Frannie Brisbane knew it was an impossible scheme, but unless she went through with it, the daughter she had given up thirteen years ago and who now wanted to visit, would discover that Frannie had painted a very different picture of her life in the letters they'd exchanged. Frannie's close friends rally around her, and next thing she knows, she is living in a mansion and wearing designer clothes.
The only thing missing is a husband.
Confirmed bachelor, Clay Coleman, has ulterior motives when he agrees to play the role of loving husband, but Frannie, who nursed a crush on him for years, fears she is flirting with danger in their role of let's pretend. But Frannie and Clay aren't the only ones keeping secrets. Sooner or later, the truth comes out, exposing everyone involved. Can Frannie ever get past her hurt when she discovers the truth about Clay?
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About the Author
Although Charlotte is widely known for her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies, she went on to pen three Maggie-Award winning thrillers for Avon Books in the late nineties, before resuming her first love, funny stories about people falling in love. She thrilled readers with her hilarious books, A New Attitude and Hot Shot, the latter of which won the Waldenbooks Greatest Sales Growth Achievement in 2003.
Her books received so many accolades that she was invited to co-author the very popular Full House series with mega-star author Janet Evanovich.
With that series behind her, Charlotte began her own, starring psychologist Kate Holly; What Looks Like Crazy, Nutcase, and High Anxiety, creating a list of somewhat kooky but always loveable and funny ensemble characters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What I liked: I really enjoyed Husband Wanted, both times I read it. It’s a sweet romance with low steam and low drama. It’s just a fun read to while away the afternoon. While I really liked Fannie and Mandy, my favorite character was Clay. He shows the most character development, plus he’s just fun and relaxed. What I didn’t like: Nothing really, it’s been updated so it’s contemporary yet it still feels classic. More… Author: Charlotte Hughes Source: Kindle Unlimited Publisher & Date: Indie February 24th 2016 (first published by Harlequin Loveswept March 1995) Genre: Contemproary Romance ISBN: 0553444956 (ISBN13: 9780553444957) Pages: 151 Grade: A Ages: 16+ Steam: Adult | Two short steamy sections. Fairly low graphicness. Setting: Georgia
When I began to read I was reminded of the movie Pocketful of Miracles…just a bit. The group at the diner Frannie works at comes to her rescue when a serious situation develops. The idea that community and friends can be there for one another is a nice sentiment. This short sweet story was originally published in 1995 under the Loveswept banner and has the clothing, prices, and feels of that time period or perhaps even a bit earlier. Life was different then and so was the writing. There is sex but it is a much tamer type than many books being currently written. Thank you to NetGalley and Victory Editing for the copy to read and review.
Husband Wanted is a lighthearted romance story that follows Frannie Brisbane as she tries to keep her past secrets and lies hidden ... but in life, sooner or later the truth will eventually come out, but there also is a silver lining that can make everything turn out okay. Thirteen years ago Frannie Brisbane gave up her baby daughter for adoption at birth. Now Frannie's daughter Mandie has found her and wants to reconnect. The only problem is that Frannie has created a fantasy life in the letters that she has exchanged with Mandie, so now she has to find a way to keep her lies a secret and keep her fantasy life going by finding a guy to fill the role as her rich husband ... enter confirmed bachelor Clay Coleman, who adds more complications to the already crazy situation that Frannie finds herself in! Author Charlotte Hughes weaves an entertaining tale that is full of humor and romance. The reader is easily drawn into Frannie's story as she tries to deal with the complications from the fantasy life that she has created. From reconnecting with her daughter Mandie, to the uncovering of the secrets and lies, to the unexpected romance with Clay, Husband Wanted is a fun romantic story that will keep the reader engaged, in stitches, and with a smile on their face. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
This was a sweet & quick read that I really enjoyed. It told the story of Frannie reconnecting with her daughter Mandy that she had given up for adoption at her birth. This story is much like my own so it was even more personal to read. It was so heartwarming to see the HEA but I did feel that some of the intense emotions that occur with this situation were over simplified. For such a short book the characters had a lot of depth & the author included a great deal of backstory which really added to the entire storyline. All in all a good read. I will be checking out more by Charlotte Hughes ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.