A sexy smile. Intense blue eyes. A goodness that makes him want to save me from these rumors when no one else would care. I didn’t ask for a hero. William Bailey was never supposed to be anything more than a wish, a dream, an unrequited crush. Not for a girl like me–a girl whose fractured family has stolen her chance at a decent life.
Since the death of my parents, I’ve always done what’s expected of me, what’s “best” for me. Until Cally. The moment her haunted eyes meet mine, the fractured pieces of my heart feel whole again. I don’t just want to save her. I need her to save me.
Stolen chances. Unbroken wishes. Two lonely souls grasping for hope in the darkness.
**This novella takes place seven years before the events in WISH I MAY and shows William and Cally falling in love for the first time. It can be read before or after WISH I MAY or on its own.**
**Contains sexual content and adult language and situations. Intended for mature readers.**
For anyone that read Wish I May by Lexi Ryan this novella Stolen Wishes is a MUST! In Wish I May we were given glimpses as William and Cally’s past. Now we have the story of how they began and grew to love each other.
“Looking at the stars and wishing for something better isn’t just something I enjoy. It’s necessary for my survival.”
She and William are from opposite sides of the track and lead completely different lives. He saves Cally fro humiliation (and probably more) one night and they begin to spend time with each other – after a rough start and several misunderstandings. Cally is naive and she just doesn’t get why a boy like William would even want to be associated with her. It was hard to hear how tough she was on herself and how insecure she was. As always William is a sweetheart and a gentleman.
“Because I have a wicked crush on you. Because I’ve seen you staring up at the night sky like you’re looking for something you’ve lost, and I understand that more than you know.”
“Just a kiss. An innocent connection of lips. But the contact is electric and it sends a shockwave of pleasure through me.”
As Cally works through her insecurities William is by her side every step of the way. He gives her the space and time she needs to be comfortable with herself and with their relationship. The two of them are adorable, they are each happiest when the other is happy….it was refreshing.
“The pleasure on his face is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
William and Cally are one of my favorite “soul mate “couples”. I loved learning more about them and having more of an insight as to how it all started way back when. Perfect novella to Wish I May.
“We’re connected. Tied together by something bigger than ourselves. Like the moon brings the tide back to the shore, the stars will always bring me back to Cally.”
About the Author
Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. A former college English professor, Lexi now writes full time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband and two children.