The Husband Maker (The Husband Maker, Book 1)

The Husband Maker (The Husband Maker, Book 1)

by Karey White

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ISBN-13: 9781941898031
Publisher: Karey White
Publication date: 06/19/2014
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Karey grew up in Idaho, Oregon, Missouri and Utah. Through the years, she's been a student, a teacher, a secretary, a clothing designer and seamstress, a wedding cake maker, a crafter, a scrapbooker, a cook, a housekeeper (alright, this skill she's still working on) a homework helper (until they pass her in math, somewhere around the third grade), and a calm and ladylike fan at her children's sporting events.

Nothing makes her happier than being with family and friends, eating good food and sharing good conversation and a few laughs. When she's with witty and clever people, she could stay there for hours.She loves to travel and see new places. Someday she hopes to take research trips to Norway, Iceland, Scotland, Denmark (while the tulips are in bloom), China, and New Zealand.

She and her husband are the parents of four children that make them look good. She loves salmon and marzipan (not necessarily together) and getting letters. Find out more about Karey and her books at kareywhite.com

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The Husband Maker 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
My mom had this audio book on her Itunes so I had to pirate it :). Kidding. I bought it for her on her Itunes so I could listen to it. My kids and I went on vacation last week and this was the book I put on during the drive. I couldn't get enough. I started this one on the way to our destination, and on the way home. I shouldn't have done that because I listen to the other two the next day after getting home. I really enjoyed listening to this. Charlotte, is a girl that doesn't seem to have very good luck when it comes to dating. She seems to be able to date just fine, but marrying is a whole other story. The men she dates always end up marrying the next girl they date after Charlotte. Kyle - ahhh..what to say about Kyle. Tall, dark, and swoon worthy man. I really liked him at the beginning. He was so kind, and was so genuine. Then his parents got involved. I hate that. Parent's have no business getting into their child's relationships! Especially if they are adults, UNLESS there is danger involved. Then add politics. Gag. I really rooted for them. I loved him and their relationship at the beginning was beautiful. Then he had to involve parents, and politics. BAD combination. I loved Charlotte's family! They are all such wonderful people. In my opinion. She always had someone to talk to, and people who supported her. I love Anges. LOVE him. He is the friend of the family that has been just another part of the family. We had many of those growing up in my home. Friends who were more like siblings than friends. I loved Charlotte's twin brother Will. Their relationship was fantastic. I loved the banter that went on between them, and their other siblings. This was just a fun book to read. I loved that it involved, family, friends. They all added so much to the story. Charlotte is definitely a character I came to love and couldn't wait to listen to more about her. She had quite the dating life.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The Husband Maker is book one in The Husband Maker series by Karey White. This was quite an entertaining little story. I think Charlotte is someone all of us girls can relate to in some form or fashion. She's just like the rest of us. She has her insecurities and imperfections, yet she tries to stay strong and confident. I'm not sold on Kyle. He's sweet, and nice, and they seem pretty perfect for each other, but I don't think the chemistry is strong enough. I really like Angus, but Charlotte doesn't seem remotely attracted to him in that way. Is he attracted to her? I thought so at times, but I'm not sure. I definitely want to read more in this series. I didn't know it was part one of a series until I reached the end. It left me hanging, and I really want to know what happens next. The Husband Maker by Karey White was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: This was a cute book. It was sweet, quick, romantic. I read it every free chance I had and finished it in a day. I enjoyed The Husband Maker. It was a sweet romance. It was clean, happy, a bit predictable, but a good read. It made me happy. It had me glued to my Nook from beginning to end. I felt bad for Charlotte because of her track record. She seemed like a great girl. I hated her nicknames. The poor girl. I can only imagine what she went (goes) through because of those nicknames. I loved Kyle and Angus. Both are great guys who seem to really care about Charlotte.  Would I recommend it: Sure. It was a fun read. I want to see what happens in the next book, The Match Maker. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.
