From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.
A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.
Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.
When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.
Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.
Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.
But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.
A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them.
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.
After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.
Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.
When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.
*** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. ***
Tillie Cole knows how to torture people’s emotions, to convey such intense feelings, telling us the story of Dean and Bonnie’s beautiful but so tortured journey.
I’ve been expecting something emotional, and damn of my heart could handle it at times. I was in a glass case of emotion. I was waiting for the worse, about this boy who felt so much pain, drowning and lost, a bit without a soul, just empty inside. I guess I had a thing for tortured and dark characters who met their match, leading from darkness to light.
I felt all the range of emotions and colors. I felt it all. Bonnie was the catalyst for a change, when Dean was repressing his emotions, she kept going for more, to scratch the surface and tearing up all the walls. I loved reading their story, when they fought hard, pushed harder without any concessions.
I had to say that it took me some time to connect with Dean, all this anger and hate emanating from this character, but really, that man was awful in the beginning and I guess it needed a strong woman to make him come to his senses.
As the story unfolds, he won me over when I got to see beneath his beautiful and the superficial.
There was this drastic side, when you had this feeling, about how it would end for these two, creating this passionate and so tormented symphony. As music taking a huge part, it captured perfectly the main characters emotions; their hearts beating to this sound.