October 30, 2012

Title: Naturally, Charlie
Author: S.L. Scott
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
Expected Publication: November 1st, 2012
Pages: 249

Publisher’s Synopsis: 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.

 Amy and Ana really enjoyed this book and place it on their 2nd shelf!

**Note:** Amy and Ana were provided e-ARCs of this title from the author for this blog tour, however, that did not influence our review in any way.

 ♥ Our Thoughts:

Ana: When you meet someone is it fate or destiny? According to Charlie, there’s a difference. And as we watch this story unfold, we truly do begin to see and understand that difference. What a great book! This is one of those books that’s written so smoothly that you find yourself reading it much faster than you want to. I loved both Charlies (although, if truth be told, boy Charlie was my favorite) and the way their story moved through sorrow, uncertainty, happiness, friendship and love. Girl Charlie has been hurt and yet she’s much stronger than she gives herself credit for. She handles unpleasant people and difficult situations with grace. But, when it comes to romance she’s not as brave as she can and should be. Boy Charlie is swoonworthy! He’s caring and patient and just cocky enough to make him absolutely loveable! This story had me smiling and rooting for love.. it had me feeling sad, and it had me frustrated.. but mostly, it had me sighing and feeling content! A wonderful book for those of you who, like me, love love!

“She’s going to be the death of me if I’m not careful, but her mumbling and how exposed we were with each other tonight makes me think she’s in just as deep.

Finally.”

Amy:  First, let me start off by saying that it’s been awhile since a book affected me the way this one did..

Naturally, Charlie is a beautifully written tale about two people, that become so much more than friends, struggling to find their own destiny. The author brings you into her world effortlessly and easily encourages you to become an active part of her characters journey through the story. I love when that happens. I love being able to relate so strongly at times that you forget that the story isn’t actually about you or your life. I was engaged from the very first page. The pace was perfect. The dialogue is smart and funny. The connection was deep, meaningful and completely believable. The alternating point of views is something I really, really enjoy when it’s executed correctly and oh man was it done well in this book!

The Charlie’s were so well developed and placed. And, even though I wanted to shake Charlie (the girl) for being dense and stubborn at times, everything about her, flaws included, just fit perfectly into the storyline. As for Charlie (the guy), I LOVED everything about him. He’s sensitive and handsome. Extremely patient and caring and he loves Charlie every ounce of his being. You can literally feel the emotions radiating off the pages as you flip through them. If you’re a fan of romance novels, I definitely recommend this book for you!

Be sure to stop later today and check out part two of the Naturally, Charlie blog tour; An author interview with S.L. Scott!

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