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Her Every Wish

(The Worth Saga #1.5)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,736 ratings  ·  253 reviews
Crash has never let the circumstances of his birth, or his lack of a last name, bother him. His associations may be unsavory, but money, friends, and infamy open far more interesting doors than respect ever could. His sole regret? Once lovely, sweet Daisy Whitlaw learned the truth about how he made his fortune, she cut him off.

Daisy’s father is dead, her mother is in ill h
ebook, 117 pages
Published March 29th 2016
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“Come to my side,” he murmured. “We have baked goods and tea.”

“That’s a terrible argument. The side of proper English morality also has pastries and tea. They practically invented it.”

“They stole the tea, and they certainly never baked the biscuits. In addition, I know fifteen ways to give a woman an orgasm.”

Daisy choked.

“Which is rather antithetical to their position. So which do you prefer, Daisy. Pastries and tea? Or pastries, tea, and, orgasms?”

I loved this book. (Which is suuuuuch a surpris
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Buddy read with the amazing sraxe! Thank you for putting up with my overly dramatic comments, dear.

Before I start talking about my experience with this novella, I encourage you guys to read the reviews that my pals sraxe and Nenia wrote (links are at the bottom). They both gave this 5 stars, and have some amazing insights that I think are worth sharing.

Okay. On to the review.

Her Every Wish solidified my love for Courtney Milan. I won't even be surprised if someone told me that she could walk on
Apr 23, 2016 rated it liked it

2.5 stars

Daisy Whitlaw is determined to improve her lot in life for herself and her ill mother. With a fifty pound charity bequest up for grabs to the most promising business, Daisy gamely enters her proposal for Daisy's Emporium of Handpicked Goods. When her confidence in her idea starts to ebb, her friend, Crash comes to her rescue. Crash, no stranger to promising business ideas, is keen to start up his own, selling and maintaining velocipedes.

Set in Bristol, England 1866, this novella is the
Anya (~on a semi-hiatus~)
“There’s something I’ve learned in the last few weeks. When you feel yourself on the verge of falling, you need to go faster. To not apologize for who you are, what you have come from. Apologies sound like excuses. You’re brilliant, Judith, and kind, and funny, and anyone who does not like you is unworthy of you.”

“Easy to say.”

“I know.” Daisy looked at her friend. “But has giving a damn about them changed how they react to you?”


“Then why bother giving one?”

Consider this read a prelude to Li
Joanna Loves Reading
I picked this up for a quick read before the end of the year. I have read the first two full-length books in the series. And this one was the best for me. Simple, sweet, poignant.

With all the mess around #IstandwithCourtney and the RWA, this was perfect book to give perspective. Both MCs had to confront their inner bias to understand how they had hurt each other.

For a novella, this was right up their with A Kiss for Midwinter, which is one of my absolute favorites.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'Her Every Wish' by Courtney Milan is 1.5 in the "The Worth Sagabook" It is the story of Daisy Whitlaw and Crash. I really felt it was a 3.5 star but didn't have that option here. This a Novella so it is a short..emotional read. I really was frustrated with Crash and some of his actions/words. But I love Ms. Milan writing and just having her name on this book makes me love it... not to mention she always has s
Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Heather *Undercover Goth Queen* by: sraxe
This is my second Courtney Milan. I had thought she wasn't an author for me, since I didn't much care for The Duchess War, but I'm happy to report I enjoyed this one!

While I did feel Crash and Daisy slipped a little too quickly into easy, playful banter after "hating" each other for months, the rest of the book was really good. It was a heartwarming romance, and I lurrrvvveed the emotional upheaval I experienced around 55-56%. Yes, I was misty-eyed.

I'll definitely be checking out more Milan in t
Aug 18, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
This time, you don't waver You don't stop. You don't apologize. You believe that you're right, that you can win, that you deserve it. And you don't let up."


I've given this an A for narration and a B for content at AudioGals.

As was the case with Once Upon a Marquess, the book in Courtney Milan’s new Worth Saga that precedes this novella, reactions to Her Every Wish have been mixed. That said, I found it to be more cohesive in many ways than the novel. Because of the shorter format, the storyline is simpler and less complex – not that there aren’t complexities, because there are – but with fewer characters and fewer obvious foibles, there is more
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. Crash and Daisy had a past, but Daisy is over that. Now her focus is winning the local contest where the winner gets 50 pounds to start up a business. The rules don't say that is for strictly for men, so Daisy slips in on that loophole and dreams of Daisy's Emporium. Of course Daisy is jeered at and worse at times. Crash has come back into her life in order to help Daisy win. She thinks he has bets going against her winning the contest and trying to pad the outcome, but he has a whole ...more
Beanbag Love
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nice story. I like that it's not about the aristocracy or anyone incredibly wealthy. I really hope we see these characters in the next book. I want to know how they're doing with their ventures.

More in depth review may come later.
Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell

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This is a wonderful, redeeming love story for anyone who has ever felt like they were somehow less because of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity - or any other factor that they couldn't control.

Daisy Whitlaw is poor. She lives alone with her sick mother, struggling to make ends meet for the two of them. Her current pipe dream is the idea of starting her own store, Daisy's Emporium. But when she enters a contest in the newspaper for a bus
Aug 18, 2014 rated it liked it
3.75 stars.
3.5 for the story and an extra .25 for the writing.
The writing as usual is exquisite
As a story I enjoyed this, I liked reading about Daisy's journey and her eventual triumph as a romance however it falls a little short. I never connected with them as a couple, never felt the emotion and the romamce didn't seem as fully fleshed out as those in Courtney Milans's other books.
Full disclosure: I judge Courtney Milan books more harshly than those penned by mere mortals
the sort of book everyone needs in their life imo. ilu courtney
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it

I would've loved seeing these characters in a full-length novel.

