A Charming Second Chance Romance | The Charm of You by Jennifer Probst [ARC Review]

Posted August 22, 2018 by Zeee in Blog Tours, Reviews4 Comments


A Charming Second Chance Romance | The Charm of You by Jennifer Probst [ARC Review]

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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A Charming Second Chance Romance | The Charm of You by Jennifer Probst [ARC Review]The Charm of You written by Jennifer Probst
Publisher Self Published
Publication Date: August 17, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 207
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Flame Rating: three-flames
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It Takes Three Simple Steps To Make a Guy Fall in Love with you… Determination. Seduction. Charm. Let the game begin...

Presley Cabot has come a long way from the overweight, awkward college student who fell hard for the gorgeous track star, Nolan Banks, only to be humiliated after their one night together. Now, she’s one of the billionaire badass owners of LWW Enterprises and has everything she’d ever wanted in life, leaving her past behind. But when Nolan comes back into town, and doesn’t even recognize the girl he once destroyed, she decides to invoke her own personal revenge. The plan is simple—make him fall hard for her, then dump him. She transforms herself into his perfect woman using three simple steps to spin her web. But she never planned on getting caught up in old feelings…and new promises…

Nolan Banks leaves Wall Street behind to open up a brewery in his small college town. Finally ready to carve out his life away from the dreams of his family, he never expected to find an immediate attraction to the sexy corporate mogul who challenges him at every step. He falls hard and fast, determined to show her they’re meant for each other, until the truth of their shared past shatters their fragile foundation. But Nolan is playing for higher stakes, and he’s not about to let Presley walk away without a fight. Can he convince her his feelings have nothing to do with the game rules, and everything to do with the woman she is?

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My Thoughts

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The Charm of You was a charming second chance romance (pun intended). And yes, I was pretty charmed by the whole romance!

For some reason, the overweight girl gets her revenge when she loses all the weight. While I’m totally against this trope (I am SUPER triggered, people), in The Charm of You, it is done really well. This is because there are a few flashback scenes showing the fateful night Nolan broke Presley’s heart.

I flew through The Charm of You really fast. I felt that the book was super short and I also think that there should have been more character development. In fact, when I finished the book, I honestly thought that there were pages missing! I wish that there were a few more chapters, actually.

The Charm of You also has an insta-love quality to it, especially on Nolan’s part. While Presley had a crush on Nolan when she was in college, this story takes places 10 years after and I should think that there is no love involved, right? But it is obvious that the chemistry is there.

I enjoyed The Charm of You. It is a good start in the Ladies Who Write series. If you aren’t familiar with this series, seven amazing contemporary authors are writing books in this series. In The Charm of You, the main character Presley is one of the owners of LWW, a publishing company which is the main focus in the LWW world.


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Overall: 3.5


The Charm of You Skinny Review


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About Jennifer Probst

Author: Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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4 responses to “A Charming Second Chance Romance | The Charm of You by Jennifer Probst [ARC Review]

  1. That’s great that you loved this. The blurb doesn’t really appeal to me (I’m not super into revenge plots) but I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I may give it a try. I may like revenge plots more when it’s the woman wanting revenge and not the man.

    • Yeah, me too! But I was really excited about the LWW book and I want to explore that series with the other romance authors. If you do give it a try, let me know what you think!

  2. Ooh, a second chance romance with a heroine who wants to get some revenge on an old crush?? Sounds great! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one as I’ve been eyeing this one but wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump in or not.

    Also, can I just tell you how gorgeous your blog is? Your hard work really pays off because I love the smooth lines, the neatness of the look and the color theme. Good stuff here, Zee!!

    • Yes! It’s a little bit shorter than what I’m used to with Jennifer Probst, but I enjoyed it!

      Also, thank you for your kind words about my blog! 🙂 This style has been the same since 2013 LOL