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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway - A Charmed Little Lie by Sharla Lovelace

Book review
By Suze
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Lanie lied to her aunt Ruby to make her happy. She told her she was happily married, so that her aunt wouldn't worry about her. Lanie is single and doesn't have a job she enjoys. When her aunt dies, Lanie has to return to her childhood village to find out the contents of Ruby's will. As soon as she hears what her aunt decided to ask of her Lanie knows her lies weren't convincing enough. To inherit her childhood home and her aunt's money Lanie has to be present at the reading of the will together with her husband. They have to move into Ruby's home for three months, otherwise the house will go to a greedy family member who didn't love her aunt at all and wants to destroy the house and sell the land to a developer. How can Lanie prevent that from happening?
Nick just lost his job as a cook and needs money for his daughter's college tuition. As money is something Lanie will have when she'll receive her inheritance she convinces Nick, a total stranger, to be her husband, so Lanie can save her childhood home. However, what will happen when her fake marriage starts to feel like a real one instead? Will Lanie finally find love or will Nick leave her as soon as he receives his money?
A Charmed Little Lie is an original romantic story. I loved the idea behind it, Nick and Lanie get married first and then they get to know each other. It's a fun subject and I enjoyed reading about it from the start. Lanie is a sweetheart. She's generous and kind and she's genuinely interested in people. Because of something that happened in her past she's afraid to let anyone come close and I kept hoping Nick would be the person who'd break down the walls around her heart. Nick has a complex relationship history of his own though and it isn't easy for Lanie to compete with his past. I felt they both should have a chance at happiness after everything they've been through. Nick is a troubled, but very gentle man. He deserves a much better life than the one he had before he met Lanie. I couldn't wait to see if she would give him a more promising future. They have plenty of chemistry and their connection is deep from the start, which is something I liked a lot.
Sharla Lovelace's writing flows easily. I read A Charmed Little Lie in one sitting. It's an interesting story filled with complicated relationships, schemes and unexpected twists and turns. I loved reading about Charmed and its inhabitants, it's a wonderful setting with fascinating festivals and a great gossip mill. I'm a big fan of small town romance and Sharla Lovelace combines this with another favorite topic, an unusual love story. I really enjoyed reading A Charmed Little Lie, it's a fabulous entertaining story.

A Charmed Little Lie is perfect for readers who love original romantic stories set in charming small towns with interesting main characters and plenty of sparks.

About Sharla Lovelace

Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. She is the author of five stand-alone novels including the bestselling Don’t Let Go, the exciting Heart Of The Storm series, and the fun and sexy new Charmed in Texas series.

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  1. This will be perfect for my summer reading list!

  2. I tend to buy used books and free or inexpensive kindle titles. I do occasionally buy new books often whilst travelling. I do own many classics from my student years.