Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: Roots and Wings by M. Mabie

Welcome to Wynne, population 3,401. 

No billionaires. No professional athletes. No celebrities. 

In this small town, current events are pondered in mirrors at the local salon or around crowded tables at the diner, and there’s a new couple to gossip about. A rough and tumble woman who works in her dad’s garage, not yet ready to spread her wings, shows the new guy in town what it’s like to finally have roots. 

It’s your run-of-the-mill, sexy, Astro van driving dentist meets smart-ass, bass fishing tomboy in a story of real-life romance. 

Low on drama. High on love. 

Pull up a chair and stay a while.

4.25 of 5 Stars

When I read the synopsis of this book, I knew I had to read it.  Mo write a book without a bunch of drama?  Was it possible I was about to embark on a journey without wanting to punch someone, throw a temper tantrum or scream?  I had to find out!  The verdict?  YES! And I loved every minute of it.  Well done, Mabie!

Mutt O'Fallon is a small town girl with sass.  She doesn't fit the mold of other girls in Wynne and is proud of it.  I love the fact that she works at her dad's garage, drives a loud truck and can out fish all the men around her.  Is there anything better than a true tomboy?  Speaking of fish, I think that it is a theme with this author.  She apparently loves fishing and using all the lingo in her books to Bait us into reading!  (See what I did there?  If you want drama, go one click that baby and you will be sure to get it!)

When the dentist in Wynne decides to retire, a new, young dentist moves to town.  Vaughn is from Cleveland and has a set of baggage with him.  But, he also is thrilled to experience small town living. He has no idea what it is like to have everyone know your business and think they know all the facts about your life.  The first person in town he meets is Mutt and from the first interaction, I knew it was going to be an amazing relationship.  

Mutt and Vaughn are some of the most likable characters I have read lately.  They both have their faults, but overall, they are really like normal, everyday people.  It was refreshing to read a genuine love story with very dialed down drama, something you could actually believe would happen to one of your friends.  Roots and Wings had a very realistic tone and was overall a simply beautiful story about finding the person who brings out the very best version of yourself.  I for one found myself smiling throughout the entire book.  What are you waiting for?  Travel to Wynne today!

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