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Charlotte Hughes

See Bride Run! by Charlotte Hughes

See Bride Run! by Charlotte Hughes

Title: See Bride Run!
Author: Charlotte Hughes
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication Date: December 23, 2014
Edition: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1505711983
ISBN-13: 978-1505711981
Pages: 210
Price: $899
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In the book See Bride Run! By Charlotte Hughes you meet Atlanta’s Iron and Steel billionaire heiress Annie Hartford. She has no desire to marry a man she does not love, which is where the runaway bride part comes in. Annie’s very controlling father has been calling the shots her entire life but this time he has pushed her too far that she hijacks the family limo, only to have it break down in small town Pinckney, Georgia. Then Annie meets small town lawyer and restaurant owner Sam Ballard who has been unlucky in love as well with his own runaway bride. So the last thing he expects is Annie coming into town in a short waitress uniform and breaking every dish in his Dixieland Café since she only graduated high school and then finishing school. Still, he can’t very well fire her because she has won the hearts of everyone in town and he starts to fall in love with her but he doesn’t know if she will stay or go running back to her rich father.
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Charlotte Hughes is a fairly new author to me since I’ve only just found out about her and her romance novels a couple of months ago. I was contacted through an e-mail from Charlotte Hughes online PR who wanted to do a link exchange. That then led to me receiving her two recent releases of her new Kate Holly Case series, which the first novel is called What Looks Like Crazy and the second novel is called Nutcase and it will be released on Tuesday, February 24th. I went to Charlotte’s website when I received this e-mail to find out more about her novel What Looks Like Crazy. I read the book blurb and it really intrigued me so I went on to read the excerpt of the first chapter of the novel. By the time I got to the end of the excerpt I knew that I would really like this novel when I finally got it to read. Since I read and reviewed the first book, What Looks Like Crazy, got me very intrigued with Kate Holly and all the family, friends and patients in her life I was really excited to get into the second novel.
Ever since she blew up her own office with nitroglycerin (she was sure the patient was bluffing—until the vial exploded), psychologist Kate Holly has been one step away from going off her rocker. She is really having some issues all of her own that I wonder how a psychologist can treat patients but have problems of their own that they can’t solve like when they treat their own patients. It doesn’t help that she’s still in love with her sexy firefighter ex-husband Jay who she still has hot monkey sexy with even though they are officially and legally divorced from each other. They both want to patch things up, but Kate has been using sex to avoid talking, and he wants to know if there is something she is not telling him. Well yes, there is something that Kate hasn’t told him and that is about to get evicted from her office, and her best option may be to share space with her hot tub-loving ex-boyfriend, Dr. Thad Glazer. But I don’t know if that’s going to work out because even though they are on friendly terms with each other Kate and Thad have issues that keep them separate from each other for the better.
With her oddball patients, her meddling mother, Dixie, and her eccentric secretary, Mona, thrown into the mix—not to mention a rise of suspicious fires—will Kate put her life back together before she ends up in a padded cell of her own? Well it was great reading this novel to find out that answer to that last question and it was funny and exciting to read all the crazy happening to Kate. Charlotte Hughes has really hooked me and I don’t know if I want to be unhooked by this amazingly funny and exhilarating series of novels. Finishing this novel only left me wanting more about Kate Holly and her sexy fireman hubby Jay as well as Mona, Thad, Trixie and Dixie. Especially since that ending was just teasing me to keep watch for when the next novel in the series, High Anxiety, will be released for me to buy and devour in a couple of hours. This is a book that I will highly recommend to everyone who loves to read romantic comedy novels because this was definitely a funny and charming novel. I give the book 4 Open Books:

4 Open Books

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NUTCASE by Charlotte Hughes $ 7.99 (Book 2)(274 Pages)

Nutcase by Charlotte Hughes

The life of a psychologist is enough to drive anyone nuts…
Ever since she blew up her own office with nitroglycerin (she was sure the patient was bluffing—until the vial exploded), psychologist Kate Holly has been one step away from going off her rocker. It doesn’t help that she’s still in love with her firefighter ex-husband. They both want to patch things up, but Kate has been using sex to avoid talking, and he wants to know; is there something she is not telling him?

Well yes, there is. Kate is about to get evicted from her office, and her best option may be to share space with her hot tub-loving ex-boyfriend, Dr. Thad Glazer. With her oddball patients, her meddling mother, and her eccentric secretary thrown into the mix—not to mention a spate of suspicious fires—will Kate put her life back together before she ends up in a padded cell?

