Title: The Husband Maker
Author: Karey White
Series: The Husband Maker, #1
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next. Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?I loved this. It was hilarious, and all around just a lot of fun. It was definitely a cute, fluffy book and was just pure enjoyable to read.
Charlotte--Charlie, Chuck, Chuckers--has been given the nickname "the husband maker" because literally every single guy she has dated has gone on to marry the very next girl he dates. It's one thing for Charlotte to notice, it's quite another for other people to notice the trend. But Charlotte can't help but hope that one day, there will be someone that can break the "curse". Enter Kyle Aldsworth, who just might seem like The One to do that.
Not going to lie, I thought this was going to be one of those best-friend romances, where she is trying to find someone and then realizes that she's been in love with her best friend the whole time. And while this didn't not end up being that, hey, there's more to the series. Because I am definitely #teamAngus ;)
Charlotte was a very fun character, easy to relate to and read about. She was funny, but also strong and could be serious when she needed to be. The stories of her athletic fails and romantic misses were funny and an interesting way to add in flashbacks. It was also kind of sad, and made you feel for her.
I loved the other characters as well. Even though I was initially rooting for Angus, I did also like Kyle. I also loved the family dynamic, as Charlotte's parents and siblings were focal parts of the story.
The story line was very entertaining and will keep you interested, as well as definitely make you laugh. As Kyle and Charlotte go through one mishap after another, you find yourself rooting for them and just hoping they get their happily ever after.
I will say, I loved this ending. It was a bit non-traditional, but I loved the way Charlotte handled things. I liked the conclusions she came to, and it really showcased the kind of person she is. And now I want book 2!!
All in all, this was a very light, cute read that I would definitely recommend for anyone who loves their chick-lit.
|Book 2: Coming Fall 2014|
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Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.