[Review] The Wingman by Natasha Anders

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*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Title: The Wingman
Author: Natasha Anders
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: March 7, 2017

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?divider_line (1)

Overall, this was just an okay read for me. So I totally didn’t know this book was set in South Africa when I started it and only found out after I was confused by some of the language being used and looked it up. Once I cleared that out of the way everything made more sense to me.

There was definitely no lack of chemistry between Mason and Daisy as the book progressed and it definitely had some slow burn in there.

Daisy definitely goes through a lot in this book because she’s always been the other sister that no one really seems to notice and she has herself convinced that what people think is true. So the obvious answer to her lack of a wedding date is to blackmail the guy who admits to distracting her so his brother can get with her sister.

I think my biggest issue stems from the constant jabs to Daisy’s appearance and character. Mason’s brother was straight up cruel towards her in the beginning and I just wanted to tear my hair out. And punch him. There were so many references to her as “the other one” it made me cringe.

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