Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wish You Were Here

I wish I had someone to say that to, but no, I don't. Not yet anyway. *wink wink*. That's the title of the book which I started at 8.35 am this morning, and finished in the afternoon. Mind you, I vacuumed the whole house in between that too, so I didn't just spend the whole morning lolling about on the couch with the book and some snacks.


Wish You Were Here is a contemporary romance novel written by Phillipa Ashley. I don't know why I'm in the mood for this category lately...perhaps they're easy to read and don't involve too much emotion, except the usual sigh of happiness+romance at the end of it. This book is about Elizabeth Allen, who was proposed to by Jack Thornfield at Corsica, after which he walked out on her for eight years without any explanation (which is a very cold-hearted thing to do, in my opinion). So eight years later, Beth applies for a post as the Product Manager at a travel company, the Big Outdoors, without knowing that Jack is the CEO of the company. Naturally, it wasn't easy for either of them to work together but they managed to get along professionally eventually. After working together for a few months, Beth soon finds out the reason Jack left her. And she also discovers the important fact that they both still have feelings for each other. But the question is, does she/can she still accept him??? Jeng jeng jeng...

It says on the front cover that this book is "the perfect holiday read: sun, sea and star-crossed lovers", to which I absolutely agree. Since I read this book on the couch in the living room, I could only content myself with imagining the scenic waterfalls, the lush nature trails and whatever holiday destination is described in here. However, I love this book because not only does it have a happy ending, but the guy in it is soooo perfect!! And actually, that's one of the major cons of reading this kind of books...when you read about the heroine and her handsome, macho, sexy, rich CEO boyfriend, your mind can't help going into fantasy mode and wishing that one of these days you'll find yourself a guy like that too. Haha...and I'm already getting carried away here. I know, I know...iman (faith) should come first. But it doesn't hurt to dream, right? *wink wink*

10 comments:

Azhar Abdullah said...

Kak Long agak2 cuti ni berapa buku boleh habis baca?

Little Bookworm said...

Hmm...soalan ni berbentuk cabaran la. hehe. tak tau nak kata...ikut plan sgt byk. ye la, harry potter je dah ada 7 bijik buku. hehe. tp ada jgk plan nak buat benda lain. cuti skolah ni pak ndak ada pi mana2 tak? ;-)

Azhar Abdullah said...

Jumaat (esok) ptg balik umah Wan kejap...Sabtu ptg balik Perlis..Cuti sekolah belum tahu lagi la Kak Long...bnyk jugak program Pak Ndak punya Institut...

Phillipa said...

Hello Bookworm,

I'm Phillipa Ashley, the author of Wish You Were Here and I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! It is set in Corsica, a beautiful island off the south of France - I actually wrote some of it while I was on holiday there. Thanks for the review.

Phillipa :)

Little Bookworm said...

OH MY GOD!!!! Thank you soooo much for leaving a comment on my blog! Oh, no wonder the descriptions of Corsica felt so real!

By the way, I hope you didn't mind me reviewing your book? Just wanted to share my opinion with my friends. Thanks again...and keep on writing great books! :-D

pulasan007 said...

how did she even managed to find your blog????i think someone is playing you...haha...my bad

Suria Azhar said...

God willing...;)

Little Bookworm said...

Hehe...thank you mak ndak! tapi tak tau la kan kurun bila impian tu nak jadi kenyataan. :-P

Anonymous said...

those days... people use snail mail to express their admirations to their favourite authors. And I thought it only happens in the movies where authors write back to the readers.

Both lil bookworm and madam philippa proved me wrong, and in a good way. This is really exciting indeed...

azleena

Little Bookworm said...

Kak Azleena - thanx my dear sis!! I thought these things happened in movies je jgk...tak pun at least to people yg mmg keje ngn publishing company utk review buku. heh heh. i'm still thrilled tiap kali baca ms. phillipa's comments!! :D

“A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.”
- Martin Tupper