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Flirting with Disaster (The Charleston Trilogy #2)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  1,120 ratings  ·  59 reviews
After a disappointing relationship, heiress Libby Carlyle needed to change her life. So she winged a prayer heavenward and traded places with her less privileged best friend. No sooner did she step into her new waitress shoes than Libby fell in love with her very stern, very handsome boss, Carson Davies. If she could only find a way to reveal her true identity... . Determi...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Mira Books (first published December 1st 2005)
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Good premise, lukewarm romance, bad follow-through. As much as any other hopeless romantic, I enjoy the typical romantic plot – couple’s obvious attraction, reluctance to get along, outside difficulties preventing easy relationship, pending happy ending. However, if I have too much confusion to trip me up, I can’t enjoy the rocky ride that builds up to the romance.

It felt like I was going in so many circles that I felt dizzy from the same conversations about Maggie and Josh worrying about whethe...more
Linda Yezak
I got a kick out of this cute story about a specialty-store owner with a snooty mother and a carpenter with a Vegas-broad mom. She's not the snob her mother is, and he's not the classless act his mom is, but these two from the opposite side of the tracks have trouble meeting in the middle when there's a train comin'.

This isn't a Christian romance, but it's also not the soft porn of mainstream romance. Language is limited to the mildest of the naughty words, and sex scenes are tame compared to o...more
Linda
It is now Maggie's turn to find someone who she really loves without worrying about what her mother thinks. Maggie has always done things to upset her mother and to rebel but this time was different. Maggie had chosen Warren because her mother liked him but Warren called off the wedding two weeks before she walked down the aisle and she was not upset. Josh worked for Maggie's best friend's husband in the rehabilitation of historic buildings. This time Maggie and Josh were thrown together by well...more
Amelia
Good premise, lukewarm romance, bad follow-through. As much as any other hopeless romantic, I enjoy the typical romantic plot – couple’s obvious attraction, reluctance to get along, outside difficulties preventing easy relationship, pending happy ending. However, if I have too much confusion to trip me up, I can’t enjoy the rocky ride that builds up to the romance.

It felt like I was going in so many circles that I felt dizzy from the same conversations about Maggie and Josh worrying about whethe...more
Jacki
Honestly, I read the first book in the series because it was inspiration for the movie. I then picked this one up since it was next in the series. A cute romance story.
Maggie is a gallery owner with recent heartbreak, a broken engagement. Her friends tell her she can either sit and mope or work on building a house for a single mother of 3. There are issues with the house, since Amanda was disowned by her father. A few people think she should be asking her father for money since her husband died...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. It is a sweet little contemporary romance, but it just moved too slow for me. It took me 4 days to read this book and you all know, that is just NOT the way that I read and I can't even pinpoint why. I enjoyed the story line. I liked the characters. It just moved at a snail's pace and would not keep my attention for more than an hour or so at a time. I would guess a lot of it was an issue with the predictability of the story. There was absolutely n...more
Genrelove
This book is all blah blah blah and absolutely no sexy funtimes. Before there's even the slightest glimmer of heat, absolutely everyone in the whole town has to sound off about how much the H/h should get together. Everyone!!! His mother has to give her opinion. Her best friend. Her best friend's husband. Some lady who is completely unrelated to either of them. And they all have to tell the H first, and *then,* in a separate scene tell the h. All of them going in one big circle. And where's the...more
Marina
Love Ms.Woods stories.They are sweet.Good characterization as always.I had fun reading this series.
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Note to Self: Magnolia "Maggie" Forsythe(32yo,pal,socialite,gallery owner,ex)+Josh Parker (34yo, pal1,project foreman restoration & builder),Dinah D.(pal)+Cordell B.(boss restoration,pal1),Warren Blake(35yo,ex fiance,psychiatrist),Amanda O'Leary(widow)& Larry(her 8yo),Jimmy(her 6yo),...more
Jeanne
A predictable love story. Well written. A Southern flavored tale of family, friendship, and lots of emotion. Just the right amount of mushy, doubts, and humor to make the story interesting. Liked it very much!
D Bovill
First Sherryl Woods book I have read. Was lukewarm and predictable. Most likely would not read another from this author.
Virginia Markhart
I bought this book In Seattle WA to read on the train ride home from the cruise to Alaska that Mom and I took. It was very good. My first time reading this author but it will not be the last. Set in Charleston it has a lot of southern charm and southern traditions. Rich girl and poor boy, well not so poor boy, just a very different background. they are both scared to death of falling in love. Lots of sizzle when they get together. I appreciated that the author kept the bedroom scenes to a minimu...more
Jill
Sherryl woods brings it together once again, making you laugh, cry and cling to the edge of your book with your finger nails. Mixing just a taste of mystery along with Romance. She takes you from living in past to the future, from sorrow to happiness, from anger and hate to love and hope. Sherryl's writing makes you believe you are there with friends.
Linda


