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One Last Wish

(Shooting Stars #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,480 ratings  ·  196 reviews
Finding out my husband, my best friend, only had months to live was devastating.
Sitting out under the star-filled sky, listening to him wish on star after star, night after night, almost killed me.
He never wished to get better.
He wished for me to be happy.
He wished for me to find the strength to move on.
I told him his wishes were pointless, because happiness wouldn’t exist
Published September 1st 2018
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

The beginning of this book was ROUGH with a capital "R." The time jumps were incredibly annoying. One minute the heroine is seventeen, then boom it is years later, and her husband died. At that point she and hero somewhat reconnect, she finds out she is pregnant...and the next chapter...the kid is four years old and the hero has been in their lives for the entire four years as a friend. Considering how short this book was, a little more fleshing out was sorely needed!


That said, after the hot mes
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, favorites
I've been in love with the idea of this story from the moment I've read a sneak peak at the end of Wide Open Spaces. It left me breathless and with tears in my eyes. I simply knew that Aubrey and Denver's story has tremendous potential and that it's going to end up being my favorite book in the Shooting Stars series. It's a beautiful, touching second chance romance. I already cared so deeply for these two and couldn't wait to find out why Bre ended up with another guy despite all her feelings fo ...more
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, favorites
I wanted to read One Last Wish from the moment I've read the blurb at the end of Wide Open Spaces. All I knew was that the book will be about Aubrey and her life after loosing her husband. I had so many questions that needed to be answered. And believe me, they were. But the most important one among them was why Aubrey actually ended up marrying her best friend Gabe instead of her big crush Denver.

Going into this story, I was already prepared for heartbreak. But I totally underestimated how muc
Gi's Spot Reviews

4.5 ‘ Written In The Stars’ Stars

WOW! THIS BOOK! What an absolutely PERFECT ending ribbon to wrap up this emotional and heart touching series!

Second Chance Romance is a trope that very seldom works for me as a reader, with how demanding I am with my characters, lol, but I can honestly say Ms. Reynolds completely blew me away with Denver and Aubrey’s story!

One kiss would change everything, my whole world.

We begin to get to see Denver and Aubrey as teen, and
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Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aubrey thought her life was supposed to be with Denver, yet Gabe is the one that stepped up and asked her out. He was supposed to be her forever but life sometimes has other plans wether we like it or not.

Denver always thought Aubrey was supposed to be only his. Years later he's been asked to look after the one that had her but couldn't keep her.

It was awkward at first between Aubrey & Denver because of the years that had passed but once they broke through that they flowed nicely. I could s
One Last Wish is a sweet low angst read. Likeable characters and no over the top drama but still enough to keep you interested. It felt shorter than her usual books as it only took a couple of hours to read. If you are a fan ARR than I recommend this.

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Angst Level: Low
Heat Level: High
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one!! Full review to follow

Full Review

One Last Wish is the third in the Shooting Stars series and I adored the first two, so jumping into this one was so easy for me. And like the stories before it, I quickly became connected to the characters portrayed and wanted for them immediately. This one starts out hard, but not as hard as it could be. The quickness of how things play out helps you keep the connection between "your" guy and girl. The sadness is like an extra in a mov
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


One Last Wish is a fast-paced contemporary romance. Normally, I like stories that don't go into too much detail, however, I felt like the author left too much out of this story. There were already a couple of things that happened in the prologue that were a bit cliche, but even though those were minor it still impacted me in how I viewed the characters and their actions further along in the story. Aubrey married her best friend, however there is o
Sofia Lazaridou
I liked the story, but I will go with the three star rating. Why? Because Aubrey happened. I will explain later on.

When I was reading the prologue I was hit with the abruptness of it. We have a lot of time jumps that show us some important moments of Aubrey's life. It began with her seeing Denver kiss another girl and then deciding on the spot that she should be Gabe's girlfriend even though she loved him only as a friend. And she ends up married to the guy. Does that make sense to you? Fast for
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, arc
3.85 Stars

So when the previous book in this series ended it ended like on a sort of Oh what now moment for me. And I needed the next story to see what would happen. The book started on a really emotional note for me.
And I enjoyed the story. I just felt seeing as it was so short that there could have been some parts that could have been explained. Like the beginning of the book when Aubrey found out she was pregnant and then four years later, it was like Denver was in her life since she found out
K's Secret Books
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2018
One Last Wish is my sixteenth book by Aurora Rose Reynolds. I'm ashamed to say that this is my first one from this series. I don't know why 🤷♀. I started it and immediately told my husband that he was responsible for getting dinner. I devoured this book. It's a second chance romance that deals with heartbreak and healing. I was rooting for Aubrey and Denver from the beginning. Seeing Denver with Aubrey's daughter Lyra just made me love him sooo much more. It was a quick, easy read. I will probab ...more
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
🌟🌟🌟4.5 STARS🌟🌟🌟
"I lean my head back and look up at the night sky just in time to catch a star shoot across the dark. I don’t even think as I close my eyes and make a wish. I have no idea that hundreds of miles away, someone else is making a wish on that same exact star."

From awkward teenager to reserved woman, Aubrey transforms and blossoms into a fierce mama bear, gaining confidence and a backbone by the time we hit the last page of this novel. But before that can take place we watch Bre ta
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the final book of the series and it brings together the families we have read in the previous books. It's a story of first love. Of loving someone vs being in love. And a second chance at having it all.

