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Charming You

(Thirsty Hearts #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  173 ratings  ·  42 reviews
"Difficult to put the book in record time, lol!" Can she trust the charm of an ambitious man?

Micky Llewellyn has trusted men before”"with disastrous results. Now, she’s focused on her career, her friends, and making sure she doesn’t let another charming man lie to her and break her heart.

Nick Halden’s life has unfolded according to plan. He’s on track to

Kindle Edition, 391 pages
Published February 14th 2016 by Write Shout
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Charming You was full of skepticism and suspicion. Micky had been burned by some loser men in the past and let her hurt color everything in her future. When Nick came along like a tall, hot drink of water, she was willing to die of thirst. It was frustrating a lot of the time, but sort of understandable. Who wouldn't be scared to jump back on the horse after being bucked? Nick did have some secrets, ones that could hurt Micky's fragile little heart. However, he was mostly a great guy. Micky was ...more
Aug 08, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Micky Llewelyn knew when Nick Halden entered her life something was about to change. Nick, claims he is single but he is hiding something, she just isn't sure what. What starts off as a friendship, quickly changes to something more and both Micky and NIck find themselves falling for one another.

Nick though had a plan for his life and it had a certain type of woman with connections that can help further his career, Micky is not that. When he is expected to find out information for the company Mic
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Micky Llewellyn has a rotten day topped off by a dead battery. A gorgeous guy comes by and offers to help her. He’s immediately attracted to her and tries to convince her to go out with him. She has had bad experiences with previous boyfriends and is determined to focus on her job, particularly on the project she’s the lead on at the moment. We know where this going, right? But there are a couple of twists. Nick, the up-and-coming lawyer, is sort of engaged to an attractive, wealthy woman whose ...more
Charming You by Kris Jayne is a love story that is relatable and very well written. The author permits the reader to learn and explore each character, hence allowing the reader to be completely engulfed by these characters. The romance story unfolds with Micky and Nick – Micky, whose trust is limited due to a stream of horrible past relationships and Nick, who is tied up with a family situation that has him tossing over. Kris Jayne truly pulls at your heart strings and evokes all emotions of the ...more
Paige Burton
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Easy read for a book with many grammar errors

I'm giving this book 3 stars only because it was a good story. Based on the spelling and grammar errors it should have received 1 star. If you are going to publish a book, please proof read word for word. A reader will read it word for word.
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read, relatable story, interesting characters! Difficult to put the book in record time, lol! Really nice to read a good romance that isn't over the top. I reviewed an ARC provided by the author. ...more
I thought this book was going to be fun. To me it was kind of dull. There was several times I struggled to finish it. I stop and picked it up many times.

I wasn't invested in the characters and the plot was predicable.
Gina Briganti
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I love this book's cover and title. While I was reading it, I would picture Micky with that beautiful glossy hair.

Charming you had an interesting plot. I really liked the "good" characters and I was convinced that the bad ones were bad.

It's refreshing to read a romance with intelligent characters.

More pluses for me -

Micky's dog was adorable.
The sex was hot.
Nick's family side was swoon-worthy, You know what they say about a guy who gets along with his mom and his sister. He's the uncle every
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CHARMING YOU is the first book in THE THIRSTY HEART SERIES by KRIS JAYNE. This is the first book that I have read by Kris Jayne, but I quickly added her to my list of authors to watch for. Her style of writing is captivating and refreshing.

Micky Llewellyn is an awesome character. Witty, smart, beautiful, but boy does she have bad luck when it comes to men and affairs of the heart. She has decided to make her career in marketing her number one priority and forget about the opposite sex for now.
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was...charming. It was a good read with a heroine who has been hurt too many times in the past by the men she was dating and a hero who is getting out of a pretty dull relationship, he thinks...

