Disclosure: I received this book, Chasing Charlie By Kathy Carmichael, to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
Chasing CharlieBy Kathy Carmichael (The Texas Two-Step Series, Book 1)
Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas’s most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancée so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend.
Charlie, his local librarian, seems the prefect choice.
Charlie’s first reaction is to run, but she’s promised herself to step out of her plain-jane routine.
When Charlie accepts, Davis’s plan is set. But now Charlie’s sweet ways are challenging his bachelor heart.
“Heartwarming, fast paced, laugh out loud fun.” ~ Susan Fox, Best-selling author
“Chasing Charlie will chase away the blues with a red dress, a real love, and a whole lot of fun!” ~ Christie Ridgway, Best-selling author
“Funny, sweet, poignant…best feel-good book I’ve read all year.” ~ Trish Jensen, USA TODAY Best-selling author
“A once innocent plan becomes an entangled romance . Funny and sweet. A most entertaining combination.”~ Carol Bozovich, Rendevzous Magazine
Chasing Charlie is such a sweet romance! It isn’t full of sex and raunchy scenes. Instead, it is a wholesome love story that is created from a very non-traditional proposition. And it’s a very quick read. I read it in one sitting so it would be great to take to the Dr.’s office or when you travel!
Charlie is ready to break out of her shell a little at a time. She isn’t opposed to falling in love but she knows exactly what type of man she DOESN’T want. Davis is bound and determined to remain a bachelor but also knows what type of woman he would look for if getting married. Luckily, he chooses a fake fiancee that would match his mother’s tastes and that’s what sets this romance in motion.
Naturally, you are going to have some story line where you already can predict what is going to happen. But unlike most romance novels that are nothing but “cat and mouse games”, Kathy Carmichael has written “Chasing Charlie” so that the characters say what they feel pretty much as soon as they feel it. Sure, there’s some chasing going on, but for the most part, Charlie and Davis are very up front with each other. I love that!
I think that both characters did a lot of growing in a short amount of time and I really love that their extended family members played a role in some of that. While the dialogue was mainly Davis and Charlie, we still got input from his mom and her fiancee as well as Charlie’s brothers and best friend. I can’t wait to read the rest of this series and see where the stories take us!
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About the Author
Kathy writes award-winning romantic comedies and humorous mysteries. Her Texas Two-Step romance series is a reader favorite.
Kathy’s romantic comedy, Hot Flash, was named by the American Library Association’s BOOKLIST magazine as one of the Top 10 Romance Fiction titles for 2009.
In addition to her novels, she’s sold short stories and wrote a bi-monthly column on the business of writing for a national writing trade magazine. Kathy is also a contest judge for Writers Digest.
She’s a member of the International Thriller Writers, an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters-in-Crime, Novelists Inc., the Florida chapter of MWA, is the published author liaison of the Tampa Area Romance Authors, and is an active member and past national board member of the Romance Writers of America.
Kathy loves hearing from readers.
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