Charlotte Hughes is a fairly new author to me since I’ve only just found out about her and her romance novels a couple of months ago. I was contacted through an e-mail from Charlotte Hughes online PR who wanted to do a link exchange. That then led to me receiving her tow recent releases of her new Kate Holly Case series, which the first novel is called What Looks Like Crazy and the second novel is called Nutcase and it will be released on Tuesday, February 24th. I went to Charlotte’s website when I received this e-mail to find out more about her novel What Looks Like Crazy. I read the book blurb and it really intrigued me so I went on to read the excerpt of the first chapter of the novel. By the time I got to the end of the excerpt I knew that I would really like this novel when I finally got it to read.
I wasn’t wrong either because I finished the novel in only 8 hours and I couldn’t get any sleep until I finished the novel. Psychologist Kate Holly’s own life has become the stuff of intensive therapy and what a novel her life makes. Kate is a very likeable character and she makes a very good heroine in this novel because she is strong and independent and she puts up with her sometimes unstable patients along with her unusual family members. But she’s divorcing Jay, her gorgeous firefighter husband, who is perfect except for his tendency to put his life on the line. Now Kate and Jay’s relationship is complex in this novel because I can see that even though they are getting a divorce they still love one another very much. Kate has very strong issues with Jay’s firefighting job because of a trama that she suffered when she was 10 and her firefighter father died. But Kate knew about Jay’s job as firefighter when she went into this marriage but it really didn’t hit her until Jay was seriously hurt on the job. Jay tries to but doesn’t really seem to understand Kate and her fear with his job so she left him and they’ve been separated for 6 months with a divorce proceeding that will be final soon.
Her eccentric secretary, Mona, lures in clients with promises of free manicures and those are some pretty funny scenes that I really enjoyed reading. Now Mona is one interesting character that really made me like her and it showed me that Kate is fortunate to have her to steady her after meeting and treating all her patients. Her junk-art-collecting mother and aunt, who are twins that still dress alike, have erected a vaguely sexual sculpture in her front yard as a gift to spice up her home. They are a hilarious pair that are really close to one another and are pretty weird and have made me wonder how normal Kate is after being raised by her mother Dixie and her twin Tixie helping her out throughout her life. And then there is her psychiatrist ex-boyfriend, Thad, who refers patients to her in return for information on the color of her panties. Now Thad is a really sleazy, self-centered jerk but for some reason he is a likeable character for me and he really compliments Kate in this novel.
I think Kate and Thad’s relationship is funny because they say such outrageous things to each other and the patients that they seem to help out together are such unusual people. So Kate is now struggling to keep her sanity and it’s just gets harder every day. Especially when Kate starts getting bombarded with mysterious threats that could be from just about any lunatic in Atlanta and Kate has treated them all. This novels was filled with one crazy patient after another that Kate was treating, which kept me on my toes with curiousity. And the only person who can help Kate is the one man who always makes her lose her mind—and her heart. Finishing this novel only left me wanting more about Kate Holly and her sexy fireman hubby Jay as well as Mona, Thad, Trixie and Dixie. I’m glad that I have Nutcase to devour now that I’ve finished What Looks Like Crazy. This is a book that I will highly recommend to everyone who loves to read romantic comedy novels because this was definitely a funny and charming novel. I give this book 4 Open Books:

4 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
WHAT LOOKS LIKE CRAZY $ 7.99 (Book 1)(279 Pages)

What Looks Like Crazy by Charlotte Hughes

Kate is trained to deal with everyone’s problems—except her own…
Psychologist Kate Holly’s own life has become the stuff of intensive therapy. She’s divorcing Jay, her gorgeous firefighter husband, who is perfect except for his tendency to put his life on the line. Her eccentric secretary lures in clients with promises of free manicures. Her junk-art-collecting mother and aunt have erected a vaguely sexual sculpture in her front yard. And her psychiatrist ex-boyfriend who refers patients to her in return for information on the color of her panties.

Struggling to keep her sanity gets harder every day, especially when Kate starts getting bombarded with mysterious threats that could be from just about any lunatic in Atlanta. She’s treated them all. And the only person who can help Kate is the one man who always makes her lose her mind—and her heart…

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Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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