Review: One Wish in Manhattan

One Wish in ManhattanOne Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to fall in love

The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish on her mind…to start over.

With her nine year-old daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for an adventure. From hot chocolates and horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park, to ice-skating at the Rockefeller Centre, and Christmas shopping on 5th Avenue – they soon fall in love with the city that never sleeps.

But there’s more to New York than the bright twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has a Christmas wish of her own – to find her real dad.

While Hayley tries to fufil her daughter’s wish, she crosses paths with Billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there’s something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked.

Determined to make her daughter’s dream come true, can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might turn into reality – could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever?

Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they both realise that life isn’t just about filling the minutes…it’s about making every moment count.

Beware spoilers ahead!

I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.


The synopsis sounded really sweet and nice so I decided to request this. While I didn’t have high exceptions for this I did except to at least enjoy it. But I was wrong.

The book starts off with Haley mother of a 9 year old daughter Angel. She is guilty of the fact that she quit her job. Her boss was romantically interested in her and at some point got very close to her. And on the spot she quit. She now has no job and she is not sure how she will pay for anything after her trip to New York.

The readers then discover that Haley is a single mom. When she was 17 years old she took a trip to New York. While there she met a man by the name Micheal. She and Micheal did quite a lot during her stay in New York. Then one night after drinking too much she slept with him. Upon arriving back to home she discovers she is pregnant.

Oliver is the CEO of his company. Before running the company he had plans to go into football. But after his father and brother passed away due to a heart attack he was forced to let his dreams go and take the business. Heart attacks run in the family. Specifically the men in the family.

The problem with this book was Oliver. I didn’t like him at all. Oliver is an extremely bitter person, has no interest in his life, he doesn’t care for the business, he does not bother to remember his employees names let alone greet them, thinks having a panic attack is for the weak, and during his free time has affairs with women. It seemed that the only interest he had was women and wine.

I seriously would’ve enjoyed this book more had his point of views not been in there. The only reason that this is a 2 star and not 1 star is because of Haley and Angel.

I loved reading Haley’s point of view! She was realistic and really funny! Angel was adorable! You could practically feel Haley’s love for her daughter and her brother. I was also happy with the fact that when Haley and Oliver met they didn’t instantly start kissing. Haley in fact kept her distance.

Overall this was not a good book. I do not recommend this to anyone. But if you have been really looking forward to reading it then go for it. Also if you have read the authors previous books and enjoyed them then, I would recommend this to you.

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