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Falling for the Wingman (Kelly Brothers #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  460 Ratings  ·  101 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
Paperback, 198 pages
Published March 3rd 2014 by Crista McHugh (first published March 1st 2014)
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
*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
Jul 06, 2014 Claire Robinson 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
Feb 03, 2014 Bev rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, 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
Sep 27, 2015 Jen_C 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
Nov 08, 2015 Lindsay 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.

Elizabeth ☆❀Hot for Alphas❀☆
Feb 09, 2014 Elizabeth ☆❀Hot for Alphas❀☆ 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
Barb Lie
Feb 21, 2014 Barb Lie 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
Feb 08, 2014 Sheri 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 Linda 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
Feb 10, 2014 Melissa 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 09, 2014 Vickie 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
Mar 04, 2014 Kame 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
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
Kristi Cramer
Feb 03, 2014 Kristi Cramer 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 Erin 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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Caleb Kelly
Alex Leadbetter

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 09, 2014 Laylaw 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
Feb 18, 2014 *P 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
Mar 29, 2014 Pam 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
Rosemary K
Mar 14, 2014 Rosemary K rated it it was amazing
Caleb Kelly has just returned from Afghanistan. He finds that his girlfriend left him. He won't accept it because he loves her. He needs to win Kourtney back. There is one problem. She's engaged and the wedding is next weekend. He won't give up. He convinces her younger sister, Alex, to be his wingman. His troubles are just beginning. He finds that he is attracted to his wingman and wants her in his bed. Crista McHugh writes a sexy, sassy story of love and desire. Readers will enjoy the romantic ...more
Mar 23, 2014 Cherry 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 11, 2014 Deborah 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 27, 2014 Kori 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
Feb 05, 2014 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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I had not read this author before so I was unsure what the story would be like but it sounded interesting. I really enjoyed it. It is a sweet romance. At first I was unsure because the characters seemed so young and immature but some how they grow on you. The sweetness of Alex and her crush on Caleb and all she does to make him just see that she is in the world too. Caleb is the one I enjoyed reading about. He seemed to mature in the book not just fall in
Mar 03, 2014 Paula rated it it was amazing
Falling for the Wingman by Crista McHugh is the third of the Kelly Brothers to fall. Only he falls for the wrong sister. This is classic Cyrano de Bergerac as female. However, instead of the long nose it is the little sister friend. Caleb may be slow on the uptake as to which sister actually wrote the emails during his deployment and which is the one he truly loves but he comes through in the end. How could he be so blinded by Kourtney not to see the practical, caring and subtlety beautiful Alex ...more
Mar 05, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it
I am definitely a Kelly Brothers series fan. You don't have to have read the other books, but I bet you'll love it. Falling For The Wingman could stand alone, it's a great Cyrano d'Bergerac romance. Crista McHugh has made a definite impression on me. Her characters sizzle, the chemistry that builds between the hero and heroine will grab you and pull you in. The love scenes are passionate and plentiful. There were definitely some unexpected twists, which were not telegraphed - well plotted, Ms. M ...more
Feb 25, 2014 Jessica 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
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
Mariel Hoss
Feb 11, 2014 Mariel Hoss rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
***ARC from NetGalley in Exchange for an honest review***

Loved it! I was always a sucker for romances that deal with the journey to realizing that THE ONE has always been here just flying the radar. I could feel Alex’s desire and frustration. I could feel Caleb’s confusion and desperation. Both are looking for love, Alex knows which direction she wants to take but Caleb is still hung up on the fantasy of the perfect woman. The interaction between these two, both the verbal and the physical, are
Amanda vasquez
Mar 04, 2014 Amanda vasquez rated it liked it
3.5....Again I find myself in the middle of the series without knowing it. But alas I servived my foray into this series just fine. I found I could jump right in without being all that confused. Now on to the good stuff, thebook. I'm a sucker for a good love in plain sight book I had a few problems with this book while the story was fun and the characters were interesting, it was a little to insta love for me. The whole date me to make my sister jealous was a cute ideabut it just seemed like the ...more
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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 currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.
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Other Books in the Series

Kelly Brothers (7 books)
  • The Sweetest Seduction (Kelly Brothers #1)
  • Breakaway Hearts (Kelly Brothers, #2)
  • The Heart's Game (Kelly Brothers, #4)
  • A Seductive Melody (Kelly Brothers, #5)
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