Naturally, Charlie

Naturally, Charlie

by S. L. Scott


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Twenty-five year old Charlotte "Charlie" Barrow is caught between her old life and the one she is beginning to build when she crosses paths with a handsome stranger on the subway. Not looking for romance, she closes her heart off to the possibilities of love. With a knack for mishaps, Charlie maintains her sense of humor while befriending the kind stranger who seems to be there at all the right times.

New York freelance writer, Charlie Adams, is forging his own path beyond the expectations of the society circles of his childhood. Rejecting family money, and fast-lane friends, he is snubbed by his family as he follows his own compass to a life more extraordinary.

Through a coincidence of events, they come to rely on each other for comfort. This is the tale of two Charlies learning to trust again while fighting their fates to create their own destiny.

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ISBN-13: 9781612131313
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Publication date: 09/12/2012
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Naturally, Charlie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is different than so many of the romances out there. What great characters and great chemistry. Loved this book.
Butterflykisses More than 1 year ago
A sweet romantic story about two complete strangers that are destined to be together. When I first started reading this book I wanted to devour it, but realized if I did it would be over too soon. So I made myself savor it like a fine wine. I submerged myself in the sweetness of Charlie Barrow and the richness of Charlie Adams. I found myself wrapped up in their lives, a nameless observer on the street watching their relationship grow. Before I knew it, I had only two chapters left. I was heartbroken that I wouldn't get to spend more time with them. They had become "My Everything."
Michela_Walters More than 1 year ago
While I enjoyed the book, there were a couple of things that kept me from truly loving the story. Naturally, Charlie tells the tale of Charlotte “Charlie” Barrow, a woman stuck in the past when she catches the eye of a stranger on the subway. That stranger, freelance writer Charlie Adams notices the pretty red-head as she attempts to get off the train. Through a series of fateful meetings, the two eventually form a friendship that is sitting on the knife’s edge of being more. I enjoyed the playful banter between the two main characters quite a lot. Their chemistry was palatable right from the beginning, yet Charlie Barrow is afraid of love after a disastrous engagement went awry. As much as Charlie Adams wants more, he is content to not push Charlie B. past her comfort zone, and in my opinion, has more patience than a saint in this novel. While I enjoyed the book, I didn’t love it. And trust me; I really, really wanted to love it. The story is told from alternating points of view, which if done right can really add depth to a story. Unfortunately the second chapter of the book, when told from Charlie A.’s perspective, rubbed me the wrong way because it was a basic retelling of the first chapter from the other person’s perspective. It didn’t really further the story along, and even though we see Charlie Adam’s attraction to Charlie Barrow, I’m not sure we needed to reread chapter one all over again to get that. Thankfully, this didn’t continue through the entire book, unfortunately it still left a bad taste in my mouth right from the start. Another thing about telling a tale in two perspectives, they each need to have their own unique voice for it to be a powerful statement. I found Charlie Adams voice to not be quite masculine enough for me. His voice in the book was a little too flowery and a little too similar to Charlie B’s. I really liked his character, the things he did and the extreme amount of patience he had to have to deal with Charlie B’s reluctance in moving their relationship past the platonic level. Yet every time his POV came up in the story, it just wasn’t completely believable to me. There were a a couple of time jumps that confused me, and Charlie Barrow’s constant mantra of “just friends” got to be grating and annoying by the end of the book. With all that said, I really did enjoy the story and urge you to read it if you are looking for a light, romantic comedy sort of story for your next read. Overall, I think S.L. Scott’s first novel was successful and I’ll be on the look out for her next endeavor.
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TheLifeofaBookAddict More than 1 year ago
Naturally, Charlie is a story told from the alternating point of views of two Charlie’s; Charlotte and Charles. Charlotte is a smart and caring woman. She has been hurt in the past and so she is cautious and insecure about some things. Charles is from Upper Manhattan. He comes from a privileged family and realizes that money isn't everything. He is determined to make his own way in life and become his own person. These two first spot each other in New York City on a subway, but they never approach each other. After that they keep running into each other and so a friendship ensues. These two relate to each other in a light and easy way that makes it fun to watch. Their friendship grows more and more as time goes on and gradually that friendship leads to romance. This is not a love story with an instant attraction/I have to have you now type of thing, which is a nice change I think. There are ups and downs in their relationship and for a while I was not sure which way the book was going to end. But I enjoyed each moment. Naturally, Charlie is a cute story about friendship, love, and fate. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. It made me happy. I would recommend this book to romance readers if they are looking for something a little different than the typical romance story. ** I received this ARC from The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House in exchange for nothing, but my honest review. Thank you.**
