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Wild About Her Wingman: A Secret Wishes Novel
     

Wild About Her Wingman: A Secret Wishes Novel

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by Robin Bielman
 

Erin Watters is her small town's resident wild child—she doesn't do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn't do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can't ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Streiber accepts the matchmaker

Overview

Erin Watters is her small town's resident wild child—she doesn't do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn't do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can't ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Streiber accepts the matchmaker role…

As a rescue paramedic, Troy's used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin's wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn't let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy's a play-it-safe guy, and he won't let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart.

Each book in the Secret Wishes series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Kissing the Maid of Honor
Book #2 Her Accidental Boyfriend
Book #3 Wild About Her Wingman

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/15/2014
It all starts with a bet: if high school quarterback-turned-paramedic Troy helps local wild child and thrill seeker Erin find a boyfriend, he gets out of the firehouse's grocery shopping for two glorious months. After a brutal breakup made her put a giant wall around her heart, Erin isn't as easy to pair up as Troy originally thought. VERDICT It's a treat for readers to watch as Troy and Erin attempt to talk themselves out of their attraction. [Xpress Reviews, 5/2/14.]—Kellie Tilton, Univ. of Cincinnati Lib., Blue Ash

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622665006
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
04/14/2014
Series:
Secret Wishes , #3
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
129,724
File size:
2 MB

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Wild About Her Wingman

A Secret Wishes Novel


By Robin Bielman, Wendy Chen, Stacy Abrams

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2014 Robin Bielman
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-62266-500-6


CHAPTER 1

"I lost mine somewhere between the ten yard line and the end zone," Erin Watters said.

"What?" sputtered her younger sister, Teague, choking on her buffalo chicken wing at a corner table in the Crown & Anchor pub. Erin wasn't sure if it was her statement or the kick-ass wing that made her sister gag.

"With the quarterback," Erin added. Her gaze popped over Teague's shoulder. Said quarterback sat at the bar eyeing her like he wanted a repeat performance. So not going to happen. He'd been a good guy to lose her virginity to ... until he'd given her the "let's just be friends" speech the next day.

She'd lost a lot of things over the years — her wallet full of money she'd saved from a summer of babysitting, her mountain bike when she really had to pee and someone snagged it while she did her business behind a bush, and on more than one occasion, her heart. That night back in her senior year of high school ranked high on the stupidity scale.

"How did I not know this?"

Teague, Teague, Teague, Erin wanted to say, but she didn't. Her baby sister had held on to her Vcard until last week. "Because I didn't want to taint your innocent ears." And she might also be a little — okay, a lot — mad at herself for falling for the wrong guy back in high school.

"And you do now?"

"Sure. We can swap all sorts of dirty secrets now." Not that Erin would, or that she had very many. She may be considered the town's wild child, but really she went on far fewer dates than gossiped about. Which didn't bother her in the least. High school football players aside, she'd had her heart annihilated by her college boyfriend and wasn't sure love was in the cards for her again.

She shut her eyes and drank down the rest of her beer. She didn't ever want to feel that hurt again. That broken. If she let someone in and he shattered her trust, she'd never recover.

Her heart was no longer up for grabs, stabs, or any other torment.

"I would love that." Teague gathered her long strawberry-blond hair and put it over one shoulder. "Tell me something else I don't know."

That left a lot on the table, since Erin kept things close. Her ex's deception had pilfered her openness with just about everything and everyone.

Teague's blue eyes begged for something good, and Erin silently cursed. She hated that even two and a half years after being cheated on and dumped, she still kept her guard up. That she felt this need to protect herself even with the people who meant the most to her.

"Last year, you know how I left for a few days to go bungee jump off the Navajo Bridge?" Teague nodded at her question. "After the jump, this really cute guy and I took off in his Jeep to go swim in the Colorado River. We found what we thought was a secluded spot and since neither of us had our bathing suits, we —"

"You got naked?"

"I left on my boy shorts." Erin didn't have a modest bone in her body and she liked her boobs. The guy had, too, his eyes having a hard time looking anywhere else as they got into the water.

"Go on," Teague said, moving to the edge of her seat.

"We started kissing — that's all we were going to do — and a few minutes later the police showed up. They arrested us for indecent exposure."

"Oh my gosh."

"Not exactly the words I used, but yeah."

"What was he wearing?"

Erin chuckled. "Good question. Uh ..." Teague's eyes widened. "Nothing. He'd gone commando that day." The guy hadn't a hint of modesty, either. And with a killer body, it was no wonder.