I loved josh and Nadine's relationship. She was really trying to make up for past mistakes and for not being the mother he really needed, but she did the best she could and I admire her optimism. My favorite romance was definitely George and Nadine. I want to know what happened with them. Also if anything happened with warren and Ellie! Overall one of my fave romance!
Darcy
I liked this one better than the last, but I wanted to shake both Josh and Maggie and tell them to get over themselves. Their romance was sort of boring. I found myself more interested in the building of Amanda's house and what was happening to Maggie's shop assistant. I thought that Josh's mother was a hoot, such a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the stick in the muds.
Kara Thomas
eeeehhhhh. okay story, okay characters.
Peggy
I liked it Maggies story wasn't as good as Dania's.
But still very good somtimes seaqules don't do for me.
But don' take my word for it read it and see the story was very good but when you read one behind the outher it somtimes isen't as good as the first.
But it was stilll very good.
Katherine
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Magnolia Forsythe, a Charleston debutante is fixed up with a general contractor, Josh Parker. She is an artist and gallery owner, and he is a working guy. Plot is thickened by the addition of a former fiance that dumped her and an employee's stalker that tries to disrupt her gallery.
Melissa
I really like this book but the author used the word "indignation" every other page or paragraph soooo annoying. Happy ending totally predictable to me it just sort of ended which was disappointing everything was so dragged out in the book then it was just ok the end.
Jeanne
Fun series. I enjoyed the book.
Kendra
Just finished reading this for the second time. I didn't love it like the first time, but still liked it a lot. Thoroughly enjoyed the moms and loved how they planned together behind the backs of the h/h. B+ rating.
Barbara
It was an interesting plot that kept me going as I recovered from surgery. I enjoyed the characters and the idea of building a home for Amanda and her children. The characters seemed realistic as did the setting.
Nana Kitteh
Pretty good but a bit weak in the middle of the story. It's never good when you want to hit the heroine upside the head because she is over analyzing her relationship. But keep reading; it gets better.
Jen
I love Sherryl Woods. I cannot wait to get started. This was a good book, but it was so obvious they would get together. I am looking forward to the last installment of the trilogy.
Tara
2 people who haven't had much success in the relationship/love areas of their life try to figure out how to give it a go. They make it work and live happily ever after!
Nancy
The characters in this book were interesting and provided the realer an accurate picture of small town life. I especially liked Nadine and Josh, a mother and son.
Mary
i enjoyed ready all the Charleston Trilogy books. I loved the characters and the situations they encountered. I'll definitely read more books by this author.
Just - The romance reader
I really enjoyed all the characters in this story. This is my first Sherryl Woods novel and if this is her typical style I am already a fan.
Gloria75
Una bella storia, lui e lei sono decisi ad evitare storie con "complicazioni" ma tra una cosa e l'altra ci si ritrovano nel mezzo.
Jillie Anne
Another cute read, not much of a plot but it was fun to listen to on Audio. It's read well and the story is fun. Small town plot...etc...
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With two other careers to her credit before becoming a novelist and four states in which she's lived for extended periods of time, Sherryl Woods has collected friends and memories, along with way too much unnecessary junk.

"The friends are the only things I've brought with me through the years that really matter," she says. "I could probably live without one more chintz teacup, another tin-litho sa...more
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