Published April 17, 2013 by ePublishing Works!
Davis Murphy finds out that his mom, Ellen, will not marry her longtime friend, Jim, because she feels that will leave Davis alone. That is where Charlie comes in. Davis decides that he need a temporary fiancée, just to prove to his mother that he will not be lonely without her and that she can move on with her life and be happy. Charlie decides to help him with his plan. Little does Davis know that Charlie can tempt him to give up his dreams of being a cowboy and tempt his bachelorhood.
Chasing Charlie is a fun book. Kathy Carmichael immediately gets to the point of the story and the heat quickly follows.
Mousy, librarian Charlie is a great character. I love how unsure she was of herself at the beginning and quickly changed her ways. She managed to stand her ground, stand up to Davis, and walk away from an ex in the middle of a proposal. Charlie also manages to win Davis’ heart.
Davis is a character that is so true to himself. He wants to be a bachelor, he wants to be a cowboy, and he wants to be a rancher. All of that changes as he gives his heart to Charlie. I loved that he wanted his mother to be happy so he put his own wants on the back burner.
This was a fun short read. I look forward to more from Kathy Carmichael and this series.
Meet the Author
“You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl.” Born and raised in Dallas, Kathy Carmichael, fondly shares that comment often. Her great-great grandfather, J.C. Lynch, was a cattle rancher and one of the first settlers in West Texas back when it was wild, and filled with Indian raids and cattle drives. Family stories about how her ancestor had met and married his beautiful Indian maid, and how the west was made, fired Kathy's imagination. There’s little she loves more than the diverse Texas terrain and sitting outside on a sultry, moonlight night in Albany, Texas, watching the Fandangle with her family. The Fandangle is a musical, set outdoors on a lush rolling hillside. It’s filled with old-time cowboy music, Texas Longhorns and other livestock, and locals reenacting the history of the settlement near Fort Griffith where J.C. Lynch had settled.
Kathy is a voracious reader and little appeals more than having her nose buried in a book. Her love for literature and writing, combined with her fondness for all things Texan, gives her a unique viewpoint. It was natural for her to blend these two loves when creating her Texas Two-Step series. Although the series is contemporary, the characters’ backgrounds and outlooks reflect the principles of historic Texas and reflect how those principles remain part of their spirit today.