Friday, October 6, 2017

[Pat's Review]: "The Charmer"

The Charmer by Avery Flynn
Publisher: Entangled: Amara (September 25, 2017)
Series: Harbor City, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Don't miss the hot new romantic comedy follow-up to the smash hit The Negotiator...

Hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible, Hudson Carlyle just met the one woman in Harbor City who’s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she’s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can’t stop thinking about her.

His regular moves won’t work here. He’s going to need a new plan, starting with helping her win over the man she thinks she wants. And if in the process she ends up falling for Hudson instead? Even better. Step one, charm her panties off. Step two, repeat step one as frequently as possible.

But what if the famous Carlyle charm finally fails him when he needs it most? Or worse, what if she figures out the one secret he’s kept from everyone, including his family, and walks away for good? 



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Other Flynn Reviews:


Bang
Brazen
Dangerous Flirt
Dangerous Kiss
Designed by Murder
Enemies on Tap
Hollywood on Tap
Hot Dare
Make Me Up
The Negotiator
This Year's Black
Trouble
Trouble on Tap



Pat's Review:



This is the second in Flynn's Harbor City series and just as fun a read as The Negotiator. This story centers on Hudson Carlyle, Sawyer's brother.



Hudson is a handsome, charming, very rich playboy who has as little to do with Carlyle enterprises as possible. He has a secret life as an artist known as Hughston, sells his work, and no one in the family knows....just how he likes it. He is attending a fund raiser for the Natural History Museum, since his mother Helene ("barracuda in a bun") has made it a command performance for the family. He spots a very petite, interesting woman dressed in horrible clothes standing with his brother's frenemy, Tyler.  He is instantly drawn to her, both as a man and an artist, and she totally ignores him when he approaches. What? No one ignores Hudson!



Felicia Hartigan is a researcher in the museum, her specialty honeypot ants. She loves her work, hates to dress up, and thinks she's in love with her childhood friend, Tyler Jacobson. When Hudson approaches she is definitely attracted to his good looks and charm, but he's not Tyler. Hudson suspects her infatuation and quickly suggests he play Henry Higgins for her transformation. He convinces her it will totally change Tyler's opinion of her, and take her out of the friend category. Isn't that what she wants? Felicia reluctantly agrees.


"This is all about the heart. You want Tyler to see you as a woman-his kind of woman-and I can help you do just that."


One small problem: Hudson's not sure he wants to transform Felicia for Tyler.......and so the fun begins.


I wasn't too sure of Hudson in the beginning, he's a little too sure of himself, but he grew on me. Felicia is small but feisty, and knows how to put Hudson in his place. She is such a wonderful character. This story can be read as a standalone, but as I said at the beginning, The Negotiator is just as enjoyable a read.


4 STARS! 


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 



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