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- Print Length: 267 pages
- Publisher: e-penguin (September 2, 2014)
- Publication Date: September 2, 2014
- Sold by: PEN UK
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M3UUY9M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,255,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Charming the Outback: Destiny Romance Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Maddy moves to a new town to start teaching. She meets Luke at a bar, and he's pissed that she's there. They finally decide to give it another try, but Luke is only available on some weekends due to his job at an outback station. Maddy decides to try training at an outback station to show Luke that she's not materialistic and can hang with it. Little does she know that the same station she volunteers at ends up being the same station that Luke owns.
Once again the arguing starts, because they kept secrets from one another. Within every argument either Maddy or Luke assumes why the other does what he/she does, and the internal monologues get a bit tiresome.
True love wins at the end.
I am reviewing for Kylie's Fiction Addiction.
Love this dynamic of taking a city girl and putting her in a country setting, all for love. I also loved Maddy's mental conflict in trying to figure out if this designer dress wearing, Jimmy Choo shoe loving city girl could survive and thrive in the country, for her man.
I only have one request from the author, can we find someone for Zane, please (Loved him).
Maddy has moved from the big city of Adelaide to the remote Outback town of Broken Hill. Reeling from the breakup with her boyfriend Luke, she has accepted a teaching contract in the small town, which also happens to be Luke’s hometown. The contract was the only one that she could secure for full time work, plus there was the added benefit of the possibility of working things out with Luke.
Luke has returned to his hometown in order to work in his field of Geology, as well as working weekends on his family’s station (or ranch as we know it in the States). Due to his uncle’s ailing health, Luke’s presence is required in order to keep the family ranch afloat. While he didn’t necessarily want to call things off with Maddy after their ten month relationship, he believed that small town life was not for her and she would be unwilling to relocate with him to live a more rural life, much less get her hands dirty with manual labour on the station. There is also the problem that is his family, his mother to be exact. She has expectations of Luke, ones that could change his future forever.
Maddy immediately becomes a part of the small town, making friends with her fellow teachers and their friends, many whom have known each other their entire lives, Luke included. When other men start to pay attention to Maddy, Luke must confront his feelings and decide if he is willing to give it another go with her. He has his hands full working seven days a week and Maddy must understand that while Luke wants to make her priority, he has obligations to his family. Maddy goes out of her way to understand the life Luke is living and decides to take two weeks to work on a station to learn the way of life and to see for herself how rough the life can be. All of this is unbeknownst to Luke, who is hiding secrets of his own. When the truth comes out as to Luke’s real identity, can Maddy accept the truth and move on? When a love interest from Luke’s past comes back to Broken Hill, is the possibility of a happily ever after really there?
Charming the Outback was a fast, intriguing read that I had no problem sitting down and reading in one sitting. It kept my interest from cover to cover and I loved the characters, not only in Maddy and Luke, but also in the secondary characters such as Aubree and Hunter (who are featured in the author’s other book, Winning the Player) and Kristen, Rosie, and the rest of the gang. (Each book can be read as a standalone.) My only complaint is that the book ended very abruptly. I really would have like to see more of a resolution to the relationship with Maddy and Luke. There was no epilogue, so while there was a happily ever after, there wasn’t really a follow up in terms of where it went from there. I’d love to see more of this couple either with another book, or as an appearance in another, just as Aubree and Hunter appeared in this one. An easy four stars for this one.
The writing was good, it flowed well. I really wanted to love this book, because I really enjoyed the first book and Maddy was my favorite. She was whiny and immature in this book, in my opinion.
Like I said, it is written well and flows nicely. It just didn't do it for me. It pains me to rate this at a 3.5 but the ending felt rushed and the whiny attitude just didn't do Maddy justice.
**Reviewed for Kylie's Fiction Addiction. A copy of this book was generously gifted in exchange for an honest review.**
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