As you may know I don’t read many PNR, but when it comes to this author I’m willing to try any genre she writes, even PNR simply because I love her writing and her effortless storytelling. She always makes me smile and swoon with her heartwarming stories and her characters are always fun, endearing, unique and in some way also relatable. Each and every installment in this series features a different couple and each one of them can be read as a standalone, but I definitely recommend reading the previous books too.
Jason is a scientist and a third generation quickened. He used to live in Mad Creek until his family moved away, but recently he decided is time to come back since in the small, magical town he won’t have to hide his “condition”. He plans to do some genetic research, so he’s looking forward to have some peace and quiet in Mad Creek. An Alaskan Malamute, Jason has a hard time “connecting” with his dog. Unlike others in Mad Creek, who are looking forward to shift in a dog, Jason hasn’t shifted in years. Not only he believes he doesn’t belong among the quickened, but he also believes he doesn’t belong in the human world either.
Milo was a hospice comfort dog until he wished upon a star…and gained the ability to become a man. He used to bond with his beloved patients understanding sickness and pain on a spiritual level most can’t see. Since Milo is new in town, he doesn’t have a place to stay…yet, so for the upcoming weeks he will have to stay with Jason. At first, Jason is not very thrilled, but as time passes they become a little smitten with each other, neither of them knowing in some way how do deal with thee new feelings.
When a mysterious illness hits Mad Creek and threatens all the quickened in town, it’s up to Jason and Milo to figure out what it is and how to stop it. Along the way they might discover that true love is possible—if you wish upon a star.
This was such a fun and sweet story. I thought the plot was well done, interesting and I have to say the author did a great job with all the genetic research. The story is told in third person dual POV, which I liked and has just a little bit of angst and drama. Both Jason and Milo were pretty well portrayed. Milo stole the show for me here. I absolutely loved his character. From his innocence to his gentleness everything was perfection. I loved how open and affectionate he was with Jason and everyone else despite the pain of what he’d been through. As the story unfolds we get to know how patient and special Milo is.
Jason was a character I liked overall, but I found to be very frustrating at times. While he wasn’t as endearing as Milo, Jason grew on me as the story progressed. Milo showed him how to be gentle and affectionate, how is to have someone to care about and slowly Jason transformed in someone…perfect for Milo. Jason and Milo’s relationship development was well done and progressed in a believable way. I liked them together. The tenderness between them was really heartwarming at times and the romance was simply delightful as the story unfolded.
Once again the supporting characters were fantastic and it was great to meet again the main characters from the previous installments in the series.
All in all, ‘How to Wish Upon a Star’ is another great addition to this magical series. If you are looking for a sweet and tender tale about love and acceptance look no further and pick this one up.