"A contemporary western romance with some unexpected twists!"
Reviewed by Audrey Lawrence
Posted May 2, 2019
If any man is worthy of being called the Playboy Cowboy, it is none
other than the unbelievably handsome Luca Prince whose family owns
one of the wealthiest and oldest ranches in Texas. Even the nearby
town of Three Rivers is way smaller than the huge ranch from which it
takes its name.
Luca's kiss at the high school prom was so heart-exploding for the shy
and intelligent Ella Kendall that she instantly has a crush on him whose
fire may be smoldering, but has never been fully extinguished even
twelve years later.
After unexpectedly inheriting a dilapidated old house, complete with a
few diverse animals and some happy memories, Ella has moved back to
Three Rivers and is determined to make a go of it with the help of her
accounting business. Ella has largely overcome her shyness while
keeping a healthy dose of trust issues from her childhood life in foster
homes. Given that, she swears she will absolutely have nothing to do
with Luca ever again. So, why is she now agreeing to a visit?
Cleverly penned by New York Times bestselling author Julia London, THE CHARMER WITH CHAPS is the
first book in the Princes of Texas Romance Series. London is an
engaging writer with a bit of a tongue in cheek style that I fully
appreciate when reading her romances. Ella is a great character with
guts and determination and you will find yourself rooting for her as she
battles her emotions about Luca and her loyalty to her long-time friend
London is from Texas and she totally nails her characters and their
various reactions and attitudes. Readers familiar with small towns will
nod knowingly to the way people interact with each other. I was
impressed with how vividly London brings the Texas landscape to life
as well as using Luca's commitment to the land to highlight its need for
environmental protection. Other interesting themes include adult
literacy needs and reflections on old default behaviors that may need
Like other London books, THE
CHARMER WITH CHAPS is a page-turning romance that keeps the
reader fascinated with a plot that shifts from tricky situations to tender
moments. While the poor woman/rich man theme has been done before
by many authors, London gives it a refreshing twist with some pretty
fun and unusual romance situations. So, whether you are a western fan
or not, there is lots of entertaining and fun reading to be had in THE CHARMER WITH CHAPS!
A Texas Prince Meets His Match...
Cimarron County knows the youngest son of the fabled Prince
family as a womanizing hell-raiser, but Luca has changed and
he intends to prove it. There's just one problem—a woman
with sparkling eyes and more fight than a barnyard cat.
After a childhood of living in foster homes, Ella Kendall
has exactly three things to her name: A dog, a pig, and the
rundown house she just inherited. Luca may not remember her
from high school, but she definitely remembers him. He is as
seductive as he was then, but Ella isn't about to fall for
his flirting. She recognizes a playboy cowboy when
she sees one.
Luca knows Ella has learned the hard way to trust no one but
herself. Yet the closer he gets to Ella, the more he wants
to be the only one she leans on. Because Ella is the only
woman for him, and he wants to be the man who finally gives
her the home she truly deserves.
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