- File Size: 823 KB
- Print Length: 222 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CMU1IN4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,300 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Some Like It Charming (A Temporary Engagement Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Although the plot had potential and the main characters had some entertaining dialogues, the book didn't grip me at all. The storyline was completely predictable and remained poorly elaborated until the end. The main characters were shallow and their actions immature and childish. The few subcharacters didn't offer any enrichment to the story line. There were nearly no descriptions in the book, hence it lacked depth and atmosphere. Needless to say the tension between the main characters was non existent, which surprised me a lot, since this was supposed to be the main angle in the plot.
Even if you are fully into escape reading, maybe you should avoid this one.
He has a brainstorm, to wit, if he can get the one women who cuts him off at the knees every time he tries to be charming, Mackenzie Wyatt, to pose as his fiancee, he won't break her heart, but he will be protected and so will all those women who DON'T see through him. They are both fierce competitors, so when Ethan comes up with this great idea, he sells the deal by appealing to Mackenzie's need to win. She finally, if reluctantly, agrees. Basically the deal is that they will pretend to be engaged for six weeks, then she will dump him and they will go their separate ways, both heart whole.
She tries to control their enforced closeness by vetoing sex, even kissing, because nothing is harder to resist than a charming man who's good in bed and fun to be with, darn it. He wants sex to be part of the deal, but he doesn't want her to fall in love with him. Boy, does he not want that. Every time he thinks she might be softening up about him as a man, he feels a little sick. You see, he's tired of breaking hearts. He wants to get through one relationship, beginning to end, with no broken hearts, no tears, no regrets.
Can they each overcome their issues to see that they just might be perfect for each other? It's touch and go.
Helping from the sidelines are his grandmother, who wants them to wind up together, and his mother, who hates Mackenzie on sight...and the feeling is pretty much mutual. Mackenzie's long estranged father gets thrown into the mix, too, explaining a lot about why she is so anti-charm. There are no extraneous characters in this story, it all is pretty believable, taking the vast sums of money as placeholders for real life. I liked it a lot, would recommend it and will read more by this author.
That's actually four and a half stars, but Amazon doesn't let you do that. That half star got taken off because of the barely a lick and a promise that was given to the main background of the story. He's the president/owner of the company, she makes more sales than anyone in any of their branches...but WHAT DO THEY SELL??? Stocks? Real Estate? Software? Well, not the latter, but really. Every reference to the company or to sales etc. popped me right out of the story. If it's not worth telling us what the company does for its money, then it's probably not worth mentioning the company. My opinion.
Still recommend as a good solid, fun read with more emotional depth than a lot in its genre.