Book Reviews

REVIEW – Make a Wish by Helena Hunting


With her signature charm and sense of humor, bestselling author Helena Hunting creates a novel about love, family, and second chances in Make a Wish.

Ever have a defining life moment you wish you could do over? Harley Spark has one. The time she almost kissed the widowed father of the toddler she nannied for. It was so bad they moved across the state and she never saw them again.

Fast forward seven years and she’s totally over it. At least she thinks she is. Until Gavin Rhodes and his adorable now nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, reappear at a princess-themed birthday party hosted by Spark House, Harley’s family’s event hotel. Despite trying to avoid the awkwardness of the situation, she can’t help but notice how unbearably sexy he looks in a tutu. Add to that a spontaneous hives breakout, and it’s clear she’s not even remotely over the mortification of her egregious error all those years ago.

Except Gavin seems oblivious to her inner turmoil. So much so that he suggests they get together for lunch. For Peyton’s sake, of course. It’s the perfect opportunity to heal old wounds. Or it could just reopen them. This is one of those times Harley wishes she could see the future… 

He’s my boss. He’s her father. I’m just the nanny.


Harley is hands down my favorite Spark sister. She is the youngest of her siblings and the one who isn’t embracing all the change as easily. She is still trying to truly find herself within their business and trying to find what makes her happy. Gavin is a single dad, a widow, struggle to balance everything in his life. However, he is also still stuck with the guilt of his past.

Harley and Gavin have a history. She used to be the nanny for his baby girl, Peyton. Now, Gavin is back in the town he once lived in and crosses paths with Harley. From the moment they reconnect there is a connection between them, there is chemistry. Not just with Gavin and Harley, but also Harley and Peyton. They are like two peas in a pod. I adored their relationship and how it developed throughout the story.

Gavin and Harley’s relationship was a rollercoaster. There is a lot of ups and downs and they definitely mess with all your emotions along the way. However, I loved seeing them both grow together and also grows as individuals throughout the story.

If you’re looking for a single dad, age gap, boss/nanny romance this is one to check out.