"Wait. When you say arrested, you mean they took you to jail?"

She nodded. "They let us get dressed first."

Teague didn't seem to find that as amusing as Erin did, her sister's mouth still slightly downturned. "What did Mom and Dad say?"

"They don't know. No one knows but Luke and now you." She slid her finger around the rim of her empty glass. "And I expect it to stay that way now that we're sharing stuff."

"You called Luke to bail you out?"

Their older brother, Luke, had lived in Los Angeles at the time and lucky for Erin, he hadn't been out of the country on assignment for his job as an extreme sports photographer. He'd laughed his ass off when Erin told him what had happened, but he'd also posted her bail with a money transfer quicker than she could say thank you.

"He's always told us if we ever needed anything to let him know, so I did."

Teague settled back in her chair and crossed her arms. "Your secret is safe with me."

See? You can trust your family, your friends.

Keeping up this independent, tough-girl image didn't mean she couldn't open up more with those close to her. Especially her sisters. It felt nice confiding in Teague, and it wouldn't be at all bad sharing more.

She thought back to how much fun she'd had with what was his name — Levi — that day in Colorado. He'd been an awesome guy and if hundreds of miles hadn't separated their zip codes, she could've pictured him as boyfriend material. Maybe it was time to think about finding a guy to hang out with for longer than her three-date rule. It didn't mean she had to fall in love. Just get to know someone beyond what kind of pizza he liked.

For a Wednesday night, the Crown & Anchor was hopping. Several pumpkins decorated the pub in honor of Halloween next week, and one girl had apparently decided to dress in costume early. Erin couldn't decide if she was a French maid or pirate, but the guys gawking didn't seem to care.

"Do you think you'll ever fall in love again?" Teague asked, like she could read Erin's mind. She put her elbows on the table and cupped her face in her hands.

Deep down you wish for the white picket fence and two-point-five children.

Erin hated that damn thought creeping up on her all the time. Her family and friends knew how her boyfriend of three years, the man she thought she was going to marry, had cheated on her for months before she'd found out. Two weeks before college graduation she'd found him in bed — in their bed — with his "other girlfriend." His slightly-rounded-with-child other girlfriend, who also happened to be Erin's sometime rival and sorority sister.

She'd tossed his clothes out the three-story window, let the harpy get dressed, and told them to get out of the apartment and never come back. Then she'd cried for seven straight hours.

Every day did get easier. Every day she hated the power her ex still held over her, but ... But what? Live alone for the rest of her life or take another chance? Erin copied Teague's pose and said, "I think it's time we make a list."

"What kind of list?"

Erin straightened. "Have something to write with?"

Teague pulled a pen from her purse. Erin slid the napkin out from under her glass. "A list of must-have boyfriend qualities," Erin said. She took the pen and wrote:

1. Blond hair

"That's not a quality," Teague said.

"True, but they say blonds have more fun, so we can chalk it up to that."

2. Sense of humor

"A man who can make me laugh is very sexy." Erin scanned the bar for signs of funny. There were a bunch of guys at the bar who looked like they might know a joke or two, but her high school boyfriend was with them, so they were all out. Couples and older residents of Cascade filled most of the tables and booths. And then her eyes landed on a group of firemen and paramedics from the local station. Each nice to look at, but all way too serious.

Troy Streiber turned his head and his eyes locked on hers.

Especially him.

"How 'bout, 'will be complimentary,'" Teague suggested.

Erin broke eye contact with Troy. "I like that." When was the last time a guy had complimented her? She couldn't remember. Saying she had a nice rack didn't count.

3. Compliment when it's least expected

4. Be daring and willing to break some rules

"Um, that's not so important to me." Teague scrunched her nose and shook her head.

5. Be sweet

"How's that?" Erin asked, trying to sound sincere. Yes, sweet would be nice, but sweet was a sure way to wiggle into a girl's heart before she was ready.

Teague sighed. "That's good."

Erin smiled. For all her twenty-two years, Teague had never once been anything but cute and lovable, so it was no wonder she wanted the same in return.

6. Will not judge me for watching reality TV

"Oh my gosh, yes," Teague said. The two of them were slightly addicted and didn't care that the rest of their family thought their fascination a little extreme.

7.

Erin lifted the pen and looked around the pub again. Three good-looking, twentysomething professionals, their ties loosened, drinks in their hands, stood at the far end of the bar and one of them ...

"Three o'clock," Erin said, dropping her voice to a whisper. "The guy can't take his eyes off you."

