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For Love of Charley

3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  369 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
It's been ten years since Cole Jordan was run out of Canyon Bend, ten years he spent accumulating a vast fortune. Now he's back with only one goal in mind. To win the woman he left behind, the woman he never forgot. This time, not even her wealthy, overprotective uncle will stop him. Because everything he's done, he's done for love of Charley. After Cole made passionate lo ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published September 30th 2007 by Ellora's Cave (first published January 19th 2006)
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Best Second Chance Romance
295th out of 636 books — 1,157 voters
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2 Stars

Disappointing is the first word that comes to mind and that is mainly because
The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred, is one of my favorite books and this can't hold a candle to it. It amazes me that is the same author. It started out cute with a plot I have seen before. Cole and Charley were in love and each other's soul mates when they were young. At age 20 Cole asks Charley to marry him, she loses her virginity and the next day he disappears never to be heard of again for 10 years. The
Apr 14, 2011 Booklover rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a very good read though i was a little disappointed cause their love was so deep and heart warming but the re-union was rushed for me,but overall a good read

Ten years ago Cole Jordan spent a night of passion with the love of his life. He'd planned on spending the rest of his life with Charley, but when he returned home, he found her uncle waiting for him with an ultimatum that forced him to leave town without explaining why to Charley. Cole has spent years accumulating a fortune, planning
Sep 06, 2015 Tinsoni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading what price paradise this book fell short of the author's capabilites. I read her books for her ability to create flawed but endearing characters and the love story she writes for those characters....this book fell short in the romance department and the characters felt a little flat....but compared to all the junk I have been enduring it was a breath of fresh air....still worth dropping everything to finish it in one sitting.
Jan 23, 2015 Sumaira rated it really liked it
I’m not usually a fan of second chance love story for some reason. I believe it’s because I’m a romantic at heart and so cannot take the pain of wasted years even if the couple get a happy ending. I want everyone to have a happy ending straight away. Though as Katherine Allred is one of my favourite authors I had to read this book.

Ahhhh what to say about this book. The love story is beautiful, and you can feel the love and pain of separation in both of the main characters. It is not the best Kat
Feb 11, 2016 Pattrycia rated it it was ok
Sorely disappointed with the story cos it sure didn't live up to my expectations
Definitely another great book. I really enjoyed this book. This is the third book by Katherine that I have read and I have to say they are all wonderful reads. Great story lines and loveable characters. Would definitely recommend this book:)
Oct 22, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Tender, Sweet, STARS

Ten years earlier, he'd been forced to leave Canyon Bend, Nevada in disgrace, destitute and alone. Now he was back. Back to claim the one and only he wanted from this town. And this time, no was going to stop him.

Katherine Allred has done it again! Ever since I read The Sweet Gum Tree, Katherine has not disappointed with For Love of Charley.

It has been ten years since Cole broke Charley's heart by up and leaving with no goodbye, no explanation. Charley has never forgotten
Dec 28, 2015 Christine rated it it was ok
This is my third story by Allred. I really liked her other two so I had high expectations for this one.

Cole is forced out of town by his girlfriend's family because he isn't good enough for her. Ten years later, he's made a name for himself so he comes back to win her again. Nothing original about this plot, and honestly I don't know why so many authors attempt it because it's dumb and not believable. And don't get me started on why characters find it so hard to just tell the truth? Half of the
Jun 11, 2013 Vichy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did like The Sweet Gum Tree, but I totally didn't this one. The effort to prolong through the years the pain of a desperate love story based on lies and misunderstandings was weak and predictable. Cole's plans to gain Charley back sounded sometimes silly. The intro of mystery at the second half of the book was like a potpourri addition. And the main question remains: Hey, Cole, tell me the secret of quick gold farming, pretty please?
Caron Pescatore
Mar 25, 2015 Caron Pescatore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

