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Falling for the Wingman (Kelly Brothers #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  593 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews
Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly has come back home with one mission in mind—to propose to the woman whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive his deployment in Afghanistan. But when he finds their apartment empty with a note saying she’s left him, he arrives at her mother’s house in rural Alabama less than a week before Kourtney is about to marry another man. Now he’s o ...more
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Published March 3rd 2014 by Crista McHugh (first published March 1st 2014)
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)
*ACR copy for an honest review ! *

3 This-book-was-a-Darling read stars

Caleb and Alex..*sign* Just LOOK at the cover.These two are just as adorable in the book as they are on the cover.:)

Since you've probably read the blurb, lets just skip to My thoughts:

I've been a consistent fan of this series from book 1,ever since I feel in love with Lia & Adam in The Sweetest Seduction.Even though this plot was the kind I had repeatedly read or watched in rom-coms on Saturday nights.I decided nevert
Claire Robinson
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3.5 - I'd love to make you purr. Stars!

Falling for the Wingman is without doubt my favourite book of the Kelly Brothers series so far. I loved Caleb, we don't get enough Air Force pilots to lust over in Romantic Fiction IMO. Alex was really likeable too, kick-ass, loyal and just a little bit vulnerable.

"Not bad, flyboy."

Caleb Kelly has returned to the US after 9 months deployed in Afghanistan, he is expecting a heartfelt homecoming and getting his relationship back on track with his girlfriend K
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, sweet, sassy and even some serious tension. Good stuff.

I really enjoyed my first book by this author.

Alex is unique and fun. She likes Caleb & comes up with a plan.

Mama and Kourtney have been harping on me for weeks because I don’t have a date for the wedding, so if you pose as my date, that gets them off my back for a few seconds.”
“Just one problem—I’m here to convince your sister to marry me, not sit beside you as she marries that a$$h0le.”

When we show up at Mama’s house on Wednes
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Falling for the Wingman is the third in the Kelly Brothers series and one I eagerly awaited.

I really do love Crista McHugh's writing, it flows effortlessly, has no editing issues, has strong heroines (no limp lettuce leaves here thank God!, little uncessary angst and swoony H's.

I gobbled this one up. Alex Leadbetter is one awesome girl! Shes down to earth, forthright, happy go lucky and confident despite living in her sister's shadow. Caleb is an airforce pilot that came home from a 9 months st
Elizabeth ☆❀Hot for Alphas❀☆
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Dual POV, Fake Romance
4 Flyboy Stars

Book 3 of the Kelly Brothers Series, but can be read as a stand-alone.

Caleb a tall & lean, brown hair & blue eyed Air Force Pilot comes home from Afghanistan expecting to be reunited with his girlfriend Kourtney. Confused as to why she didn't show up at the airfield to welcome him home, he heads back to his apartment. There he finds a dust-covered letter waiting for him on his pillow. Kourtney wrote that she just wasn’t cut out to be an Air Force girlfriend. Shocked & n
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Between work and things going on in my life I haven't known what to read or what I was in the mood to read.

But this book was just absolute perfection. It fit my mood, it wasn't full of angst, it was just a nice contemporary romance.

I loved every moment of Alex and Caleb’s story. I was hooked from page one, when Caleb decided to chase down his former girlfriend after she left him a Dear John letter while he was on deployment. I have to say that I loved Alex’s plan to make Caleb fall for her.

Barb Lie
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Falling for the Wingman by Crista Mchugh is the 3rd book in her Kelly Brothers series. I have really enjoyed this new series by Crista, and Falling for the Wingman was another wonderful story. What I love about this series is that each book is completely different, with the exception of the same family, great couples and wonderful romances.

Caleb Kelly is our hero in this book, and things start off rough for him. Caleb is an Air Force pilot, who comes home on leave from his deployment in Afghanis
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, own, reviewed
I was lucky enough to listen to the audio version of Crista McHugh's FALLING FOR THE WINGMAN which is the third book in her Kelly Brothers series. This is the first book I've read in the series (and by this author) and I was still able to thoroughly enjoy the story without having read the first two books.

