Winging It

Winging It

by Christine S. Feldman

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Winging It by Christine S. Feldman

Up until now, straitlaced Simon Kirkendale has done an admirable job of keeping his high society mother's demands for grandbabies at bay, but lately she's kicked things into high gear. So he isn't too disappointed to delay her latest matchmaking attempt when a pretty stranger hops into the backseat of his car en route to one of his mother's dinner parties and tells him to drive. A car-jacking? Nope. More like a bird on the run, but this particular bird happens to be a parrot who has slipped its cage, and Simon's new acquaintance desperately needs to get it back before she loses sight of it altogether.

Ever the nice guy-and okay, maybe also a little intrigued by the colorful Miss Juleen Pruitt's sudden appearance in his car-Simon hits the gas pedal and obliges only to find himself unwittingly dragged into a wild goose chase around town for a bird who seems to be determined to either get itself killed or the two people trying to catch it. Simon's money is on the latter.

But it turns out that a little disruption and chaos in his life might just be what Simon needs most-especially if it comes in the form of Juleen.

If he can just manage to survive meeting her...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544940731
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2017
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Christine S. Feldman writes both novels and feature-length screenplays, and, to her great delight, she has placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts-and has even won a couple of them. In 2012 one of her screenplays was featured as a staged reading in New York City at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival, and later that same year she signed her first publishing contract. When she is not writing, she is puttering around in her garden, ballroom dancing with her husband, or doing research for her next project.

