Everybody loves marketing whiz Charlie Solanger—except the woman he really wants.
Creative genius Charlie Solanger has it all: good looks, money, intelligence, charm. And when he swoops in to save Reynolds Paint Company with a brilliant marketing campaign, he has all the ladies in the office vying for his attention. Everyone except math whiz Valerie Wilson.
Val’s not happy Charlie stole her promotion. Worse, his brand of flirtatious charm is reminiscent of her cheating ex-fiancé. So, how come she can’t get him out of her head? The more she challenges him, the more interested—and interesting—he becomes. What secrets is Charlie hiding, and who or what is behind the sudden mysterious drain on their company’s funds? The only way to find out is to join forces. Then it will be a battle of wills…and a triumph of hearts.
Charmed by Charlie is the perfect office romance. If you ever worked as a product manager, you can probably recognize a lot of Valerie’s ‘all-in-a-days-work’ adventures. Last minutes requests from your nasty boss about the latest sales figures. Having them to rework all day, because the graphics do not look convincing enough, overhearing discussions in a meeting room and gossiping with your BFF colleague at the coffee machine.
Val’s best friend Bernie is hilarious and the constant bickering between her and Val’s fiancé George is very amusing. And I also think the Spice Boys is definitely better than Haddad’s…
And what’s not to like about Charlie? Charms, looks, flirtatious remarks, he has it all. Including the Senior Product management job Val’s had her eyes on. So no, she really doesn’t like Charlie. But Charlie clearly does like her. And everybody in the company seem to have set their eyes on Charlie and Val to save the company with the newest discovery in paint and a grand marketing campaign. Every turn Val takes, she (literally) bumps into Charlie. Infuriating, especially when Val feels their mutual attraction, but really tries her best to deny this.
And when Seth (Val’s ex-fiancé, who cheated on Val with her best friend and roommate Deidre) reappears, Val’s misery is just complete. Who can she trust and how can she trust her heart, when every guy seems to lie to her. Even faithful and reliable George. What secrets does Charlie hide and who is draining the company funds? Val needs to find out soon, or she will be out of a job. Can she find out the truth or will the men in her life keep painting pretty pictures?
Funny, charming and a great read. Thank you Amanda Uhl and Netgalley for this arc. Four out of five stars from me.
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Published: April 2017
My rating: ♥♥♥♥