The storyline was fantastic, I loved the characters, I loved the setting, I loved the witty dialogue and the Cyrano twist, and the narrator was the best I've heard in quite some time. I felt she
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Crista McHugh has quickly made my list of favorite authors. Her writing style is easy and straightforward, and the Kelly Brothers series is a lot of fun. The thing I like the most, and I mentioned this in another review of this same series, is the characters. All of her females are strong, capable leads. They are either successful in their lives or they have a firm sense of purpose of where they want to go. You will not find any of these girls sitting around waiting for some successful, rich, se ...more
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This was a really good book. It was a sweet romance with a little spice added in for flavoring. I liked it because Alex is a caring intelligent person with a small town background. Caleb is a hotshot air force pilot who has come home from overseas to find out he’s been dumped by Alex’s sister. He has a strong personality but just needs to find out what happened when he left. Yes, we all know what happened but it’s a really good book. It’s very exciting and not the usual syrupy romance. I would r
Tracy Kellies
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Crista McHugh is quickly making her way up my list of favourite authors.

Caleb comes back from Afghanistan to find out his fiancée has left him and is getting married to someone else. Alex has always been in love with Caleb. She talks him into letting her help him get her sister back by pretending to date her to make her sister jealous.

What follows is a sweet and entertain love story.

Caleb Kelly returns from Afghanistan expecting a reunion with his girlfriend, but what he gets is a Dear John letter left for him in his empty house.  After months of supportive emails throughout his tour, her abandoning their relationship just doesn't make sense, so he does what anyone would do.  He goes after her to demand answers, convince her to come home, and pick back up the life he left off when he was deployed.

Alex Leadbetter can't imagine why her sister would walk away from a man like

If I had one word to describe this book, that's the one I would use. Not in the urban slang sweet- as in cool, no no, I mean the kind of sweet that sugar coats your heart and makes you feel all smily and leaves a pink haze in your eyes.

The Kelly Brothers Series is fast becoming my cute and fluffy guaranteed fix for 2014.
I love McHugh writing, so each time I get my hands on one of her novels, I know that at that level I will be given joy. And Falling for the Wingman didn't disappoin
Camille Flores
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars!

Crista McHugh brings us the story of next Kelly Brother who finds himself inching closer meeting his match on his way to the altar. This latest installment packs a punch in the sweetness and “aww”-inducing department with a hero whose mixture of playboy past and present “good-boy” vibes and a heroine whose girl next door and girl without frills personality make for some really memorable scenes.

As a novel, it was a bit shorter than her previous one, which featured Caleb’s brother Ben
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

As I was reading, Falling For the Wingman by Crista McHugh, it dawned on me. Crista was undertaking a huge job. Writing seven books in a series so close together. Writing about seven charismatic, successful bothers and the equally unique women in their lives.

It would have been easy to go a formulated route but that's not what Crista has chosen. Adam's book was dynamic and fast paced. Ben's book was bittersweet and tragic. And Caleb? Well his book is a lesson
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars
**I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Plot Summary
The third book of the Kelly Brothers series. The story was about Caleb Kelly, a hot (yes, I said that) military man, who came back from mission only to find out that his girlfriend, Kourtney, left him for another man. He went to her hometown to ask for an explanation and convince her to comeback to him. But he found out that she's getting married from a wealthy man in her hometown. Alex, Kourtney's siste
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Talk about not being able to see the forest for the trees…………. Once Caleb returns from Afghanistan and finds Kourtney gone and a note saying that she’s left him, he makes it his mission to make her see that they are meant to be together. Her emails were the one bright spot that he gravitated to while deployed. He doesn’t understand how she could have written the things that she did, only to leave him high and dry. He fell in love with the person who wrote those emails, and by damn, he will make ...more
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-this-series
5 "loving this series" stars

I cannot say enough good things about McHugh's Kelly Brothers series. Book 3 is about Caleb, a soldier back from deployment. He is shocked when he finds a letter from his girlfriend, the woman he was about to propose to, stating that she couldn't be a military girlfriend. Part of the reason he was caught off guard was due to the emails he received from her. He really felt those emails helped him get through the tougher times when he was overseas, and along the way it
Char (1RadReader59)
What a fun story this was. A classic Cyrano with a flip of the coin. Alex Leadbetter, she is Cyrano. Caleb Kelly is Christian who Alex helps woo her sister in this case Kourtney. Whom would be the said Roxanne?
You see Caleb is a Flyboy and was dating and living with Kourtney on a base when he go deployed to Afghanistan, not soon after he left Kourtney wrote a dear John letter and left it on the bar at the house not even bothering to mail it to him. So, Alex who had been in love with Caleb sinc
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought I loved the last book of this series when I read it but this one made my heart all glittery and I think I swooned??? I've never done that before!!! But I don't think I could've helped myself. Alex and Caleb were just so freaking cute n sweet n funny in their interactions it would be really hard to not just fall in love with them immediately.