The book gives us just about everything. We get flash backs to the time of innocence. We have anguish and pure love. Sweet mama moments and an even sweeter child. Because Denver and Aubrey are familiar to each other, things seem to be going ok. That is until Denver decides he has had enou
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was ok

Where is half of this book?
I feel like huge part is missing.

In my opinion if you write emotionally charged book you have to give it room to grow and breathe and readers need more- words, time- to connect with characters.
If author implies there is bond, kismet or whatever you want to call it between the leading couple...well I need to read it...feel it.
For example....(view spoiler)
Alex ♈
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Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Aubrey and Denver have been in love since they were teenagers. But a misunderstanding made Aubrey choose to date and eventually marry her best friend, Gabe.
Years later, after the loss of her husband and raising her daughter alone, Aubrey is still reluctant to accept her feelings for Denver. But Denver is tired of waiting and he's decided that now is the time to fight for his girl.

I wanted to read One Last Wish since I finished Wide Open Spaces. The wait was long but it was worth it! Aubrey and
Rebecca Austin
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: trsor
Aubrey has had a crush on Denver Clayton since she was 13 years old and now at 17 she has been invited to attend a party with him. When she sees him kissing Pamela she is devastated but her best friend Gabe asks her on a date and she accepts.

Now 10 years later she is losing Gabe and she must figure out how to go on with her life while being pregnant. When Gabe reaches out to someone from Aubrey's past will she forgive him for the past and allow herself a chance at happiness?

I enjoyed this book b
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think I have been anticipating this book’s release for well over the last year, and the wait was well worth it. As a devoted fan of Aurora Rose Reynolds for almost 5 years, One Last Wish was storytelling as we’ve never seen from her before, and EVERYTHING I love about reading romance.

Aubrey and Denver’s emotional story starts when they are teenagers, and truly begs the question of “what if?” How would the course of our lives be altered if a single event didn’t happen? One night at a party chan
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
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I enjoyed this novella, and yes I am calling it that because it sure was not long enough for it to be called a novel.. It definately could have been longer and therefore the reason its not a 5 star rating is, because it was not longer it lacked a certain depth to it. The story could have delved way more than it was... We waited a long time for Denver and Aubrey's book and I was left feeling a little underwhelmed in the end....It was still good and ARR is still one of my top 5 authors, but I rea
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Another beautiful second chance love story by an auto read author for me. This couple really worked hard to over come all the obstacles that were placed in their way. Sometimes you've gotta face that life can put people into your life for a season and that's how it has to be. Then when that season ends you'll have new people or in this case you'll find your way back. Denver and Aubrey found their way back after a lengthy road apart. Denver was absolutely amazing and patient. I loved him. I adore ...more
Natalie Cullen
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Felt like I was missing half a book to be honest far too rushed with not enough back story.
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
One Last Wish is an incredibly heartbreaking yet sweet story. It’s a quick read and I definitely felt the connections between the two main characters Denver and Aubrey.

I absolutely loved Denver, he was sincere, devoted and patient. At the same time he also had some hot alpha male tendencies that I love and to me they were signature ARR. It’s one of the main reasons I love her books, her alpha males just do it for me every time.

This books has plenty of “oh my heart” moments that will make you s
Danielle from Short and Sassy
2.5 stars. This one was a little rough for me.
Tara  TUG
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
When you are looking for an easy read with a love story that is bound to win you over then look no further than a Ms. Reynolds book. Its a no drama, true love story that guarantees you a happy ending. I love this authors writing, but with that said... I wish there was more. I felt like I was missing out getting to know the connection between Denver and Bre. I felt like I reading a book were they were strangers strangers, but then I find out they practically lived together for so long after LY wa ...more
Sharon Dunn
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This one will definitely grab at the heart!! Mrs. Reynolds did a fantastic job putting you right in the middle and making you feel all the emotions that Aubrey and Denver went through. I loved it!!
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Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aubrey has been in love with Denver since she 17 years old but after seeing Denver with another girl, she was heart broken. In comes Gabe, her best friend to pick up the pieces and they eventually fall in love and get married. Years later, Gabe gets sick and passes away and before he died he made Denver promise to look after Aubrey. Four years later, Aubrey is living her life with her daughter Lyra and the help of her parents and even Denver and his parents. Denver has been in love with Aubrey f ...more
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Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Read by: Jennifer
(5 stars)

This is book three in the Shooting Stars series, and I do highly recommend (not demanding lol) that you read the previous books before jumping into this. With the returning characters, and situations that are mentioned, it would just be easier and less confusing trying to figure out who is who and what is what... make sense? So we got to know Aubrey in book two, and now she is all grown up and dealing with grown up issues... the death of her husband, finding out she is
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One Last Wish was an emotional story about loss, wishing on stars, friendships, soul mates and family. I read One Last Wish in one sitting, I was drawn into the story very quickly and didn’t want to set it down until I was finished.

Aubrey, or Bre has suffered from the loss of her husband, her friend, the father of her child that she didn’t even know at the time she was pregnant with. Denver has wanted to be with
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars for - One Last Wish - book three in the Shooting Stars series by Aurora Rose Reynolds. This book can be read as a complete stand-alone but this is a great series I highly recommend from one of my favorite authors so check out the first two if you get the time. This is a second chance romance that was low on drama and high on emotion about a widowed young mother that gets a second shot at love with the boy who got away.
Aubrey and her twin brother grew up in a small town in Alaska with t
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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the

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Shooting Stars (3 books)
  • Fighting to Breathe (Shooting Stars, #1)
  • Wide Open Spaces (Shooting Stars, #2)