Without moving her head, Teague took a peek out of the corner of her eye. "Erin!" she said under her breath. "That's him. What do I do?"

"Him? Him? Winner of the coveted —"

"Shh!" Teague leaned back in her chair and toyed with her hair, curling a piece around her finger. "He said he might be here."

"He's cute." Erin did the honors of watching his every move, since Teague seemed frozen. "You should go talk to him."

"I should?"

"Definitely. He just hasn't made his move yet because he's with his friends. You need to wiggle your butt over there, say hi, and he'll be yours for the night."

Teague sat up and did an apparent practice run of fluttering her eyelashes. "You think so?"

"I know so. Now go." She nodded in Cute Guy's direction.

Her sister stood and more than one head turned to watch her cross the pub to the bar. The second she got close enough to Lover Boy, though, he had an arm around her and a possessive grin on his face.

Erin reached into her jeans pocket for her ChapStick. She swiped it across her lips and rolled her eyes when High School Boyfriend watched her like he might need some lip balm too — taken from her mouth. Hmm ... He had been a good kisser.

"Hey there," Kagan said, sitting down and saving her from making another mistake. "My shift just ended and Shane is on his way over," her friend continued. "Want some company now that Teague is otherwise engaged?" They both darted a glance at the bar.

Yep. Teague was definitely engaged.

"I love your company all the time," Erin said. Kagan was the Crown & Anchor's best waitress and she'd recently started her own jewelry business, too. She was also a great friend. The kind of friend she could trust, Erin realized.

"What's this?" Kagan picked up the napkin and read Erin's scribbles. She braced a hand on the edge of the table. "Don't tell me this is a list of your future husband's attributes."

Erin plucked the paper out of Kagan's hand. "It's not —"

"Oh my God. It is!" Kagan grinned widely enough to catch attention and her feet did a little happy dance, the tapping sound somehow louder than if they'd been sitting in the bleachers at Watters Field watching a home run during one of Luke and Shane's softball games.

"Bite your tongue. It has nothing to do with a husband. But ..." Erin let out a deep breath. "But I guess I'm warming to the idea of a boyfriend."

Kagan's eyes danced now, too.

"Maaaybe," she added. In the past six months, Erin had watched her sister Vanessa walk down the aisle with the man of her dreams. She'd watched her brother fall madly in love and elope with Sela, the girl of his dreams and one of Erin's closest friends. And just last month Kagan had gotten engaged to Shane, her brother's best friend.

So it was no wonder with all this pairing off going on around her that she felt some urge to find a match, too.

To be reminded that not all guys were jerks who cheat.

"Hey, beautiful." Shane nuzzled Kagan's neck. She mmm'd and he straddled the chair next to her, settling in with his arms crossed over the high back. "So what's going on here? Word has it you two are up to something."

Erin had a feeling Kagan's little outburst wouldn't go unnoticed. "Nosy" was everyone's middle name in their tiny seaside town. She smiled — just a little — because hello? Shane had been in the bar for all of ten seconds and gotten wind of their something.

Kagan raised her brows and gave a tight-lipped smile. Can I tell him? being communicated without a word.

"We're discussing good qualities in a boyfriend," Erin said, sliding the napkin under her thigh.

Shane blessed her with one of his killer smiles. Since he was like a brother to her, she appreciated it for just that, but she was pretty sure she heard a woman behind her give a swoony sigh. Kagan did, too.

"Let's hear 'em," he said with his cocky yet charming tone of voice.

"Hear what?" Oliver said, putting a fresh beer down in front of Shane and grabbing a seat. "Ladies." His white Cascade Fire Department T-shirt had some splotches of blue dye, like he'd mixed his colors when doing the laundry.

"Thanks, dude," Shane said. "Care to make another bet on one of this weekend's games?"

Beers were traded like dollar bills every week after the college football games. And when football season ended it was hockey, basketball, baseball, whatever sport season it was.

Oliver's frosty glass, Erin noticed, was filled with good old fashioned root beer. Just like all the other guys from the fire department here tonight, no doubt.

"Absolutely," Oliver said. "Let's get the other guys involved too." He whistled and waved across the restaurant, and four more highly regarded boys from Station Twenty-Nine descended on their table.

Troy pulled up a chair next to her. "Hey," he said, his warm brown eyes fringed with long, dark lashes capturing her attention.

"Hi."

"How are you?"

"I'm fine, thank you."

"You still mad —"

"Just drop it, okay?"

"Okay." His gaze moved to the dance floor and Miss Pirate Booty with her French maid ruffles all amok.

