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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?
Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE
* The Negotiator
* The Charmer
* The Schemer
For such an intelligent woman, Felicity is kind of a dope! Who has sex with a guy to get “lessons” in how to catch another guy...supposedly her life long crush!? This is the problem I had with this story. I was excited that the nerdy character was our heroine...my favorite nerdy stories have been exclusively the hot and nerdy hero. And while most nerdy characters, male and female, are clueless in some way, I just couldn’t warm up to Felicity.
And while this may be a double standard...because Hudson is teaching these “lessons”, I liked him!! But he also was not professing love for one but getting busy with another. I expected him to do everything he could to get Felicity in the sack, to prove that she didn’t really want the other guy, Tyler...and Hudson didn’t disappoint. His secret really didn’t need to be kept for quite so long. And this playboy facade, that no one seems to see through, wears thin (in most books that use this plot twist, not just this book).
Together, though, I did enjoy them. I liked their snarky repartee, I like how they do actually bring out the best in each other, and don’t let the other get away with hiding themselves. And of the two books so far in the Harbor City series, this one is my favorite and most memorable, warts and all.
So while a 3.5 may seem like a low rating, it’s not. Because even with the flaws, for me, it was still a great book.
I received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review
The Charmer by Avery Flynn
Loved this romcom between Hudson & Felicia! They meet at a fundraiser at the community’s Natural History Museum where she is a myrmecologist, specializing in a particular ant species! 😱🐜. Hudson is a charming, wealthy businessman with a reputation as a player who notices Felicia, is intrigued, totally fascinated & devises a scheme to get to know her! What happens is for Ms Flynn’s readers to discover! It’s hot, sexy, laugh-out-loud hilarious as well as frustrating as the couple at times fight their attraction❣️😍👍👏. Grab your copy now & you’ll see what I mean & why I rated it with 5 stars‼️👏.
Disappointed! Way to many words and repetitive.