Review of Wish You Were Here by Asta Indonea.

Wish You Were Here

Asta Idonea

Dreamspinner Press

8 February 2017


Heat Rating: 1

The death of Oakley’s sister has left his family broken and buried beneath their grief. In an attempt to get out from underneath their pain, they rent an isolated cottage in the Cotswolds. For Oakley, it’s an exercise in futility. He doesn’t see much hope for things to get back to the way they used to be, and he’s bored and restless as he waits out the time until he can return to the city and university. All of that changes when he meets local boy Bobby, and the connection between them is instant. Within a few days, Oakley is ready to walk away from everything to stay with Bobby. However, Bobby has problems of his own, and they might be more than the budding romance can survive. But they might also give Oakley a new perspective on his own situation.

My Review

4.25 Stars

I`m having trouble writing this review—not because I hated the writing or couldn`t find anything good to say about the story, but anything I want to say would have a tendency for spoilers and I don`t like talking about content in my reviews.

If one is looking for a contemporary romance with a HEA, this story isn`t for you. You will be disappointed, maybe even get angry.  However, if you can handle the chance of a not-so-happy ending, please read this story.

It`s more about the main character`s journey through life and loss than any romantic attachment. It`s about relationships, which the author sculpts keenly.  It`s about sometimes getting what you need, but not necessarily getting what you want. It`s a about timing.

I wish I could find words and phrases to explain this story without giving it away. I guess readers, with open minds, will just have to read it for themselves. It`s worth it.

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Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J Markus) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!

As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.








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