Good.

Last week she'd led a group of type A businessmen hoping to alleviate some stress on a hike. As the assistant director of activities for Cascade Outback Adventure, she knew the terrain, but her mind had been elsewhere. What an idiot she'd been not to notice the pain-in-the-ass plant. It wasn't until welts popped up on her arm and she got itchy that she realized her mistake.

She hadn't been prepared for the stupid rash to spread, though, and her tongue to swell and her breathing to falter. She'd wanted to drive herself to urgent care, but a coworker insisted on calling 911. Troy arrived, gave her a shot of epinephrine, and took her for an ambulance ride to the hospital.

Against her wishes.

The shot had cured her. She didn't need the ER doc to tell her she'd be fine.

So Troy knew she had an abnormal allergy to poison oak and had looked quite happy with himself for coming to her rescue — and not for the first time, given the whole "gash in her hand, afraid to see her own blood" thing from several weeks ago. Which really pissed her off, since she was not a damsel in distress and didn't want anyone thinking so — and put to rest the occasional eye flirting and niceties when they ran into each other.

Mr. Straight Arrow might have been nice to look at once, but not anymore.

Out of the corner of her eye, she peeked at him. Okay, maybe she'd still look. With his square jaw, perfect nose, and contagious smile, there were worse things to spend time on.

His leg brushed hers and tingles spread throughout her thigh.

Damn electrical shock.

"Erin?" Shane said. "Your thoughts?"

She blinked and found everyone's eyes on her. "Sorry. What?"

"My last girlfriend dumped me because I hadn't read a book since college," Oliver chimed in — or maybe repeated. "Harsh, don't you think?"

While Erin had zoned out for a minute, Kagan must have started the discussion on boyfriends and their traits.

"That was her only reason?" Erin teased.

"Reading's not a quality," Kagan said. "It's a hobby. I've been trying to teach these guys the difference."

"Basically, dating is like climbing a volcano and you never know when it's going to erupt, dumping molten lava and burning you," Oliver said.

"Ohhh!" rang out from the guys. They shook their heads, and laughter danced in their eyes. "Seriously, dude?" Shane gave his friend a playful push in the chest. "That's the analogy you're going with? You write poetry for any of these exes?"


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Wild About Her Wingman by Robin Bielman, Wendy Chen, Stacy Abrams. Copyright © 2014 Robin Bielman. Excerpted by permission of Entangled Publishing, LLC.
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Meet the Author

Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry (named after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books). When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and satisfy her curiosity. She wouldn't mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. Lover of Post-it notes, cable television shows and café mochas. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it's real.

She is also the author of Kissing the Maid of Honor, Her Accidental Boyfriend, Risky Surrender, Worth the Risk, and Yours At Midnight from Entangled's Ever After line. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her online:

