Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Mira (Harlequin)
Date of publication: February 2015
Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she's proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she's created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement.
In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace's fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other.
But things get complicated when Grace's past catches up with her, and she knows that's not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He's determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way.
I swear, this series just keeps getting better. One Wish is Grace and Troy's story. Troy is finally over his heartache from losing Iris when he starts noticing how much he likes spending time with Grace. Grace has been keeping a secret about her earlier life and isn't sure if she is ready to share it with Troy. Can she trust him enough to show her true self?
I thought this one was so much fun to read. Watching Troy and Grace fall in love was such a pleasure! They had some hilarious scenes that made me burst out laughing. Even though she is slow to trust him with her secret identity, I thought their relationship was very believable and went at a nice steady pace. Admittedly, Troy did have a "brain atrophy" for a little bit regarding their future, but he redeemed himself in a very nice way in the end. Their HEA was super sweet.
Along with Troy and Grace's story, we are treated to a lot of the rest of the town's characters that have shown up in previous books. That is what makes this series great. Being able to check in with previous couples and seeing how life it progressing in the town of Thunder Point. I makes me want to move there myself! The way Raeanne helped her cousin Ginger was very endearing. Ginger's story is up next and I can't wait to read it!