Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Charmed at First Sight by Sharla Lovelace

Title: Charmed at First Sight 
Author: Sharla Lovelace
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Charmed in Texas #4
Main Characters: Micah and Leo
Release Date: July 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
In the small town of Charmed, Texas, plenty of folks have found the path to true love. But now two outsiders have arrived to shake things up . . . 
Never one to do things by the book, Micah Roman couldn’t just chalk it up to bridal jitters, or even quietly call off her wedding to her long-time fiancé. No, she has to high-tail it out of the church sporting a dress that cost more than her car, and jump on the back of a smoking-hot stranger’s motorcycle. Her knight in all-black is headed to a town called Charmed, so that’s where she’ll go and try to lay low. Except their appearance raises plenty of eyebrows . . . and a sudden, intense attraction she has no business exploring. 
Who knew picking up a damsel in distress would lead to lust at first sight? Leo McKane headed to Charmed prepared to deal with some family secrets—including his status as long-lost brother. This runaway bride is an unexpected distraction his set agenda and loner lifestyle doesn’t include. She’s everywhere he turns, getting under his skin with her quirky, headstrong ways and eyes he can’t forget. But when Micah’s jilted ex comes looking for her and opens up his shady past, Leo knows he has a choice to make. 
They both do. 

Run to safer ground again? Or take a leap that their untrusting hearts are wary to take.
My Review:
The beginning of this book is truly an epic scene...every runaway bride scene you've ever seen in a movie or TV show...this was that scene...complete with the bad boy on the Harley. It was awesome and truly a brilliant way to begin this fabulous book. 

And that initial scene really sets up the hot mess that Micah is in real life. Micah has spent the last 8 years with one guy and becoming a person that she doesn't even recognize. So when she takes off on Leo's motorcycle...she's truly shedding her old life and sets off on a journey of self-discovery. She has to find who she is in her own skin again.

And seriously, for all his bad-boy ways, Leo is the perfect guy for Micah. He sees her and despite her hot mess status, he likes her a lot. He likes her spunk and the fact that she's taken this huge risk. Every time she's on the precipice of giving in to her fear, Leo is there to encourage her and push her toward what she truly wanted in the first place. I love how he empowers and infuses her with confidence. Micah is a better person with Leo. 

So, yeah, I liked this book. This entire series has been phenomenal. Fans who have read the other books are going to love this one. Although, be warned...there are some serious tears to be shed toward the end. But I love these characters and this town so much. This author has shown me this characters and made them so real. I'm definitely fully invested in all their stories. 

It was a fabulous read and the sexual chemistry between Leo and Micah is SIZZLING. Seriously, there could have been smoke rising from the pages on my kindle there was so much heat between the two of them. It's a slow, sensuous build between them and it makes for a spell-binding read. I didn't want to put it down. 

Highly recommend.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest and voluntary review.

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