robinbielman.com
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Wild About Her Wingman: A Secret Wishes Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Wow!  I absolutely loved this book.  It is now my favorite in the series, which is pretty shocking to me because Shane had set a pretty high standard.  But Troy is total swoon worthy.  The connection between Erin and Troy was so "real" to me.  I loved how even though he was setting her up, it came back to them.  Their story was sweet, fun, smile provoking, and heart racing.  My heart felt heavy at certain parts and I wanted to scream "NO!"  When a book can make me feel that way, then I know it's a good one. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
This book had me laughing and crying with these two characters of Erin and Troy.It took them awhile a see the chemistry that they shared, but when they do watch out. This is the third book in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. It was great to catch up with Luke and Shane. Highly recommend this book. I read it cover to cover in one sitting. Robin Bielman is on auto buy list now. Love her books!!!
cutiephinphin More than 1 year ago
First and foremost, this book is just so sweet, funny and romantic. A total winner. The sex scenes were just mild although still entertaining and they were towards the end where they knew it was pointless fighting that attraction. I've read all 3 books in this series and this has got to be my favorite. Erin, having her heart broken from an earlier years relationship has no confidence that she would not have to experience such again. Yet, seeing her besties looking so blissfully married and all, she can't help but feels the longing for someone too. You will not be able to resist Troy. Not when he is so sensitive and sweet, with a heart of gold, a killer smile and awesome personality. He, on the other hand, does not mind being in a relationship but he wants someone who isn't a thrill and adventure seeker. To avoid having to do grocery shopping which is something he hates, he got himself in on a bet to become Erin's wingman in getting her a boyfriend. As we all know, no one can control love once cupid shoots that arrow and sure enough, Erin and Troy begin fighting the attraction they feel towards each other. I love that the chemistry between Erin and Troy was built through many small and big incidences. And it was through those incidences that they realize their own hearts. I couldn't help smiling, laughing and having lots of warm fuzzies while reading this book. I love how the characters from the earlier books were brought in. And there were quite a few scenes that I really loved, like the football game, Frito the dog and of course, the photo session. Robin is definitely becoming one of my new favorite authors. Can't wait to read more of her books. I received a gift copy of this book for an honest review.
psee More than 1 year ago
5 "loving this series" stars This is third book in the Three wishes series by Bielman, and it is another winner. Erin, had her heartbroken in college and she has no interest having it happen again. However with all her friends and family happily in relationships, she is thinking that it might not be a bad idea to start dating again. Troy has successfully paired up three happy couples so everyone thinks it would be great to see if he can find Erin the man of her dreams. Not one to pass up on a bet, he sets out to get her a guy. Even though Troy has been attracted to Erin himself, tragedy from his past makes the fun loving, risk taking Erin someone he could never settle with. Despite their best efforts against it, the two fall for each other and both struggle as they honestly worry how well they would work together. Is it possible to put the past behind them and find a future together? Once again Bielman does a great job building up the romance between the characters. Perhaps one of the things I love the most about this series is the small town feel that comes through. The story setting really is realistic and makes you wish you were part of the town. I also love the way she brings the other couples back in to the story. I can't wait to see who the next story will be about. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
kdjohnston73 More than 1 year ago
Wild About her Wingman is such a sweet read!! Its the third in Robin Beilman's Secret Wishes series and just like the rest, this was great! My favorite kind of romance is friends to lovers and thats what Conner and Erin were. From the beginning there is chemistry between the two and you can tell they are meant for one another. A great read!!! I loved it!
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
If you guys have not read Robin Bielman yet, what in the world are you waiting for? If you like contemporary romance that just makes you smile and feel good, you need to check out her Secret Wishes Series. While series are always good to read in order, I have learned that these can be read on their own and you still will get enjoyment out of it (I have not read the second one - shhh - and yes I own it and it is on my TBR list). In Wild About Her Wingman we get to read about Troy and Erin. Erin's friends are looking for a respectable boyfriend for her and they have all nominated Troy has her matchmaker / wingman. They seem to think he is good at getting people together. Well, you can sort of guess how this is going to go, right? Even though I knew how things would end up (or rather hoped), I wasn't sure exactly how they were going to get there. Boy did I enjoy the ride! Troy is a character who has lived the extreme sport lifestyle and recent circumstances have caused him to be more cautious. Erin, on the other hand, is still into extreme sports and is known as the town's wild child. How can they work when they odds are not in their favor, including the fact that the town thinks Erin is going to corrupt their beloved Troy. Oh boy. The overall plot to the story was great. Sometimes after coming off of reading suspense books I can find contemporary romance sort of lacking in pulling me into the story since there are not normally those same edge of your seat, nail biting scenes. However, with Wild About Her Wingman, I