I read this a few days ago and as such, don't recall much. I do remember that overall I felt it was cute and I liked the whole "chase your dreams" theme but I also felt that for a historical novel, there were a lot of current day themes in it. Sometimes it felt like 2018 characters talking (I'm not sure if that makes sense, I wish I could recall exact examples but I do recall a few moments when reading when I thought it sounded too modern and forward thinking for that time period).

Still good tho
Jul 01, 2016 rated it liked it

Though I wasn't blown away by the first book in "The Worth Saga" I really did enjoy this novella. This focuses on Daisy (best friends with Judith Worth from "Once Upon a Marquess") and Crash.

Daisy is still blown away by the fact that her former neighbor and friend Judith is now married to a marquess. Daisy feels weird stepping foot in Judith's world, but wants to do what she can in order to provide for herself and her mother. Daisy then joins a contest, in which the best business idea wins. Afte
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Six months ago, Daisy and Crash were in love. Then, minutes after the first physical act, it all fell to pieces. Now Crash, a charming and genial scoundrel, is trying to turn legit with London's first velocipede shop and Daisy, the poor flower girl best friend from Judith's book, has entered to win a 50 pound prize at the local parish to open an emporium of women's goods.

You don't see a lot of historical romances from the POV of England's lower class of the Victorian era, and the reason is it's
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
(3.5 stars) Is riding a velocipede a metaphor for life? "Don't stop. Don't waver. Don't let fear stop you. Don't lose your nerve. Do not falter. Go faster." And I'd suppose one more important part of this advice is: If you fall down, get back up/on. All this works for bike riding and for living.

Milan is our champion at HR novella writing. In just a few pages she gets her plots, which can be intricate, tightly developed and her characters deeply drawn. I don't know another HR author who can even
Laura (Kyahgirl)
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
4/5; 4 stars; A-
Courtney Milan’s talent really shines in her novellas. This short, intense story about Daisy, who we met in book 1, is appealing because most of the characters are those who usually play bit parts in historical romance stories. So we get some glimpses into lives outside of those who live with wealth and influence. I really like how Milan weaves social commentary into her stories without preaching.
Wendi Lee
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goodreads just lost my review, so I'll paraphrase: I don't usually like romances, but this novella went beyond fun and fluffy to encompass a feminist theme and thoughtful conversations about race and socioeconomic statuses. I really enjoyed it!
Sheila Melo
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story of a Woman Finding Her Own Power with a a Little Romance Thrown in

FINAL DECISION: A fascinating story of a woman breaking the mold that society and to a large extent herself. A story of second chances and breaking the mold, this story which is about "regular" people provides a viewpoint often not seen in historical romances. The romance is not the primary focus of the story but rather the heroine's personal journey.

THE STORY: Daisy Witlaw has dreams of being more than a flower shopgirl and
Julia ♥Duncan♥
Reasons why people should read this book:

* The hero is NOT white.
* The hero and heroine are NOT upper class, nor does some magical event bestow them with riches and titles.
* Mistakes are made. SO ARE APOLOGIES. #CommunicationFTW
* The hero is bisexual. I mean, it's a historical so it isn't explicitly stated, but that's how I read it. OMG DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I HAVE WANTED THIS? I have been longing for a convincing M/F romance with a bisexual hero.
* The heroine has her own agency and her own drea
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good novella. But Courtney Milan has set expectations so high that she gets rated against herself.
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I continue to like this series even better than other books I read by Milan, which seems to go against the trend ;-) I‘ll go check the other reviews as soon as I have given my impression.
This is Daisy‘s book and it was everything I wanted for her. Also this is a working class romance, and we do not get all that many of those in historical romance.
To me her business proposal was as important as the romance. I wanted her to succeed so badly, it hurt.
I adored hearing about Crash‘s family backgrou
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
*****2.5 star*****

Courtney Milan is one of favorite historical romance authors. I have read everything she has written and was excited when Her Every Wish was released. It pains me to say that this book was only ok for me. While it had a great strong heroine, the romance just fell flat to me.

Daisy Whitlaw has had a rough life, but she never stopped dreaming. Daisy is forced into poverty when she is left penniless after her father dies and must care for her ill mother. Through it all Daisy dream
“She could win. She would win. She wasn’t going to apologize for her existence. She didn’t need to be forgiven for her ambition. She wasn’t going to pretend she didn’t matter to assuage their fears.
Let them throw their rotten produce. Let them tell her she was nothing. Let them call her selfish for wanting the same chance as any man. Daisy didn’t care; she was going to win.”

3.5 stars

The whole time I was reading this, I kept on picturing Frederica Marshall shouting, ‘Huzzah, huzzah, HUZZAH!’.
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Courtney Milan’s books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist. She is a New York Times and a USA Today Bestseller and a RITA® winner.

Courtney lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, an exceptionally perfect dog, and an attack cat.

Before she started writing historical romance, Courtney got a graduate degree in theoretical physical chemistry from UC Berkeley. After th

Other books in the series

The Worth Saga (7 books)
  • Once Upon a Marquess (The Worth Saga #1)
  • After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2)
  • The Devil Comes Courting (The Worth Saga #3)
  • The Return of the Scoundrel (The Worth Saga, #4)
  • The Kissing Hour (The Worth Saga, #5)
  • A Tale of Two Viscounts (The Worth Saga, #6)
  • The Once and Future Earl (The Worth Saga, #7)

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