#NewRelease ~ Legally Charming (Ever After #1) by Lauren Smith ~ #5StarReview #Giveaway @LSmithAuthor @Barclay_PR

Posted March 22, 2017 by Cyndi Becker in 2017, 5 Star, Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Cyndi, New Release, Our Review / 0 Comments

#NewRelease ~ Legally Charming (Ever After #1) by Lauren Smith ~ #5StarReview #Giveaway @LSmithAuthor @Barclay_PR

Legally Charming by Lauren Smith
Series: Ever After #1
on March 13, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 372
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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?

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!

Legally Charming (Ever After #1)Legally Charming by Lauren Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Their chemistry was palpable, scorching his body in ways he’d not felt for years. But he knew a girl like Felicity deserved chocolates and dancing and moonlit serenades—…”

Legally Charming is a magical read about falling in love. Smith captures that oh so delicious feeling, that euphoric and giddy state where all you can do is think about that special someone. No matter how many times you may have experienced it, or in Jared and Felicity’s cases not experienced it, there’s that added element of felling this this is that “one” and reconciling with that realization.

The story centers around a graduate student, Felicity Hart and lawyer Jared Redmond, both are reluctant to form to any type of relationship but they simply can’t help themselves. The challenges they face range from work and school priorities, the difference in their financial status, to the slight age gap between the two. Also, there’s an ill perceived idea that Felicity is not the drop dead gorgeous women she is and may not be suitable for Jared – I like this distinction because she certainly doesn’t feel unworthy on the whole, just maybe not a great fit.

“You don’t know how to make a leap of faith. I get that. It’s scary as hell. We probably aren’t right for each other. Trust me, I know that. We’d never have time to be together between my work and your school. I get that, too.”

Smith creates a wonderful environment and interesting situations to that bring Jared and Felicity closer to each other. The frantic feeling of falling for someone so quickly is accomplished by pacing their interactions so perfectly; how they meet, engage and even in the moments where they try to back away from each other. It very much reminded me of when I met my husband and I do believe that’s a first. I also loved being in both of their heads, getting the story from both of their perspectives as I think this really drives how I felt and connected with this story. I found myself sighing and swooning (Jared really is an alpha-charmer ) and I felt that sting of tears in the back of my eyes too. Felicity couldn’t be any more relate-able and lovable ~ I wanted her happiness like no tomorrow.

“I see you, Felicity Hart. And what I see is a beautiful, intelligent, and compassionate woman. How could I not want you? You’re my dream.”

I simply adored this book and I can’t wait to read Thad and Angelo’s stories!! Legally Charming is truly a fairy tale read worthy of a 5 star recommendation! Lauren Smith has certainly gained a new follower in me.

~Review by Cyndi

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Meet Lauren

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night for Grand Central Publishing, 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 or twitter at @LSmithAuthor.

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