was pulled into the story from the start and held on until the end. Robin knows how to write emotion into her stories. Her characters are very well developed and she is so good at expressing their feelings that make you feel the same things. You hurt with them and laugh with them. Robin sprinkles the perfect amount of little romantic thoughts and actions throughout the story that helped build Troy and Erin's relationship to make it believable. While I loved Wild About Her Wingman, the only thing that sort of nagged at me was Candace. I first thought she was going to be a bigger influence than she was in the story and would have liked to see her role in the story wrapped up a little more in the end. That may have been on purpose? Regardless, it did not take away my enjoyment from the overall story and I highly recommend Wild About Her Wingman to anyone that enjoys contemporary romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Robin Bielman has delivered a fun and flirty romance guaranteed to keep you reading right to the HEA. Its the story of Erin and Troy who, on paper, just know they are wrong for each other, but who can't quite stay away from each other. Troy agrees to help Erin find the right guy, but the jokes on him. Robin does a wonderful job of "throwing them together" at every turn and, true to the endings of the other books in the Cascade series, wraps up story in a romantic, over the top fashion. You will enjoy this story even if you haven't read the first two books, but you will definitely want to read all three once you get started! Way to go, Robin!
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!   I laughed, I cried... Robin has hit another out of the ballpark with this lovingly tender & cute romance!  I am absolutely in love with Troy. YUMMY!  This is the 3rd installment in Robin's Secret Wishes series. LOL! Every time I read one of her books, I think it's the best yet and Wild About her Wingman is no exception. The friends to lovers plot totally works. Both Troy and Erin have their own devils tormenting them. Troy has vowed never to fall in love with another adventurous woman after losing his 1st love in a terrible accident and Erin has sworn never to lose her heart again after discovering her fiance in bed with another woman. Robin's beautiful writing kept me riveted from beginning to end. I just have to share a quote that made me laugh out loud at 3am: One of Troy's friends commented to Troy: 'I just watched this documentary on the mating habits of whiptail lizards and trust me, if those things can make it happen, you can too, my friend." Robin's books are must-reads for me. I highly recommend this funny, delightful and heartfelt romance! 5 Scrumptious Stars!
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Good Book! Wild About Her Wingman (Secret Wishes #3) by Robin Bielman, is an engaging story that will keep a grin on your face long after you have read the very last chapter. The characters are well-developed, likeable and have a great drawing power. This is an entertaining read that flows smoothly from start to finish. This book is about Erin Watters and her ability to finally let go of the past and forge a future with a guy who really gets her. She is adventurous, spontaneous and gets slightly woozy at the sight of a little blood. Luckily, paramedic Troy Strieber is around to bandage her cuts and evolve his status from wingman into boyfriend. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to read the second book in the Secret Wishes series, Her Accidental Boyfriend, and liked it very much. Wild About Her Wingman, is the third book and can be enjoyed as a standalone or as part of the series. I would recommend it to those of you who enjoy reading about love, trust and sisterly bonding. This is a nice, clean romance that has some flirting, romantic kisses and delightful sexual tension. In exchange for an honest review, I was gifted this book from the author.
CherylS62 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out how Erin and Troy's story unfolded. I knew Ms. Bielman would give them a HEA but the journey there was so much fun with characters that were believeable and true-to-life. Troy seemed to work through his phobia a little too quickly for me but I know there's a limited amount of pages to tie all the loose ends up. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and was glad to have the opportunity to read it.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved loved loved it. Troy and Erin are an incredible couple and their story is magical. They've both been hurt by love before and aren't looking for it now but somethings are just inevitable. Wonderful read that I highly recommend.
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
Wild About her Wingman is a fabulous addition to Robin Bielman’s Secret Wishes series. And having loved Kissing the Maid of Honor and Her Accidental Boyfriend I have to admit to having high expectations. I wasn’t disappointed. The wild child of Cascade, Erin Watters is happiest doing the more extreme of outdoor activities. She’s passionate about what she does and in encouraging others, but what she doesn’t broadcast is how badly her heart was broken and relationships are taboo. That is until her family and friends decide on a little matchmaking competition and for that she needs a matchmaker. Her Wingman? Troy Streiber; sexy, witty and with a huge heart, the Paramedic isn’t a fan of dangerous pursuits, has his own secrets and was the cause of my heart stalling because his words and actions just about rendered me speechless, except for the sighs I emitted. I like my bad boys, but equally I like my thoughtful, gentle, kind-hearted gent’s and Troy is one of these men. And he holds some surprises… …”undressing her. Slowly. Carefully. My hands would be all over her. My mouth too.” Yes, our boy has an aptitude for talking a little on the dirtier side. Lovely. I adored them both. With the most amazing chemistry, both are down-to-earth and realistic, their journey is a perfect blend of fun, discovery and trust and whilst their intimate moments are kept behind closed doors, the build-up is on the hot and sexy side. As has become my modus operandi when reading Robin’s books, I laughed plenty, sighed loudly and swooned myself silly. This book is feel-good sweet romance at its finest and I highly recommend it. I received a copy of this courtesy of the author for an honest & unbiased opinion
