Turn It Up sequel // 28 pp. // Contemp. Romance // self-pub e-book // 2011
SUMMARY: Caz Talbot is a reformed rock ‘n roll bad boy who’s still fighting demons from his past. Although he’s straight-laced and sober now, he’s still suffering the consequences from things he’s done in his past. Though it gives him great material to write soul-searching ballads, it also gives him nightmares as well. He’s made a lot of mistakes but his biggest regret involves his daughter, who he’s never met. He’d move heaven and earth to see her just once and his heart nearly explodes when he gets the chance. Is he lucky enough to also get a second chance at love?
This is a short story that picks up from the end of Turn It Up and shines the spotlight on Caz, Bastian’s little brother. I’m so glad the author wrote a spin-off for Caz! Though it was short, it was just enough to satisfy my (and I’m sure other readers’) curiosity regarding Caz’s back story and his relationship with his daughter and her mother. Despite Caz’ jagged edge, I really liked him in Turn It Up and loved him even more after reading Wishing for Grace, which shed light on his past and explained why he is who he is.
Wishing for Grace is not only about redemption, but also about first love, the impact it has, and just how long-lasting it can be.