The Wingman by Natasha Anders
Daisy McGregor does not like parties.
Out of sisterly love, she’s forced to endure her sister’s bachelorette festivities and the glances of pity people will certainly throw her way when she’ll show up alone at the wedding.
Yep, she loves both her sisters VERY much.
Mason Carlisle must love his brother as much because he reluctantly accept to be his wingman and entertain Daisy while brother-dear flirts with her older sister.
Mason is not attracted to her but, while chatting, he realizes he’s never paid attention long enough to notice more about little Daisy…
Unfortunately she overhears a conversation that reveals his “mission” and she doesn’t beliveve he’s now actually interested in getting to know her.
Mason feels kind of bad about the whole thing so, when she asks him to be HER wingman, he agrees to “fake-date” her until her sister’s wedding celebration.
There’ll be rules and, for once, people will stop pitying her for being single!
Daisy thinks the plan sounds far too good to end up without casualties though…
The most probable casualty?
Her heart of course.
Daisy and Mason obviously fall in love and I enjoyed most of their journey but I had to push myself in order to overlook expressions and things that annoyed me some.
The heroine, Daisy, is a 27 years old virgin and has serious self-esteem issues.
She’s smart and witty but her constant self-pity partying and self-deprecating is one of those things that bothered me about this story.
Daisy’s attitude has a sudden transformation toward the end but it’s kind of abrupt…
Even the hero wants to put some sense into her!
Her words infuriated him, made him want to take on every single person in the world who had ever made her feel worthless and unattractive. Starting with Daisy herself.
The hero, Mason, is an accomplished and over-confident 30 years old ex-soldier / ex-underwear-model / serial dater of gorgeous women, models and Princesses…
Yep, he has also dated a Princess
At first he is assholish:
“She wasn’t even that bad looking. She just needed to do something with her hair, maybe. Put on a little makeup . . . dress better . . . lose a few kilos.
…but he ends up being a good, super sweet guy:
What do you see when you look at me, Mason?”
Mason ran a shaky hand over his head and lifted his eyes to hers, hoping she could see everything he wanted to say in them, hoping she understood, even if he made a mess of his reply. “Everything,” he grated out. “I see my whole fucking world, Daisy.
I see all my days, my weeks, and my years. Every season of my life. All spent with you. I see everything I want, need, and desire all wrapped up in you.”
If you’re not put off by the heroine having a low self-esteem and the hero being overconfident at the beginning, you might truly enjoy this book.
There’slow angst, the romance is slow burning and the HEA very satisfying.
⭐☆ 2.5 Stars rounded Up ☆⭐
You can find my review of “Unwanted wife” by Natasha Anders HERE.
~ My Ratings ~
Writing: 3.5 /5
Plot: 2.5 /5
Hero: 3 /5
Heroine: 2.5 /5
Secondary Characters: 3 /5
MC’s chemistry: 3 /5
Triggers: No Major Triggers
Recommended to: Adult Romance Readers
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