Stolen kisses, butterflies in the stomach, goosebumps all over your body? Imagine getting a second chance at the great love you once lost. Friendship, romance and redemption are many of the things that make this book one I will never forget. Also, the very cute baby goats made Small Town Scandal my most favorite book of the series. A great summer read. Carter Kelso is tired of playing the field in hopes to forget the one girl, who even after so many years still owns his heart, Ashley Kingston. Ashley used to be the all American good girl. Carter and her were inseparable and totally in love when they were in high school.
One day the unexpected happened, making everything around them fall apart. Those painful events thought Ashley a lesson, you can't please everyone.
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She decided that she was going to start living her life by her own terms, even if that new resolution would give her a bad reputation. Bad reputation or not, Carter might be the only one in the small town who really knows Ashley, and he wants another shot at being with her.
He will stalk her, romance her and even call upon the help of his very adorable goats to help him on his mission to win her back. At first Ashley is hesitant by Carter's intentions but the hearts wants what it wants, and she cant hardly resist the Goat Man. It been a long time since Ashley actually listened to heart; can she let go of the past and give into her feelings?
Ashley was once a bad girl. Remember the book, Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat? She was that secondary character that got in trouble for being naughty. Well, I love that we got to live through her story, and I love that it actually ended up being my favorite book. Because I'm a firm believer of second chances, and hers was just spectacular. Everything about this book was wonderful, it was passionate yet tender, smart yet funny and truly unforgettable. Make sure to check out this awesome series. They are all different and very special in their own way, but all so much fun to read. I enjoyed them all very much.
View all 3 comments. Favorite Quotes: My coworkers have horns and horizontal pupils. Unlike my business partner. As I kid I compared her to Ariel the Little Mermaid with her long red hair and asked if she ever wore a shell bra. My grandma saw me wearing shorts and called me a Lolita.
Whatever that means. Do you ever look at old people and try to see their younger versions? Like reversing a film? Probably a jaunty cap on your head and a cane you like to twirl. I bet the little widows will chase you around and get into catfights over who will bring you your favorite pudding.
Except for the ladies on the motorized scooters. Watch out. My Review: I adored this refreshing and smartly written tale from beginning to end. The writing sparkled with cleverly dealt levity and crisp visuals; I wore a near-constant smirk while reading. This was my first experience reading Daisy Prescott and although the book was touted as a stand-alone volume in a series, I have a strong desire to go backward and read each installment as well as all other books penned by this talented scribe. I savored her snarky humor, colorful insights, and clever observations. The witty banter and quips tossed off by these quirky and adorable characters were record book worthy.
And who could not love a story with baby goats, in pajamas? I mean really? Daisy Prescott is a comedic genius with mad skills. I want to be her when I grow up. View 2 comments. Jun 24, Deniz rated it really liked it Shelves: real-romance , contemporary. And I couldn't find words to review it. I am attempting to write a review 5days later.
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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? 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. Jun 19, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: , review-books , 4-stars. Small Town Scandal is the fifth book in the Wingmen Series, but can totally be read as a stand-alone novel. Small Town Scandal was a quick and easy read for me. It was smartly written and the story-line pulled me in from the very first page.
I really enjoyed the writing style and liked how well the story flowed. I thought the characters were great and I really liked Ashley and Carter. I thought the two of them had great chemistry and I was excited to see how their story was going to play out. Th Small Town Scandal is the fifth book in the Wingmen Series, but can totally be read as a stand-alone novel. The road to happily ever after was not an easy one for these two.
Overall, I thought this book was a great read. I easily finished it one day. I am a sucker for second chance romances and difficult characters and this one definitely delivers. Jun 23, Grace rated it really liked it. Specifically, the meat incident. If you didn't read that book, no worries, just know that she played the role as the crazy ex.
Going into this book, I had to wonder if she deserved a HEA. I mean, she's the villain, right? It wasn't long into this book that my opinions on Ashley changed. Tom has become a distant memory, and as things are revealed, you come to realize that there is no lost If you've read Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat, book 2 in this series, then you may remember Ashley Kingston.