SamantheTucker More than 1 year ago
You'll go wild for WILD ABOUT HER WINGMAN. Can I just say, I LOVE Robin Bielman? Every book in her Secret Wishes series is amazing, and WILD ABOUT HER WINGMAN is the best yet! Don’t worry if you’re new to the series. You can dive in anytime, anywhere, including here, with book 3. Troy and Erin couldn’t be more wrong for each other. Erin likes to take risks…with anything but love. Her heart has been stomped on one too many times, and she’s down on relationships. She’s content to embrace a carefree, thrill-seeking life. Or is she? The last thing Troy needs is to fall for a daredevil risk-taker, even one as intriguing and alluring as Erin. But their friends see the potential beneath the surface incompatibility and coax them into a “wingman” arrangement—he’ll act as her matchmaker and find Erin the Mr. Right she’s not looking for. Unless Mr. Right happens to be the man staring back at him in the mirror. This story is everything you want in a contemporary romance—smart, funny, even heart-wrenching at times, but in the sweetest, most addictive way. And the ending! I won’t give anything away, so all I can say is…best ending EVER! Give yourself a treat and get WILD ABOUT HER WINGMAN.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will def b looking for more titles frm this author
terferj More than 1 year ago
I really like this book...actually so far the whole series. I liked that the reasons for their issues on relationships are let know in the beginning (that right there lately for me is a big plus). I like that even though it'a part of a series, you can read as a stand alone. Also the concept of the guy being a wingman for the girl is different than a lot of the books out there. The characters were great. Erin is a adrenaline junkie, it's her way of dealing with her past. Troy is a play it safe man that has a case of acrophobia because of his past. They both were devoted to their families and liked helping others. They end up helping each other also. I thought it had the right amount of sexual tension and it was a good story. I really liked the ending. It was really sweet. Can't wait to read who the next book will be about. *I received this Arc for a honest review*
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
There's so much room for fun when you've got a guy and a girl trying to play matchmaker for each other! You end up with scenes like this one, which occurs during the first date Troy sets up for Erin: “I should probably let you two have dinner alone,” Troy said. He started to stand. Without thinking, Erin pressed her hand to his thigh to keep him right where he was. “Don’t be silly. You drove all this way, you should stay and eat, too.”“I should?” Surprise and indecision were etched around his eyes. “Please,” she said, not lifting her hand. Bryce seemed nice enough, but there were no sparks. No flutters. She’d give him a chance, but would rather have Troy at her side when she did it. “Uh, well, they do serve a mean fettuccine Bolognese.” “I love fettuccine Bolognese.” She glanced up at the waitress. “I’ll have that, too, please. Bryce?” Bryce looked a little flummoxed. “The eggplant Parmesan.” Troy leaned over so his breath tickled the side of her neck. “He’s a vegetarian,” he whispered. Erin lifted her shoulder to her ear. “And while my leg is quite happy to hold your hand, I got the message.” She discreetly pulled her arm back and hoped her cheeks weren’t turning red. Troy made her forget herself. He scattered her brain cells in a most uninvited way. It was time to focus her attention on her date, Bryan. Bryce. She meant Bryce. LOL! It was nice finally seeing Erin have a HEA--she spent the first two books sitting on the sidelines, cheering on her two closest friends as they find love. Sela and Kagan are both back in book three, helping Erin to get a clue this time. (Because, really. Having a hot, single paramedic be your wingman? Please. Such a waste. Obviously you should be giving the guy a different job!) Troy is a fantastic hero. Not only does he have a drool-worthy uniform, but he's got an absolutely adorable relationship with his four-year-old niece. Who doesn't love to see that? He tries to find Erin a date, really he does--and not just because doing so will get him out of grocery duty for two months. He's genuinely a nice guy who wants to help people, all people, whenever he can. Too bad he's also pretty clueless. I mean seriously, dude--when you can't stop gazing into her eyes and getting distracted by thoughts of what you want to do to her? You're probably not going to be terribly successful finding her someone else. Or be terribly satisfied with the result if you actually do find her someone else. Luckily for Troy, he has a (slightly) older (twin) sister to help set him straight on that score. ;) I loved that Erin--the daredevil extraordinaire--is afraid of her own blood. It made for some cute scenes where she needed to be "rescued" (not that she's a damsel in need of rescuing, of course not!) by a hot paramedic. And his trusty four-year-old sidekick, in one instance. Did I mention, absolutely adorable? And speaking of adorable--the scene where Troy convinces Erin that they should be together is sigh-worthy. And it doesn't hurt that her older brother Luke (yep--he's back too!) has a behind-the-scenes hand in it as well. Robin Bielman's got plenty of room for more books in this series--yay! The youngest Watters sibling, Teague, suffers a romantic disaster in this one and so obviously needs her own happy ending. Troy's work buddy Oliver (the lucky guy who ends up not having to suffer undue ogling at the grocery store for two months) clearly could use a HEA as well. It would be nice to see Bree, Troy's widowed sister find love a second time, and.... See? Plenty of chances to revisit Cascade in the future. And I'll be there for them all, believe me. Want to come along? :) Rating: 4 stars/ B I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the sweetness, the tenderness, the