The Wingman

The Wingman

by Natasha Anders

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Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503943155
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Series: Alpha Men , #1
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Natasha Anders was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She spent nine years working as an assistant English teacher in Niigata, Japan, where she became a legendary karaoke diva. Now back in Cape Town, she lives with her opinionated budgie, Oliver; her temperamental Chihuahua, Maia; and her moody budgie, Baxter. Readers can connect with her through her Facebook page, on Twitter at @satyne1, or at www.natashaanders.com.

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The Wingman 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed this book from start to finish. A great story of second chances, finding the strength to love yourself & not let others control your thoughts & feelings, & of course falling in love. I will be reading more by Natasha Anders. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story so, so much. Daisy and Mason are a ton of fun together. She touches a part of him that he’s left out of his … um, romantic (ha!) entanglements. She’s smart and funny, a good match for him, but she’s also a victim of low self-esteem. Which he doesn’t appreciate :) He starting to uncover the sexy woman she’s got in hiding and wants to make sure that she sees her too. But she’s had a lot of years of feeling poorly about herself so it isn’t an easy journey and they both suffer a little for it (although it does make for such a delicious epilogue). I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by Anders before but she has a delightfully entertaining writing style. Her characters are bright and real, playing off each other in hilarious and touching ways. It isn’t just the romance between Mason and Daisy, but the familial interactions as well. There is so much complexity in Daisy’s family that gets uncovered a little as Mason helps her find her mojo. There’s a lot going on there that we didn’t see in detail but with two more sisters (and Mason’s brother) I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for what comes next! *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
A Great Read. I got this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am happy to provide. This was my first book by Natasha Anders, but it certainly won't be my last, I quite enjoyed it. I loved the characters and the storyline and it had the perfect combination of sexual tension between Daisy and Mason and I was sorry when the book ended. A perfect read for a lazy weekend or in my case late into the night.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
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? ~~**Review**~~ I am new to reading Ms. Anders and I really enjoyed this stand-alone title. She has combined a couple of different tropes into an engaging story. First we have a sort of ugly duckling and handsome prince story and it is combined with a fake relationship romance. It could have gone bad really fast but it was well-done. One of the things I really liked was the setting of the book, I don't think I have read a book set in South Africa before. The characters, Daisy and Mason were super likable also. Daisy was probably my favorite, though she had esteem issues and is quirky, she does have a back bone and uses it when the time is needed. I give this to Mason he is very patient for most of the book and wants to do right by Daisy. Besides come on he is ex-military, ex-model and successful business man what is not to like? 3.5Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
A lovely, sweet romance - great to escape into! Once upon a time there were three sisters - Daffodil, Dahlia and Daisy. The first two are slim, fashion conscious and well known as being very attractive young ladies. Daisy, however, has always been known as “the other McGregor sister”. She’s highly intelligent but is usually happiest hiding in a corner, avoiding attention - unless she’s doing her job as a veterinarian. At Lia’s bachelorette party, she’s somewhat resigned to being the “ugly duckling” and is amazed when the handsome Mason Carlisle comes to sit with her, chatting amicably and the two seem to connect - until she overhears Mason’s brother, Spencer, thanking him for being his wingman whilst he flirted with her oldest sister, Daffodlil. Daisy, however, decides to use his guilt at being found out to help her having to attend her sister’s wedding without a partner and the associated commentary she’ll be subjected to from her aunts and other relations if she does. She convinces Mason to be her wingman, attending the weekend wedding with her. He’s surprisingly happy to do so. He suggests they start by getting to know each other on a series of dates that will also mean people are more likely to accept them as a couple. The story has a great range of characters - from bitchy bridesmaids, a gruesomely gropey groom-to-be, and a very alpha male hero who can also be charming and caring, together with the three sisters and their intractable Mother - oh and two delightful dogs! I thoroughly enjoyed how the relationship between Mason and Daisy grows through the story and how other people’s attitudes to her also change as her self-confidence and feelings of self-worth gained through Mason’s support and love, enable her to start to stand up for herself both within her family and others. Mind you, Mason also has his out of control caveman moments but he’s also so protective of Daisy whilst also not standing for any nonsense from her, either. He is one of those super heroes, someone who recognises that beauty isn’t all on the outside, more important is what the person is like on the inside, how they behave and relate to others. It was also great when Daisy decided not to be a doormat and stood up to her Mum and sisters though actually clearing the air helped them all understand each other’s point of view and helped cement their relationship rather than driving them apart. I also enjoyed Cooper and Peaches developing relationship, too! Overall a fun romance where preconceived ideas about people are blown to shreds when they get to know each other, where bullies don’t win and love finds a way. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys a well crafted, heartwarming romance - I hope there will be more stories in future featuring Daffodil, Dahlia and, of course, Spencer! Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
