Elena Markem

What You Wish For

A widowed father with a painful secret.
A part-time princess with a complicated past.
It was only supposed to be one night…

Widower Derek Ahern is determined to build a new life in Fable Notch for himself and his daughter. But fresh starts don’t end loneliness. With his in-laws on babysitting duty, Derek struggles to fill his night off — until a spontaneous trip to a nightclub ends in the back of a hot stranger’s car. Fortunately, he’ll never see her again.

Casey Shaw spends her weeks working at the local senior living center and her weekends as a princess at kids’ parties. Sure, her calendar is too full, and she has a tendency to say yes too often – especially to her demanding mother. That’s why a passionate one-night-stand is perfect. Until the sexy single dad shows up at her next party.

When small town life keeps throwing Derek and Casey together, they agree to give in to their attraction. There’s just one rule — no strings attached.

But tangled sheets lead to tangled lives…and as their feelings grow, it becomes clear that old wounds don’t mix with new love.

Unexpected feelings meet unstoppable passion in the newest standalone in the Fable Notch series. This friends-with-benefits story features familiar faces, new arrivals, and the power of listening to your heart.

What You Wish For is a romance for anyone who’s dreamed of being loved for who they are.