July 26, 2018 by ceresbooksworld
A wish for us by Tillie Cole
Publisher: Self published
Publication date: June 11th, 2018
Rating: Evil Love
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.
I don’t know how to tell you all that I felt while reading this book, I devoured it with passion and I went through all kinds of emotions.
Cromwell is a very interesting character; he is sexy, broken and terribly talented. Music is important to him, he’s a famous DJ and when he arrives at the academy to study under Professor Lewis, he will have to learn to open up and work with Bonnie, his roommate’s twin sister.
I love Cromwell, he’s a complex boy, he thinks too much for his own good but he has a huge heart. My heart broke for him several times; his compassion and love for Bonnie in the end moved me.
Bonnie is a talented young girl too, not as talented as Cromwell, but she loves music at least as much as he does. She protects her brother and is always there for him.
I love Bonnie, she can hold on to Cromwell, she’s always there for her brother and she’s a strong person, with what she’s going through she keeps her strength and her joy of life. She will experience something absolutely horrible; my heart has broken just as much for her, I dare not even imagine what I would have become in a situation like hers.
This book is beautiful, it’s my first Tillie Cole book and this woman has an extraordinary talent to make you feel so beautiful and horrible things at the same time. I remain under the spell of this story; it’s wonderful to feel so much love, compassion and beauty. The link between Bonnie and Cromwell through music is magical and wonderful; it allows them to face life and all its obstacles.
Quick word: A magnificent story to read imperatively and quickly.
Je ne sais pas comment vous dire tout ce que j’ai éprouvé en lisant ce livre, je l’ai dévoré avec passion et je suis passée par toutes sortes d’émotions.
Cromwell est un personnage très intéressant, il est sexy, brisé et terriblement talentueux. La musique est importante pour lui, il est un DJ célèbre et lorsqu’il arrive à l’académie pour étudier sous la coupe du professeur Lewis, il va devoir apprendre à s’ouvrir et à travailler avec Bonnie, la sœur jumelle de son coloc.
J’adore Cromwell, c’est un garçon complexe, il réfléchit beaucoup trop pour son propre bien mais il a un cœur énorme. Mon cœur s’est brisé pour lui à plusieurs reprise, sa compassion et son amour pour Bonnie à la fin m’ont émoustillée.
Bonnie est une jeune fille talentueuse elle aussi, pas autant que Cromwell mais cependant elle aime la musique au moins autant que lui. Elle protège son frère et est toujours là pour lui.
J’adore Bonnie, elle arrive à tenir à Cromwell, elle est toujours là pour son frère et c’est une personne forte, avec ce qu’elle traverse elle garde sa force et sa joie de vivre. Elle va vivre quelque chose d’absolument horrible, mon cœur s’est brisé tout autant pour elle, je n’ose même pas imaginé ce que je serai devenue dans une situation comme la sienne.
Ce livre est magnifique, c’est mon premier Tillie Cole et cette femme a un talent hors du commun pour vous faire ressentir des choses tellement belles et horribles en même temps. Je reste sous le charme de cette histoire, c’est magnifique de ressentir autant d’amour, de compassion et de beauté. Le lien qui lie Bonnie et Cromwell via la musique est magique et merveilleux, ça leur permet d’affronter la vie et tous ses obstacles.
En bref : Une magnifique histoire à lire impérativement et rapidement.
About the author
Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.
Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’ and ‘lush’ years.
One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and “just bloody do it!” For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.
Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing — yep, there’s more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!
After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl… Ye-haw!