Series: Charmed in Texas #2
Also in Series: A Charmed Little Lie
Author: Sharla Lovelace
Publisher: Kensington, Lyrical Shine
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Charmed, Texas, is as warm and welcoming as it sounds. But even in a small town, when it comes to love, sometimes you’ve got to take the bitter with the sweet . . .
Carmen Frost hates honey. And bees. And in her hometown of Charmed, Texas, which practically invented the stuff, that’s a problem. The good news is that the summer Honey Festival is finally over. Even better, so is the annual Lucky Hart carnival, a road show that made off with her dreams years ago—including the boy she loved. Now she’s got a divorce behind her, and a successful law career in front of her, but in a tiny town, big memories die hard. Or they don’t die at all—as Carmen discovers when she runs into an all too familiar pair of eyes—older, wiser, and just as heart-melting as ever . . .
Sully Hart has had enough of the nomad lifestyle. Travelling with his father’s carnival gave him adventures, but it cost him much more. Now he’s home to stay, contracted to create an entertainment complex in Charmed. He wants roots, a house with a yard and all the mundane pleasures that go with it. But the girl he loved has become a woman who still wants freedom. Can she still want him? It seems he and Carmen are at each other’s throats one minute—and on each other’s lips the next. Someone’s gotta give . . .
“What did it matter that the love of my life, the man who shattered me into a million pieces in the stadium parking lot, was standing in front of me fifteen years later, looking good enough to lick from head to toe?
I was better than that.”
“Falling in love with him was easy, like we were made to order. Our bodies fit, our sentences finished each other, the feel of him close by was tangible whether we were touching or not. He called me his love, and we belonged to each other. Incomparable lovers. Best friends. Inseparable. Long after the carnival left Charmed and the miles became too far, and a decision had to be made.
I made mine. He made his. They weren’t the same.”
Another cute installment in the Charmed in Texas series by Sharla Lovelace. I love how all of these are sweet southern romances with a touch of magic.
Lucky Charmed also has a great second chance romance which comes across as frustrating at times but ultimately very believable. And man…the chemistry between Carmen and Sully…It was so hard no to want to just jump to the end to see their HEA.
Honestly though it was worth the wait to see them get there. We have amazing friends and supporting characters, we have a lot of sexual tension, humor, small town gossip and we have a lot of personal growth. I was so rooting for Carmen the whole time…I think she is she a realistic and relatable character that I was just sucked into the story.
If I had to nitpick one flaw with the story…I just we we had gotten a little bit of the story from Sully’ perspective. I found his background fascinating and I would have love to see some of the scenes though his eyes.
On the whole though, Lucky Charmed is another winner in what is quickly becoming a auto-buy series for me. I just love Sharla Lovelace’s easy writing style that mixes in small town romance, lots of swoon-worthy moments and just the right amount of humor. It’s a winning combination.
Lucky Charmed can be read as a stand alone…but I promise that you what to read A Charmed Little Lie!