Tom has become a distant memory, and as things are revealed, you come to realize that there is no lost love there. Because there is another man who has always owned her heart. That being Carter Kelso, aka Goat Boy. And this time, I'll never let you go. Initially, the bicker endlessly about meaningless things. To note: this isn't annoying to read, it's handled in a more playful, who-can-insult-the-other-more, type deal.
But what's interesting, and what ultimately brings them back on the same page, is Ashley's degrading view of herself. Whether that title is earned or not, she seems to embrace it, and when Carter's persistence to get back into her life wears her down, she has no shame in pushing for sex. If I feel shame, it's for my own messes, not who I am. I'm not sure why Carter suddenly gets the epiphany to pursue her again, but he goes to great lengths to win back her heart.
And despite the temptation, holds back Ashley's sexual advances as best he can. Until he can't. Like the rest of the books in this series, this story is light on the angst and more on the sweet side of romance. If you've read other books from the author, a number of characters make reappearances, and it was fun to see how their own personal relationships have progressed, and how they've matured enough to provide good advice to the second chance couple.
In addition, this book gives some closure to the drama between Ashley and Tom. So if you are looking for a fun read, with guy chasing the girl of his dreams, along with a whole bunch of goats, look no further. For more reviews, visit Jun 26, Beth rated it it was amazing. A Perfect Summer Read Daisy Prescott's books are the perfect blend of in-depth, character-rich stories with humorous banter and situations, vibrant locales and memorable storytelling, and Small Town Scandal is no exception.
The author weaves in an important life lesson throughout this beautiful, slow-burn romance, which actually, turns into something more - It's about how appearances and first impressions can be deceiving, and if we just take a minute to look under the surface, we find out the tr A Perfect Summer Read Daisy Prescott's books are the perfect blend of in-depth, character-rich stories with humorous banter and situations, vibrant locales and memorable storytelling, and Small Town Scandal is no exception.
The author weaves in an important life lesson throughout this beautiful, slow-burn romance, which actually, turns into something more - It's about how appearances and first impressions can be deceiving, and if we just take a minute to look under the surface, we find out the truth and so much more. Prescott excels at this storytelling feature, but this book is just as much the hero's as it is the heroine's.
On the surface, Carter seems like a cocky self-assured guy with no worries, yet underneath that exterior, lies a man with a heart of gold who sacrifices for his family. At a first glance, Ashley is seen as the island Jezebel, but she's a smart, career woman who owns her sexuality. Both main characters hold their vulnerabilities close - Carter doesn't feel he is good enough for Ashley and Ashley uses her sexuality as a defense mechanism to keep out emotions.
These two have a lot to rediscover about one another, and Ms. Prescott has created a patient, hero who sees and excepts Ashley as she is - a passionate woman with a heart of fire. The banter between Carter and Ashley is perfection. At first they are like are like porcupines when they are in the vicinity of each other - their quills come out ready to fight and defend, but gradually, layers are peeled away and the reader is able to see these two underneath their tough exteriors.
This is the fifth installment in Ms. Prescott's Wingman series and all of these books take place on Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington. I love how Ms. Prescott has made this island its own character in each of these books. I love settling down and taking another visit to this small-town island each time I pick up a book in this series. I enjoy seeing my favorite characters from previous books. The secondary relationships in this book are just as good as the romance.
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I love how close Erik and Carter are as brothers, how Dan gives out advice and how John is the peacemaker - all of these characters feel like old friends. Even though each book in the Wingman series are interconnected, they each can be read as a standalone book. Prescott has created a deep, character-driven romance mixed in with just the right amount of humor to keep the reader smiling - I mean who doesn't smile when the main character is a goat herder? There is just enough conflict, though, that the story never feels weighs down or contrived.
It's just right. It's a beautiful love story which shows that everyone deserves a second chance at life, love and happiness. I can't wait to see who is the focus of the next book in this series! Small Town Scandal is a second-chance romance about former high school sweethearts, Carter and Ashley, told from the perspective of Carter. I enjoy the Wingmen series because all the books in the series are told from the perspective of the hero, as opposed to the heroine.
