Monday, March 20, 2017

Review & Tour: Legally Charming by Lauren Smith

A workaholic lawyer comes home during a Halloween party and finds a princess sleeping in his bed. Find out what happens next in LEGALLY CHARMING, first in Lauren Smith’s newest #contemporaryromance #newadultromance series, Ever After!

Title: Legally Charming
Author: Lauren Smith
Genre/Age: Contemporary Romance/Adult
Series: Ever After Series (Book One)
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Barclay Publicity
Rating: ✺✺✺

Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible… 


Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy. 


Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been? 

Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. 

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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

And the award for the most swoon-worthy book goes to...

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Felicity is an art major and hopeful that once her degree is finished, she will land a job in Los Angeles as a museum curator. Art is her passion, her hobby, and her future. Yet, all it takes is one evening of accidentally being discovered in a stranger's bed and suddenly her entire world is turned upside down.

Jared definitely isn't looking for a relationship. Or even a fling. He's far too busy with his work as a lawyer to even entertain the idea of charming the woman who is snoozing on his pillow. Yet, one glimpse of her shy smile and he's sunk. He wants her, despite all of the warning bells going off in his head.

An overnight romance will never be enough for either of them, which they soon discover after only one day together leaves them both feeling empty, again. Starting a relationship won't be easy, though. Felicity still intends to leave for California and Jared's working hours are not ideal for having a love life. There are obstacles galore as our couple learn that they just might have found new priorities in each other.

Okay. I need to take a deep breath after this one. I don't usually get book hangovers after romances. That's mostly reserved for fantasy novels with dreamy faraway lands. Yet, it's only been thirty minutes since I finished this book and I already miss it. *sob*

I loved everything about this book. The characters were just perfect. Felicity was timid but willing to let herself live in the moment. Jared was probably the most charming male lead I've read about in a while. Everything he said left me swooning. I have a serious book crush on this guy and automatically envisioned Josh Bowman as my Jared. Yum.

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I was enchanted in the beginning and then left fanning myself for a while. Then I was on the edge of my seat until the conclusion, which I won't give away, but it's so incredibly sweet. This was one of those instant connections that I've experienced, myself. And I got swept up into the emotions right along with our couple. I can't gush enough about how much I adored this story.

The romance was scorching hot and deliciously sweet at the same time. I fell in love with our characters and am so sad that this story had to end. I noticed that it's a start to a new series and I hope to see a lot more where this came from. Maybe a happy ending for Thad, perhaps? Or even Jared's ex? I don't care, I just want more!

In closing... 
Sexy, sweet, funny, and full of steamy romance! Five swoon-worthy suns!

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