Review: Be Careful What You Wish For by Alexandra Potter

Be Careful What You Wish For by Alexandra Potter
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Summary:
A sassy romantic comedy to delight fans of Sophie Kinsella, Freya North and Helen Fielding. You couldn't wish for a better book!

'I wish I could get a seat on the tube...I hadn't eaten that entire bag of Maltesers...I could meet a man whose hobbies include washing up and monogamy...' Heather Hamilton is always wishing for things. Not just big stuff - like world peace or for a date with Brad Pitt - but little, everyday wishes, made without thinking.

With her luck, she knows they'll never come true...Until one day she buys some heather from a gypsy.

Suddenly the bad hair days stop; a handsome American answers her ad for a housemate; and she starts seeing James - The Perfect Man who sends her flowers, excels in the bedroom, and isn't afraid to say 'I love you'...But are these wishes-come-true a blessing or a curse? And is there such a thing as too much foreplay?

Book Review:
But when wishes start coming true, what do you wish for? You can have anything, but are those things good for you? You never know till you actually try it out. And then probably along the way you find out it's not all that. An idealistic wish is just that - maybe when it translates to reality it's not really something you'd want.

Heather is our leading lady. Heather, lucky Heather. Heather gets lucky, gets happy, and comes to terms with the reality of wishes coming true.

But when things start to come true in ways that are different from what she expected them to be, that's when it hits her.

A couple of incidents happen that show her what she really needs, what truly makes her happy.
This book is very well written, and I enjoyed reading it. I read chick lit quite quickly, and a well written one draws you in beautifully. This definitely did.

Some of it, you may say, is unrealistic. But the basic premise is magic, charms and a sprig of lucky heather. Don't try and debate the premise.

A lovely book, it'll put you in a good mood and make you count your blessings.

And being blissfully aware of our blessings and happy little moments, well that's something we should all wish for.

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