REVIEW – A WISH FOR US by Tillie Cole


From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.
A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.

Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.

Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.

When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.

Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.

Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.

But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.

A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them.

*****Dee’s Review*****

Five Vibrant Stars*****

Music, romance and tears, so many tears. A Wish For Us is like an epic song, performed live by an entire orchestra inside your heart. You will hear it, feel it, and almost taste it. A beautiful story that will consume all of your senses from beginning to end.



Cromwell Dean is currently the hottest DJ in the club scene. His shows are always sold out because he delivers an electrifying techno experience, full of amazing music and color. But the more people praise him, and the more fame he acquires the less he cares, the less he feels. He numbs himself with alcohol and sex, he doesn’t want to feel anything at all. One night in the middle of a club a peculiar girl catches Cromwell’s eye, because she’s in the middle of this huge party, that is full of energy, and yet she’s not moving to the rhythm of the beats, she’s just listening with her eyes closed. Later that night, they run into each other again and she accuses him of something he already knew, that his music had no soul. Whether Cromwell wants to admit it to himself or not, what that girl told him pushes him into a new direction, where he will follow the music and the colors he once used to love.

Bonnie Farraday was the girl who shocked Cromwell Dean to his very core, that one night before he came back to the States to enroll in college. The only girl who’s not falling at his feet. Bonnie only wants to make music, her dream is to write beautiful lyrics for artists all over the world. That’s why she’s so excited to be attending professor Lewis’s music class, but she’s less than thrilled to be sharing this experience with Cromwell.

Bonnie and Cromwell are not your typical college students, they both have a emotional baggage and both have immense talent. They mask their attraction to each other, with constant fighting and bickering but sooner rather than later, those fights will turn into a beautiful love story, full of music, and blinding color.

Tillie Cole writes words that go directly into the heart. Her stories demand your complete attention, and your smiles, and also your tears. Her books are always unpredictable and completely heart rendering. A Wish For Us is truly a masterpiece.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE++++++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}




Tillie Cole will always be one of my most favorite authors. I am in awe of her talent! A WISH FOR US is an emotional love story filled with so much beauty. I spent the latter half of the book with tears streaming down my face. Tillie’s writing is simply exquisite in this one. It was hard to pick a quote to post in my review because there were too many I loved and I was afraid that sharing any of them would possibly spoil the story for those of you who haven’t read the book yet.

The main characters are both broken but incredibly beautiful. Their mutual love for music will eventually tether them to each other and will ultimately be their salvation. Cromwell Dean is one of the biggest DJs in the U.K. and somehow he ends up attending a small university in South Carolina where he majors in classical music composition. It is in that class that he runs into a girl he’s met before who with one critical observation of his EDM music was the reason why he put his career as a DJ on hold and enrolled in college.

Bonnie Farraday has always loved music. It’s in her blood. She is in awe of Cromwell’s God-given musical talents, but the two get off to a very rocky start. Cromwell has an incredibly huge chip on his shoulder and is angry at the world. He’s always irritable and abrasive, and while Bonnie has a tendency to spark his anger, she has a calming effect on him as well. Soon enough the two embark on an all-consuming love affair.




Their love story is one of the most beautiful that Tillie has written since ”A Thousand Boy Kisses”. It evoked so many painfully raw emotions. The tears just kept flowing. It was borderline torturous, but there was no way I could put the book down. I had to get to the very end to see how it all played out.

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5++++++
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5+++++
Angst: 5
Steam: 3
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

A WISH FOR US is currently available! This is sure to be another huge hit for Tillie Cole!!

Amazon US
Amazon UK

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