The Charm of You
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It Takes Three Simple Steps To Make a Guy Fall in Love with you…
Let the game begin...
Presley Cabot has come a long way from the overweight, awkward college student who fell hard for the gorgeous track star, Nolan Banks, only to be humiliated after their one night together. Now, she’s one of the billionaire badass owners of LWW Enterprises and has everything she’d ever wanted in life, leaving her past behind.
But when Nolan comes back into town, and doesn’t even recognize the girl he once destroyed, she decides to invoke her own personal revenge. The plan is simple—make him fall hard for her, then dump him. She transforms herself into his perfect woman using three simple steps to spin her web.
But she never planned on getting caught up in old feelings…and new promises…
Nolan Banks leaves Wall Street behind to open up a brewery in his small college town. Finally ready to carve out his life away from the dreams of his family, he never expected to find an immediate attraction to the sexy corporate mogul who challenges him at every step. He falls hard and fast, determined to show her they’re meant for each other, until the truth of their shared past shatters their fragile foundation. But Nolan is playing for higher stakes, and he’s not about to let Presley walk away without a fight. Can he convince her his feelings have nothing to do with the game rules, and everything to do with the woman she is?
Praise for Jennifer Probst:
For a sexy, fun-filled, warmhearted read, look no further than Jennifer Probst!”—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
“Jennifer Probst is an absolute auto-buy author for me.”—J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author
“Jennifer Probst knows how to bring the swoons and the sexy.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
“Jennifer Probst never fails to deliver romance that sizzles and has a way of tugging those emotional heartstrings.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages
“Jennifer Probst’s books remind me of delicious chocolate cake. Bursting with flavor, decadently rich . . . very satisfying.”—Love Affair with an e-Reader
Enjoyed Presley and Nolan’s Story
It’s been awhile since I’ve read a story by Jennifer Probst, so when I read the blurb for The Charm of You, a romantic comedy with heart, I knew I needed to read it, and even though it was a bit too predictable, I enjoyed Presley and Nolan’s story and could picture it being told on the big screen.
Through Jennifer Probst's characterization of Presley, we receive a clear perception of the awkward college student Presley was and the heartbreak she endured when one of the most important nights of her life turns into a humiliating experience; we see the confident CEO, sharp-minded woman Presley becomes when she follows her dreams, embraces her passion for the written word and surrounds herself with a small group of like-minded and dynamic woman who share Presley’s vision of success, but the version of Presley who I enjoyed the most, even though she wasn’t supposed to show this side of herself in front of Nolan, was the one who let down her walls and was not the seductress planning revenge, but she was the honest and open girl whose wit and snark as well as her easy going personality made Nolan want her even more.
The image of Nolan that readers receive outside of the college flashbacks is nothing like the man that Presley remembers, which is why I’m glad Probst allowed us inside Nolan’s head; it adds a layer to the story line and makes readers feel like there’s more to their past than either of them know, so when Presley and Nolan cross paths almost 10 years later, it’s understandable that Presley needs closure when it comes to what went down between them in order to prove to herself that she’s over Nolan and how he made her feel, but her plan for revenge and how she wants to play this game with Nolan seems to fade away when Presley interacts with him, which will make readers question their past and what it means for their future.
As Probst takes readers back to the college versions of Presley Cabot and Nolan Banks and lays out the night that not only changed everything between them but also served as a lesson to Presley and fueled her desire to be in total control of her own success and self-perception, it’s made beyond clear just how much that night broke her, but, in my opinion, what it also does is allow readers to understand the underlying circumstances of that event and how there’s another side to that night and Presley and Nolan’s story that will alter EVERYTHING between the older versions of them both.
After I finished reading Jennifer Probst’s newest release, The Charm of You, I reveled in the female empowerment that drove Presley and her friends to reach the level of success they did as well as the close bond these women formed when they decided to believe in one another and become everything they wanted to be and then some. What’s also made clear is how some people struggle with how they perceive themselves and allow others to tear them down, resulting in an unfulfilled life and requiring a complete change of perception in order to be in the present instead of dwelling on the past.
There’s several powerful messages in Presley and Nolan’s story, and the way Probst laid out the storyline, offering a continuum of flashbacks amidst the characters’ present interactions allows readers to completely understand the reasons behind Presley’s actions and her need to put Nolan in his place once and for all.
4 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
Revenge, Seduction and Second Chances
Despite being a smart, beautiful & successful businesswoman, Presley Cabot always had one huge regret in her life and he just moved back to town. Everything came easily to golden boy Nolan Banks- he was a rich, handsome athlete and Presley adored him. Until the night he devastated the shy, overweight girl by sleeping with her on a bet. When she hears he’s opened a bar in town, a plot takes shape to seduce and discard him as payback for the humiliation he caused. Her plan to play hard to get and leave him wanting more works all to well and Nolan is soon drawn in by her sexy style & sassy mouth. The problem is, Presley begrudgingly finds herself falling for him all over again & wondering if he could love the awkward girl hiding beneath the glamorous surface. Nolan is all charm & determination as he pursues Presley and works to prove his love for the “real” her. Their biggest challenge is overcoming the hurt and misunderstandings of the past to get a second chance at the love that was stolen from them.
This book put a cute, new spin on the rom com movie “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” with a tip of the hat to “Sweet Home Alabama” as well. It’s a fun, cleverly written love story with plenty of sweetness & spice.
Revenge is not always sweet
I loved this story of Presley Cabot who triumphed over her insecurities and weight..... it did she really? When Presley finds out her college crush is back in town she decides to exact her revenge. However, revenge is not all it seems and Presley quickly rediscovers her surprised crush has become more than a crush and blossomed into love..... but will her revenge plot destroy her chance of true happiness.
I really liked Nolan, and this book was funny, witty, and definitely thought provoking. What I really enjoyed was the plot twist especially since it had me drawing conclusions before the big reveal.
I’m really happy with the ending and I love the confident Presley Cabot, but this book shows her real vulnerability and fears which we all have and keep hidden. I also loved that Presley wasn’t your typical size 2 heroine and more closely portrayed the ‘curvy’ girls in society.
Jennifer Probst never disappoints. She is one of my few one-click authors all the time.