Bohemian artist, Shelly Santiago has had a fulfilling career, amazing friends, and great family. There's only been one thing missing in her life: someone to share it with. At fifty-six, she thinks her time has come and gone for finding love.
Straight-laced gallery owner, Grant Alexander, knows that even with the tragedy of losing his wife ten years ago, he’s been blessed with a great life and career. The only thing that’s been bothering him is the promise he made to his late wife before she passed.
Side by side, Shelly and Grant have worked together for years. Nothing ever more than friends, and sometimes not even that. As complete opposites, what happens when they start to realize the building attraction they feel for one another? Will they jump into the possibilities of more or will they keep one hand up and their own hearts guarded? Will Grant be able to keep his promise to his late wife? Will Shelly get what she’s always wished for?
Wishing For You will take you on moonlit walks on the beach to remind you that it is never too late for love!
✯✯4 Seashelled Stars!!!✯✯
Ever since I read Longing For You I've wanted Shelly's story. I devoured this book quick. Shelly and Grant were definitely over due on their happily ever after. It didn't matter that it was one's first love and the other ones last. It meant the same for both.
Grant owns the gallery that Shelly works at. He gave her a shot when she was starting out and Shelly will never forget it. Shelly became very very good friends with Grant and his wife Olivia. Shelly stood by Grant when Olivia got sick and past away. Before Olivia passed away Olivia made both Grant and Shelly make her a promise. They didn't know the effect their promises would be.
Since his wife's death Grant spends most of his time with younger woman after woman. His wife's promise never leaves his head or heart. The other half of his time he's with his best friend/co-worker and neighbor Shelly. They have such great times together. After he lost his wife it was Shelly who made sure he didn't loose himself. She really was his best friend until one day she was so much more. Grant can't believe it's been 10 yrs for him to see what was right in front of him. But, should he say anything and ruin everything if she doesn't feel the same way...
Shelly has never been in love. She just watched her best friend Jess fall back in love with an old flame. She also watched her best friend loose his. Shelly wonders if she'll ever fall in love. Shelly is happy with her life. She loves the time she gets with Grant. They are such good friends. Then one afternoon everything changed. Grant wasn't just Grant. He was so much more. Shelly was so confused by her sudden feelings for Grant. Shelly's not sure if she should act on her feelings for him or just keep them to herself.
I really did enjoy this book. I did like Longing For You a little better. I think it's because Jess did have Shelly around. But, Shelly didn't talk to no one about what was going on btwn her head and heart. I found that weird for someone in her 50's to feel things for the first time and never talk about it with anyone. But, overall I did fall for both Grant and Shelly. I can't wait for Mayra's next book to hit my kindle.
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