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Fate implies no choice. Destiny is participating in achieving an outcome that is related to itself. An argument can be made that this book is full of fate and destiny. I don’t know what to say about this book. I don’t know if I just liked it or if I loved it. I found many similarities between my life and Girl Charlie's. It’s every girl’s dream to be in a crowded room and make eye contact with that one special person. You know the ONE. The one who can fulfill you and make all of your dreams come true. The one who completes you. As the book blurb states, Naturally, Charlie is the tale of two Charlies. Yes, this can be rather confusing while reading the book, but it’s totally worth it. Charlotte “Charlie” Barrow has trust issues. She feels responsible for something she had no control over and she’s betrayed in one of the worst ways possible. Charles “Charlie” Adams is simply trying to live the life he wants, without all the false pretenses. Charlie Boy is from a life of privilege, where money is the only thing that really matters. Unlike his parents and his friends, Charlie Boy realizes that money can’t give you two of the most important things in the world, which are love and happiness. The two Charlies initially first laid eyes on each other on a crowded subway in New York City. Each was mesmerized by the other. Instead of taking this opportunity to formally meet, they each went their separate ways. As chance would have it, they run into each other again at a nightclub. Girl Charlie is there with her friend Rachel. This time however, they get to speak to one and other. Charlie Boy immediately spots Girl Charlie. But by the time he makes his way to her, she runs off to the ladies room. Boy Charlie decides to wait for her with Rachel. Boy Charlie wants to get to know and spend time with Girl Charlie, but unbeknownst to him, Rachel is sending Charlie Girl signals to tell her to leave. Girl Charlie rushes out of the club, leaving Boy Charlie to think that she isn’t interested in him. Boy Charlie and Rachel go on two dates with each other before he realizes there isn’t anything between them. As fate would have it, Girl Charlie and Charlie Boy run into each other as Girl Charlie is on her way to a funeral and Boy Charlie is on his way to a different funeral. Boy Charlie suggests that they attend the funerals together as friends and as a support system for each other. This leads to them becoming friends and more. Naturally, Charlie is a real sweet romance full of fate and destiny, that is both touching and heartbreaking. In my opinion, Charlie Boy takes romance to a whole new level. One where you don’t even know it’s romance. I love the fact that the MOST important thing to the Charlies was their friendship. And I loved that their friendship turned into love before either of them knew it. For me, there were emotional roller coaster moments. The climax of the book was something that I didn’t see coming. Boy Charlie decided to let destiny determine the future for him and Girl Charlie. I love it when authors write Epilogues for their books. Even though this Epilogue did give me the closure I was looking for, I found myself getting confused going between the present, the past, and the future. If you are a hopeless romantic like me, I DEFINITELY recommend you read this book. Source: NetGalley Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
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TonyaTells More than 1 year ago
This book made me smile. Their relationship was so heartwarming, made me want a Charlie of my own! Where can I find one? LOL I wanted to watch a movie with them and it just made you just want Charlie to say ok, let's do this! But she didn't know he wanted it too! Funny how that happens! I know you will quickly fall in love with these two carved out characters just as easily as I did. You won't want it to end. Well until you get to the end. Let me explain. The last few pages I said, now why did she do this? It was all going along so nicely and then all the sudden I couldn't tell who was talking, what the heck was going on? It was rushed through and slapped together. Bleck! Should have been edited with a fine tooth comb and cleaned up a bit. I didn't need to be rushed and it could have closed without the extra junk in my opinion! That is the only problem I foresaw. I enjoyed it, and you will enjoy it this fall. Perfect book to read, to get you in the mood to bake! Heck, bake some cupcakes and then read while you are waiting for them! I received a copy of this book for free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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