I enjoyed the first two books in the series, but unfortunately I found this installment in the Wingmen series a bit disappointing. However, when Carter finally goes up to Ashley, he kisses her. The progression of some of the dialogue was confusing. Was it really just the fact that he was being nice, finally ope and honest with her? Overall, I was disappointed.
I have enjoyed other books by Daisy Prescott, so it pains me to say that. I think Small Town Scandal is a nice story, but I think the characters and the plot could have been better developed. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally published on Books For The Living. Who's the next one??? I need more of them!
I'm ready to pack my shit and move to Whidbey. The Wingmen are like my family! So this can't be the last book!! Jun 30, J. Benoit rated it it was amazing. Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict www. A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. I loved their connection and I was rooting for them to get back together the whole time. I loved how Daisy Prescott addressed the double standard of promiscuity real or perceived in men vs. Ashley had some pretty epic rants on the topic and I think she was spot on. I wanted to give her a high five on several occasions!
Carter was also fantastic! He was funny, charming, sweet and just a generally good guy. It was easy to fall in love with him. This man has pined for Ashley, his first love, for years and seeing him plot to finally man up and get her back was equal parts funny and swoon-worthy. And how could you not love a guy with a bunch of goats? I mean, come on! He knew she was a real catch and he was man enough to handle such a strong heroine. I loved them together! In true Daisy Prescott fashion, this book was filled with smart, witty dialogue, clever little nuggets of wisdom, great chemistry, and relatable characters.
But you know what? Even only having read the two books so far, I still love the whole Wingmen book family and I really hope there are more to come! I have some sort of addiction. Carter finally gets his HEA, not without a bit of a fight! Sweet, hilarious and so swoon worthy, Carter and Ashley rocked the boat! I adore this series. It was about time right?? True to himself but trying in a way to find this place, in a town where everyone knows everything, I liked his ways to help his community.
Ashley has quite the reputation. Enjoying life, chasing an like the was probably changing clothes, she didn't give a damn about what people think about her. If the Kelso family is sign of Scandal, well her family is really close behind, maybe more in the first place. I like this idea of this strong woman, hiding her sensitive side, wanting to be more and do more in her life. With Ashley, you can definitely say that appearances are deceiving. From high school sweethearts to almost strangers, their story was kinda doomed for the start.
His persistence and total honesty when it comes to his feelings made me feeling swoon. The banter was great, sweet and fun. It was interested to see the changes from the moment they met to the present, where I guess wasn't all they were expected at this time. In spite of the gossips, family issues, all the mess around them, it was good to see how they handled things. To live for them and not for the others. As usual, I love the humorous tone, leaving to some hilarious and priceless moments.
I smiled, I swooned and I just melt. View 1 comment. Jun 18, MJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: books , arc. Small Town Scandal is yet another heartwarming read from Daisy Prescott. Knowing the Kelso reputation, I was completely floored at how much my heart skip a beat or two for Carter and how smitten I was right from the start.
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I felt his frustration at being the responsible one, the older brother who held his family together when things got rough. And I understood his heartache at losing his girl, his Ashley, and the fight he had on his hands in order to win her back. There is that smart humor that I simply adore sprinkled throughout this book. I was swooning at a heartfelt sentiment Carter conveyed one minute and then chuckling out loud at the one-liner he'd undoubtedly come up with next. His thoughts were the perfect counterbalance to Ashley's POV, which was often filled with self doubt and fierce comebacks to those on Whidbey Island who didn't always have the best opinion of her.
But I really liked her spirit. Her determination to live her life the way she wanted, no matter what others may think of her. She is one tough cookie and is as fiery as her red hair. Getting inside her head a bit softened my opinion of her and how she handled things with Tom a few years back.
This is such a charming story and I loved how effortlessly the words flowed. However, there are also some difficult moments from Carter's and Ashley's past that rear its ugly head and threaten a possible present and future. But when they are together, nothing can seemingly stop the love that has clearly been fated for both of them since they were young.
