Review: The Wishing Tree by RJ Scott


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

The Wishing Tree is a new standalone holiday romance from RJ Scott, and it's a falling-for-your-best-friend's-sibling story (or alternatively, falling-for-your-sibling's-best-friend story). A decade ago, Bailey Haynes confessed a few things by the famous Wishing Tree in their hometown to his brother's best friend. Now twenty-five, Bailey has made a life for himself as a jewelry designer and maker. He stays close to family but enjoys his solitude and routine. And then Kai Buchanan retires after a highly successful professional hockey career and decides it's time to return to Wishing Tree, Vermont. He wants to re-set his roots, make up for time lost with his family and the Hayneses..and he needs to make confessions of his own to his Angel.

This is one of those holiday reads that gives you the warm fuzzies while the weather is all nippy outside. Bailey and Kai may have been inevitable, but getting to that place where they could even have a chance to be together--or even consider that they did have a chance--wasn't necessarily easy nor simple. These two had issues that needed to be addressed. I appreciated that while the feelings they had for each other may have been true and deep-seated, the circumstances weren't apt. But these two were truly meant to be, and while it took a while for Bailey's wish to come true, everything fell into place when the time was right with the guy who was the right one for him all along--and Kai's love for him was true. Four stars go to The Wishing Tree.

Date Read: 12 December 2021

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