Better Love ( Wingmen #4 ) – Daisy Prescott

Book Description

Maybe that old song got it right.

Maybe love can be better the second time around.

When one of my wingmen needs help, I’ll do anything for him, including calling in a favor with the one person I swore I’d never speak to again.

Not after I walked away from that life five years ago and ditched the trappings of my success. The keyword being trap.

I left it all behind.

Including her.

Now the ambitious, brilliant, talented, and undeniably beautiful Roslyn Porter is back in my life. I’m not the same person she knew. I’m trying to be a better man.

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No man is an island, but Dan Ashland comes close. He’s content with his quiet life on Whidbey, a world away from the rat race on the other side of the ferry. 

Dan has three great loves in his life: solitude, pizza, and Roslyn Porter. 

**Better Love is a standalone second chance romance featuring Dan Ashland and the fourth book in the Wingmen series.**

My Thoughts

I´m a sucker for Lumberjacks and / or any man who lives off on an Island away from the busy busy world. And after reading and adoring the first 2 books in the Wingmen series I thought Daisy Prescott was going to deliver once again with `Better Love`.

This is the 4th installment in the Wingmen series but can easily be read as a standalone ( Hence the reason why I completely ignored book #3 and went straight for the 4th).

It was okay. Not what I expected but still enjoyable. To be perfectly honest- I had no clue what the main issue of the story was.

Dan ( Hero ) once had it all until he had enough and dropped everything to start new. Money, fame, the woman he loved… all traded in for a secluded life on an Island.

Years later, Dan decides to call the one person he left behind to help with an urgent issue. He calls Roslyn. Despite the heartache Dan caused back in the day she helps him and they slowly start anew.

Seriously- there wasn´t much of an issue because the characters were so friendly with one another. I, personally, didn´t feel Ros try to resist Dan much ( if at all ), nor did I see Dan fight with any inner demons Heros usually have. I mean, he obviously had a problem when he left fame, fortune and woman behind. There wasn´t much of a struggle.

I know time can change a person´s perspective towards life, etc. but this felt like a
„Oh, hey! There you are. Long time, no see. Wanna catch a beer? Talk a little about the past? How about we try over again and see what happens? If not we´ll get more drinks or pizza.“ story.

Or ( !!! ) Maybe it´s just me who´s weird and doesn´t understand this supposedly perfect romance. *shoulder shrug* Who knows.

The Hero and Heroine were actually great. Dan´s character is totally my type, with his mature looks and his easy going-ness. He was sweet, caring and so down to earth. Maybe that was why I didn´t feel him. * g *  There was a certain edge missing. And then there was Roslyn. Again- a great character but she lacked something I still can´t point my finger on.

A huge plus point was the ending. I do love myself some lovey dovey happily ever afters.

All in all not a bad read. `Better Love` was funny, sweet and as a whole, enjoyable.

The Cover – 3 stars ( It gets mentioned more than enough what a silver fox the Hero is. No need to make another statement on the cover. I liked the title, though. Very catchy. )

The Story – 3 stars ( Yeah, it was okay. A really lighthearted read with little action in it.)

The Characters – 3 stars ( MC were cool but nothing that would knock me out of my socks.)

My emotional state after finishing this read Not overly thrilled, not disappointed.

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I´m giving `Better Love` ( Wingmen #4 ), by Daisy Prescott, 3 out of 5 stars.

This book can be purchased on Amazon.com

Ready To Fall ( Wingmen #1) – Daisy Prescott

Book Description

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? 

* This story belongs to the Wingmen series but can be easily read as a standalone without a cliffhanger *

 

My thoughts

This was my first go with author Daisy Prescott and I loved it. Love. You heard that? L.O.V.E.

If this book hadn´t been in my latest Bookwom Box I probably wouldn´t have given it a go ( I apologize for that statement sounding sleezy but it´s true. Sad. I know).