**4 1/2 Stars**

I really loved this story. It encompasses a beautiful romance between two wonderful people who are given a second chance at love. This is the second book I've read by this author. As much as I liked this one, I really, really loved the first book I read, [[ASIN:B0032UDTXA Second Time Around]]. That too was a contemporary romance about a couple who get a second chance at love. Ms. Allred has an engaging writing style and is extremely at weaving a good tale. Furthermore, she has the
Nov 07, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
I read the Sweet Gum Tree and was captivated by this author's writing! I loved it and really enjoyed this book too. The main characters are great and I loved the history they share that is revealed throughout the book! I can't wait to read Katherine Allred's other books! Consider me a fan!!
Sep 09, 2014 Maggie rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Everything about it was a bit over the top, especially the last 30% or so. It was almost like a soap opera. Very sweet and entertaining read. Overall, I liked it but didn't love it.
Sep 14, 2014 Karyn rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2014
Meh. Don't bother.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**3.5 stars**

This story is about Cole and Charley and what happened ten years ago to make Cole leave town after he proposed to Charley and made love to her. He's now back in town and has a whole plan of how to win Charley over.

I really liked this story. Like I've mentioned in all my reviews of Katherine Allred's books, she really makes you connect with the characters on an emotional level. She also details everything so you can really "see" it.

Cole and Charley were really sweet together. I thi
Michele Johnson
Jun 05, 2015 Michele Johnson rated it really liked it
This is my third book by Katherine Allred. It was not as good as "The Sweet Gum Tree" but it was still a good read that I had trouble putting down. The author has a way of bringing life to her main characters that makes you feel like they are family.
Myriam Garcia-pate
In typical Katherine Allred fashion, story is beautifully developed, the characters are believable and they story comes full circle... is it as good as The Sweet Gum Tree? nope but then again I don't think none of her books will ever compare to that gem!! Still worth the read!!
Nov 11, 2012 I.Am.Reader rated it liked it
It actually started pretty good. It was written from alternating POV's and that was quite a treat. But then at the 80% mark, or close to it, there was an interesting turn in the story that turned me off and then it went downhill for me. Almost like a lifetime movie gone to potty...I ended up rushing through the book to get to my HEA. Maybe other readers may appreciate this better than me.
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Rating Clarification 3.5 Stars. This book just didn't do it for me. After reading What Price Paradise I was hoping for another 5 star awesome read. Don't get me wrong the book wasn't bad just not my favorite. It was like it was just lacking something. I am not sure what that is but maybe if I figure it out i will update my thoughts on here. A good read but not great.
Nov 10, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Cole Jordan is one hell of a man, I can not imagine walking away from the love of you life because of one of her family members. Charley was heartbroken for 10 years and never knew the truth. To love someone for a decade and never see them or never try again is so crazy.
Nov 01, 2013 Ashley rated it it was amazing
This book reminded me of The Sweet Gum Tree. It was sad, sweet, difficult and overall triumphant because in the end he got her just like he wanted. Great read once i started it i couldn't put it down until i was finished.
Mar 30, 2013 Akyraa rated it liked it
it was a good book but a bit rushed for my taste...i mean Cole left charley for 10 years not 10 mins...she just forgave him and jumped straight into bed...
Danielle Calabrese
Dec 03, 2011 Danielle Calabrese rated it really liked it
Another great book from Katherine Allred! All of her books have sweet, likable characters that make your heart melt and this one didn't disappoint!
Jun 22, 2011 Diane rated it liked it
apart for 10 years, the hero has never forgotten the heroine. finally he makes it back home to prove that he was worthy of her love
Jul 29, 2014 JoAnn rated it liked it
Shelves: standalone, 2012
With Sweet Gum Tree as my favorite, "For the Love of Charley" was a nice read also. A good love story and mystery all in one.
Feb 29, 2012 Say rated it liked it
Shelves: february-2012
not as perfect as sweet gum tree but still like it.....=) changed it to three stars....
Oct 28, 2011 ~V~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good stuff people!! Katherine Allred writes good emotional romances! :)
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Nov 08, 2011 Laura's Book Addiction rated it liked it
Not my fav of Katherine Allred.
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Katherine Allred was born in Arkansas and spent her formative years there learning to love books at her grandfather's knee. When she was five, her mother remarried and moved them to Michigan, where they stayed for the next ten years. At age fifteen, the entire family moved back home to Arkansas, and she's been there ever since, except for brief stints in other countries and states while her hubby ...more
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