JinkyisReading More than 1 year ago
I have a love-hate relationship with cliffhangers. The thrill of the cut off can be exciting but I’m not a very patient person so often times the break agitates me. The latter was true for this particular novel. I didn’t see it coming which is usually good but there was a lot of story that was covered so the abrupt ending was upsetting. Consequently, even though the content made for a seemingly long read, the characters were so likeable that I found them to be incentives to turn the pages and see the story through. That said, for those impatient people like me, I recommend that you read this book when you have the second book available to read right away so that the cliffhanger won't feel so disturbing. I felt that the character development was the best part of the book and now that the cast has been introduced and the background story told, I expect the next book to be a smoother read. By the way, just for trivia, I noticed that the plot was a clean twist to the 2007 movie, “Good Luck Chuck". In the movie, when a woman has sex with Chuck, she is going to be married to the next guy. In this novel, a man will be married to the next woman after dating Charlotte, ergo the title, "The Husband Maker".***Ebook provided by publicist in exchange for an honest review.
l_manning More than 1 year ago
Charlotte has had an active dating life, but she hasn't had a relationship that sticks yet. In fact, she's gotten a bit of a reputation as a "husband maker." Ever guy she has dated has married the next woman he dated after breaking up with Charlotte. People are starting to talk about it, and Charlotte is not pleased. When she finally decides to take a chance on someone her boss wants to set her up with, Charlotte is not prepared for what a good relationship she develops. Will this one finally be the one that lasts? This is a fun, quick read. I'm not going to pretend like the plot was unpredictable or anything. I kind of saw where it was going fairly quickly. That didn't make it any less enjoyable. I found Charlotte to be very likable, and you couldn't help but want her to get what she wants out of life. I loved the relationships she had with friends and family. I actually knew a girl who had a reputation as a husband maker in college. I think she had dated like 5 guys who all went on to get married on their next relationship. Luckily she managed to find the perfect guy for her, and so I have no doubt Charlotte can manage the same thing.  I read this almost all in one sitting. Once I got into it I wanted to keep going, even having a strong feeling on where the plot was going (I was correct). For me the fun is in seeing how everyone gets there though, so that was a big reason I enjoyed it. Another thing I really enjoyed was a lack of the sorts of dumb decisions you see characters make in these books sometimes. These people were all smart and mature, and they did things for good reasons. I was never left scratching my head wondering why on earth someone would do that. There was never a poor decision to just move the plot along. I really enjoyed that. If there was one thing I didn't like, it was that the ending felt a little abrupt to me. I know the author was going for a cliffhanger feel, but I wanted to know what happens. In any case, this is a great book, and I will definitely be checking the next book in the series out.  Book provided for review.
GeekGirlWriter More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars I'm a fan of Karey's. I loved both The Gift and My Own Mr. Darcy. So I was really looking forward to her newest book. I wasn't disappointed. Karey has a way of writing these characters that throw you into a maelstrom of emotion because you're not sure who you're rooting for - or even why, sometimes. I thought I knew where this story was going and I was wrong. I can't tell you who I wanted Charlotte to end up with because it will give away the story. I am looking forward to the sequel to see how Charlotte's life plays out. I really want to see this character happy, and that shows how powerful Karey's writing is, that I care about this woman who is fictional. Great, true-to-life, contemporary romance. Another winner for Karey White.
