Series Tour {Reviews & Teasers} -- Careful What You Wish For & Wishful Thinking by Michelle Escamilla

by Michelle Escamilla


One simple wish can change everything…

Harley Simpson has one wish—to find Prince Charming and settle down. She has a dream job and wonderful friends, but something is missing. With her thirtieth birthday looming, Harley is sure being with her hot, smooth-talking boss Ethan Prince would make her life complete. Having just landed a major client and learning she’ll be working even more closely with Ethan, Harley sets out to celebrate with her friends.

On her way to the bar, Harley chats with a mysterious cab driver. When the woman asks what she would wish for, Harley answers honestly—she wants Ethan. But during her night out, she meets a handsome, blue-eyed part-time bartender and full-time teacher named Matt Garner. No, he’s not a CEO, but he’s the sweetest guy Harley’s ever met.

A wish gone bad…

Harley awakens the next morning in a strange house with Ethan—and their two young daughters. The wish she’d confided to the freaky fairy godmother has actually come true. As she tries to figure out what this means and if it’s really what she wanted after all, Harley discovers Matt is also part of this bizarre world…He’s her daughters’ teacher.

Harley suspects fate has gone completely haywire. Will she be able to find a way out of this suburban nightmare? Or is she destined to stay and live the life she thought she wanted in this messed up fairytale…
Careful What You Wish For.



This book contained a quite unusual and original story I enjoyed immensely reading about!!

Harley has just landed some new clients for the firm she works for, being now one step closer to a promotion! On the way to the bar where they will enjoy their celebratory drinks, she and her best friend Olivia, she hops on a cab, where she confides to the female driver, who proved to be her Fairy Godmother, that she would very much want to get married and have kids with her boss Ethan Prince! 

When she arrives at the bar, while having promised to herself that she will not have more than one drink, she eventually gets drunk and a little flirty with Matt, the bartender. On her way home, she falls asleep while still on the cab... and wakes up somewhere else entirely!!

How is Harley going to handle the sudden realization that her wish has been fulfilled and she is now Mrs. Prince and has two beautiful daughters Cassie and Leila?

While at first shocked and terribly confused by everything happening, she soon starts to enjoy her new life!
Until the moment Donna, her Godmother reveals that this is not the life she was supposed to lead and it was all a mistake! The only way for her to make things the way they are supposed to be is to realize what was meant to happen differently, and with those realizations the correct changes will be made!

A very sweet read that also passed a beautiful message, emphasizing the fact that wishes cannot be granted exactly the way we make them, because that way they might turn out badly. Instead, even if we think all of our wishes have been granted, we still need to check if some things could get better, and mostly in relation to the person one has married and the life they lead together! Especially, if only one person has changed their life around and adjusted to the marriage, contradicting their own personality.

This is exactly what happened to our heroine! Harley was an independent woman focused on her job and being perfectly happy about it! Waking up a few years later, she realizes that she has become a stay-at-home mom, who has completely changed her habits, her clothing style and generally her life, in order to make her husband happy! 

But, is she happy?

All in all, 4,5 stars for a read that 
passed a beautiful and powerful message!


by Michelle Escamilla
What if you were given one wish, would you take it? Even if you were warned not to?

Leila Garner knew something was always up, especially when her Mom wouldn’t let her wish on her own birthdays or on falling stars. She never expected to hear it was because of a wish that a fairy godmother had gotten wrong. Leila was beyond excited to learn there was an actual fairy godmother that could take care of all of her dreams and make them come true. 

Would you take a chance?

Leila wanted the high life. A job with a top fashion magazine, designer clothing and her dream guy – Jackson King. Now with the knowledge, and the story of her mom, of Donna being able to make all that come true – Leila rushes to Donna to make the ultimate wish. 

All wrong….Again.

Unfortunately, Leila soon finds out for herself that Donna doesn’t always get things right. Leila realizes Jackson King isn’t actually living up to his name and the dream job is anything but. Can Leila find her happily ever after or is it just…
Wishful Thinking.



This book was the second installment of the Careful What You wish For series.
While it was the continuation of the previous book and the story involved the same grant-wishing Fairy Godmother, the main heroes and the whole plot were quite different. Actually, at some points they were even opposite!

This story was about Leila, the daughter of Harley, who was featured in the previous book!
But, it unfolded in a much different way!

In the previous installment Harley seemed to be in the peak of her career when she got her wish granted, and then woke up having seemingly lost everything she had fought for.
On the contrary, Leila was working in a coffee shop, dreaming about a job in the fashion industry, which, after wishing for it, she woke up having.

Of course, that was mostly due to her making a conscious wish to her mother's Godmother, Donna, after finding out about her! She rushed into this decision without think of the consequences.

While at first everything seemed to have worked out just fine for her, she soon discovered that things were a little more complicated than how they seemed. Especially regarding Jackson King, the man she had also wished for!

Waking up to find out she had estranged herself from her parents and her best friend Reggie, she soon started regretting her choice to make that wish!

Will her reuniting with Reggie be enough to help her fix things and realise just how differently her life should have worked out?

Once again, we are reminded that we should be careful what we for, and also, that even if we think we have been granted our wish, we should still look into things and ensure that this is what we really want!

All in all, 4,5 stars to an awesome sequel, 
involving the daughter of our previous heroine and her life choices!




Michelle Escamilla is a married mom of two. She began writing just to pass the time, waiting for one of her favorite authors to release her upcoming book, but soon found a new passion. When she is not writing, she is spending time with her kids, husband or family. She lives in Colorado, where she loves the Mountains during the summer months for hiking and would love to be on a beach during the winter months.

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