The Wingman,  Natasha Anders Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  romance, I’ve enjoyed a few of Natasha’s books now so looked forward to this one. I liked it – a lot, but I didn’t love it. It sounded perfect for me but there were a few things that niggled. I hadn’t realised the setting was south Africa BTW, just for info. It fits the story really well, and made a pleasant change from the mainly US settings in romance. It did mean though that I was puzzled by some of the references at first, the free clinic and the dangers it posed etc. Daisy, oh how I know how she feels. I can remember as a teen going out with friends ( i haven’t any sisters) and always feeling like the unattractive one, too short, too tubby ( though I wasn’t), too clumsy, the one that would stand back always, let my friends do what they wanted, be the one that was the back-up girl, the one boys would approach in order to get to know the girl they would really want to talk to.... Even so after a while Daisy's constant putting herself down began to grate. There’s only so many times you can say things, deflect a compliment without sounding just plain rude. I did feel for her when she learns of Mason’s reasons for chatting to her, that was pretty awful. she really made the most of Mason’s guilt though :-) It played into all her fears about herself. I loved the two nasties, the b itch girls, I so love those in a story and they were perfect. I liked the setting, once I’d clicked in was S Africa, loved Daisy’s intelligence, her work as a vet, seeing a few of her patients and their owners. I liked her sisters, but could see why Daisy felt so different. Oddly I wanted to be a vet too when I was a kid....I related to the young Daisy too. The overall story was fun, some lovely humour, great snark and putdown for the two b itches, they were perfect lines. Loved Masons interaction with the groom at golf too, he deserved that and more. I was niggled a bit at Daisy, but in general it was a fun read, a light, romantic, fluffy story but not enough drama, sad bits for a re-reader for me. Stars: hmnn, I'm hovering between a three and a four. Three and a half then. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
I enjoy relationship of convenience romances, and The Wingman by new to me author Natasha Anders, is an welcome addition to the trope. This is an engaging novel, replete with well-defined characters, some intense situations, and the love of three sisters. This story focuses on Mason Carlisle, a former bad-boy that turned his military expertise into a successful career, and Daisy McGregor, an introverted veterinarian with very low self-esteem. In order to avoid all the gossip and snide comments about her still being a single woman at the ripe old age of twenty something, Daisy wants a date for her middle sister's wedding. Mason, who is beyond good-looking and wealthy, just happens to be at the local bar that is hosting the bachelorette party. While Mason's brother attempts to strike up a conversation with Daisy's older sister without any sisterly interference, Mason is burdened with keeping Daisy occupied. Mason and his brother strike out, and as a result, Daisy ropes Mason into being her wedding date, since his motives were not on the up and up. To make their relationship seem real, they spend a lot of time together before the wedding, which turns their platonic relationship into lustful and kindhearted love. I liked The Wingman, even though I found the pace of the first half to be on the slow-side. All the characters are well-developed, and their distinctive personalities are easy to get to know. I especially liked Sharlotte, one of the bridesmaids, because her cruelty and meanness were so well executed. This story is intense at times, nicely written, and ends with a heartwarming conclusion. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This one started out a bit rough for me but I'm glad I stuck with it because in the end I absolutely loved it. In the beginning Mason Carlisle came across as a real jerk but the closer he and Daisy get the more the loving and caring guy comes out. Daisey is the shy McGregor sister, often referred to as "the other" sister. Her humor and sense of self really come through and she steals the story. This was a fun fake relationship story that I would recommend to everyone.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
This is one of those stories that while I enjoyed it, I also struggled with some of the content. I've never been a huge fan of the ugly duckling tropes. I don't like the reminder of how shallow we all can be, but I also know it's a reality that will always be. While this has a great message to the story that a persons value is not in looks, it also focused too much on body image. It's not an easy feat to convince their is true love when you hear certain degrading thoughts. Thankfully, Mason stood up for Daisy from the beginning. He isn't completely innocent though. He did have a few cringe worthy moments. What it comes down to for me, is that my enjoyment of the story outweighed the body image issues. I still liked the characters and enjoyed reading about these two together. ARC provided by NetGalley.