Luvmyhootie More than 1 year ago
*4.5 stars* Endearingly romantic and emotional The Husband Maker was a story that peaked my interest just by the title alone but after reading the synopsis I was sold instantly. It reminded me of the movie Good Luck Chuck with Dane Cook minus the raunchy comedy and well.. Dane Cook. I don't like him. Bleck. I'm already a huge fan of author Karey White and jump at the chance to read anything she writes because I always enjoy myself. The Husband Maker was a touching story about a woman's struggle to find the kind of love that will last and not settling for less. "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride." If there is anybody on this planet who understands that old adage, it's me. Which is why Charlotte's character attracted my attention. She's a young woman with a great career, amazing friends, and a loving family who support and care for each other so what more could she want? The love of a good man. Yet another thing I can relate to her on. She's about as unlucky in love as they come with every guy she's dated since high school having gotten married not long after breaking up with her. While at the wedding of a previous ex Charlotte overhears a few women in the ladies room discussing her nickname. "The Husband Maker". After some "therapy" (BBQ ribs and pie) with her best friend Angus, Charlotte's spirits are lifted somewhat enough to pick herself up and try again. When her coworker Jayne sets her up, reluctantly I might add, with one of her husbands friends, she meets Kyle Aldsworth. The two hit it off and enjoy each other's company but can Charlotte get out of her head and let herself enjoy the moment. And will Kyle be the one or is Charlotte doomed to make him a husband...to someone else? Looking back on this story I have butterflies in my stomach right now because this book was just fantastic! It wasn't just that the story was relatable and entertaining but there was a a deeper feeling buried in this one. I felt a sense of urgency mainly for Charlotte because I wanted her to find someone and actually get to keep them. It was heartbreaking to watch her yearn for love and miss the mark. Several looks into past relationships in the form of her memories had a lump in my throat especially one in particular that hit close to home and made me remember those same feelings of inadequacy she felt as well. Charlotte was a a wonderful young woman. She was ambitious, strong and just down to earth and sweet on top of being quirky and charming. She's a tall girl so finding the right guy is based on more than romantic compatibility for her. Charlotte isn't crazy about meeting Kyle at first because there is a significant age gap between them and she worries they might not have anything in common and of course a man in his mid thirties must be defective if he hasn't been married yet...right? It turns out that good old Kyle has just been looking for that special someone too all this time and hasn't had any luck. I loved watching the relationship between these two grow slowly with every step they take together. From watching them date and seeing Kyle woo Charlotte to the very real relationship they suddenly find themselves in when Kyle springs a very important and life changing decision on Charlotte. Kyle Aldsworth was a great guy and a character I fell in love with. He was amazing to Charlotte. So chivalrous and protective. He treated her with respect and valued her as a significant other. There's no alpha male in him, he was just a classy gentleman. The beautiful things he did for Charlotte, such as a hot air balloon ride that turned comical to a failed water boarding lesson he always had Charlotte's best interests at heart. Things get pretty serious with Charlotte and he fully incorporates her into his world introducing her to his family who love and accept her into the fold. Kyle's life is difficult though, his father is the mayor and surprises everyone with the announcement that Kyle will be running for Senate with his endorsement. This changes the course of Kyle and Charlotte's relationship as they are thrust into the spotlight and scrutinized at every turn. Everything they say and do, what they wear, where they go, are all being watched by the public eye and puts a significant strain on their romance. After getting through the majority of this book having fallen in love with Charlotte and Kyle and hoping things would work out for them I was caught off guard by the way things turned out for them. They have to look at where their lives are going separately and together and make some hard choices about their future. I have to admit it broke my heart to watch them take this journey together and know where they finally ended up but it took amazing courage to walk away from something so deep and powerful. I had tears pooled in my eyes wondering where the story would go from there seeing as how I was almost finished with the book and then BOOM!!!!! Cliffhanger. Right there, smack dab at the end. Totally didn't see it coming because I did't realize this was going to be a series. I got to the end and wanted to through my kindle across the room but then I turned the page and saw "Coming Soon" and breathed a sigh of relief that there's more on the horizon for this lovable heroine. This was a first for White I've noticed. Usually her M.O. is HEA but this time she tries her hand at a continuation of the story. She had  me at her mercy, on the edge of my seat with anticipation of how things would turn out. The way she took me from loving this couple, to heart break, then hopeful again, was an amazing testament to how talented this author is. I was fully invested in the story, loved every minute of it and can't wait to see where she takes Charlotte next. Once again The Husband Maker proved to me that you can have an amazing, beautiful and heartfelt connection between characters and beautiful romance without the peek behind closed doors. White brought to life the chemistry in her characters and the excitement of new love and kept me engaged throughout. If you're tired of oversexed characters and stories with little substance let White take you on an emotional journey with Charlotte in The Husband Maker.    Quotes: He carried his age well. There was no gray mixed in with his dark, wavy hair and his face was smooth and free of any noticeable wrinkles, except when he laughed. The wrinkles that spring up around his eyes when that happened were just plain fantastic. Kindle 11%
