Author: Colette Davison
Narrator: Piers Ryman
Length: 6 hrs, 24 mins
Publisher: Colette Davison (6th June 2019)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts
Blurb: Three wishes.
Seb wants to be happy.
Matt wants to find “the one.”
Connor wants them.
Two drunken kisses.
Seb didn’t plan to kiss Matt and Connor, but he doesn’t regret it, even if it has changed their friendship forever.
Matt has never considered dating a man before, let alone two. Despite his confusion, being with Seb and Connor feels right.
One uncertain future.
Connor’s potential fate has stopped him living and loving. Can he face his fears to be with the men he loves?
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Review: Wow. Just wow.
I had no idea what to expect when I started listening to this audiobook. Both the author, Colette Davison, and the narrator, Piers Ryman, were totally new to me. I Wish For You was amazing. All the parts of the book – from the characters, the writing, the plot and the narration – worked wonderfully, giving the reader a sweet, sexy friends to lovers romance.
The narration was flawless. This was the first time I’ve heard Piers Ryman and quite frankly, it was a flawless performance in my opinion. I look forward to any other work he does in the future. Ryman does justice to three very complex characters, whose relationship (at least the friendship part) is already establishment and therefore they are past having to get to know each other. Each character had a distinct voice and tone which suited each man.
The plot itself is quite simple, but was so well executed, that I don’t want to give too many details away. The story opens from Seb’s point of view as his best friends Connor and Matt meet his drunk butt in a pub. He’s been dumped and it’s his best friends since childhood who come to his rescue. An impulsive camping trip, lots of alcohol and wishing upon shooting stars blurs the lines of friendship for these men. But with only Seb out gay, Matt believing he is straight and Connor refusing to allow himself close enough to love anybody, they are complicated. Thankfully, these guys know how to communicate, they take their time to do things properly and as a reader it just made me so happy.
The guys have three very distinct personalities. I adored each of them, which for me does not always happen, especially when we get into menage/poly romances. Seb is the one that leads everyone into trouble, and the leader when it comes to easing into a physical relationship. Connor is a nurturer but his fear based on his past, which you can’t blame the guy for, is a hurdle that only Matt and Seb can help him with. And then there is Matt. He’s the soft, cuddly teddy bear. I don’t want to say that he is glue between the three, because this is a relationship that has been clearly written that this relationship couldn’t work if one of them was left out. Instead, I think the best way to put it is that Matt is the one that is something of a conduit for the emotions, helping Connor express himself and compliments Seb’s matter-of-fact delivery of the more practical side of their physical relationship. I’m really finding it difficult to put into words, so I hope that makes sense!
I think what I loved the most was that despite being friends, the guys don’t have a smooth transition into the romantic relationship. There is some baggage associated for all the characters, and so for these reasons I find this one easy to relate to each of the characters and what they need to go through to make things work. The POV alternates between the three men throughout out the story, which is just another thing that I liked about this book. I never felt that I was missing information or emotions because I got a full story.
This book has got me intrigued into reading more of Colette Davison’s work. This was such a well written story with characters that were so beautifully developed, I need more.
If you’re sucker for a friends to lovers story, this is an awesome book for you, and if you love MMM on top of that then you be very happy.