Legally Charming

Legally Charming

Lauren Smith

Ever After #1

Publisher: Lauren Smith
Publication date: 13-Mar-2017
Date Finished: 28-Sep-2017
Format: eBook
Pages: 372
Genres: Romance, Contemporary Romance, New Adult
ISBN: 9780997423723
Source: Author
Rating:3 star

Reading Challenges: Goodreads Reading Challenge



Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well-organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…


Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy.


Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairytale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been? ”



This was one of those books that was addicting while reading through it, but once I completed it, it was sort of meh. Not to discredit this book, it was good and had an excellent pace, but I was not overly thrilled with the story when it was all said and done.

Like I said this story had an excellent pace. I often times found myself at work, sneaking reads on my phone. (I was reading the eBook on my phone’s Kindle app.) It was an addicting storyline, particularly with the intimate scenes.

What irritated me was the woman jumping to conclusions cliche. That was essentially the climax of the story. I have learned that this cliche irritates me in both historical and contemporary romances.

Aside from that, the characters were quite dynamic and perfectly flawed. I was quite satisfied with the conclusion.

About the Author

“Born and raised in Tulsa, Lauren Smith spent the first twenty-two years of her life in Oklahoma, bridging the worlds between urban girl and cowgirl. After high school, she attended Oklahoma State University where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science. Drawn to paintings in museums and obsessed with antiques, she has satisfied her fascination with history by writing and
exploring exotic, ancient lands.
Over the years, Lauren’s studies have opened doors throughout the world. From spending two summers at Cambridge to attending classes at such divergent places as Ireland and Chengdu, China, she has discovered fascinating opportunities for enrichment wherever she goes. After completing college, Lauren moved to Michigan to attend law school at the University of Detroit-Mercy and University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Armed with two Juris Doctorate degrees from both countries, she returned to Tulsa and became an intellectual property attorney.
Since third grade when her English teacher proposed that all students should craft a story for a young writers’ conference, Lauren has been hooked on writing. Her first self-illustrated manuscript described the mysterious disappearance of rare brown bats that were being captured by scientists bent on using them as carriers for an incurable disease. The immense sense of joy in sharing that story with others, and discussing plots and characters, made it clear to Lauren that writing was her true passion.”


I received a copy of this novel from the author, in exchange for an honest review.


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