In Roots & Wings, M. Mabie delivers a pure, simple love story. While it’s no secret that she can write angst with the very best of them (hello, Bait!), in this novel, we’re in a whole different realm.
It’s billed as a small-town romance, being low on drama and high on love, and that’s exactly what we get. Mabie doesn’t rely on drama and tired tropes to tell this story. While I love drama, I love angst, I love books that put me through the wringer, I can also really appreciate a sweet love story that is simply all about, well, the love!
Roots & Wings is refreshing book that’s easy to read. The words just flow over you, coaxing smiles and happy sighs as you wander through the pages. Vaughn’s character is something special, a hero the likes of which I haven’t read for quite a while, if ever. No alpha, no asshole tendencies, no domineering possessiveness. Now be aware, I LOVE all of those things, but I love Vaughn, too. A genuinely nice guy who wants to live a quiet, simple life accompanied by a good woman. Wholesome, with a sexy side. Yes, please!
I loved how M. Mabie made the town of Wynne almost a character in and of itself. Her descriptions make the reader feel like they’ve lived there all their lives; made them feel like the quirky cast of characters were faces they saw every day. When I closed this book, I immediately started packing my bags to move to Wynne.
Roots & Wings is a glass of sweet tea in a world of kamikaze shots. It’s a book you can relax with, a reading experience to savor. I can’t wait to see what happens next within the Wynne City Limits.