Series: Wingmen #1
Author: Daisy Prescott
Release date: May 2016 (republished)
Main characters: John Day, lumberjack hottie (well, he calls himself a logger); Diane Watson, his temporary neighbour, who’s trying to make sense of life post-divorce.
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?
Why you should read it: Oh how I love Daisy Prescott. If you read Geoducks are for Lovers, you’ll remember John. He’s tall, rugged and so very handsome. He has a sweet nature and has his sights set on Diane. At first, he doesn’t know what to make of her, but the longer the two hangout together, the more he sees in her. He understands her vulnerabilities and wants to know why she’s withdrawn into herself. I enjoyed the budding friendship that gradually turned into more. The chemistry was believable and I defy you not to be rooting for these two.
Diane has been through a lot and her self-esteem has taken a bit of a battering. Despite this, she isn’t bitter and her determination to get on with her life is inspiring.
What you may not like: Cannot think of anything – this book had it all: the great outdoors and the descriptions of the rural area were so vivid, you’d think you were actually there. It’s a heartwarming story that I will definitely be re-reading. I loved the scenes between John and Diane – especially the one where she got hurt and he looked after her. Swoon!
Rating: 4/5 for a fun, touching and sexy tale. Looking forward to more books in the series.