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Wishing For Us

(Danvers #9)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  758 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Sydney Landon—New York Times bestselling author of The One for Me—delivers a new novel of love lost and found in her popular Danvers series.

Since the loss of her fiancé, Lydia Cross has refused to allow herself to feel anything close to love. That is until corporate hotshot Jacob Hay comes to her aid outside of the Danvers International corporate headquarters and captures
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Berkley
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Mrinal yes .. if you wish it read it alone , you can by all means but i like to read the whole series to know all people

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Geri Reads
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
This is the first book I've read from this author, and I'm looking forward to to reading more. It didn't wow me but it satisfied my craving for an easy to read, sexty romance with a solid HEA.

ARC provided by the publisher for a review.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
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Rough Draft Book Blog
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wishing For Us: A Danvers Novel by Sydney Landon
Lydia & Jake
5 Stars

So, word on the street is this is our last Danver's novel... Booo Hissssss... What am I gonna do with out the Danver girls and oh those sexier than sin Danver's men? I tell you what... I'm gonna wait patiently for a possible spin-off from this scrumptious series.

This book is much like it's predecessors only I feel it has a tinge more emotion than the others. We're dealing with a death, an impromptu m
1-Click Addict Support Group
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm a little bit of a sucker for a randomly-married-in-Vegas story. Not entirely sure why, but I can't seem to say no to them, which is how I ended up reading book nine in a series...

Not that it was too much of a problem. Wishing For Us might be what seems to be the last in a long (and seemingly fun) series, but as an introduction to the Danvers crew, it worked just fine. Admittedly, I felt a touch overwhelmed at times trying to make all the connections, but once I set that aside, what I was le
Heather andrews
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked that Lydia could make her man come undone, “I swear, baby, you need to stop whatever you’re thinking because you’re killing me,” Jake said roughly." I loved this book, I loved Jake, he was caring, sweet and a total animal in the bedroom. ...more
 Reading In Pajamas
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
✦Review: WISHING FOR US (A Danvers Novel) by Sydney Landon
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 5 Stars

Donna 5 Stars

This is a fun light romance that I couldn’t put down. I liked Lydia and Jacob immediately, not to mention the entertaining people around them. They had a screwed up beginning to their relationship, so it was fun watching them navigate around each other. I wanted to bop one of them upside the head a f

Linda Rea
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy Lydia woke up in a different hotel room to find out she and Jake Hay are married, like Vegas married. It seems she and Jake got drunk and after complaining to each other about their lives they decided the fix all would be to get married. Now you would think they would just get it annulled but Jake explained he needs her because his daughters mother wants to get married or way more child support so if Jake shows he is married it would help him get dual custody. After meeting his daughter C ...more
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not to bad of a book but romance novels are just not my thing. This one sounded good so I thought I'd give a read just to try something new. The reason I'm giving this book two stars is I found myself being irritated by a lot of the stuff in it, I didn't like most of the characters and most of the storyline. I will say it was a very quick easy read and even though it's the 9th in the series you can maybe get away with not reading the other ones if you just want to read this one, though it does m ...more
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazon-done, jd-read
I have to say I have been on a streak of random drunken marriages in Las Vegas! I find them totally irresistible! Like The Hangover or What Happens In Vegas, I want to unravel the mystery as to what happened!

This was the first of this Danvers series that I have read- book nine, I know! But I really didn't have any issues not having read the previous books. Yes I found that all the people from the previous books needed to be sorted as such, I figured it out, and now I wish to read their stories a
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really like how each book in the Danvers series can be read as a standalone, although it does make you crave the details of each of the characters individual stories when they are referenced within the narrative.

I am not going to go into details as to how and where we have been introduced to Lydia and Jacob previously as it would involve trying to untangle the web of interactions the series is based on; I will say that both Jacob and Lydia have an important place within the social group f
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lydia Cross wasn't looking for love. After not being able to walk down the isle with the love of her life, she can't bare to put herself out there. That is until sexy Jacob Hay walks into her life, well
okay her fantasies. Not that it's going to happen mind you, he usually doesn't even look her way. So how would he know that she wants him? Well....she wakes up in Vegas married to him of course. Wait...what? This isn't real! Is it?
Oh it's real all right. Now he just has to convince his new wife t
Elizabeth Swain
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review by Elizabeth Swain @ White Hot Reads

The Danvers Series is a long time favorite of mine. Since Jason and Claire’s first story in Weekends Required I have been hooked. This crazy bunch of women have left me laughing, crying and emotional. I truly am sad but enjoyed reading this last Novel in the Danvers series.

