I am a fan of Sharla Lovelace's witty writing style, authentic characters, and down-home settings Her Charmed in Texas series brings all that together in laugh-out-loud, sexy stories about people you'd loved to have over for dinner. I liked the first book, A Charmed Little Lie (click to see that review) but I LOVED Lucky Charmed so much that I included in my Five Books You Should Read This Summer list.
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 . . .
Carmen played an important role in A Charmed Little Lie (the first book in the series.) I enjoyed her as the no-nonsense local lawyer and was thrilled to find out this book would be coming to give us her full backstory.
Her attitude has just the right amount of feistiness and compassion. And Sully, the man who left her all those years ago and now is back, is the perfect mixture of broodiness, humor and sex appeal.
While the cast of characters is a continuation from the first book, Lucky Charmed blends the town history and secondary characters' backstories without drowning the reader in info dumps or slowing the story to catch you up. The book is enjoyable without reading A Charmed Little Lie.
I will definitely be recommending Lucky Charmed to friends who are looking for an entertaining read that will leave them smiling and ready for the next book!