Monday, 8 June 2015

Book Review - Too Charming by Kathryn Freeman

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Title: Too Charming
Author: Kathryn Freeman
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Choc Lit
Publication Date: 7th June 2015
Rating: 3 Stars

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 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 he isn't the careless charmer she thinks he is? Isn't a man innocent until proven guilty?

Too Charming felt to me like a book of two halves. The first half was your typical romance story, boy and girl fight before giving into some serious sexual chemistry. The second half was more of a detective/mystery story, but with the same characters and still the pull of some sexual chemistry. 

DS Megan Taylor has issues trusting men, and having fallen for and then had her heart broken from a charming, confident man, she is determined not to let defence lawyer Scott get under her skin. 

Megan has a daughter, Sally (6), who is an inquisitive young girl, and was a delight to read about. Scott has never really had any dealings with children before, but seems to know exactly how to treat Sally, which helps Megan's defences lower. 

As the book progresses, a case comes up that will make both Megan and Scott see each other far more clearly. Megan's other objection to Scott, other than him being charming, is his job. Although both of them are trying to fight for justice, Megan hates that Scott works for the bad guys and can possibly make it so that they go free. Whereas obviously Megan is on the side of trying to lock up the criminals. 

I found that this was part romance and part crime book, but neither genres were covered in enough depth for me. I struggled through the first half of the book, and if the pace and story hadn't improved at that point, I may have given up. As it was the case that interlinks Megan and Scott fully was interesting, and I wanted to know what happened next. 

Easy to read book but no real depth, and Megan must have repeated the same mistrust of Scott so many times, it was starting to feel like a broken record. Scott and Sally are the stars of this story. 

Thank you to Choc Lit and Netgalley for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

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