Too Charming2Title:  Too Charming
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Author:  Kathryn Freeman
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 18, 2013 – Reissue June 8, 2015
My Rating:  4 star
Source:  NetGalley
From the Cover:

Does a girl ever really learn from her mistakes?

Detective Sergeant Megan Taylor thinks so. She once lost her heart to a man who was too charming and she isn’t about to make the same mistake again – especially not with sexy defence lawyer, Scott Armstrong. Aside from being far too sure of himself for his own good, Scott’s major flaw is that he defends the very people that she works so hard to imprison.

But when Scott wants something he goes for it. And he wants Megan. One day she’ll see him not as a lawyer, but as a man … and that’s when she’ll fall for him.

Yet just as Scott seems to be making inroads, a case presents itself that’s far too close to home, throwing his life into chaos.

As Megan helps him pick up the pieces, can he persuade her that he isn’t the careless charmer she thinks he is? Isn’t a man innocent until proven guilty?

Read on for my thoughts on Too Charming.  No true spoilers, promise.

I did enjoy Too Charming.  Yet there were so many times throughout this story that I simply wanted to shake Megan and say Get Real – Grow Up – Stop Living In The Past.  Yes, I really was that annoyed with the character.  I get that Megan was hurt badly in the past by a charming man.  I get it, we were told over and over again about the stupid Luke.  Still up to the very last chapter, Megan is still convinced that Scott doesn’t know his true feelings.  I’ll be honest, it wasn’t Megan that gave this novel a 4 star rating from me – it was Scott, Sally and the overall story that took it to that rating.

Authors create their characters in certain ways for their own reasons.  So I’m not saying that Megan was a bad character, she certainly added to the enjoyment and the frustration of the story.  Her constant disbelief that a true romance could ever be possible between her and Scott because of the surface he showed to the world was simply annoying.  If you care for someone as much as we are lead to believe she cared for Scott then for crying out loud – have a little faith in him.

Scott’s development throughout the story was engaging and entertaining.  As we got to know his reasons for the charming, smooth talker that he showed to the world, he became more real and more likeable.  Scott grew from what he was to what he could become.  Megan stayed a petulant child who was hurt once and forever ever after blamed all men for the actions of one jerk.  She never grew up (for me).

There are a couple mysteries within Too Charming that we get to see solved.  Through those mysteries we get to understand Scott so much more as well.

I would recommend Too CHarming.  Just because I didn’t fall in love with one character does not mean it wasn’t an entertaining, engaging story to read.  I simply wished I could root for them as a couple and not just for Scott to find his happy ending.

*I received an e-ARC of Too Charming from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

**Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.**

Too Charming is available in paperback and for the Kindle