Wishful Thinking was a touching story that dealt with love, acceptance, and perseverance. The main character Lexi is a nurse on a pediatric oncology floor. She has personally dealt with Cancer and losing a family member as her twin sister died from Cancer when she was a little girl. Lexi has a reputation of granting wished to the children with Cancer that she also takes care of. In an attempt to brighten one of her patients that has been in and out of the hospital, she asks another patient’s dad who is a promoter, to get her concert tickets and back stage passes to Dragon Knights, her patient Ben’s favorite rock group. When Lexi finds herself back stage, she finds the lead singer, Kaleb Knight and ask him to come see Ben at the hospital. Kaleb is a jerk to her. She reluctantly leaves feeling defeated. BUT, Kaleb does come to the hospital to meet Ben. He also comes to see the little spit-fire nurse who showed-up after his concert. Kaleb begins to relentlessly pursue Lexi, even after she blows him off. Eventually, Lexi gives in.
Wishful Thinking started little slow for me but then picked up. After I got into it, I really enjoyed the story. It focused on all the characters and how they dealt with Cancer whether it being children or adults. Ms. Duran’s characters really drew strength from one another and these relationships were written and conveyed beautifully. I really enjoyed how nursing wasn’t just a job to Lexi but a calling, to not only help sick children medically, but also pull the strings to whatever they requested to be there wish. I also thought the relationship that developed between Lexi and Kaleb touching. She convinced Kaleb that he was worth fighting for regardless what had happened to him personally in the past. Wishful Thinking was an emotional reading journey but the end was well worth it.