Publisher:  ePublishing Works!

Published date:  January 19, 2014

  • ASIN: B00CFXOY48

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Source: Received for a honest review

Book Description (from Amazon)

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 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.

THE TEXAS TWO-STEP, in series order
Chasing Charlie
Country Courtship
Courting Trouble
My Southern Bride
Western Pleasure

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My Thoughts

CHASING CHARLIE by Kathy Carmichael is a perfectly light, refreshing read for summer.  It’s great for an afternoon of reading on the beach or by the pool.  I really enjoyed this fun, charming romance about Charlie and Davis.  Charlie is a librarian in a Texas town who has fallen into a routine and is bored with the men she dates.  She has practically resigned herself to settling into a “librarian” lifestyle.  Her roommate advises her to step outside the box and live a little larger.  Charlie accepts the advice and starts living larger with the purchase of a shape hugging, red dress that is very atypical for a librarian.  The dress transforms Charlie into a knock-out and draws the attention of her most handsome library patron, Davis.

 Davis, an accomplished businessman, frequents the library to research cowboys and ranching.  He’s ready to allow someone else to manage the family business so that he can pursue his dream of becoming a cowboy.  Also, Davis would love for his widowed mother to accept the marriage proposal from her long-time companion who will be leaving the country soon.  He knows his mother will never agree to the proposal and leave the country until she sees that Davis is settled.  Davis devises a plan to find a temporary fiance’ to show his mother that he is settled so that she can pursue her happiness.  When Davis spots Charlie in the red dress, he knows she will be perfect for his scheme.

Charlie reluctantly agrees to Davis’s plan and the two embark on a humorously staged romance that quickly becomes not such a farce after all!  Problems abound, however, with Davis’s reputation as a handsome, little-black-book owning, bachelor.  Also, Charlie has a very strong dislike of cowboys.  Throw Charlie’s two over-protective brothers into the mix, and the combination makes a very good story.

CHASING CHARLIE is the first book I’ve ready by Kathy Carmichael and it definitely won’t be the last.  Luckily, this is only the first of her Texas Two-Step Series.  I’m looking forward to more delightfully refreshing romantic reads by Carmichael.

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating:  Sweet

Reviewed by: Molly Waters

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