Author: Daisy Prescott
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Comedy
When you fall, you fall hard…
Readers first fell in love with John Day as the hot next-door neighbor in Romantic Comedy Best Seller Geoducks Are for Lovers. Tall, dark, and handsome is an understatement. With the beard, a dog named Babe, and his ever present plaid shirt, John is a modern lumberjack in more ways than one.
Lurking beneath the flannel and beard could be the heart of a romantic. Or is John a wolf in flannel clothing?
After his favorite neighbor rents out her cabin for the winter, John finds himself playing fireman and tour guide to Diane Watson, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past and recent battle scars. When an ex shows up unexpectedly, their lives will be changed forever.
Will he be ready to fall in love? Or will he fall back into his old, flirty ways?
Hold onto your heart… and get ready to fall with John Day as he tells his story in this contemporary romance/romantic comedy told in male POV.
No lie. I will one-click a Daisy Prescott book any day, confident that the purchase will be more than worth my while. Sure the main character is hot, and sexy as anything; but to confine the leading male to the title of hotness alone would do this story a great disservice.
The author writes the road to a solid relationship flawlessly. So much so, that you ache to travel it’s path, to be one of her character’s friends, to be on the island where neighbors watch out for others. I breezed through this book and was completely immersed in John and Diane’s relationship. The story, told through the male POV, was convincing. He was gruff when gruffness was expected and the dialogue was distinctly male. But the inner turmoil and John’s quiet emotions captured the male’s perspective accurately. He didn’t quite know what to make of this woman, this person that was just so easy to hang out with.
Diane had a complicated past, and because of this past she was left with a snippet of self esteem. She leaves the city for the solace of Whidbey Island, but finds herself living next door to this ever-so-lovely neighbor, John Day. Her first day on the Island and she almost burns the house down. No idea how to live on her own and in her new surroundings, she acclimates herself quickly with the help of her new found friend and neighbor. He helps her find a car, encourages her to find a job, and introduces her to the locals.
The potential for a relationship between John and Diane are ever present, but neither are willing to take a chance. The pretense of friendship is much safer to pursue and they find comfort in each other’s company. Maggie encourages the friendship and even teases John.
“Be friendly. Bring her fish. Chop some wood for her. Take off your shirt and give her a show while you do it. She might be anti-love, but no woman is anti-eyecandy.”
A relationship is the last thing that John needs, especially one that has issues with ex’s. But he could be nice to Diane, he could be friends. Just friends. Right?
But then she goes hiking, camping and even fishing with him. What gives? The woman he was only supposed to be nice to is now transitioning into something much more important. And when he almost loses her, he finally realizes how important she becomes in his life.
This books was like a warm fireplace, as you sit sipping on some hot chocolate. It was all things comfortable, the story line deliciously sweet. A conceivable feel-good romance that shouts “read me, you won’t regret it.” I’ve always loved the cozy feel of flannel against my skin on brisk day, and the fresh, earthy scent of pine trees in the winter. Ready to Fall just cements my reasons for loving it more.
On a side note, my husband is currently growing a beard. He has reported a slight increase of female attention during this period of growth. Clinical studies are currently being recorded and results are forthcoming. This beard phenomena is quite intriguing to say the least…and it feels ticklish when we kiss. ;-)
About Daisy Prescott:
Before writing funny contemporary romances about adults, I dreamed of being an author while doing a lot of other things. Antiques dealer, baker, blue ribbon pie-maker, fangirl, freelance writer, gardener, pet mom and wife are a few of the titles I’ve acquired along the way.
Born and raised in San Diego, my husband and I currently live in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with our dog, Hubbell, and an imaginary house goat who remains nameless.
Ready to Fall, my second novel, features John Day, the hot, sexy neighbor in my debut novel Geoducks Are for Lovers. Both can be read as stand-alones. I’m busy writing my next novel, which will not feature any bivalves.
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