I was provided with an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.
Series: Perfect Kisses #3
Published by Entangled Bliss on January 13, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: the publisher
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She fell for the nice guy, but will she fall for the real guy?
Ex-ballerina Ellie Bell has twenty-four days left until her self-imposed man-less year is up. No more falling for the wrong kind of guy—charming, sexy, bad. Why can’t she find someone sweet like Charlie Johansson, her soldier pen pal? His e-mails meant the world to her, and she can’t stop thinking about him…until she meets Hunter, whose muscles and cocky smile threaten to have her relapsing.
Before Charlie “Big Game Hunter” Johansson’s last tour of duty, he’d gone through women like crazy. But after connecting on a real, emotional level via letters with his best friend’s sister, Charlie’s ready for a relationship—with Ellie Bell. But then her brother introduces him as Hunter. Proving he’s no longer a player by becoming Ellie’s dance partner for an Army benefit seems like it could convinceboth siblings he’s changed, but the harder he falls for Ellie, the harder it is to come clean. Can he convince her to fall for the real him before it’s too late?
I’m having fun with this Birthday Thursday business. While I could handle not getting too much older too quickly, I could do this every day.
The next book off the Clearing the Backlog Challenge for this Birthday Thursday is the sweet January 2014 release from Entangled Bliss author Ophelia London, Falling for Her Soldier.
I want to give one of you, my lovely readers, a digital copy as part of Birthday Thursday. So leave a comment, and good luck!
Here are my thoughts on Falling for Her Soldier:
I’ve really enjoyed the books I’ve come across from Entangled’s sweet, tender romance imprint, and this one was no exception.
I loved that Ellie was taking ownership of herself, and trying to make sure she doesn’t repeat her previous mistakes with men. Even if Jane doesn’t understand your man-free year, I get you, Ellie.
Charlie, I just wanted to hug him sometimes. Charlie knows his reputation isn’t exactly lily-white. His actions in helping Ellie were very sweet and no matter how hard it was for him, I loved that he wanted Ellie to know him rather than his reputation – even if his methods were a little skewed.
This is a sweet and tender read. While it is light on the “action”, that certainly didn’t take away from the development of their relationship and the chemistry between Ellie and Charlie. The dance scenes between them certainly added a zing to their connection – sexy without being gratuitous.
The way in which Charlie’s secret was revealed was unexpected, and the resolution of the dark moment was just gorgeous! Someone else compared it to the final scene in An Officer and a Gentleman, and I would definitely agree with that observation.
I very much enjoyed the secondary characters in Falling for Her Soldier, especially Jane and Sam (Ellie’s brother). I am really hoping that each of those two has a story somewhere in the future.
While I haven’t read the earlier books in the series, I most definitely do after this.