The Charm Offensive

The Charm Offensive

by Cari Lynn Webb

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Winning her over means winning everything

Sophie Callahan is PI Brad Harrington's best lead to tracking down the man he's been hired to bring to justice: Sophie's own thieving father. But when Brad arrives at The Pampered Pooch, just behind a litter of stray kittens, the pet-store owner is the big surprise. This scrappy, huge-hearted woman with charm to spare gets to Brad in a way no one has ever been able to before. She spends her life finding—and making—homes for others: abandoned pets, her young niece. He'll have to tell her why he's really here. Which means he'll have to choose between his sail-away dreams and the chance to build a forever home—with her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373368464
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Series: City by the Bay Stories
Edition description: Original Large Print
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers.

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The Charm Offensive 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Private investigator Brad has to catch a man who has stolen a lot of money and that brings him in Sophie's pet shop, The Pampered Pooch. Brad expects Sophie will be just like her thieving father, but instead he finds a beautiful woman, both inside and out. Every abandoned pet is welcome in her store, Sophie is raising her sister's daughter Ella and she's always there for her friends and even for her family, even though they have never done anything nice for her. Sophie instantly finds a way into Brad's heart, but can he trust his feelings? Is she too good to be true or is she the woman for Brad? What is he supposed to do, tell her the truth? She might leave him when she knows why he had to become part of her life. Will Sophie give him a chance or will Brad risk losing the woman who makes him feel like he belongs? The Charm Offensive is a wonderful heartwarming story. Sophie and Brad don't trust easily because of their upbringing. In Brad's family politics and achievements matter a lot and this has made him cynical. Sophie has never had a stable home and she's always been the responsible one, the person who makes sure others are all right while nobody is looking after her. Ella is her world and raising her niece is something she does with love. Ella is such an endearing cheerful girl and reading about her made me smile. She and Sophie have a special connection and I loved how Sophie fights for her niece's happiness. Brad is great with Ella and shares a sweet and caring nature with Sophie. They're perfect for each other and are a fantastic match. I couldn't wait to find out if these amazing people would find their happily ever after and read the book in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. Cari Lynn Webb has written a fantastic romantic story with precious main characters. I instantly fell in love with The Charm Offensive. It's indeed incredibly charming. It's also sweet, entertaining and delightful. I loved that there's so much eye for detail, even the large number of pets all have their own distinct personalities. Cari Lynn Webb has paid attention to everything and her story has warmth and cosiness in abundance. The Charm Offensive is a terrific feelgood story and I highly recommend this gorgeous loving book.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Secrets and crime pave the way for Cari Lynn Webb’s latest Harlequin Heartwarming! Really good characters grab our attention with a promising plot from the beginning. I was a bit thrown by the writing style where we would get a subtle hint of knowledge on a character without giving us details several places throughout the book that kind of left us guessing … but overall, it was an enjoyable read with a happy ending to be enjoyed by all. Private Investigator Brad Harrington is on the hunt for a thief when he pops into The Pampered Pooch one morning. He doesn’t expect to find a basket of abandoned kittens on the doorstep, a chaotic family scene playing out inside the door or the beautiful woman that seems smack dab in the middle of it all. Sophie Callahan is in the dark. She has no clue Brad is crossing her path because he’s investigating her father, and she has no idea what her father has been up to. She’s busy working hard to take in and re-home strays … both of the animal and human variety!
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
The Charm Offensive is a sweet romance. Sophie is a strong heroine that keeps pushing forward and working toward her goal of making a better life for her niece, Ella, no matter how many obstacles she encounters. Even though Brad seems to fit perfectly into Sophie and Ella's life, he resists becoming too involved because he knows he will be escaping soon to follow his dreams. I really liked Sophie, Brad, Ella and all of the other people involved in their lives. I hope that some of the secondary characters get their own story. I look forward to reading more books by Cari Lynn Webb. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
The Heartwarming name of this line describes this story perfectly! The Charm Offensive is truly a wonderful story about two people who have had bad luck, and bad things, happen to them throughout their entire lives. The very best news is that they find each other. Just a short bit about this story, because I could never do it justice: Sophie Callahan has managed to rise above her lower than humble beginnings to own her own business, The Pampered Pooch. She is also raising her niece. Trust that this is a simple explanation. Brad Harrington is a private investigator who follows a trail for a con man thief…who also happens to be Sophie’s father. Yeah. Chaos ensues. Their road to an HEA is so very bumpy however more powerful than you can imagine. They work for it but in the end, well, you get the idea. Sophie’s niece is incredible and you may want to adopt her yourself. Great story, great characters – and you’ll truly meet “characters”! – and a story to warm your heart.