Series: Wingmen #3
Published by Self-Published on 07/19/16
Genres: Romance, Comedy
Another wingman bites the dust in this enemies to lovers story...
For the past year, I’ve been working my butt off to start my own coffee company on Whidbey.
A weekend in Cabo with sun, tiny bikinis, and vacation hook-ups is exactly the kind of tension relief I need.
What I don’t need is a bruised jaw, having to bribe my way out of jail, a hellion set on ruining my life, and my mother seeing a picture of my assets on "The Twitter."
Caribou Caldwell is my worst nightmare.
Unfortunately, she’s also the star of my sexiest dreams.
What happens when a small town guy becomes the focus of a million fantasies? As Erik Kelso navigates his sudden notoriety, will his feelings for Cari turn out to be anything but love?
Anything but Love is the third book in the Wingmen series, a spin off of Modern Love Stories. Like Ready to Fall (Wingmen #1) and Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat (Wingmen #2), it can be read as a standalone romantic comedy.
Daisy Prescott is one of my favorite authors. Her heroes are swoon-worthy, her characters are funny, and her books are never too heavy. They’re the perfect chicken soup for your soul when the ugliness of the world gets you down. She has created some of my favorite book characters ever.
Anything but Love is another installment of the Wingmen series; what I personally think Daisy does best. Playboy, lifetime-committed bachelors who find the one and are completely helpless from falling in love. They’re the epitome of why some women love the bad boy; they love being the one worthy of settling down for, the one who’s able to tame the wild beast. And one of my favorite parts – they’re written from the male point of view. Another thing that I think she does so well.
So naturally I was very excited for the release of this book. You have no idea how badly I don’t want to say what I’m about to say… but it was not my favorite. First thing’s first – I enjoyed it. It was light, mildly humorous, and had sweet moments. It was a fun book to read, perfect for the beach.
What it wasn’t though was the emotional and and hilarious story that I’ve come to expect. I didn’t have much of a connection to the characters and it felt disjointed at times. It just didn’t seem to flow and felt a bit forced. I’m used to her books feeling effortless. Also, even though her books can be read as standalones, I couldn’t help but feel like if I hadn’t read the previous books I would have felt lost as to who everyone was. It also felt like it took a long time to build up to the two characters meeting and really becoming involved and then the actual relationship portion felt rushed.
While overall I enjoyed the book as a whole, it just fell slightly short of my expectations. I do really look forward to continuing the series though and I’m a lifelong fan of Daisy Prescott. If you haven’t read her before, do yourself a huge favor and pick one up! I have enjoyed them all, but naturally my favorites are Ready to Fall and Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat. John and Tom are everything.