The "flying" Caleb thought he had his life figured out when he came back from deployment but it sure took a turn for the worse. Luckily, he had his
Kristi Cramer
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I got this as a beta read, and enjoyed it so much I had to leave a review.

Falling for the Wingman is a classic storyline that has not been overdone, and Crista McHugh gives it a wonderful treatment.

Flyboy comes home from war to a "Dear John" letter, but who wrote the letters that helped him stay alive in Afghanistan? He fell in love with the woman who wrote those emails. How can she be the same one who ditched him like dirty laundry?

The storyline is one that often makes me want to smack the ch
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd in Crista’s Kelly Brothers series and I think it’s my favourite so far!

The Kelly Brothers series started with Adam in The Sweetest Seduction, then Ben in Breakaway Hearts and now we get to read all about gorgeous air force pilot Caleb in Falling for the Wingman.

Caleb has returned from the air force to find a note from his girlfriend saying that she’s left him and in a desperate attempt to win her back he heads off to her backwater home town to find out what happened. Caleb hatche
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Thank you once again to Crista McHugh for supplying this book in return for an Honest review.

And here is that review:

This is the third book in what has become a favorite series for me. These are light easy reading Romance stories, that leave you with a good feeling.

The story this time belongs to Caleb, the third of the Kelly sons to get his happy ever after.

Caleb's story starts off a bit rocky, with him returning from Afghanistan to find out the woman he was coming home
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Imagine being deployed to Afghanistan, receiving e-mails from the beautiful woman you had met and discovering a whole new, wonderful depth to her through those letters, letters that buoyed your spirit and kept you sane in that place, letters that made you fall in love with her. Now, imagine your return and the joy you felt at being home and the anticipation of again being in the arms of the woman you fell in love with. Only...she's not there. Not with the rest of the families meeting their loved ...more
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this book as a ARC from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Caleb has just returned home from a mission in Afghanistan only to find the women he loves not there waiting for him. She has left him with nothing but a note and now is engaged to the son of one of the towns richest families.
Caleb is livid he doesn't understand why Kourtney would do this to him after all it was her emails alone that kept him going during his time away. He vows to get Kourtney back and enlists the help of he
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Caleb comes home from Afghanistan looking to propose to his love. What he finds is she is gone and only left a note behind for him and that she is getting married. She is all that kept him going in the war and he isn't ready to give up. Alex has always wanted Caleb even when he was with her sister. She knows he is to good for her sister but she will do whatever it takes to show him she cares even if it is to help him get her sister back. She convinces him if they act like a couple her sister wil ...more
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Falling For The Wingman by Crista McHugh
4 Stars
Caleb Kelly came home from deployment to a letter on his pillow from the woman he was convinced he would spend the rest of his life with. He decided she was his forever during his deployment; he fell in love with her over the e-mails she sent while he was deployed. So what changed her mind? Determined to get answers he jumps in his car and drives to her hometown in Alabama. Kourtney’s sister Alex could not believe it when Caleb arrived; she hadn’t p
Lisa Filipe
Another great romance by Crista McHugh. The Kelly Brother's are a blast to read and I recommend you spend the next few days catching up with Adam and Ben!!

Full Review

Fabulous, Fun and Flirty is how I would describe FALLING FOR THE WINGMAN, Book Three in the Kelly Brother's Series by Crista McHugh. I have been hooked on the series since THE SWEETEST SEDUCTION, and I have to say, they only get better and better as the series goes on!

Caleb and Alex are a perfect pair...if only Caleb would clue in.
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Falling for the Wingman: Caleb and Alex: Caleb has one thing on his mind when he comes home from his mission, that’s to propose to the women whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive the time in Afghanistan. Coming home he finds the apartment empty with a note saying she left him. Not taking a note as a break up he drives to her mother’s house only to find the she’s getting marry to someone else in one week. Still out to win her back, in comes her younger sister to “Help him”. Alex has al ...more
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review
4- I love those Kelly Boys Stars!
Caleb Kelly is home from deployment to find his girlfriend Kourtney has left him. So he returns to her home town to find her getting ready to marry another man. Kourtney's sister Alex swoops in to handle damage control but in the meantime makes a deal to help Caleb win Kortney back.

What Caleb doesn't know is that secretly Alex is hoping he will realize who Kourtney really is and fall for Alex. There is so heat factor between Alex and Caleb but it is real or for
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Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary.

She also writes fantasy with less kissing and a lot more action as C. A. McHugh.

She currently lives in the Tesla-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician on the weekends.
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Kelly Brothers (8 books)
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  • Breakaway Hearts (Kelly Brothers, #2)
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