Lydia and Jacob’s story comes together in Wishing for Us. Lydia has nothing in her live but the day to day bump and grind and her friends; so why does wake up in a Vegas hotel married
Isha Coleman
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A person's ability to expose themselves in their weakest moments is a sign of true character. Perhaps that's what I enjoy most about Ms. Landon as an author. Her knack of humanizing moments of triumph, heartache and showing how some of life's worst moments can become the most rewarding. I received a copy of Wishing for Us in exchange for an honest review. I'm bummed that I discovered the Danvers almost too late. Their devotion to each other whether family or friend is uplifting and the sparks th ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful read

Sydney Landon simply doesn't know how to write a bad book. Once again, in Wishing For Us, Landon penned a moving, captivating read. I didn't want to put the book down.

I adored Lydia and Jacob's slow but sizzling steps to love, but also thoroughly loved being immersed in the Danvers' world. One of my favorite spots came right at the end when I had the pleasure to glance at the amazing couples Landon had created. It feels like yesterday since I first read Weekends Required
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: landon
Say it isn't so

This is a bittersweet review. This is the final book in the Danvers series. This is Jake and Lydia. They were thrown together by u usual circumstances at least so they both thought. Unknown to each other they both harbored feelings. She knew more about her feelings then he did. He didn't know what he was feeling as he had never felt this before. Now throw in a baby mama with lots of drama and you are off. Will Jacob figure out what he wants before he looses it? Will Lydia be able
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series and I am sad this was the final installment to the Danvers series.

This story is based on Lydia Cross and Jacob Hay and yet again, Sydney didn't disappoint me. At various times you will find yourself laughing and frustrated at the characters, but still loving the story/series. Please note all books are stand-alone, but for your reading enjoying, I would highly recommend you read them in order. Do yourself a massive favour and read this amazing series, you won't regr
Christina Oswald
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from start to finish! Although this book is a part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.
Lydia lost her fiancé to cancer and vows to never love again. Until waking up in a strange hotel room finding herself married to her crush Jacob.
Wishing For Us is full of fun, humor, love, an annoying baby mama, and the cutest 6 year old ever.
The writing is great and the story flowed seamlessly. Told in both Lydia and Jake's POV.
Reviewed on behalf of Once Upon an Alpha.
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
It's just a book telling you the daily, affairs that bought u a child without marriage, lost your half because the cancer, then a drunk night to getting marry.

Some family are close some didn't. Ex was trouble n too many step family members.

This is the world we are living. Will it get better? Will it get worse? Wherever n whenever you are, I do have the feeling that everyone are suffered, because the lost, the broken family.
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
I think of this as a category romance type read. I had 5 issues with this book: inconsistent characterization of the hero, an egregious plot moppet, the heroine slut shaming the hero about his sexual history, the "the other woman is jerk/slut/bitch" trope, and unrealistic girl talk. I really like this set of tropes, however, so I still enjoyed the book alright on a page to page level. It just doesn't hold up to any kind of further reflection. ...more
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of Give Me Books.
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
I love Sydney Landon as an author but Wishing for Us honestly wasn’t her best work. Essentially what the story boiled down to was baby mama drama and soap opera nonsense. I didn’t necessarily hate Wishing for Us but I found it pretty lackluster. In all fairness it did have its moments where the comedic aspects shined but at the end I find that I’m more filled with “meh” over it than anything else.

This felt like a rough draft where there was going to be a lot more story put in to allow the char
I have read all of the Danvers series and Wishing for Us was a lackluster ending to a enjoyable series. It was a predictable plot with the Vegas wedding and baby mama drama. I felt that the author was trying to squish all of the characters from the other 8.5 books into this one as the close of the series. There was no developed friends, just a bunch of one liners that you had to read and remembered their fully developed-ness from their own book (that is 9 other couples to keep track of). The au ...more
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Who knew the corporate world could be stocked by beautiful women and strong men straight out of "Sex and the City"? All in one corporate headquarters. Explicit sex in almost every chapter. What couple can eat dinner without going to bed first? Plenty of conflict and second guessing. What does a woman want? No mysteries here. ...more
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a good book with a different premise than the others in the series. I liked how we got updated on all the other characters. The women are portrayed as very vocal about their men. It was definitely the end of the series though as the book ends on a montage of the couples.
Aly Plum
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finally finished these series. Honestly I stopped reading this book because I didn’t want it to end.
I loved the epilogue on this one and I’m sure will re-read these books this year. That’s how much I love them.
Totally recommend!!
May 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Not-quite widow (fiancee) loosens up with her Danvers girlfriends in Vegas & wakes up married to the office hottie she'd started lusting from afar. Last of the Danvers series, implied transition to be Jacksons series? ...more
Marla Dudak
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Incredibly cute. A little flimsy on plot and character development but an appropriate romantic ending with rainbows and unicorns.
Amanda Summerlin
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I always love Sydney Landon! Her books are always sick a treat!
I Loved this book! I love how you always see other characters from previous books in each book.
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Brilliant conclusion to the series. The epilogue was marvelous. Could do with more about these 10 women and their XXL men!
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