no intention of marrying Amber, there is no excuse for him not to give Jess a heads up about what happened when he texts her later. Instead, he just wishes her a happy New Year, and never mentions it, so Jess is--of course--shocked when she sees the story splashed across the tabloids a week later in the supermarket. I also hated Amber, and the way both Christian and Adam constantly catered to her moods and demands, trying to talk sensibly to a woman who was little more than an insane, vengeful child (even though she had terrible things happen to her, that's no excuse). And what in the world was Christian thinking of when he thought it would be a good idea to have his new love Jess write his autobiography, knowing that she would have to meet one-on-one with Amber? He had to know that Amber was not going to handle it appropriately and that she'd lash out at Jess in jealously.
The ending was very satisfying.
Wishful Thinking was wonderfully heartfelt, and I enjoyed it very much, especially scenes like the ones with the "greedy helping of salad" and the "ginormous badgers." :) Sofras somehow manages to have super sexy scenes without any sex description, both a marvel and an inspiration to me (last page of the shower scene right before Chapter 19 is a GREAT example...sigh) :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely page turner
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Published 21 months ago by Leri
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read!
The dashingly handsome, unattainable and rich hero; the scheming lover; a menage a trois....what more could you ask for? Read more
Published on 11 May 2012 by S. Howes
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting better and better
I have already read three books by this author and I think she just gets better and better. She has a real ear for dialogue which sounds realistic and 'current' without being... Read more
Published on 10 May 2012 by Sholcc
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance "to sigh for"
After reading "The Apple Tree" by this author, I was happy to find that Ms Sofras had released another book. Read more
Published on 8 May 2012 by BooksandScience
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I really enjoyed reading this book, it had the right amount of everything to make it a good read. - just great.
Published on 5 May 2012 by NickyT
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cliff hanger
I recently enjoyed "The Apple Tree" by this author so was keen to read this book. I wasn't disappointed. In fact I enjoyed it even more than her previous story. Read more
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