Life for Charlotte (Charlie) Harris couldn’t be any better at this moment in time. She has her dream job, she has the extremely wealthy knight in shining armour and she has the best friends a girl could ever ask for. On paper, the beautiful world unfolding at her feet almost appears too good to be true for a working class girl from Manchester right?
But what happens when you gloss over the statistics and realise that the happy bubble you have been living in for the past fifteen months has all been a twisted, torturous path of lies? What if you realised that the person you loved wasn’t who they claimed to be any longer?
With the once sacred and happy memories now turned into hatred and despair, Charlie must now follow her instincts to either forget her past and move on or force the hand that holds the cards to her life to reshuffle the deck before it leads onto the twisted future that lies in store.
What will she choose?
Can she forgive and forget for the only man her heart has ever loved?
I must admit, I started this book assuming that it was going to be predictable and it was for the first half, but then the last half of the book totally blew me away. I have heard this is her debut novel, if that is true, we have a very talented new author on our hands.
Charlie is really on her own in With a judgmental family who can’t accept her for who she is she works two jobs to
support herself and her fashion dreams. One night at the club she meets Callum, the sexy businessman who sparks some passion in her. He waits for her after her shift and as they say the rest is history. They move in together, he pays off her debts allowing her to focus her weekdays on her job as a fashion stylist and her weekends on being his lover.
Problems start to occur when the weekends that were meant for them suddenly become taken over by phone calls for
“work” that lasted for hours. As Charlie starts to doubt Callum’s commitment to her, her two best friends come up with a plan to surprise him in London at his home there. This is when we believe the predictable is going to happen. The only thing left was to wait to see is if she can get over what she finds. Well we were very wrong because this is when the story gets very interesting.
Now that the truth as she knows it is out, she has to repair her heart. Each day she tries to take a step forward only to be shoved back into more lies and pain. I have to say how this ended, once the real truth came out, impressed me. I didn’t want to hate Callum, there was just something about him through the whole book I wanted to believe in. Charlie was such a strong female character. I so admire her as she went through all of this using her head and not her broken heart. Her three friends were just fantastic characters; I wished I had a few of those kinds of friends. They were protective of her, yet also on a mission to find the truth and not be driven by emotions.
The twist and turns in the last half of this book kept me reading and not wanting to stop. Her writing style read smoothly and she was able to keep my attention through the whole book. I really recommend this book, it will tug at your heart, make you go crazy trying to figure out who is lying and make you become a melting mess when you finally
discover that sometimes we just have to trust our heart, especially when it won’t stop loving that person you want to believe in the most.
The apartments intercom system buzzed noisily, jolting Charlie from her thoughts. Jumping up from her position at the breakfast bar, she hurried towards the intercom phone on the opposite side of the kitchen.
“Hi John, is he here?” she practically squealed, bouncing up and down on the balls of her feet.
“Yes, Miss Harris. His electronic fob has just been used on the underground garage. He should be with you
shortly,” he replied.
“Thanks John,” Charlie said as she disconnected the call and placed the phone back on to the wall receiver.
Knowing Callum was mere minutes away, she moved swiftly through the apartment to wait by the private penthouse lift. Fidgeting nervously with her hands, she watched as the numbers on the panel steadily increased through the floors of the building. Growing more and more impatient, she eventually heard the heart stopping ding of the doors opening and Callum’s smooth and sensual voice as it echoed across the marbled foyer.
“Damn, Baby,” he growled, running an appreciative eye over her body as he entered the foyer. “You look absolutely gorgeous.”
With a little squeal of excitement, Charlie found herself rushing straight into Callum’s open and waiting arms. His firm and strong grasp held her body tightly against his as his mouth dipped low to claim her lips in a ferocious and practically starved kiss.
She felt his hands slowly drift down the length of her back to cup her bottom, before he squeezed tightly to
encourage her to wrap her legs around his waist. She complied silently, raising one leg to his hip so that Callum could lift her effortlessly against him.
Sliding her hands to lock around the nape of his neck for support, Charlie gasped at the feel of his erection
straining against the material of his trousers.
Beth Ashworth was born in Manchester in 1990, but shortly moved to the modest city of Coventry where she was raised and still resides now.
As a vivid reader from a very early age, Beth has always been keen to put her words onto paper. As a child she was always found with either a book in her hand, a pen and notepad or a computer games controller.
Starting off by initially writing alternate endings to her favourite Jacqueline Wilson books from around the age of ten, Beth has continued to grow and love her passion for books.
Eventually, after many unfinished books and short stories, she finally decided to follow her passion and write books that she hopes people will love.
When she isn’t reading or writing, Beth loves to spend time with her husband and friends
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