Tuesday, March 18, 2014

[Kame's Snapshot]: "Falling for the Wingman"

If you recall, recently we asked your opinion on a new type of quickie post. We received some great feedback about what you would like to see, but please continue to tell us what works and what doesn't so we can improve even more in the future! 

Today Kame is sharing her thoughts, much like a mini-review, of a recent book she read. 

In future Snapshots, we could be sharing book quotes, discuss the book, rant about it, or recommend it! :) 

Falling for the Wingman by Crista McHugh
Publisher: Crista McHugh (March 1, 2014) 
Series: The Kelly Brothers, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly has come back home with one mission in mind—to propose to the woman whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive his deployment in Afghanistan. But when he finds their apartment empty with a note saying she’s left him, he arrives at her mother’s house in rural Alabama less than a week before Kourtney is about to marry another man. Now he’s out to win her heart again and gets some unexpected assistance from her younger sister, Alex.

Alex Leadbetter has always thought Caleb was too good for her manipulative, social-climbing sister. She had assumed Kourtney’s identity to write letters to him and keep his spirits up until he returned home to the hard truth, never expecting to fall in love with him along the way. After he shows up in town, she convinces him that the best way to get Kourtney back is to make her think he’s fallen for someone new — her. But when a fake romance becomes all too real, her deception may leave them both grounded.

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Reviews of Crista's Other Books:

The Sweetest Seduction (#1) -- Kame
Breakaway Hearts (#2) -- Kame

Kame's Thoughts:

Caleb Kelly came home from deployment to a letter on his pillow from the woman he was convinced he would spend the rest of his life with. He decided she was his forever during his deployment; he fell in love with her over the e-mails she sent while he was deployed. So what changed her mind? Determined to get answers he jumps in his car and drives to her hometown in Alabama. Kourtney’s sister Alex could not believe it when Caleb arrived; she hadn’t planned on that. What Caleb doesn’t know is that Kourtney left just a few days after he deployed. What Caleb and Kourtney don’t know is that Alex hacked into Kourtney’s e-mail and was the one who wrote all those heartfelt e-mails to Caleb.

I liked Caleb. He was a good mixed of military guy, car guy, and a guy who loves his family. I did want to slap him for trying to get Kourtney back; actually from the beginning – she left and now is getting married. Alex was a hoot! She is nothing like her mother or sister – she is a person the whole town loves, she is smart and handy with a wrench.

The plot was sort of expected, nothing earth shattering. I enjoyed almost every character – it was just Kourtney and her mother I didn’t enjoy and I don’t think I was supposed to.  Some of Alex’s friends where such great characters I would love to see more of them in other books.  I did love the ending and Alex and Caleb reaching their HEA.

I would definitely read more in this series; while each story may not be a five star the family dynamic is fun and I enjoy the glimpses back at the past couples. 



Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Book Swagger said...

I like the premise, cute something I could see myself reading.

Loupe Duffy said...

Sometimes we don't need to be blown away but the plot. When the characters work is just as enjoyable. Sounds good :)

Thank you for sharing!

alyn said...

I usually don't read Contemporary books but I'll make an exception for this book.