Carter and Ashley have a chemistry that is undeniable and there was plenty of steam between them to prove it. Nothing and no one will get in the way this time around, or so they hope.
But with the help from so many beloved characters we've all come to cherish from previous books in the series, these two get the much needed push in the right direction. There is something very special about this Wingmen story. I felt as if the author upped her game a bit and beautifully combined her signature wit with a sincerely tender second-chance romance that brought tears to my eyes more than once.
Add to that a herd of adorable goats who steal the show more than once and you have one heck of a wonderful read. A clear winner and exceptional addition to this series, Small Town Scandal is a 5 star must read perfect for a summer day. Jun 20, Natshane rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc. You'd thought that I'll feel out of place or clueless for missing out on 4 of the previous books, but the author has a way of words that immediately included you in the cozy, albeit scandalous small town drama and pulled into the story of a high school romance that had ended badly.
I was smitten right from the start. Having grown up and lived on a small island, I am way too fa 4. Having grown up and lived on a small island, I am way too familiar with old gossipy queens and their rumors. No exaggeration there.
So the world building in this book hit too close to home, but it definitely evoked feelings of nostalgia. The romance. I never got to know the Kelso brothers in the previous books but from the start, Carter and Erik seemed like the kind of brothers that would bring you to your knees for laughing out loud with their sense of humor. Carter, who is a work of art might I add, literally had me laughing so hard tears started to burst out of my eyes. His conversation with Ashley was gold as he continuously tries to win her back after their break up in high school.
Persistence makes a guy sexy, and Carter definitely oozes sexiness. Note: Persistence is different from Stalking. I can't help but fall in love with his old-school tactics, in the world of modern romance, Carter Kelso is a breath of fresh air. Daisy did a fantastic job alternating between the timelines and capturing her character's personality. I think I fell a little more in love with Carter and Ashley when I read about their youth , from being young, passionate and scared to mature, even more passionate and brave, Small Town Scandal is a beautiful and heartwarming story about first crushes and second chances at love.
Thank you so much for the reviewing opportunity! Jun 26, Elyssa Mann rated it it was amazing. Daisy does it again, people. I adored Small Town Scandal. The romance is superb, sweet and real. Whidbey is charming as always. Carter and Ashley were high school sweethearts - but their relationship didn't end sweetly. Both come from families with their own problems, and the stress of growing up eventually broke them up.
But now, after dancing around each other for years, Carter decides he's waited long enough - he's going to go for his girl - for the only girl he's ever really loved. And whil Daisy does it again, people. And while he's trying to win her, Carter's going to do his best to play the long game, though their combustible chemistry is giving him a run for his money. Where this book really came alive for me was in the character of Ashley. I adore her. I am her. My friends are her. Women I look up to and admire are her. I was part of a conversation a few days ago about intimidating women, and how they're often told by men that they're too intimidating to be dated because they're smart and strong and know exactly what they want out of life.
They know who they are, and they aren't interested in compromising themselves just to date someone. Ashley is just like these wonderful, strong women. She's uncompromising in her goals, and uncompromising about who she is as a person. I think many authors soften characters like Ashley - they give her a feminine sweet edge. They have characters deliver opinions with snark and cuteness and a teasing smile to soften the blow of a challenge. Ashley doesn't pull punches, and it's so utterly refreshing. I hope authors take cues from Daisy - I hope they want to write smart, tough, challenging women the way she does.
Of course, the romance is darling, there's a dash of humor, and the people of Whidbey shine in their own right. The book is absolutely wonderful. But Ashley is an absolute masterpiece. Jul 03, Rebecca Wheeler rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this! I always love Daisy Prescott's writing, this was a sure thing. I haven't actually read all of the Wingmen books, only John's book and Dan's book a favourite.
Perhaps I should have read Tom's book and Erick's books first to truly understand back story, however I found this did standup just fine as a stand alone. Beach island romance, with a town of interesting characters and friends and family is one of my favourite tropes. 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.
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