Tuesday, August 4, 2015

REVIEW FOR - THE HUSBAND MAKER - BY KAREY WHITE

The Husband Maker: The Husband Maker, Book 1
pic from Amazon and description taken from Goodreads

DESCRIPTION:

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she's dated since high school has gone on to marry the next girl they date. Not two or three girls down the road. The very next one.

Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

*** (might be spoilers) ***

My mom had this audio book on her Itunes so I had to pirate it :).  Kidding.  I bought it for her on her Itunes so I could listen to it.  My kids and I went on vacation last week and this was the  book I put on during the drive.  I couldn't get enough.  I started this one on the way to our destination, and on the way home.  I shouldn't have done that because I listen to the other two the next day after getting home.  I really enjoyed listening to this.

Charlotte, is a girl that doesn't seem to have very good luck when it comes to dating.  She seems to be able to date just fine, but marrying is a whole other story.  The men she dates always end up marrying the next girl they date after Charlotte.

Kyle - ahhh..what to say about Kyle.   Tall, dark, and swoon worthy man.  I really liked him at the beginning.  He was so kind, and was so genuine.  Then his parents got involved.  I hate that.  Parent's have no business getting into their child's relationships! Especially if they are adults, UNLESS there is danger involved.  Then add politics.  Gag.  I really rooted for them.  I loved him and their relationship at the beginning was beautiful.  Then he had to involve parents, and politics.  BAD combination.

I loved Charlotte's family!  They are all such wonderful people.  In my opinion.  She always had someone to talk to, and people who supported her.  I love Angus.  LOVE him.  He is the friend of the family that has been just another part of the family.  We had many of those growing up in my home.  Friends who were more like siblings than friends.

I loved Charlotte's twin brother Will.  Their relationship was fantastic.  I loved the banter that went on between them, and their other siblings.

This was just a fun book to read.  I loved that it involved, family, friends.  They all added so much to the story.  Charlotte is definitely a character I came to love and couldn't wait to listen to more about her.  She had quite the dating life.

Source:  I bought this book for myself on Itunes.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Content:  In my opinion this is a very clean book.  No more than kissing.  YAY!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author Karey White
pic and bio taken from Karey White's website here

A little about me.

I am the oldest of eleven children, born to parents who were either saints or crazy, maybe both. They thought we were all capable of being professional athletes or broadway stars. They weren't right, of course, but they did help us have self-confidence.

I have the greatest family. A patient husband who makes me laugh and four clever, good-looking children--two boys and two girls. I adore them all.

Through the years I've been a student, a teacher, a secretary, a clothing designer and seamstress, a wedding cake maker, a crafter, a scrapbooker, a cook, a homework helper (until they pass me in math, somewhere around the third grade), and a fan at my children's sporting events. Before I die, I'd either like to be a great housekeeper or have the money to hire a maid.

I've been writing since Jr. High, when I was hired by a county newspaper to do a Happenings column about our little town of about 300 people. I got paid by the word so every week I called every family in town and got their news. It wasn't high-brow journalism but the column earned me a little spending money.

On our way to Aspen, CO, my sister, my two oldest kids and I were hit head-on by a drunk driver in a stolen car. Although we suffered serious injuries, we all survived.

Candy isn't worth eating unless it's chocolate. (See's are the best.)

When I was seven years old, I fell and broke my arm . . . on a dirtclod.

When I was a child, my family bought and renovated an old school-house. It was a wonderful place to live in spite of the bats that flew over our heads at night.

I've been told that my naturally curly hair doesn't get longer, it gets bigger.

I've always liked game shows. Everything from Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy to the reality-style game shows like Amazing Race, Survivor, and Top Chef.

Nothing makes me happier than being with family and friends eating good food, sharing good conversation and a few laughs. That might be why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.