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TITLE – Granted Wishes 
SERIES – The Granted Series 
AUTHOR – Tanya Vought 
GENRE – Contemporary Romance 
PUBLICATION DATE – Feb 24, 2015 
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 234ish 
PUBLISHER – Booktrope 

A decision that will change her life forever.
After the loss of her husband, Gracelynn Calhoun has struggled with her life and career. Forced to take a four-week vacation or be fired from her job, she surprises everyone including herself and agrees to the vacation.
The owner of Antonetti Suites, Giovanni works hard and doesn’t have time for relationships or love. That is until he literally crashes into Gracelynn. She brings back all the feelings he thought he would never feel again.
With the odds stacked against them in every way possible, will they forge ahead together or will this be the end of the road for their newfound love? Will the whispers from above bring them together or will misunderstandings ruin what could be an amazing second chance at love?

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“Wow. You’re a vision, you know that?” He practically drools all over. She wears a pair of blue jeans and a low cut green sweater with a white scarf wrapped around her neck. Her hair is up, and she wears light make up. 
She chuckles. “Like what you see?” She smirks at him, daunting him. The little vixen can come out and play when she wants and he is enjoying this side of the sexy Gracelynn. 
He decides to play dirty himself. “Want to see how happy I am to see you?” He smirks back at her. “Let’s make a wager, shall we?” he asks competitively. 
She grins at him. She intently twirls a strand of her hair that she left down by her face between her fingers, licks her lips and stares at him. She looks him up and down, making him even more drawn to her. 
He gulps. The damn vixen knows how to play dirty.
“Well, what is the wager? Because if it is staring at each other all night, I could do that and then some.”
Copyright © Tanya Vought. All rights reserved.

When I first read the synopsis I was really excited to read Granted Wishes.  Then I started reading, but had a really hard time getting into it.  I like the premise alot.  And I like the idea of the characters.  Both Gracelynn and Giovanni have lost their spouses.  They're each dealing with grief in their own way, although Gracelynn's seems to be a lot deeper.  It's been two years and she really can't move on.  Her friends send her on a vacation, but she ends up at Giovanni's house.  It later turns out that that is exactly where she was supposed to be.

The characters were fairly well developed, especially Gracelynn.  I felt her pain and could understand where she was coming from. 

My biggest issue with the book was that the dialogue seemed stilted.  It seemed like everytime a character spoke they used someone's name.  In real life people don't speak that way.  Also the tenses really bothered me.  It was written in present tense, but in third person.  And there were some tense issues and non-agreeement at various points.   At times, it seemed like something a teen would write (it reminded me of stories my daughter wrote when she was 13).  

If you can get past these issues (maybe a younger audience can) then it's a sweet romance.

I give Granted Wishes THREE STARS!

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What started as a lifelong dream became a reality when Tanya Vought penned and released her debut romance novel, Granted Wishes. She is a hopeless romantic who loves reading, writing and singing. You may know her as blogger "Tanya - The Book Obsessed Momma", where she's been a loyal supporter of authors and an active participant in the book community for several years. You'll find that Tanya writes stories that are sweet, sassy and unique--like her. When she's not inspiring others with her kindness, she's spending time with her husband and two imaginative children. She believes whole-heartedly that anything is possible. If you can dream it, you can achieve it!

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