Sunday, December 30, 2012

Book Spotlight for Wise Men Say by Wendy Burke (Review & GIVEAWAY)

More than twenty years ago, Emmy Patterson kissed her fiancé for the last time. Despite bad news from U.S. military services, to this day she has reasons to hold on to hope he's alive and celebrates his life every chance she gets.

Her family, however, thinks her partly crazed, unable to grasp the reasoning behind her perpetual optimism.

Called on a business trip to promote her glass artwork, she spends the winter holidays in Las Vegas. Is this chance travel to the The Castillo in Vegas a coincidence, or does the wise Madame Eve know ‘some things’ were meant to be?


The 1Night Stand series of books from Decadent Publishing can always be counted on to entertain and delight.  Wise Men Say by Wendy Burke adds to that reputation with its heartwarming storyline about the unending power of love.  

For over twenty years, and despite what she's told, Emmy Patterson has been hoping the love of her life returns from the war.  Her loyalty and memories of a lost love keep her going and while this might seem crazy to some, deep down we all wish we had someone who affects us that deeply.  So this part of the story worked for me and made the story even more heartwarming once all the events played out.  While in Vegas for work she gets an unexpected surprise that is her dream come true and gives her a night she'll never forget that changes her future forever.

Nick's never forgotten Emmy but isn't without scars, inside and out. He's a strong and proud man and wants to put the past behind him and move forward with her, but some flashes of the past still remain that are lightly touched upon.  The sexual chemistry between them is still hot and their connection is both comfortable and satisfying.  These romantically-charged sexual interludes lead to a fairytale ending, that while a bit rushed, will leave readers misty-eyed.

Wise Men Say is a feel good story that reminds us of the power of love. With its fantasy-like feel it becomes every little girl's dream wrapped in an adult package. Those wanting an entertaining start to the New Year will find it with Wendy Burke's newest release!

My rating for this is a B.

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.


Wendy is giving away a digital copy of Wise Men Say along with a Christmas ornament.

-Giveaway is OPEN TO US/CAN ONLY.
-To be entered, leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 1/5/13.


  1. I love the 1NS series, and this looks like a great addition, can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing!


  2. This sounds like a wonderful heart touching read! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway chance!

  3. This book sounds like a winner. Can't wait to read it. I can't imagine holding on to hope for more than twenty years. What a special person Emmy is. Thanks for the giveaway.


  4. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win!
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