Saturday, February 1, 2014

Book Boyfriend #27

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So my book boyfriend for the week is

Definitely Charlie!

Hehe - Hunter is his nickname. Read the book.

Book Description:

She fell for the nice guy, but will she fall for the real guy?
Ex-ballerina Ellie Bell has twenty-four days left until her self-imposed man-less year is up. No more falling for the wrong kind of guy—charming, sexy, bad. Why can’t she find someone sweet like Charlie Johansson, her soldier pen pal? His e-mails meant the world to her, and she can’t stop thinking about him…until she meets Hunter, whose muscles and cocky smile threaten to have her relapsing.

Before Charlie “Big Game Hunter” Johansson’s last tour of duty, he’d gone through women like crazy. But after connecting on a real, emotional level via letters with his best friend’s sister, Charlie’s ready for a relationship—with Ellie Bell. But then her brother introduces him as Hunter. Proving he’s no longer a player by becoming Ellie’s dance partner for an Army benefit seems like it could convince both siblings he’s changed, but the harder he falls for Ellie, the harder it is to come clean. Can he convince her to fall for the real him before it’s too late?

So why is Charlie my book boyfriend this week?  There's something I really love about him.  I give you Hunter as in "The Big Game Hunter", aka Charlie Johansson.  He likes the ladies and he hunts them down but he's not gonna keep them once he catches them.  He loves the chase and the loving at the end but he's not into commitments.  But something happens to Charlie on his last mission that causes him some pause.  And when he looks up from that pause, he doesn't like the image that people have of him as "The Big Game Hunter".  Enter Ellie.  She knows the post thinking Charlie from emails but she's introduced to "Hunter" and knows the stories that go with the name.  The story that follows has as much to do with that little deception as it does with Charlie trying to figure himself out.  See, there's more Charlie in there than Hunter and that's what I love about him.  He notices the differences and reacts to them.  While I don't think any women can really change a man into what she wants, a man can go through experiences and decide to change himself.  That's real.  Charlie is real.

If you haven't been on my blog this week, you may have missed my review of this book and a couple of Giveaways for this book.  Don't miss them.

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  1. Charlie / Hunter sounds awesome. I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR list.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. +JMJ+

    I really like the idea of people forging a strong connection through letters before they fall in love face to face. I also wonder whether a love story like this would resonate especially with bloggers, who know what it's like to get personal online and might be worried that people who like their writing will be disappointed in their real selves.