Another wingmen meets his match and this time it's scandalous.
Carter Kelso is a man with a plan. And goats.
Ashley Kingston is a woman with a reputation.
Can he earn back her love before their past catches up with them and destroys everything?
On the island, my last name is synonymous with scandal. With a notorious father and a famous brother, I've been on the sidelines of our small town's gossip circle for years. Nothing to see here. Just a man and his goats, happily going through life. Not a care in the world. Too bad it's all lies.
I'm tired of trying not to be in love with Ashley Kingston, our very own island jezebel. Some people think she's a slut. They think they know her. They're wrong. Screw them.
Reputations can be deceiving. I should know.
Small Town Scandal is a second chance romance standalone novel and the fifth book in the Wingmen series. You do not have to read the other novels first.
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About the Author
Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog Mulder, and an indeterminate number of imaginary house goats. When not writing, she can be found in the garden or kitchen, lost in a good book, or on social media, usually talking about hot, bearded men and sloths.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is always a treat when Daisy Prescott takes her readers back to Whidbey Island. Finding out the innermost dreams and desires of one of her familiar, flirty and most friendly Wingmen as we did in SMALL TOWN SCANDAL was a true delight! Carter Kelso is the guy that is always there for his friends and his family. Winning the favor of his favorite girl, Ashley, is a different story. Carter Yearns to be the "ONE", but is consistently pushed away. It becomes his mission to win back the heart of the girl he has always loved. Ashley Kingston is a strong, fun, creative woman, who has built many walls around her heart following many years of hurt. Ashley appreciates Carter's attention but finds it easier to keep him at arms length then avoid getting crushed by him again. SMALL TOWN SCANDAL is an exceptional story of connection. Getting glimpses into the hearts of Carter and Ashley was refreshing and exciting. Catching up with our favorite Wingmen was a treat and learning more about Kelso and Kingston family dynamics was fantastic too! And also, There is always room to celebrate goats!! Bravo, Daisy Prescott! Can't wait for our next trip to Whidbey!!
I’m not usually a fan of single POVs, I much prefer to have both but that’s just my preference. This book was single, and told from the male leads POV at that. It was a slow burning story of second chances told through the eyes of Carter. It’s got it’s share a funny, light-hearted moments but there’s a depth of feeling that draws the reader deep into the story. Carter has loved Ashley since he was 13, but he’s never had the courage to tell her, until now. He’s his own man, the ‘goat herder’ and everybody loves him, and thinks he’s ‘cool’ at last. Well, everyone except Ashley, she still acts like she hates him, but does she? Carter’s tired of being the responsible guy all the time, the one who keeps his family together when times were hard. He’s tired of waiting for Ashley to see the truth. He’s going to take matters into his own hands and make her fall in love with him again. Will it all work out? Pick up your copy of this sweet, sexy novel and find out.
Small Town Scandal is the fifth book in the Wingmen Series, but can totally be read as a stand-alone novel. Small Town Scandal was a quick and easy read for me. It was smartly written and the story-line pulled me in from the very first page. I really enjoyed the writing style and liked how well the story flowed. I thought the characters were great and I really liked Ashley and Carter. I thought the two of them had great chemistry and I was excited to see how their story was going to play out. The road to happily ever after was not an easy one for these two. Not only did they have their own demons to worry about, but they also had to deal with their history and the past that doesn’t want to let go. Overall, I thought this book was a great read. I easily finished it one day. I am a sucker for second chance romances and difficult characters and this one definitely delivers.
Small Town Scandal is yet another heartwarming read from Daisy Prescott. Knowing the Kelso reputation, I was completely floored at how much my heart skip a beat or two for Carter and how smitten I was right from the start. I felt his frustration at being the responsible one, the older brother who held his family together when things got rough. And I understood his heartache at losing his girl, his Ashley, and the fight he had on his hands in order to win her back. There is that smart humor that I simply adore sprinkled throughout this book. I was swooning at a heartfelt sentiment Carter conveyed one minute and then chuckling out loud at the one-liner he'd undoubtedly come up with next. His thoughts were the perfect counterbalance to Ashley's POV, which was often filled with self doubt and fierce comebacks to those on Whidbey Island who didn't always have the best opinion of her. But I really liked her spirit. Her determination to live her life the way she wanted, no matter what others may think of her. She is one tough cookie and is as fiery as her red hair. Getting inside her head a bit softened my opinion of her and how she handled things with Tom a few years back. This is such a charming story and I loved how effortlessly the words flowed. However, there are also some difficult moments from Carter's and Ashley's past that rear its ugly head and threaten a possible present and future. But when they are together, nothing can seemingly stop the love that has clearly been fated for both of them since they were young. Carter and Ashley have a chemistry that is undeniable and there was plenty of steam between them to prove it. Nothing and no one will get in the way this time around, or so they hope. But with the help from so many beloved characters we've all come to cherish from previous books in the series, these two get the much needed push in the right direction. There is something very special about this Wingmen story. I felt as if the author upped her game a bit and beautifully combined her signature wit with a sincerely tender second-chance romance that brought tears to my eyes more than once. Add to that a herd of adorable goats who steal the show more than once and you have one heck of a wonderful read. A clear winner and exceptional addition to this series, Small Town Scandal is a 5 star must read perfect for a summer day.
Daisy Prescott sets out to make readers laugh but ends up delivering more than she or her readers could have ever imagined. Small Town Scandal has elements of humor to keep it light, but it also pulls out the big guns and delivers a lesson on humility and judgmental people. Carter is the man with a life that borders on irony, but never has a heart been more true. Ashley is the woman whose peers have branded her with a scarlet "A" despite never having given her a chance. The plotline is a bit obvious and the emotions tend to get a bit intense, but Ms. Prescott always tones the intensity down with a bit of satirical wit and a great deal of sincerity.
Favorite Quotes: My coworkers have horns and horizontal pupils. At least they don’t take long smoke breaks or spend their paychecks on beer. Unlike my business partner. As I kid I compared her to Ariel the Little Mermaid with her long red hair and asked if she ever wore a shell bra. The kick to my shins proved she had legs like a girl and not a mermaid’s tail. My grandma saw me wearing shorts and called me a Lolita. Whatever that means. Said she’d pray for the wickedness to leave my body to make room for Jesus. Do you ever look at old people and try to see their younger versions? Like reversing a film? … No, someday you’re going to be an old man in thick-soled sneakers and a cardigan. Probably a jaunty cap on your head and a cane you like to twirl. You’ll always be you. I bet the little widows will chase you around and get into catfights over who will bring you your favorite pudding. Good thing you’ll have the cane to beat them back. Except for the ladies on the motorized scooters. Watch out. You won’t be able to outrun those frisky girls. My Review: I adored this refreshing and smartly written tale from beginning to end. The writing sparkled with cleverly dealt levity and crisp visuals; I wore a near-constant smirk while reading. This was my first experience reading Daisy Prescott and although the book was touted as a stand-alone volume in a series, I have a strong desire to go backward and read each installment as well as all other books penned by this talented scribe. I savored her snarky humor, colorful insights, and clever observations. The witty banter and quips tossed off by these quirky and adorable characters were record book worthy. And who could not love a story with baby goats, in pajamas? I mean really? Daisy Prescott is a comedic genius with mad skills. I want to be her when I grow up.