A Charm Offensive Review and Giveaway!

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The Charm Offensive
by Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Winning her over means winning everything

Sophie Callahan is PI Brad Harrington’s best lead to tracking down the man he’s been hired to bring to justice: Sophie’s own thieving father. But when Brad arrives at The Pampered Pooch, just behind a litter of stray kittens, the pet-store owner is the big surprise. This scrappy, huge-hearted woman with charm to spare gets to Brad in a way no one has ever been able to before. She spends her life finding—and making—homes for others: abandoned pets, her young niece. He’ll have to tell her why he’s really here. Which means he’ll have to choose between his sail-away dreams and the chance to build a forever home—with her.

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My Perspective

You can’t pick your family, and this story is certainly a great illustration of that. Both Sophie’s father and sister were not the type of family members you would brag about to your friends. But God knows how to turn something bad into something good. Sophie’s father led her to meeting Brad (although she doesn’t know it!) and her sister led to her watching over her beautiful niece Ella. Readers, let me just share something with you. Ella steals the show. No joke. You will be reading this with tears in your eyes during some of her scenes. She is a remarkable character and stole my heart. You learn something in this book about Ella that almost makes you feel sorry for her, until you see how she lets that particular thing affect her life – it doesn’t! She is that little girl that has so much spirit, and refuses to give in to her disability. A true inspiration to read about.

Now obviously you can tell by reading the synopsis that this book does not totally center around Ella. It is truly about Sophie and Brad. They are a sweet pair, although at times I wanted even more from them. I think the way their relationship blossomed was a tad predictable, although I did enjoy reading it. I felt like they could have used a bit more surprise thrown in the mix, just to make the story a bit more “on the edge of your seat”. But I like the element of surprise in a relationship, and not everyone cares for that. And again, I did like reading their story. It was a sweet romance!

Overall, I would recommend this book to romance readers and young adults. It’ll put a smile on your face, and probably make you thankful you don’t have the relatives that Sophie does! Just make sure you are ready to meet Ella. I promise you that she will lift your spirits.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


About the Author

Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.


Tour Schedule

July 2nd: Launch
July 3rd:
It’s All About the Romance
With Love for Books
Brooke Blogs
Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford
Deal Sharing Aunt
July 5th:
Hearts & Scribbles
A Baker’s Perspective
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Becky on Books
July 6th:
Paulette’s Papers
Thoughts of a Blonde
Mel’s Shelves
Harlie’s Books
July 7th:
Bookworm Lisa
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Christy’s Cozy Corners
July 9th:
Reading Is My SuperPower
Heidi Reads…
Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader
Book Lover in Florida
July 10th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

 1 winner will receive a Baubelle Expandable, Inspirational Charm Bracelet and signed copy of Make Me a Match (US only)
 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon e-gift card and ebook of Make Me a Match (open internationally)
– Ends July 14th

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9 thoughts on “A Charm Offensive Review and Giveaway!

  1. Cari Lynn Webb is a new author to me. Thanks for introducing me to her and her new book..

    Enjoyed your perspective. A Charm Offensive sounds like a book I would definitely enjoy reading.

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