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Wish You Were Here (edition 2011)

by Phillipa Ashley

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Beth Allen has moved on...

It's been eight years since she and Jack Thornfield met on an exotic holiday and sparked up a seriously promising romance. But then he disappeared without a trace, and Beth's life got dreadfully busy, demanding, and altogether complicated.

Then Jack and Beth run into each other again...while she's applying for an exciting new job in London-at his company. For necessity's sake, but against her better judgment, she takes the job, and from that moment on, complicated doesn't even begin to describe it...

WHAT READERS SAY:
"A holiday fling that will last longer than your tan!"
"A wonderful funny, sexy, romantic read."
"This book is gorgeous, simply gorgeous...jump-off-the-page characters, masses of humour, sexual tension you could cut with a penknife, heart-wringing romance-you literally won't be able to put it down."
"I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys enveloping themselves in a great big squashy marshmallow duvet with a whopping box of chocolates-this is the literary equivalent."
"Another lovely romantic tale from Phillipa Ashley that will leave you feeling all warm and cosy."

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Title:Wish You Were Here
Authors:Phillipa Ashley
Info:Sourcebooks Landmark (2011), Edition: Original, Paperback, 304 pages
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Found Wish You Were Here by Phillipa Ashley to be funny, heartwarming and fresh. Ms. Ashley managed to create a romance that was light, fun and entertaining. Do not want to give too much away but if into reuniting lovers unexpectedly crossing paths and finding the chemistry still there-this is the story. Received a copy of this story for an honest review. ( )
  Lashea677 | Feb 16, 2019 |
Beth went on a trip to Corsica and fell in love with her trek guide, Jack, and before the trip was over they ended up engaged. When they returned to their everyday lives in the UK, Jack ended their relationship and Beth was left without an explanation and a broken heart. Now, many years later, by sheer coincidence Beth ends up applying for a temporary job at Jack's company. Before her six months are up she finally learns what led Jack to do what he did all those years ago.

This is a quick and easy read with a predictable ending, which is why I picked it up. But I started to lose interest at the halfway point. It dragged on and became repetitious. There were lots of grammatical errors. ( )
  jenn88 | Apr 25, 2017 |
Jack and Beth already knew each other before she turned up for an interview at his travel company. He had left her high and dry with a broken heart so she wasn't too pleased to see him again. Of course that soon changed. Definitely a holiday read - easy, light and entertaining. ( )
  boudicca123 | Jul 26, 2015 |
This is a nice story, with all the hallmarks of a traditional romance. Girl and boy meet in an exotic beautiful place. Boy dumps girl with no stated reason. Eight years later, Beth Allen applies for a temporary position at an outdoor adventure company, not realizing that Jack Thornfield runs it. The six months fly by as Beth and Jack behave very professionally. At the end, a trip to Corsica to check out a new outdoor proposal throws them together. The side stories about Beth's trials back home were almost unnecessary, but did fill in some gaps. ( )
  ethel55 | Jul 2, 2011 |
Jack and Beth share a summer romance 8 years prior and Beth never hears from Jack again which breaks her heart. Beth, in desperate need of a job, receives an offer from a firm where Jack is the CEO. Her family and financial life is crumbling after her mother dies, her father has an accident and her talented teenage sister wants to go to an expensive acting school. She settles into an unsatisfactory relationship with Marcus, who owns the local used car dealership. And yes, you are right in thinking all used car salesman are alike since I just felt icky even reading about him.

After accepting the position, Beth finds her love and lust rekindled again being around Jack. The job as a travel planner is just exactly what Beth needs and she soon realizes that Marcus isn't what she needs. The minor characters in this book are spectacular. Freya (after Freya North, maybe?) is an extra sparkling star that provides a lot of comic relief and fun as the office assistance. She provides a reality check for Beth as well and can see that Beth and Jack belong together. Martha, Jack's personal assistant/mother-figure, knows how to run a tight ship and gets Jack exactly where he needs to be when it comes to Beth, even prodding Jack into hiring her. Oh, and throw in an ice queen in the form of Camilla (who is after Jack) just to make things interesting and get in the way of the reuniting couple. Sorry, but you have to read the book to get the full score.

I simply adored this book. It gets everything right and you bond with the characters after only a few pages. You will dislike (ok, maybe even hate) Camilla and Marcus but even then Ashley redeems them and shows their human side. Beth and Jack just belong together and the chemistry between the two is perfect. The is also a perfect balance between dialogue and description which to me makes the planets align. I think I read this in about 3 hours, so it is perfect for the beach and even has a few exotic locations. I really want to go to Corsica now. If you are looking for pitch perfect beach reading, you can't do better than Wish You Were Here. ( )
  MaryinHB | Jun 18, 2011 |
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Fiction. Romance. HTML:

Beth Allen has moved on...

It's been eight years since she and Jack Thornfield met on an exotic holiday and sparked up a seriously promising romance. But then he disappeared without a trace, and Beth's life got dreadfully busy, demanding, and altogether complicated.

Then Jack and Beth run into each other again...while she's applying for an exciting new job in London-at his company. For necessity's sake, but against her better judgment, she takes the job, and from that moment on, complicated doesn't even begin to describe it...

WHAT READERS SAY:
"A holiday fling that will last longer than your tan!"
"A wonderful funny, sexy, romantic read."
"This book is gorgeous, simply gorgeous...jump-off-the-page characters, masses of humour, sexual tension you could cut with a penknife, heart-wringing romance-you literally won't be able to put it down."
"I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys enveloping themselves in a great big squashy marshmallow duvet with a whopping box of chocolates-this is the literary equivalent."
"Another lovely romantic tale from Phillipa Ashley that will leave you feeling all warm and cosy."

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