Book Review: The Wingman by A. Poland

The Wingman

Author: A. Poland
Publisher: Nine Star Press (July 26, 2021)
Kindle edition
Romance, New Adult Contemporary Romance, LGBQIA


Always the wingman, never the one.

Nathan, a college student with a thing for funky hats and a definite not-thing for the great outdoors, has been a wingman extraordinaire for his lifelong best friend Lorcan for as long as either can remember. With his innate ability to talk endlessly about how great Lorcan is to anyone who’ll listen, Nathan has always been the best man for the job—even if he’s secretly waiting for the day when Lorcan will realize that Nathan is the only guy for him.

But then, Lorcan sets his sights on Miles, the suave, leather-jacket-wearing musician with a love of mountaineering and a family of six overprotective sisters, and Nathan must once again put his wingman skills to work.

Trouble is, Nathan is getting tired of the old routine, and Miles is the only human being on the planet immune to Lorcan’s charm. Not to mention that Miles’s interest is immediately piqued by the outspoken and completely oblivious wingman.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I almost DNF’d this in the first few pages because the writing in the opening chapter feels somewhat stilted. It sure doesn’t take A. Poland long to get into the swing of things, though, because this book quickly picks up and sucked me right in.

I have to say, I simply ADORE a love triangle that’s actually a triangle. Usually when there’s a “love triangle” trope it’s more Person A likes Person B, and Person C likes Person A. Or maybe person B and C both like Person A but A can’t decide who they like. Rarely do you get a full on A likes B, B likes C, C likes A, and I am here for it.

This is such a fun and adorable story. Nathan is a dang mess, and I love him, LOL. There are so many silly and also sweet moments in this book. Nathan is definitely rom-com levels of accident prone, and it makes for some really great moments. To use a cliche (but very true!) statement – this book kept me up way past my bedtime. And then I also woke up early to read a bit more before work. And that’s about the best recommendation I can give any book!! I look forward to reading more by A. Poland.

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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