Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Tour - Review: The Wife Maker

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Wife Maker
Title - The Wife Maker 

Author -  Karey White
Series - The Husband Maker #3
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Published - February 14th 2015
Format - Kindle Review Copy

Charlotte has spent years as the husband maker, sending every guy she dates off to enjoy marital bliss with the next girl he dates. But things have now changed, and she's determined to use her husband-maker abilities one last time--on herself. And she finally knows exactly who she wants. Angus has loved Charlotte since they were teenagers, but he's tired of waiting for her to realize how good they could be. She's broken his heart one too many times, and it's time to move on with his life. Maybe a position halfway across the country will be just what he needs to get over her. But when Charlotte won't let him go without a fight, Angus has to decide if he's willing to let her in again or if she's too late.
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“Charlotte, it’s Flynn.”

“Flynn? Is everything okay?”

“Aye. I think we should talk. Turn on your computer and call me.”

Ten minutes later, Flynn appeared on the screen of my laptop.

“What’s going on?”

“I think you should move to Kansas City.”

I laughed. “What are you talking about?”

“Don’t laugh. I’m not jokin’.”

“I can’t move to Kansas City. My job’s here. My family’s here. And I don’t think Angus would even want me to.”

“Ah, he’d say he doesn’t want ya to, but I’d wager that what he wants and what he says he wants are two different things.”

I shook my head. “You’re crazy. This is what you wanted me to call you for at this hour of the morning?”

“Aye. And hear me out. I’ve been chewin’ on this all day.”

I was touched that he’d been trying to figure out a way to help me, but this idea was insane. “I’m listening.”

“You say you’ll wait for him to come back.” I nodded. “What about him? You might be willing to wait for ten years, but what about Angus? He’ll be meeting new people. He won’t be waiting around. If ya want to cook a chicken, ya have to put him in while the water’s boilin’.”

I snickered. “I don’t even know what that means, Flynn.”

“Sure ya do. If ya wait ‘til the water’s all cooled down, good luck cooking the bird. Right now the water’s boilin’.”

“No it’s not. He doesn’t want anything to do with me.”

“That’s ’cause the water’s boilin’. If it weren’t, he’d talk to ya all day long. He’s just tryin’ not to get burned.”

There was an absurd and comforting logic to what he was saying. “Keep going.”

“There’s not much more to say. Move to Kansas City.”

“That’s easier said than done, Flynn.”

“Tell me this. What needs more attention? The things in San Francisco? Or the thing in Kansas City?”

I didn’t answer him. I didn’t know what to say.

“Charlotte, give him a grand gesture. Show ’im he’s more important than the things you’ve left behind.”

“Wow. I should never have answered the phone this morning.”

We laughed. “Think about it. It might work.”

“It might not. And then I’ll be two thousand miles away from my family and I’ll have given up the best job in the world and . . . It’s all so scary.”

“But you’re brave. And if it doesn’t work out, you can go back.”

“I thought you were my friend.”

Flynn didn’t say anything right away. He just smiled. When he finally spoke, his voice was soft. “I am.”

I received The Wife Maker in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by I Am A Reader. Charlotte has finally figured out why none of the men in her life have worked out she’s in love with her best friend Angus it just took a little longer for her than him. Unfortunately for Charlotte he’s decided to move on taking the fellowship and residency in Kansas City to start over and in hopes of forgetting about her. Determined to win him back Charlotte quits her dream job leaves her friends and family and moves to Kansas City to win him back. She ends up in a dangerous part of town renting a scary apartment to find her tires have been slashed thanks to her brother Angus rides to save her.

Now in a safe place staying with Angus till she can find a new place Charlotte might just be able to find a job and place to live. While she’s determined to stay and prove to him she wants him he’s determined to avoid her every chance not willing to risk being hurt by her and wants her to leave for San Francisco. Charlotte won’t give up even renting an apartment in his complex and taking any job she can get even working as a sous chef making salads and plating desserts. When she lands a job for Hallmark for the holiday it’s the step in the right direction even if it is arts and crafts with kids while their parents shop. Will Charlotte be able to win Angus over? Or is there someone else for each of them in Kansas City?

I’ve loved Charlotte and Angus since the first book secretly hoping that they would be meant for each other. After the last book ended I knew that it was going to come down to these two and hopefully they can get their act’s together and stop denying or facing the truth that they are meant for each other. I like how Charlotte’s family is so supportive of her even though she’s chasing Angus across the country with no job or plans for the future.

The Wife Maker is the third and conclusion to Charlotte’s story about her finding her happy ever after. She’s had her ups and downs but she’s a strong woman willing to risk it all for the man she loves. I love how the story played out it’s so well written it was hard to put down because I just had to know if Charlotte would get the right guy in the end. I was so happy the way The Wife Maker played out that I had tears of joy it was better than I expected and I just loved every moment of it. The author has done a beautiful job creating a perfect conclusion to one of my favorite romance series. I would love to see a spin-off of Aleena or at least her get her own happy ever after since she’s one of my favorite supporting characters. I also really like that the series is in San Francisco and that Charlottes parents live in Fairfield which is right where we live well close. I think the author did a fantastic job creating a captivating romance story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. I love that the series is a clean romance which you don’t see every day it was sweet. I highly suggest if you’re looking for sweet romance you check it out.  

Karey White
Author Karey White

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.
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1 comment:

  1. interesting title and contradicting story, very intriguing