Legally Charming by Lauren Smith
Release Date: March 13th 2017
Series: Ever After #1
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
THE RIGHT DRESS CAN CATCH THE EYE OF PRINCE CHARMING…
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…
EVERY PRINCE IS LOOKING FOR HIS SLEEPING BEAUTY TO KISS…
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.
WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES AND COACHES TURN TO PUMPKINS…
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?
For Felicity Hart completing her masters is her number one priority, she longs to work at a museum and through her connections she hopes to land a job that she'll be proud of. Needless to say, she never expected to meet Jared Redmond. Though his younger brother is dating Felicity's best friend, they've never met before, and it is at a Halloween party that the two crossed paths and never look back. Now as the two begin to get to know each other, the more they are starting to develop feelings for one another. Yet neither was ready for the choices that they had to make in order to be with each other, choices that would either bring them closer or pull them apart.
Jared Redmond is the ultimate bad boy, who knows exactly what he wants and knows exactly how to get it. Having had his fair share of beautiful woman by his side, Jared doesn't know what to make of Felicity when he first sees her sleeping in his bed the night of the Halloween party. But it only took one glance at her to know that he'll be fighting to make her his. At the time when he is at the top of his career, Jared knows that he can't get distracted, but the more he learns about he the more he wants to spend his time with her. Would he be able to convince Felicity that the might just be perfect for each other or lose her forever?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, not only was it quick and romantic, but it was also filled with steamy scenes that will keep you reading until the very end. Though the story is predictable, Smith was still able to capture a sweet modern romance that has a happily-ever-after. There could have been more to their background stories, but the characters themselves still had me swooning and rooting for them. Jared is handsome, kind and his ability to make Felicity feel cherished and wanted was one of my favorite characteristics about him. On the other hand, Felicity is a relatable hardworking character who wants to get the job of her dreams. Both are so focused on their jobs that they forget the romance aspect of their lives and it's when they are together that they're able to explore romance to its fullest. Overall, if you're looking for a quick romance story filled with steamy and entertaining scenes, then I would highly recommend reading Legally Charming, you will not regret it. :)
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***
Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. To connect with Lauren, visit her at www.laurensmithbooks.com