For years nurse and grief counselor Christie Bates has been teaching her patients to confront their fears, express themselves and trust in hope. But as her feelings for cancer survivor Eli Roberts and his two children grow, can she overcome her own fear and love a man who lives every day with the possibility of recurring illness?
Tackling cancer and single parenthood simultaneously has turned Eli into a devout realist. Which is why he finds Christie's perpetually upbeat attitude so aggravating. Still, despite himself, she's making a place in his heart. If only he could offer Christie more than an uncertain future.
I was really excited when I found this title on NetGalley. I'd seen the author on Goodreads and seen a description of the book and I thought it was one I might like. You might be surprised to know that Harlequin Publishing has heartwarming line- completely sweet and clean romances. I have enjoyed many books in this line.
Wish Me Tomorrow is an emotional book. Cancer is such a prevalent, horrible disease and I think we can all find connections to this book because of it. Eli has shored up his defenses in order to survive not only cancer but betrayal and loneliness. He doesn't like looking on the bright side, hoping for things that may never be.
But looking on the bright side and having hope is exactly what Christie does. It's who she is. Once Eli starts to acknowledge his interest and attraction to Christie, his whole family is better for it.
I love how this story grows and how the relationships evolve. It's a good reminder of how precious time with the people we love is. You just never know when everything might change. Take time to love. Every minute of every day.
The ending? I don't know. It's kinda open ended but that just may be a good thing. I dreamed up my own very happily ever after ending with an epilogue. And it was good. ;)
Overall a great book I'm glad I had the chance to read. My thanks to Harlequin for allowing me to read and review for them. I sure hope to see more from this author in the future!
You can purchase Wish Me Tomorrow at Amazon.