Chasing Charlie (the Texas Two-Step, #1)

Chasing Charlie (the Texas Two-Step, #1)

by Kathy Carmichael

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The Texas Two-Step romantic comedy series is a reader favorite. All of the stories in the series are sweet, charming and emotional contemporary romance. Each story in the series stands alone, but all Texas Two-Step novels and novellas feature love stories about members of the Nelson, Murphy or Palmer families — and sometimes, more than one!


Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys. 

Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas's most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancée so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend. 

Charlie, his local librarian, seems the perfect choice. 

Charlie's first reaction is to run, but she's promised herself to step out of her plain-jane routine. 

When Charlie accepts, Davis's plan is set. But now Charlie's sweet ways are challenging his bachelor heart. 

Chasing Charlie is the first sweet romance in the Texas Two-Step contemporary romance series from USA Today bestselling author Kathy Carmichael. 

THE TEXAS TWO-STEP, in series order 
Western Pleasure (A Novella) (Book 0)
Chasing Charlie (Book 1)
The Lassoed Bride (A Novella) (Book 2) Coming 11/22/2015
Country Courtship (Book 3)
Courting Trouble (Book 4)
My Southern Bride (Book 5)

"Part of her Texas Two-Step series, this book has all the things I enjoy in Kathy’s writing. Packed with humor, tenderness, and loads of romance, (the hunky cowboy hero is fabulous too) My Southern Bride is a wonderful addition to the series.” ~ USA Today bestselling author, Regan Black (My Southern Bride)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151744119
Publisher: Kathy Carmichael
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Series: Texas Two-Step Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 26,039
File size: 936 KB

About the Author

Kathy Carmichael is the award-winning author of Chasing Charlie, Here Comes Trouble, and My Lady Mischief. She lives outside Tampa, Florida.

