Tracy reviews ‘Still Wishing’ (Pickleville #6) by April Kelley. Published by eXtasy books, 15th July 2015, 100 pages.
This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author. 😉
Why I read this book: The series has me wanting more every month.
Owen Ashby was in a car accident that didn’t only leave him paralyzed but changed his whole life forever. Owen turns into an angry man, pushing everyone who loves him away. His brother and cousin drop him off at the Heath Farm as a last ditch effort to help Owen get on with his life and change his attitude. Owen meets Neil, a farmhand whose innocence captures Owen’s attention. Neil is the only one that has been able to see through Owen’s bad attitude. Owen must get his life together if he wants a chance with Neil.
6/10 Pots of Gold
I was really looking forward to reading this book. Owen has a bad attitude, he hates life and everyone in it since his accident that left him wheelchair bound. Luis dropped him off at Heath Farm at the end of the previous book. Still Wishing starts as the previous book ended, with Owen sitting on the drive in his chair. Neil promptly tries to make him feel welcome by asking if he would like feed the horses with him.
That part was perfect, then things started to get a little strange for me. I can’t get my head round the fact that no one else spoke to Owen or showed him where to go or asked him if he needed anything. He is in a wheelchair, he has special needs, I have to say I was shaking my head. Then to make matters worse there is a bathroom scene from hell. I felt Owen was really humiliated and made to feel helpless.
Now on to Neil, he is sweet, loving, kind and strives to see the best in everyone. I disliked the fact he constantly described himself as slow.
I liked both MC’s but felt their relationship was very lost in the storyline, it was as though yeah they are together but there are other things more important in the story than the MC’s. I wanted mored more Owen and Neil and less everyone else. Others will love the way the author wrote this book. I think I must be just a romantic at heart. The more I read the more I fell for Owen, I was so happy he found peace with the loss of the use of his legs. I don’t think he could without the love he received from Neil.
The ending was really good and fitted the book perfectly. I hope to see more of Owen and Neil in future books.
Overall: This book wasn’t a good fit for me, it should have been fantastic but it really wasn’t for me. I will be reading the rest of the series because on a whole it is good. A lot of parts that I had problems with will be a great fit for others.
I would recommend reading this series in order other wise you will get very lost as the characters spill over from book to book.
Buy Links: eXtasy Books, Amazon, Amazon UK
Living in Southwest Michigan, April resides with her husband and two kids. She has been an avid reader for several years. Writing her first story at the age of ten, the characters in her head still won’t stop telling their stories. If April isn’t reading or writing she can be found outside playing with the animals or taking a long walk in the woods.
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