Thursday, August 18, 2016

Chasing Charlie - #BookBeginnings on Friday and The #Friday56

     If you're in the mood for a sweet romance (sexual tension but no sex, no profanity) and enjoy a story with an entertaining plot, then you'll love Chasing Charlie. Librarian Charlotte Nelson ("Charlie") takes one tiny step outside her ultra-conservative existence, buys a stunning red dress, and before long she reluctantly agrees to masquerade as Davis Murphy's fiancée for one evening. As they say, trouble ensues.
     I liked the characters in this sweet love story and enjoyed escaping in the plot. The book was well written, and I saw no grammatical or other errors, which I always appreciate. Chasing Charlie is Book 1 in the Texas Two-Step Series, and it stands alone.

Genre: Texas Romance
Book Length: 162 Pages
Amazon Link: Chasing Charlie
Author Website: Kathy Carmichael
NOTE: The Lassoed Bride (A Novella), book two in the Texas Two-Step Series, is available HERE

Book Beginning:
It was love at first sight. Charlotte Nelson rocked back on her heels, closed her eyes a moment and then reopened them. There was no doubt about it. She'd fallen in love - with a dress.

The Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
Closing her eyes for a moment, she allowed the call of the water to wash over her, bathe her in its tranquil harmony. "No wonder your mom wanted to get married here. It's beautiful."

Synopsis (from Kathy Carmichael's website):
     Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys.
     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 perfect 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.

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Lauren Stoolfire said...

Yay! The main character is a librarian! :)

Breana M. said...

This seems like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for mentioning it! :-)

sherry fundin said...

The cover conveys her appearance perfectly and I hope the grand adventure is a good one. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Jacqueline Gum said...

Sounds like a fun beach read:)

Laura Thomas said...

LOL I didn't see that coming. But, I've been there. Fell in love with an outfit! This sounds like a fun one to lose myself in for a few hours:)

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Bev Bouwer said...

Lots of fun here. But looks well written too. Enjoy. Here's my Friday read -Wastedby Mark Winkler. said...

Of course I'll read this one--the protagonist is a librarian.

Kathy Martin said...

This does sound like a good one and I really like books with librarians as main characters. I'll be adding it to my wishlist. This week I am spotlighting The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox. Happy reading!

Stormi Johnson said...

This sounds like a cute one. :)

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fredamans said...

Sounds like a sweet story. I can totally relate to the beginning though. I felt the same way when I found my wedding dress. :-)
Happy weekend!

Katherine P said...

This sounds fun and so sweet! Plus I can never resist a book where the main character is a librarian.

JLS Hall said...

Lovely opening, and I have to admit a book with no sex and no grammatical errors is definitely attractive! This sounds like a fun read, even though I usually avoid books with cowboys in them - too close to home!
Happy reading this week.

Giovanna said...

Not my kind of book, but I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D My Friday 56! :D

Mareli Thalwitzer said...

Will make a great weekend read yes! Hope you enjoy it. Here's my Friday Meets:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The setting and the characters sound delightful. Thanks for sharing, and now I definitely want to know more.

I can relate to falling in love with that red dress, which sounds awesome.

Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Hallie Szott said...

Looks like a fun read - thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

This sounds like a fun read - and I can totally understand falling in love with ....a's my Friday meme

David McClendon said...

This sounds like one of those made for T.V. movies.

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

I'm a sucker for fake relationship plots. Doesn't matter how predictable they can be, I just love them. Happy weekend!

Nicole MissDotHacker said...

Sounds like a sweet love story and I love that you took the time to mention the rating. I try to avoid books that have too much intimate details in them. I will watch for this one. Happy weekend!

Yvonne said...

This one is on my TBR. It looks so good.

guiltless reader said...

Yay, librarians! :)