Today we are sharing the release for SMALL TOWN SCANDAL by Daisy Prescott. This book is a standalone, romantic comedy, and it is the 5th book in the Wingmen series. Check out the buy links for the book below and for the previous books in the series!
Small Town Scandal
Author: Daisy Prescott
Series: Wingmen #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27th 2017
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.
When I finished Small Town Scandal, I realized two things: I don't know how to rate this. And I couldn't find words to review it.
I am attempting to write a review 5days later. I have settled for 4stars, just because it feels right. And that's where I am stuck. I mean this book made me feel, a lot. It's not your huge drama and insta-love story. No this is typical Prescott. It's slow romance that is steady that somehow digs deep and settles into one's heart. It's a subtle thing and utterly beautiful.
I should admit that I haven't read all the books in the series. I kinda just hopped in and read this one. But the good news is, this works as a standalone. I am going to catch up with the rest of the series however since I wanna know what happened to the other couples.
The storyline is sweet. It's full of humor, plenty of romance, some nice smut and some interesting twists. Steady, yet captivating.
But the character building is what makes this so wonderful. I mean I really adore the cast. I love the relationship between the sibling. Found the families dynamics, interesting and realistic.
The entire story is written from Carter's POV. And it totally fell in love with him. He is a great male lead, I could relate to his insecurities, loved his humor, adored his "plans" and totally swooned for him generally. Ashley is a strong independent female, who is intelligent and loyal. I could totally see myself being friends with her. The two of them together? SWOON! They fit. In the messiest and perfect way. It feels real.
All of that is tied together with beautiful descriptions. Prescott's writing style is fun, clever and absolutely beautiful. And the bow on top of that? The descriptions of the island. Just mindblowing. I feel like I've been there. I felt the sun on my skin, the breeze in my hair. Absolutely gorgeously done.
“Worried about history repeating itself?” Ashley meets my eyes.
“With you?” Yes, please.
She gives a slight nod in response.
“Never. I’m not some dumb eighteen-year-old kid with his head up his ass. I’m not my father. You’re not your parents. We’re adults now.”
She gazes out over the water for a moment. “I don’t see any, do you?”
“Any what?” I scan the sky.
“Flying pigs.” Her smile is shy and more vulnerable than I’ve seen in years.
I bump her shoulder again with mine. “Stranger things have happened.”
“Says you.” She returns the pressure with her arm against mine with a brief nudge.
“You mentioned dinner? Were you serious?” I circle back to her comment before my random business idea.
“We both gotta eat. Plus, the baristas can close up for me. It’s good responsibility for them to have.”
“You trust them?”
“I do. If they mess up, then it’s a learning lesson for all of us.”
“When did you get to be so wise?” I almost say smart, but she’s always been smart. Definitely has the brains along with the body and the looks. She’s the trifecta. With a cherry on top.
I pick up the stem and then toss it over to the other bench.
“Hey! I thought that was my present,” she protests.
“You want a cherry stem that I’ve tongued into a knot?”
“Your tongue’s been in my mouth, so it’s kind of the same thing.”
We both stare at the stem laying on the concrete in who knows what combination of fluids and dirt.
“I’ll make you another one.”
“I have a better use for your tongue.” She surprises me with a small hop to peck my lips.
We’re going to need some rules of engagement. A SWOT of our own.
First, we need to stick to well lit, public places.
Second, we shouldn’t be alone.
Ten minutes of sitting on a bench together and certain parts of my body are coiled and ready to spring into action, not caring it’s daylight and a few hundred bored people are sitting in their cars with nothing better to do than watch us.
Nah, they’re all on their phones. She could probably straddle me on this bench and no one would pay any attention.
Damn, if I’m not tempted to test this theory.
“Are you coming?” She’s halfway back to the coffee hut.
“I wish,” I mumble, dipping my head and mentally cursing myself for setting limits.
Ashley’s smile says she probably heard me and agrees.
PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES
READY TO FALL (Wingmen #1)
CONFESSIONS OF A REFORMED TOM CAT (Wingmen, #2)
ANYTHING BUT LOVE (Wingmen, #3)
BETTER LOVE (Wingmen, #4)