Wish You Were Here by Victoria Connelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ever since I read the lovely and quirky Molly’s Millions[bc:Molly’s Millions|6294242|Molly’s Millions|Victoria Connelly|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349064382s/6294242.jpg|6478619], I’ve tended to keep an eye out for Victoria Connelly’s contemporary romances.
Wish You Were Here follows terribly sensible Alice Archer on her holiday to one of the Greek islands, where she makes a wish on an Aphrodite statue. She meets Milo Galani, the gorgeous and almost too lovely to be true Greek gardener and falls in love. Alice is so straight laced and sensible, you can’t help liking her. Her sister is so blooming awful, you can’t help hating her. Milo is really sweet without being two dimensional. His relationship with his little sister is very sweet.
Dialogue is something Victoria Connelly does very well (always). The descriptions of Greece were incredibly evocative and a good antidote the weather outside. Both Milo and Alice are fully believable characters who have their own problems. Their plot lines move along independently of each other for a while and they both find solutions by the end. The two storylines come together beautifully at the end.
I can’t think of anything to criticise about this book. Reading it was like a holiday from real life. If well written, absorbing holiday reading is your thing – this, ladies and gentlemen, is how it’s done.