Maybe that old song got it right.
Maybe love can be better the second time around.
When one of my wingmen needs help, I’ll do anything for him, including calling in a favor with the one person I swore I’d never speak to again.
Not after I walked away from that life five years ago and ditched the trappings of my success. The keyword being trap.
I left it all behind.
Now the ambitious, brilliant, talented, and undeniably beautiful Roslyn Porter is back in my life. I’m not the same person she knew. I’m trying to be a better man.
No man is an island, but Dan Ashland comes close. He’s content with his quiet life on Whidbey, a world away from the rat race on the other side of the ferry.
Dan has three great loves in his life: solitude, pizza, and Roslyn Porter.
**Better Love is a standalone second chance romance featuring Dan Ashland and the fourth book in the Wingmen series.**
I´m a sucker for Lumberjacks and / or any man who lives off on an Island away from the busy busy world. And after reading and adoring the first 2 books in the Wingmen series I thought Daisy Prescott was going to deliver once again with `Better Love`.
This is the 4th installment in the Wingmen series but can easily be read as a standalone ( Hence the reason why I completely ignored book #3 and went straight for the 4th).
It was okay. Not what I expected but still enjoyable. To be perfectly honest- I had no clue what the main issue of the story was.
Dan ( Hero ) once had it all until he had enough and dropped everything to start new. Money, fame, the woman he loved… all traded in for a secluded life on an Island.
Years later, Dan decides to call the one person he left behind to help with an urgent issue. He calls Roslyn. Despite the heartache Dan caused back in the day she helps him and they slowly start anew.
Seriously- there wasn´t much of an issue because the characters were so friendly with one another. I, personally, didn´t feel Ros try to resist Dan much ( if at all ), nor did I see Dan fight with any inner demons Heros usually have. I mean, he obviously had a problem when he left fame, fortune and woman behind. There wasn´t much of a struggle.
I know time can change a person´s perspective towards life, etc. but this felt like a
„Oh, hey! There you are. Long time, no see. Wanna catch a beer? Talk a little about the past? How about we try over again and see what happens? If not we´ll get more drinks or pizza.“ story.
Or ( !!! ) Maybe it´s just me who´s weird and doesn´t understand this supposedly perfect romance. *shoulder shrug* Who knows.
The Hero and Heroine were actually great. Dan´s character is totally my type, with his mature looks and his easy going-ness. He was sweet, caring and so down to earth. Maybe that was why I didn´t feel him. * g * There was a certain edge missing. And then there was Roslyn. Again- a great character but she lacked something I still can´t point my finger on.
A huge plus point was the ending. I do love myself some lovey dovey happily ever afters.
All in all not a bad read. `Better Love` was funny, sweet and as a whole, enjoyable.
The Cover – 3 stars ( It gets mentioned more than enough what a silver fox the Hero is. No need to make another statement on the cover. I liked the title, though. Very catchy. )
The Story – 3 stars ( Yeah, it was okay. A really lighthearted read with little action in it.)
The Characters – 3 stars ( MC were cool but nothing that would knock me out of my socks.)
My emotional state after finishing this read – Not overly thrilled, not disappointed.
I´m giving `Better Love` ( Wingmen #4 ), by Daisy Prescott, 3 out of 5 stars.
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