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) :)