Wednesday, February 24, 2016

REVIEW: 3 Wishes by Peggy Jaeger #Romance

Valentine’s Day is chocolatier Chloe San Valentino’s favorite day of the year. Not only is it the busiest day in her candy shop, Caramelle de Chloe, but it’s also her birthday. Chloe’s got a birthday wish list for the perfect man she pulls out every year: he’d fall in love with her in a heartbeat, he’d be someone who cares about people, and he’d have one blue eye and one green eye, just like her. So far, Chloe’s fantasy man hasn’t materialized, despite the matchmaking efforts of her big, close-knit Italian family. But this year for her big 3-0 birthday, she just might get her three wishes.

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RATING: 3.5 Stars 

Chloe San Valentino runs a successful candy store and faces a very busy Valentine’s Day.  But that is also her birthday. This year she turns 30, and she’s still single, much to the concern of her very Italian family.  For years, Chloe’s held on to a birthday wish-list, three specific wishes: a man who would fall in love with her at first sight, who would care about people, and who would have special eyes, just like hers, one blue and one green.  Could this be the year those wishes actually happen?

‘3 Wishes’ is a somewhat predictable, but also a fun story, as you follow Chloe and her family through what turns into a very challenging Valentine’s Day.  Not only does she get a very attractive customer who does actually have eyes like hers, and appears very interested in Chloe, but when the San Valentino family rushes one member to the hospital, they meet the man again – he’s a doctor, caring for people.  So, while the whole family copes with their medical crisis, Chloe faces the possibility of at last getting her three wishes.

The San Valentino family may be predictable, but they are good characters; there are a few interesting plot twists, and the chemistry between Chloe and her long-dreamt-of beau is lovely.  As the other Candy Hearts Romances I have read, ‘3 Wishes’ is easy to read, enjoyable, and both amusing and touching in the right places.  The family may feel just a little TOO Italian occasionally, but in many ways, this adds to the fun.

I give this book 3.5 stars, and recommend it to romance readers looking for a fun, easy story.

I am grateful for the reviewer’s copy I was sent.

Reviewed by: Roberta