on July 18, 2017
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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 . . .
I love the little town of Charmed Texas! We met Carmen in book 1 A Charmed Little Lie which I LOVED (you can read my 4.5 STAR review HERE).
Carmen is a lawyer, wants to escape small-town life, and had one of the greatest experiences with love 15 years ago with a carnie named Sully Hart.
They had a beautiful 3 weeks together that one summer until he left without a word leaving her brokenhearted and with a hole in her heart and life and she has not been the same since.
Fifteen years and one divorce later Sully is back to establish roots in the town he never forgot and Carmen just wants to flee and guard her heart from the one man she has ever loved.
I have to say that I simply loved their interactions, the push pull and the chemistry. I wanted Sully’s pov at times just to get in his head though I did like experiencing it from Carmen’s pov too. I think it would have been an even better reading experience getting the dual POV honestly.
I enjoyed this second chance romance but even more so I love this charmed town, all the secondary characters and the possibilities for more books in this series and more HEA’s just puts a smile on my face and makes me so happy.
Sharla Lovelace knows how to write smart, witty, fun romance and readers looking for a great summer read that will give you laugh out loud moments and butterflies in your belly from all the feels should pick up this book 🙂