{Review} Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael


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{Review} Chasing Charlie by Kathy CarmichaelChasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael
Series: The Texas Two-Step #1
Publisher: ePublishing Works! on January 19, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Pages: 205

Our Rating

4.5 Stars

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.

ReasonsToReadIf Charlie Nelson knows just one thing, it’s that cowboys have no place in her future.  But she’s stuck in a rut, that too-safe place where spontaneity and risk-taking never venture, and while her life may be comfortable, it’s getting boring and lonely.  But then she meets Davis Murphy.

A successful businessman ready to leave it all behind in favor of his own ranch, Davis is the last guy Charlie would pick for a date, much less a fake relationship.  But Davis’s mother is putting off her own happily ever after, waiting for her son to settle down, and Davis can’t let her do that anymore.  What he needs is a girl to introduce to his mother, one she’ll believe is his one and only, and Charlie is just the girl he’s looking for.

TheVerdictI’m in.  Sign me up for the series. This was such a fun, light-hearted read, and aside from the fact that I have to wait for more of it, I can’t say there’s anything I didn’t like about it.  Charlie is smart, witty, and utterly likeable from the get-go, and her inner monologue had me cracking up.  Likewise, Davis is thoroughly entertaining, not to mention hot as hell, and while I expected some complete ass of a playboy, what I got was someone who was a hell of a lot more thoughtful and damned funny.

The banter, the heat, the Texas thing — I expected something in there to be overdone, but it was spot on throughout the book, right down to the boots with the designer suit.  Someone finally got the Texas bit right!  And oh, how I want a Davis for myself…  Of course, I wanted to slap Charlie for resisting Davis because of the whole cowboy thing, but that just goes to show how perfectly the author wrote these two for each other.

If you’re looking for a wonderfully fun romance, this is definitely it.  In the meantime, I’m off to read newly purchased book #2!



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About Kathy Carmichael

“You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl.” Born and raised in Dallas, Kathy Carmichael, fondly shares that comment often. Her great-great grandfather, J.C. Lynch, was a cattle rancher and one of the first settlers in West Texas back when it was wild, and filled with Indian raids and cattle drives. Family stories about how her ancestor had met and married his beautiful Indian maid, and how the west was made, fired Kathy's imagination. There’s little she loves more than the diverse Texas terrain and sitting outside on a sultry, moonlight night in Albany, Texas, watching the Fandangle with her family. The Fandangle is a musical, set outdoors on a lush rolling hillside. It’s filled with old-time cowboy music, Texas Longhorns and other livestock, and locals reenacting the history of the settlement near Fort Griffith where J.C. Lynch had settled.

Kathy is a voracious reader and little appeals more than having her nose buried in a book. Her love for literature and writing, combined with her fondness for all things Texan, gives her a unique viewpoint. It was natural for her to blend these two loves when creating her Texas Two-Step series. Although the series is contemporary, the characters’ backgrounds and outlooks reflect the principles of historic Texas and reflect how those principles remain part of their spirit today.

Kathy now lives in Florida with her Scottish husband, one son, a part-time dog, three cats and a herd of wild dust bunnies.


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  1. First stop on tour Ysar and what a way to start! Fab review.

    Thank you for supporting Kathy on tour.


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  2. Thank you so much for the delightful review! So glad you loved Davis 🙂 🙂 I have to admit, I adore him, too!

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