WISH FOR YOU
By Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine
A Boys of the South Novel
Released January 20, 2014
New Adult Contemporary
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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Marquita Valentine, comes the 4th book in her new adult series, BOYS OF THE SOUTH.
There's only one place in the world Lacey Evans feels normal- the roller derby track. When she laces up her skates and fastens her helmet, she's powerful and in charge. She knows exactly what to do and what to say. The rules are clear and penalties are enforced for those who don't follow them. But in the read world, she's far from powerful and in charge. She never knows exactly what to do and say. For years, she counted on one person to be exactly who he said he was--her best friend, Wyatt Tanaka. Only she changed the rules on him, without any warning, and now she's the one being punished.
Marine veteran, Wyatt Tanaka, came home to a heroes welcome. But he's hiding a secret, one that could potential destroy his life. He's doing the best he can, trying to cope with the guilt and the pain of the girl he loves pushing him away by doing all the things he'd sworn not too. Women, bars, drugs and drinking are what consume him. With Lacey's new rules, he has nothing to hold on to. Nothing to keep in from feeling dead.
Then one night, he goes too far, gets in too deep, and when the truth comes out... will Lacey keep pushing him away or help save him?
Having not read any of the books leading up to this one, I did not know what to expect. What I found was an extremely engaging, well-written story about two extremely broken people that don’t realize they are each other’s strength.
You meet Wyatt, since returning home from his tour in Afghanistan he is saddled with a arsenal of guilt and a psychiatrist that is trying to help him. He returns to find his girl, his best friend, his glue and his heart has decided they need to go back to friends only status. This does not bode well for his recovery. When her kisses are what he lived for, he now looks to numb his pain with drugs and nameless women. Ghosts mar his daily life, feelings of guilt for surviving, all of this lead to his mental destruction.
Lacey is a simple, church going girl that suffers from panic attacks and has to be fully prepared to face what is in front of her. Some may find her character weak, I am not one of them. Sometimes it’s the quiet strength that forms the connection and she had that. Fearful that she would somehow tarnish Wyatt with her faults she denies herself what she wants more than anything..him!
When the truth finally comes out, both Lacey and Wyatt have to battle their internal struggles, addictions and fears to find what they both want..their own happy ever after!
I enjoyed this book, it had angst, heart and I fell in love with both of these broken people and was rooting them on all the way through..
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About the Author
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.
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