Thursday, November 8, 2012

Naturally, Charlie by S.L. Scott
Release Date: November 1st, 2012 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing
Details: 249 pages, paperback
Genre: Fiction > Chick Lit > Contemporary
Source: NetGalley (Thank you NG & Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing!)
Summary (Goodreads):
Twenty-five year old Charlotte “Charlie” Barrow is caught between her old life and the one she is beginning to build when she crosses paths with a handsome stranger on the subway. Not looking for romance, she closes her heart off to the possibilities of love. With a knack for mishaps, Charlie maintains her sense of humor while befriending the kind stranger who seems to be there at all the right times.

New York freelance writer, Charlie Adams, is forging his own path beyond the expectations of the society circles of his childhood. Rejecting family money, and fast-lane friends, he is snubbed by his family as he follows his own compass to a life more extraordinary. 

Through a coincidence of events, they come to rely on each other for comfort. This is the tale of two Charlies learning to trust again while fighting their fates to create their own destiny.

Charlotte (Charlie) stumbles on Charles (Charlie) on the subway one day and ironically bump into each other again at a club and although Charlie is interested in Charlie he loses his cool and ends up seeing her friend instead. They end up parting ways in mutual agreement that it won’t work out between them (very adult-like. I loved it!).

Charlie (g) is getting over the death of someone important to her even though they weren't together at the time of his death, it still affected her greatly since she hadn't seemed to fully move on. She didn't really give herself time to mourn. While Charlie (b) is working on building his life away from his high profile parents. Both Charlie’s have people in their lives that resent them and I think the fact that author introduced these issues in the beginning really helped to bring out how flawed both Charlie’s were. 

 Overall, this was a story about two people who needed someone during their time in need and decided to take a chance on a stranger. A very realistic look at what dating as an adult is like and the complications that come along with it. I loved how slowly the romance between Charlie and Charlie developed even if they were attracted to each other, they spent a lot of time being there for each other as platonic friends and as complicated as it got at times, I totally loved it! Okay maybe they crossed the fine line of platonic considering they had nap dates and such... but it was still pretty darn cute!

If you're in the mood for a relaxing chick lit with flawed characters that happen to share the same name (how strange is that, really?) and develop a really cute friendlationship then I would highly suggest this read!

Also, if you come back on the 16th, I'll have S.L. Scott on the blog for an interview and a giveaway!

"What kind of guy do you take me for? You think I'd nap with one woman then have dinner with another? What a low opinion you must have of me."


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