Lisa Reviews: S.L. Scott's - "Naturally Charlie"
I’m so excited to share with you how much I loved this book, and couldn’t force myself to put it down!
Here’s the summary:
“Twenty-five year old Charlotte “Charlie” Barrow is caught between her old life and the one she is beginning to build when she crosses paths with a handsome stranger on the subway. Not looking for romance, she closes her heart off to the possibilities of love. With a knack for mishaps, Charlie maintains her sense of humor while befriending the kind stranger who seems to be there at all the right times. New York freelance writer, Charlie Adams, is forging his own path beyond the expectations of the society circles of his childhood. Rejecting family money, and fast-lane friends, he is snubbed by his family as he follows his own compass to a life more extraordinary. Through a coincidence of events, they come to rely on each other for comfort. This is the tale of two Charlies learning to trust again while fighting their fates to create their own destiny.”
Naturally Charlie follows the journey of Charlotte and Charles, both who go by the nickname Charlie, and are going through rough times in their lives. While Charlotte is dealing with a broken heart from an intense break up, and death of her ex-fiancée Jim, just six months later, Charles is dealing with many changes in his life, his thoughts and morals, as well as the death of his aunt (the only family member he could ever really relate to!).
Bumping into each a few different times throughout the story, Charlotte and Charles decide to attend one another’s family funerals, not exactly the ideal first “date”, but it doesn’t matter to either of the two. They both need someone to lean on during these rough times.
From attending the funerals to spending Saturday afternoons, napping and watching movies together, the two get really close, and start having feelings for each other (even though neither want to admit to it).
But while Charles wants to not only help Charlotte get through her last break up and her ex-fiancée’s death, but also he wants to take their own relationship farther, he doesn’t want to “just be friends”, he wants much more! Unlike Charlotte who wants time to herself, to clear her head, and heal. Charlotte wants to end one part of her life, before she starts any other part.
Even though I received this book for review, Naturally Charlie was the perfect little love story I’ve been looking for! I really liked both of the characters, Charlotte was down to earth and I could connect to her many times throughout the story, and Charles was the perfect guy and girl could dream of!
LOVED it! If you haven’t picked this up yet, you should!