We are doing something new at So Many Reads. Two reviewers have read Wild About Her Wingman by Robin Bielman, so we are posting two reviews today (and hopefully they will both convince you to read this awesome book). In addition to these fun reviews, we are celebrating Robin’s release with a very cool giveaway. Check it all out below!
About the Book:
Playing it safe never felt so risky.
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 Strieber 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.
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Review by Paulette:
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.
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Review by Amy:
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.
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About the Author:
Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry. 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 fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows and coffee drinks. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.
She writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her Secret Wishes series includes Kissing the Maid of Honor, RITA Finalist Her Accidental Boyfriend, and Wild About Her Wingman. In July, 2014 her first single title paranormal romance, Veiled Target, will be released. She loves to connect with readers.
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