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Chasing Charlie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
slinkydennis More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I loved this book. It cracked me up. I love cowboys, and even though Davis isn’t really a cowboy yet, Charlie’s brothers, more than make up for it. I can’t wait to read their stories. Charlie has been raised on a ranch and wants nothing to do with cowboys. They are the forbidden fruit. Davis is in no way ready to settle down. After figuring out that his mother won’t marry the man she’s in love with until he settles down, he propositions Charlie, whom he only knows through the library. This book was fun, but definitely had its serious moments. I can’t wait to read more from this author and this series.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
Charlie Nelson lost her parents when she was eight years old. Being raised on the family ranch by her two older brothers, she left as soon as she was old enough. She took a job as a research librarian which helped her to stay withdrawn and out of the public eye, never taking chances or experiencing life. Her one rule was to never have anything to do with a cowboy. When her roommate gets engaged, Charlie decides it’s time to gradually step out of her shell. When Davis Murphy’s father died eight years ago, he became owner of Murphy Title by default. As the business becomes successful, Davis looks forward to pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a cowboy like his grandfather, and owning a ranch. When he discovers that his mother is holding off getting married until she is sure he has settled down, he plots to fool her by introducing a pretend fiancée for one night. After that, his mother would accept her boyfriend’s marriage proposal and leave for Tokyo, and that would be that. Davis approaches Charlie for help. She reluctantly agrees. But the plan backfires when Davis’ mother wants Charlie to be in her wedding. It goes from one night, to spending the weekend together, and then another. The more Charlie tries to get away, the more Davis wants her near. Will he finally win her heart the way she has won his? It was amusing when the deception kept escalating, and I could really feel the connection between Charlie and Davis, even if they couldn’t. I think I was as frustrated as Davis was each time Charlie turned away from him. And even though Davis’ mother was unaware of the deception, I got the feeling that deep down she knew. I really enjoyed Charlie’s brothers, Monty Joe and Bobby Gray. The author did a fantastic job with them. I look forward to the next chapter on this blended family.
Nan-Roberta More than 1 year ago
Nana Roberta: After reading this book, I thought of innocent love the sweetness of it the hope of happiness. Love Story with twists and turns that keep you reading laughing, smiling, crying and loving nothing like an innocent love to get your heart pumping believing in true Innocent love even with twists and turn love can be good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Carmichael's debut book is amusing and witty. Her characters are charming and just thinking about them brings on a smile. Her writing style reminds me of that of Patti Berg, one of my favorite authors. I would especially recommend this one to young adult readers as it has no sex, and concentrates on the emotional relationship more than the physical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good clean romance as well as fun loving
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
When it comes to clean romances, I often demand quite a bit from the authors and the stories they write. I expect little to no profanity, no bedroom scenes, and engaging characters with a genuinely intriguing story. Add a bit of humor, and I will be eternally grateful. I am quite happy to report that this book has all that and more! Squeaky clean, full of fantastic romance, and filled with smart humor. To make it even better, the book is such a quick read that the reader can potentially complete the book in one setting. This is the first book in the series, and I hope to read more. The action was a little quick at the end, but the book would have been much longer had she chosen to slow down the action. This is an extraordinarily delightful romance in every way. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a pleasure - I didn't have to skip pages because this writer wrote a good book without foul language and pornographic sex scenes.
pvg123 More than 1 year ago
Truly a romantic comedy - made me laugh out loud several times.  This is an overall fun read.  Really liked the main characters, and the secondary ones (Jim in particular) added to the story as well.  Appreciated that the author didn't drag things out, but hated it that the book had to end.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely clean romance with humor and lively characters. What more can you ask for ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very nice to read this novel, it' a refreshing an charming story.
AngelaMc1 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was cute and kept me wanting to read more. I especially loved the main character Charlie. She was easy to like and easy to relate to. Her romance draws you in and keeps you reading. The book was easy to read and very entertaining. It made a good quick read too. Definitely 5 stars from me! 
TheBookStalker More than 1 year ago
It definitely did not take long to get engrossed in the plot of this charming book. Humorous, unconventional, and kept me in high spirits long after finished. I loved that the characters were not at all complex with rich history that had me excited about learning the whole story. Carmichael effectively created this book with unforgettable characters, a rich setting and numerous subplots that put this novel at a whole new level! It is rare that I pursue Western reads, however after this story I want to grab a copy of all of the books in this series to consume them. I applaud the fact that I was cheering for Davis and Charlie, hoping that they would have the lifelong true love between them. These are authentic, easy-going characters who truly appreciate the things that matter. Can’t wait to experience the rest of Carmichael’s books!
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
What a fun and cute book this is. It would really be perfect for a day at the beach--a quick read too! When Davis, a confirmed bachelor, realizes that the only reason his Mom is not marrying the love of her life because he would be left alone he knows he has to do something. Not actually get married, heaven forbid, but a fake fiancee might calm his Mom down so she would not worry about him any longer and finally accept her long time friends marriage proposal. Besides he wants to become a cowboy and buy a ranch. He had to take over his Dad's business when he died and has never enjoyed the work. Charlie, a shy, unassuming librarian who was brought up on a ranch by her two older brother cowboys after their parents died in a car accident when she was very young has sworn she will never marry a cowboy. When David finally realizes that she would be perfect as a fake fiancee and she agrees is where all the fun begins! I can't tell you anymore or I will give it all away--but since this is the first in a series-I will tell you I will be grabbing the next ones as soon as they hit the shelves!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book never lead us through the emotions the characters were experiencing. No buildup. No explanation for the way they were feeling. Alot of disconnect
KB67 More than 1 year ago
4 stars I purchased the short novella Chasing Charlie: A Romantic Comedy (The Texas Two-Step Series Book 2) by Kathy Carmichael and this review was given freely. Dallas's most eligible bachelor and playboy Davis Murphy involves librarian Charlie in a fake fiancée scheme with to free his mom up to marry Jim. Unfortunately, things snowball causing Davis to want to make it real and Charlie to flee from the potential heartbreak of a severely injured cowboy. Fast paced and sweet with a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good to read a story without all the vulgar language
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a deep love story but sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlie lost her parents when she was 8 years old. Her two older brothers raised her. Davis needs a fake fiancee so his Mother will marry Jim and go to Japan. Davis feels Charlie the librarian is the perfect girl to take home to his Mother. Will they be able to pull this scam off? Wonderful story and strong characters make this book special. Could not put it down.
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Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and it was well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good clean story everyone will injoy.L.M.A.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written in a different style. It's really a clean romance with hardly any allusions to sex and even the wording and thoughts of the characters are SWEET. My issues with the story is that there is too much repetition of thoughts and ideas. Sometimes it was like reading a broken record--especially about the risk taking and cowboys. Also, tiny detail, but girls with curly hair don't usually do bangs! They're a huge hassle. Also, the book read really slowly. I think because we were constantly in the character's heads and there really wasn't much dialog or action. I probably wouldn't read more than a novella from this author because it would take too long. The grammar in the story was great.