`Ready To Fall` the first installment in the Wingmen series, is a simple and totally romantic romance and I can´t help but think the same thing over and over again-

I WANT A LUMBERJACK FOR MYSELF TOO!

John Day stole my heart while telling his story. It all started with a fire coming out of a next door cabin at the ass crack of dawn and ended in pure love.

What I loved about this story was- neither the Hero nor the Heroine were looking for love. Both were actually fed up with their latest relationships and just wanted to find some quite in their lives. Diana wanted / needed to start new and John just wanted to be ( as in exist ). There weren´t over dramatic events, just your day to day „What happens when you don´t look for love but you still stumble upon it anyways?“ problems. And all while in the woodlands on an Island!

Love can be complicated but it doesn´t have to be that way. John and Diana had to find out the hard way and it was a joy to read their story.

The end was perfect. Totally my type of ending. After I finished the story I took one hard look at my own husband and asked if he wanted to become a lumberjack for me. I´ll spare you his answer. Lol.

THAT is how in love I was with this story.

The Cover – 4 stars ( I´m not a character cover fan. But the green is AWESOME. A total eye catcher)

The Story – 5 stars ( It´s simple. It´s easy and brilliantly told from the Hero´s POV. LOVE)

The Characters – 5 stars ( John is a simple character. A guy in all his glory * a sweet jerk * and Diana was another perfect figure. Strong, 3 dimensional and just fab)

My emotional state after finishing this readIn love.

I´m giving ` Ready To Fall` by Daisy Prescott 5 out of 5 stars

You can purchase `Ready To Fall` by clicking here. And as far as I´m informed the kindle edition is for free! Grab your copy while the sale lasts! 

Happy reading!

My Bookworm Box Arrived!

I´m going to mark my calendar today because, at last, I got my very first Bookworm Box. Oh, yes. After 29 long days of harrassing the mailman he finally showed up with a purple package full of book stuff just for me!

This is my first go with The Bookworm Box. To be honest- I´ve been wanting to subscribe and get a box for almost a year now but I constantly forgot it ( I swear, if my head wasn´t screwed on…. )

Anyways- It arrived today and the first thing I had to do was hide the package.

You see, I have 2 girls ( 5 yrs and 9 yrs) and color matters for my girls. It plays such an important roll in their lives. Anything purple, pink or neon is accepted. They´re also master thieves and can be vicious little witches when it comes to mommy´s stuff. Opening a purple box infront of them would cause a small war.

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For 6 painful hours I waited for them to go to bed so I could open “the purple box” a.k.a “Mommy´s Box”.

It felt like Christmas and my birthday when I lifted the lid. WOOT WOOT! And I had the time of my life combing through all the goodies inside ( alone, not wanting my husband to witness my awrkward book celebration moment. Video of that moment can be seen here)

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The package was filled with:

  • swag ( from authors: Marcia Boudreaux, Golden Czermak, Angela Corbett, Erin Noelle, Ophelia London, Lindsay Emory, Alexandra Haughton, Gabbie S. Duran, Kim Carmichael, Jodie Larson, Sabrina York)
  • swag from The Bookworm Box ( keychain, bracelet, and a pen)
  • 2 signed paperback copies ( Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott, Unwritten by Chelsea M. Cameron)

Seriously- I´m a happy camper! I always welcome swag in any form and having signed paperbacks is like winning the Jackpot for me.

 

All in all- not a bad deal for $ 39.99. The Bookworm Box is about spreading the good, so 100% of the profit after overhead costs are donated to different charities each month.Which is in my opinion a good thing. It´s actually a win / win / win  situation. Authors are happy about the word being spread, readers receive great swag + signed copies plus charity is involved. Awesome stuff, if you ask me.

 

I can fully recommend purchasing a package from The Bookworm Box

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Visit The Bookworm Box and get a package yourself here.

Now it´s time for me to do some serious book shopping on Amazon.com. and become as poor as a church mouse within minutes!