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HER MOST GUARDED AND DARKEST WISH COME TRUE—

It wasn’t weird that Sandy Koufax dreamed up her perfect fantasy guy she affectionately named Peter, particularly being a lonely foster kid in the system. But just as she comes of age and finally decides to stop believing in his impossible existence, she moves to her new home in San Francisco and strangely receives a cupcake and
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Paperback, 246 pages
Published February 18th 2018 by KDP (first published February 17th 2018)
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Barbara Warren
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sandy Koufax had been anonymously dropped off as an infant in front of a fire station in San Francisco. The fireman named her after a professional baseball player. She grew up in a group home without any real family but she did have an imaginary friend named Peter, who showed up in her dreams.
Now Sandy is living in a young woman's halfway house and has a job but she still dreams about Peter. She notices an older, white haired man who seems to be stalking her. Then she meets Mick Barron, who
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Kat Ryker
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book, in my mind, is at least 4 stars, and was NOT at all what I expected it to be.

In the last year, or less, I've started reading paranormal, supernatural, etc., but I'm still not really comfortable in the genre unless it is written very very well and with a mind to detail. Well, Addison, you did both.

To call this book a romance between Sandy and Peter is reducing it to something it only partially is. Sandy, stuck in the social system, imagines her friend Peter. Then, older and wiser, she
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Lori Allison
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book grabs hold of you in the first chapter and does not let go! The author has done an exceptional job crafting a story that is part fantasy - part romance, and 100% wonderful. Her characters are so thoroughly drawn that they came to life inside my head as I read. I’ll be picking up the sequel immediately!
Shruthi
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
A longer version of this review is available here at my blog Reading Recluses

The author provided me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my review.

Sandy Koufax had an imaginary friend, Peter, for far longer than is normal. When she starts seeing reminiscents of Peter (in the form of Mick, her neighbour) and other weird coincidences in her life, Sandy must reconsider just how imaginary Peter is.

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Guarded Wish is mostly a romance novel between Sandy
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Rebecca Finch
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read-books
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Lynn Nodima
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much, I immediately got the next in series to read!
As a child, I loved Peter Pan. Still enjoy the idea of Neverland to this day. In this book, the Peter Pan story influences a sad little girl in the social system to the point she believes her 'make-believe' friend is real. Then she grows up and learns he is. Their adventure is just beginning!
Maggie
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. I've never read a fantasy before (seriously) and I'm glad the author introduced me to her book. The main character, Sandy, has a distinct voice that was all her own. She sucked me in from the opening chapter.

Having been left at a fire station as an infant, Sandy grew up in the foster care system, which left emotional scars that are realistically portrayed, from Sandy's fears of getting close to someone, or anyone, lest they leave her. She has barriers to overcome if she
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Cathy Clack
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I began reading this novel about a young girl’s romance, and then it went somewhere out of this world! I never expected the twists it took, and now I must read the next in the series. Thank you, Ms. Carmichael, for taking me on a journey that, with your vivid descriptions, I could easily imagine in my mind. Keep writing and I’ll keep reading.
LaNona
3 stars!

Review will be on my blog: https://bookswithnoel.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Ballantine
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very well written book. I expected Peter in sandy's dreams to be real but wasn't expecting the twists and turns the story took. Sandy's life growing up in the system without parents all make sense later with a war between good and bad. Addison did a good job at keeping us in suspense on which was which. It's not what you expect. If you're looking for a great YA novel, this is it.
Carol Seaton
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Very intriguing concept with the odd twists and turns and quirky characters that you fall in love with. Builds slowly with the wonder if she's seeing things or not while you learn more about the characters. Then you're off and running and can't stop until the end--great and very satisfying ending (without the annoying cliffhanger hack that so many authors seem to need in order to keep their readers interested enough to buy their next book). Don't get me wrong, there are some teases ...more
Carol Seaton
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, very fun and intriguing. Loved the characters and fell in love with...no spoilers :)
Story built slowly in order to get to know and fall in love with the protagonists, then took off and didn't stop running until the end. Very satisfying ending with no annoying cliffhangers (which I hate and believe they're all hacks from authors who try and force their next book down their readers' throats). Still with enough teasers to make me salivate for Book 2. Highly recommend!
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I really liked the idea of this book; it seemed like something I would fall right into, absorbing page after page for hours. However, from the very beginning it just didn't really click for me. There wasn' t one major issue that stuck out, but several little things that kept me from becoming captivated with the story. The main character, Sandy, isn't extremely likeable. She's a little rough around the edges and any redeeming qualities don't really shine through in her personality. She's bratty ...more
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Addison Carmichael has been a storyteller since she was a young girl. Even then every tale she imagined had a romantic element that grabbed front and center. She is absolutely in love with love—giving it, receiving it, then sending it back out into the world. She believes there is something miraculous and supernatural about true love in every form, and incorporates this magical element into all
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