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Winging It (A Contemporary Romantic Comedy) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
I won Winging It, by Christine S. Feldman, in a give-a-way on Tometenders Book Blog. If you want a short, hilariously funny and very sweet story that will most definitely leave you with a smile, this one is for you. Simon Theodore Kirkendale III never quite fit into his Mother’s mold. He was on his way to her house for yet another dinner with yet another blind date with what he could imagine would be another perfect, prim and proper woman, when a breath of fresh air literally jumped into his car. Was this a car jacking? No, but it was the beginning of an adventure that was sure to change his life. Juleen was bird sitting her Grandfather’s Amazon parrot, Frankie, when he escaped. She has to get him back before her Grandfather comes home from the hospital. Simon just happened to be in the right place at the right time so she jumped into his car and told him to follow that bird. “Sorry. I had him, but he got away.” “Of course he did, you were on fire!” “There was that,” he agreed. And thus began the adventure of a life time which included a duck pond, man eating dogs, flaming cherries jubilee, and various bodily injuries. What a perfect way to get to know a woman. Would it be impolite to ask her for her number now? “Too much sensible can get pretty boring after a while. Same goes for proper.” This is super short but is definitely going to leave a lasting impression. I loved it.
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
This funny story starts with Juleen jumping into the back of Simon's car, telling him to go, go. She is chasing Frankie, her grandfather's parrot that got loose and is flying away. Simon was raised to be a gentleman so he went, went. Simon is actually Simon Theodore Kirkendale III and is on his way to yet another blind date his mother has guilted him into attending. The women his mother sets him up with are perfect in every way (in her mind anyway) but Simon isn't interested in any of them. While chasing Frankie, Simon realizes that he prefers Juleen's quirky unpredictability to his mother's view of the perfect woman which would be well bred, proper and very boring. Even though Simon knows his mother is expecting him for dinner to meet the latest of her set-ups, he doesn't want to leave Juleen on her own to find the parrot. He is having so much fun with Juleen that he doesn't care that his mother will be angry with him. The more time Juleen spends with Simon, the more she is attracted to him. I loved these characters. Talk about opposites attract - these two couldn't be more different! Simon is "the perfect gentleman" always doing what was expected of him. Juleen is much more laid back in her attitude toward life. Because she cares so deeply for her grandfather, she willingly jumped into a stranger's car to chase and catch her grandfather's parrot so that he wouldn't be devastated by the loss of the bird. Although bound in a short page count, you get to know the main characters in this novella quite well. I appreciated the fact that the male lead was a charming, witty, all around nice guy. By paring him with a woman who was a little quirky, but yet still able to stand on her own and stand up for herself Christine Feldman creates characters that you can’t help but get into. I loved this hilarious adventure of Juleen and Simon chasing Frankie by car and on foot. I was chuckling right from the beginning to the end. The action scenes are remarkable and I liked the detailed descriptions of the surroundings and the scenes. The ending was a surprise but wonderful. Please note I won this book in a giveaway hosted by Tome Tender. As a whole this was a quick, happy, enjoyable read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Winging It is a very cute fun, and short read. This is a quick read that will have you laughing out loud. Many times throughout the story I laughed or smiled at all the fun Juleen and Simon were having chasing Frankie around the city. The trouble, the drama, and the problems they had together had me thoroughly enjoying the entire book. Even though this is a short story, it was a complete story. It had characters that were relatable, a storyline that was developed, and an ending that won me over. I started the book and kept reading…. Through the entire night. I did not want to stop nor did I want the story to finish. I am a fan of Christine S. Feldman. Her short stories have become my favorites, especially when I am looking for a quick and easy read. I definitely recommend checking out Winging It.
legar21 More than 1 year ago
I'm not a laugh-out-loud person. I smile or chuckle occasionally. Until today, Neil Simon's play Barefoot in the Park was the only writing that made me laugh from beginning to ending. The play was hilarious, so I went back to read the script, hoping to find the humor--and wound up disappointed, disappointed that writers, even Neil Simon, just weren't that funny. Christine S. Feldman is *that* funny and then some. I read Winging It in probably less than an hour--and laughed out loud the whole time. Society boy Simon KIrkendale (the third) thinks his only real problem is his match-making mother--until Juleen Pruitt leaps into his car at a stoplight, changing everything. Forever. Smart, funny and unique, Winging It is romantic comedy at its LOL best.
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Winging It is a romantically hilarious novella that is going to leave you wanting for more... In Christine S. Feldman latest novella, we are taken on adventure as two strangers go around the city chasing after a very adorable parrot. Simon Kirkendale is tired of having his mom trying to run his life, first it was all about his career and now is about future grandbabies. Yet, he reluctantly accepts her dinner invitation in hopes of stopping her from messing with his love life now. Although he knows too well that his mother is about to start matchmaking him with any available lady that she approves of. As he makes his way to his mom's house, a stranger hops into the backseat of his car demanding him to keep driving or they are going to lose Franky. They go through a series of hilarious adventures as the two try to keep up with the her parrot. Simon knows that his mother is going to be mad if he skips dinner, but he finds himself having a lot of fun with Juleen that he doesn't want the night to end.  Juleen never expected to meet Simon under her current circumstances, but she had no other choice or her grandfather's parrot was going to get away. She knows that the parrot means a lot to her grandfather, and missing him is not an option. Now all she is focus on is getting Franky back, but as she spends time with Simon, the more she finds herself attracted towards him. Soon she discovers where he was heading to and decides to distance herself by letting him go. What she doesn't know is that the parrot was going to be the real matchmaker after suddenly landing on Simon's shoulders at the end of the night. After having a long day, Simon is on the quest of finding Juleen before it's too late.  I absolutely loved this novella, it had me laughing out loud so many times. The characters are funny, yet serious. Juleen is a carefree character, she loves to paint and had an interesting personality. Simon is more serious, yet he is willing to help Juleen. As for the plot, being as it is a novella it is quiet short. I would really love to read a full novel just to see what happens to the characters. Overall, the story was well paced, and a fast read. I would highly recommend it to those of you that want a romantic yet hilarious read. :)  *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Kim Christine S. Feldman brings humor with Winging It. In an attempt to capture a runaway parrot, Juleen Pruitt goes to the extreme. She jumps into the car of an unsuspecting Simon Kirkendale, and tells him to “gun it”. Poor Simon doesn’t know what to do, except follow orders. In the course of a very short evening, the two manage to have several comical episodes. You have to wonder if the lovely little too smart for his own good parrot, Frankie knew what he was doing all along. **Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**