Series: Wingmen #1
Published by Self Published on December 14, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Tall, dark, and handsome is an understatement when it comes to John Day. With rugged good looks, his ever present plaid shirt, and a dog named Babe, John is a modern alpha male lumberjack.
After his favorite neighbor rents out her beach cabin for the winter, John finds himself playing fireman and tour guide to Diane Watson, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past and recent battle scars.
Will he be ready to fall in love? Or will he go back to his old, flirty ways?
Hold onto your heart as John Day tells his story in this male POV contemporary adult romance/romantic comedy.
Ready to Fall is the first novel in the Wingmen series, a spin-off from Modern Love Stories. Each book is a standalone with no cliffhanger.
The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).
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Overall rating 3.83 with 3,160 ratings and 397 reviews
This was a quick and easy romance read. This is told from a male perspective which was different. Perhaps because of this it was less emotional overall. It tries – TRIES – to be funny and sometimes is. But there are also times I felt the trying.
John is the hot lumberjack, island man in flannel, born and raised in this small community. He’s still single and enjoying women but recently he has been with his high school crush, Kelly. Despite some issues in his past, he is happy with his life.
Diane is a city girl. She’s going through a horrid divorce and has rented the cabin next door to John to recuperate and figure out what’s next in her life. She is lucky to have money to not have to work during this process. John and Diane become friends and get to know each other. They have fun together, flirting but without a physical relationship.
The process of their growing involvement is mostly realistic and pleasant. There are some laughs and some relatable issues and awkward moments. I liked it but it didn’t have my complete emotional attention. The Wingmen series has four full-length books, all from the male perspective.
“I’m sure. Now that I have confirmation my fears about a paranormal monster living next door are unfounded, I’ll be able to sleep at night.”
“Glad we cleared the air. If you’re worried about Dave down the road, you know the guy with all the hair, I can assure you he’s not a werewolf or shape-shifter.”
“Good to know. I have no idea who you are talking about, but I appreciate you letting me know.
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