romance and how the characters really like each other, before falling in the sack. Another winner from a very talented author! I'm still swooning and can't wait for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Erin Watters likes to live life on the edge-- except when it comes to relationships. She’s been burnt before, but when she is dared to let Troy Strieber pose as her wingman and find her a boyfriend... Well, she can’t really refuse a dare, can she? Troy has had enough of the worry that comes with taking risks. After losing his girl friend in a climbing accident, he is more than happy to keep his feet planted firmly on the ground. He agrees to be Erin’s wingman never imagining that she will be the one to show him that true love is a risk worth taking. Robin Bielman has done it again! Once I started reading it, I found I couldn’t stop and I read it in a few sittings. I instantly fell in love with her characters and was rooting for their HEA all along. Robin writes stories that not only draw you in, but also make you feel like you are a part of them. I felt like I was sat sharing a pitcher with Erin, Troy, and their friends and more than once I laughed out loud at Robin’s creative, witty dialogue and word choices. I am already looking forward to the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When heartbreak turns into a happy ending it is almost always a good story... This was cute but again a short read... Worth the time and the money and it is a well thought out storyline with believable characters and good supporting cast... Enjoyed it very much!
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csingh More than 1 year ago
I love stories where two people who weren't looking for "the one" end up finding them. It's especially wonderful when both are hurting from past loves and reluctant to enter into anything resembling a relationship even if their attraction to each other is off the charts. Wild About Her Wingman features Erin and Troy who are fighting what they feel for each other as they try to do what's best for the other. My favorite part of this book was the interaction between Troy and Erin. Their dialogues and interactions with each other as they came to know each other better than they had before. I think the most telling part is how Troy exclaimed how grateful he was a friend had seen Erin first and therefore off limits to him.  I also enjoyed the depth to the characters and the issues they had. Once you find out what happened to both Erin and Troy, it's easy to see why they're fighting their feelings so hard. It gets even more complicated when they're thrown together more that makes their spending time together even more dangerous and not just for their hearts. The one thing that bothered me about this book had nothing to do with either Erin or Troy, but to do with mean people. The townspeople and a certain someone who was a bully to Erin. I was disturbed by the lack of action in stopping her in particular and how Erin quietly acquiesced. It didn't really fit in with what I thought was her personality, but then again we all react differently faced with aggression. There's plenty of steam in the book. I was fanning myself at one point. I was happy with Erin's story and a trip back to Cascade to see the gang from the previous Secret Wishes books. I look forward to whatever Robin Bielman writes next. I know it'll have lots of chemistry and a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this third book in the Secret Wishes Series, wonderful read.  I can't believe, nor can I understand why someone would give this book one or two stars.  This is not a graphic sex book in any way.  Robin Bielman is an excellent romance writer, and knows how to write a love story between two people.  I hope there are more books in this series, I would love to read Charlotte's story and Bree's.
sharonc06 More than 1 year ago
Wild about her Wingman is about Erin Watter's who is know as the wild child of her small town. She is a thrill seeker who had her heart crushed and not ready to get back into a relationship.   Troy Streiber the giving the challenge to be Erin's matchmaker.   Troy job is to watch out for people and seems to always play it safe.  He is Erin's wingman.  This was a great story.  I am big fan of the small town stories.  I love the warm feel when you read them.  Erin is a great character.  She has her moments when she is strong and her moment when she needs someone watching out for her.   Troy is sweet and caring.  I love the way he cares for those around him. This is a great story.  I had a hard time putting the book. 
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim for Read Your Writes Book Reviews Robin Bielman has managed yet again to deliver a hero who's easy to fall in love with and a heroine you would love to have as a friend. Erin Watters has the reputation as being Cascade's "wild child". She loves the outdoors and high altitude sports. In fact, she finds the sports to be fun and freeing, something she discovered after her college sweetheart cheated on her and left her heartbroken. Since the break up, Erin has been licking her wounds and has a strict three date rule, that is if the guy makes it past the first date. Troy Strieber is a rescue paramedic who loves his family, especially his four and three quarters-year-old niece, and his job. His job exposed him to one of the worst days of his life. Since that day, Troy has become a changed man. He's now a play by the rules, safe guy, who doesn't take risks. Erin and Troy are thrown together by their friends with the goal that Troy will find THE guy for Erin while playing her matchmaker/wingman. What the two don't expect is to consistently find themselves on dates together. While these two have the physical attraction to each other down pat, the question becomes can a girl who likes to climb mountains be happy with a guy who likes to keep his feet on the ground. These two will have to figure out that there's a time to play by the rules and there's a time to break them. They will have to risk their hearts for the greatest reward of their lives. I really enjoyed this fun read from Robin. Oh, word of caution, be prepared to laugh and laugh. Source: Publisher