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Can a girl who has been called "the husband maker" ever find true love with a perfect man who will hopefully become her husband? Charlotte is unlucky when it comes to love. Since high school, every guy that she has dated has gone on to marry the next girl they dated. When she overhears herself being called "The Husband Maker" by two women in a restroom, she questions why she can't find Mr. Right, and what has she done wrong. But when she meets Kyle Aldsworth, a Senator's son with political aspirations of his own, she is swept off her feet. Could this really be Charlotte's chance to get a husband of her own, is Kyle "The One," or will she be disappointed and have her heart broken once again? The Husband Maker is the first book in The Husband Maker series that follows Charlotte's story of finding true love. Author Karey White weaves a wonderful contemporary romance story that is lighthearted, whimsical, and fun. It easily draws the reader into Charlotte's story as it unfolds with a nice mixture of clean romance, drama, and humor. I enjoyed following Charlotte's dating journey filled with dramatic ups and downs, and how she navigates her way through romances while discovering herself along the way.  The Husband Maker is a sweet romantic story and a nice beginning to a series that is sure to be delightful.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
5 STARS This is the first book out of three, so I knew it would not wrap up all tidy. But I really wanted it too. I will be wanting the next two books. I know what I want to happen but who knows what the next book is. I was into the characters and even shed some tears along with them. The main character is Charlotte. Charlotte has dated a lot of guys and when she breaks up with them the next girl they date they end up marrying. Is the oldest of three, even if it is only 10 minutes older than her twin brother. Kyle Aldsworth is older than Charlotte. He comes from a money and politics background. He is a fun date. His father is a senator. Their dates are interesting. He works for the family business. People behind Charlotte's back are calling her the husband maker. Which hurt her when she over hears gossip about her in the bathroom at a old boyfriend's wedding. Their are a lot of jokes about her boyfriends. The setting for the book is San Francisco, CA I laughed, cried and enjoyed the book. It is a clean read. It is a fast read, but leaves you wanting more now. I am glad I am not dating right now. I was given this book for review and in exchange agreed to give honest review of it. All opinions are mine.
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This book started out as a FUN CHICK-LIT and I LOVED IT! Then a twist was presented--a deeper thought---and I LOVED IT EVEN MORE! Charlotte has the worst luck...some say it might just be coincidence... But EVERY boyfriend she has EVER HAD goes on to marry the VERY NEXT GIRL he dates. And people have started calling her "the husband maker." People have even started joking that she should date so-and-so, not that they will match up but so HE can finally get married to any girl AFTER Charlotte. When Charlotte's friend jokes with her about setting her up with Kyle Aldsworth, Charlotte gives in and says OK. But when Charlotte sees Kyle and realizes he is so much more than her friend made him out to be... Charlotte is hopeful that maybe this will finally be THE ONE FOR HER! "Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?" I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! You will LOVE IT...I KNOW I DID! AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL--THE MATCH MAKER!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew from the first chapter that I was in for a great chick lit story...and I sure wasn't wrong about that! I loved every minute of it, right up until the cliffhanger ending. I'm so glad the next book isn't far from being released because I'm DYING to know what happens next! Charlotte puts up with a lot from her family and friends--from embarrassing nicknames to hurtful names--yet, she remains a positive, kind, and beautiful person. Her twin brother and their best friend, Angus, love to tease her and call her childhood nicknames, much to her dismay. While attending the wedding reception of the last guy she dated, she overhears a conversation where she's referred to as "The Husband Maker" because every guy she dates marries the very next girl he dates after they break up. While true, that hurts. But things have to change eventually, right? Enter Kyle. Charlotte's boss sets them up and the future is looking bright. I loved Kyle! Even though he's rich, handsome, a great chef, and sweet, he's very down-to-earth and they really do hit it off. I was completely engrossed in their story and stayed up way too late to finish it--it was that good. Things almost seem too good to be true. What I loved the most about the story is the way Charlotte handles herself. She has every reason to be vengeful and bitter, yet she isn't. She is truly happy for those around her, even her exes; she has a very good, supportive relationship with her family, which includes Angus. When faced with tough decisions, she digs deep down and does what's best for others, not herself. She's so amazing! I cannot wait to see what happens next! Content: no language or violence; lots of kissing, but it stayed clean! *I received a copy from the tour host and this in no way influenced my opinion*