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Published by Montlake Romance on March 7, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
She was supposed to be his one-night distraction. But their attraction is undeniable.
Introverted Daisy McGregor is used to being a wallflower, but what she lacks in style, she makes up for with an acerbic wit, a passion for life, and a deep devotion to her family. So she’ll suffer through her sister Dahlia’s bachelorette party and accept the cloud of pity for going stag to the wedding.
Out at the pub, sexy bad boy Mason Carlisle is a reluctant wingman tasked with entertaining Daisy while his brother flirts with her oldest sister, Daffodil. When the plan fails and Mason’s true intent is revealed, he feels intense guilt—and a sensual spark of desire for the unlikeliest of women.
Daisy decides to use this unfortunate encounter to her advantage: to make it up to her, Mason will be another kind of wingman, playing the role of her boyfriend and wedding date. Will their ruse unravel completely—or will Mason and Daisy’s undeniable attraction ignite a scorching love affair that knows no rules?
By Natasha Anders
The Wingman falls for Dr Daisy
I think The Wingman was written with me in mind. So, first off…thank you Natasha Anders, I was thoroughly entertained. Now there are a few reasons why this book was made for me. I’m one of three girls and Daisy, the main character, is too. I loved that Natasha Anders ripped my heart out (as she is so fond of doing) BUT didn’t trample it to dust. The Wingman also had something come up which I’m very guilty of doing…looking at myself with distorted glasses.
I started reading The Wingman and was sucked in from the very start. We meet Mason and to be honest, my first impression of him was that he was a little shy and hesitant. Boy, was I wrong. This man has lived through fighting in a war, running a successful business and working as an underwear model. He is not shy at all. When his brother asks him to meet him at a pub to ask a favour, he does not hesitate. When that same brother then asks him to distract “the other sister” while he attempts to connect with her older sister…he does hesitate. It seems a little mean and unsavoury but he eventually agrees to talk to the…plain, weird, frumpy and badly dressed sister.
OK…here’s where Natasha Anders messes with my mind. Why do I keep going back for more of her stories when I want to physically harm the hero? I question how Natasha Anders could possibly make a douchewaffle lovable? How is it that with my eyes rolling to the back of my head and my teeth gritted to snapping point, I eventually get to a point where I want to give him a book boyfriend slot?
Seriously, I loved Mason by the end even though he once thought that Daisy was plain, weird, frumpy and badly dressed. I am not a fan of heroes who admit (OK, it’s only in his head…but I’m reading it so I can totally read his mind) that they think the heroine is unattractive. I think my change of heart is because by the end even he can’t believe he once thought those things and his constant arousal is proof she’s more than attractive. I get a kick when the hero is forever hiding behind benches 😉
I could relate to Daisy. Daisy’s two sisters are tall, pretty and popular while she’s short, curvy and nerdy. In my case, my sisters were popular, short and curvy while I was shy, tall and nerdy. Daisy was jealous of her sisters’ beauty while her sisters were jealous of her curves. My sisters were jealous of my height while I was jealous they were petite. As with a lot of females…we’re never happy with what we’ve got.
Daisy has very low self-esteem because she constantly feels like people compare her to her sisters and she looks at her sisters with rose-coloured glasses. Her family have a bad habit of trying to change her. As we all know, you can’t change something unless they want to be changed. Daisy also allows “friends” to talk to her in a very negative way. These “friends” take pleasure in her discomfort. I struggled that her sisters allowed them to treat her so badly for so long.
The love story between Daisy and Mason is a slow-burn that turns from friendship into attraction and eventually more. There’s a wee bit of heartache that they must suffer through before they find a happy ever after. Mason must learn to trust his feelings and Daisy needs to get past her insecurities. They both must look past the surface to see what’s important.
The Wingman didn’t really pack the punch that a lot of Natasha Anders readers have come to expect. Maybe, that’s why I actually enjoyed it a little more. My heart wasn’t trampled like normal, it just took a few punches instead.
I enjoyed The Wingman and I’m hoping that we might get to see a story for Spencer and Daffodil in the future.