Micky works in the marketing dept of a tech company in the same building as Nick, an M&A attorney. They run into each other one evening when Micky has car issues. There's an instant attraction and they eventually agree to go out for drinks. Micky is hesitant to trust Nick, especially a
Deb Bishop
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given an arc of Charming You in return for a honest review.
This is a good debut book by Kris Jayne.
Charming You was one of those books that took me a little while to get into but once I did I really enjoyed it.
Mickey is concentrating on her career, her friends and family while trying to ensure that she doesn't let another charming, lying man into her heart after a series of disasterous relationships.
Nick had a plan for how his life was going to go and up until now it was going just fine.
J_Mc 251
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings about this book. To me, a romance should be a light and easy read, with two characters you root for. The romance between Nick and Micky was nice; they were both likeable, and their story was fun to follow. However, the author threw in too many other subplots that completely detracted from the actual progress of the romance. There was corporate espionage, blackmail, an ex-fiancee, an ex-boyfriend…it got very crowded. Some of these were mentioned and then disappeared, and oth ...more
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven’t read a romance novel since high school, so I’m not too familiar with the genre. However, this one is much better than anything I remember reading. I like it better than a lot of romantic comedy movies as well. The main character of this novel, Micky, is very likeable. From the very beginning of the novel, the reader is clearly on Micky’s side and wants romance to turn around for her. The twists and turns of the story are modern and interesting. The scenes of flirtation and more between ...more
the. quirky. wallflower
Mickey is having a bad day...a not so great life.
Nick is willing to make whatever sacrifices needed to get to where he wants to be.
Mickey doesn't want to be drawn to Nick.
Nick is fighting his attraction to Mickey until he finds out some truths that are altering his views on who he is and who he wants to be.
How can the two build a relationship in a world of cutthroat business deals and people not being who you think they are?
Will Mickey overcome her past to forgive Nick's transgressions on h
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first read by this author and I really enjoyed it even tough I am not a big fan of insta love reads this author at least lets their relationship grow before they jump in bed. These two have some real deal crap to deal with between her past with relationships which make her skittish and his need for success. Both of them have some changes and actions that have to be dealt with. Secrets, lies, blackmail, work pressures and more this author most definitely writes a great multilayered rea ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this novel, and I know how Mickey felt with always picking the wrong man to date! Upon discovering her last boyfriend was married with a child, she vowed to keep herself under control, until she accidentally met Nick Halden when he jumped started her car. Nick had an effect on her heart, Even though he wasn't married, her BS meter was ring loud and clear and she knew she should stay away from him but, they worked in the same building and parked in the same garage!

At first, I liked Nick f
Momma Hellmouth
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My Review of Charming You, by Kris Jayne
My Rating 4 Stars
What a fun enjoyable read, this almost felt like reading a old style romance.
There were some comical parts of this story, but one thing for sure the characters were fun and likable. This was a genuinely Charming book. Micky and Nick’s story is worth reading for those that enjoy a hot sexy fun read!
I have never rad this author until now, and I can say the storyline was great, the consistency of the story was spot on. The writing was excepti
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Need to be honest here! I read books two and three before I even found out there was a book one. Having said that I enjoyed the fact that it didn't really make jumping in the midst of a series difficult.

Charming You does just that! Nick is charming beyond measure. He is thoughtful, considerate and hates that he is not being totally honest with Micky.

Micky is gun-shy having come out of a relationship where the dick was actually already married and didn't bother to let Micky know this.

Not going t
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charming You, Charmed Me! Once I started reading it was very hard to put down. Mickey Llewellyn has been through some really bad heart breaking relationships and is just now getting her life back together when she meets Nick Halden. He thinks he has everything until he meets Mickey Llewellyn in the parking garage where he helps her with a dead battery. She knows Nick is engaged but Mickey can't deny the attraction. Nick thought he has it all until Mickey! This is my first book by Kris Jayne, lov ...more
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Its funny and pulls you into the story. Micky is guarded and does not easily trust men. Nick who has his life already planned out is taken unexpectedly when he meets Micky. Neither are expecting the strong attraction they have for each other. Will Micky learn to let her guard down and let Nick in? Will Nick change is plans? Some unexpected twists. Kris did a great job. Looking forward to reading more. Received advance copy for honest review
Isha Coleman
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
While reading this book I kept thinking of a song. Neyo's " The Best Thing I Never Knew I Needed" would have served as the perfect soundtrack to this story. Scared of listening to their hearts and taking a chance almost cost these two something precious. I received an ARC of Charming You in exchange for an honest review. Ms. Jayne's has a wonderful sense of comedic timing that makes for a hilariously entertaining read. ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC review:
I loved this!

While mixed with romance and comedy are my favorite things, this story offers so much to readers. During the popular times of "50 Shades" styled novels, Charming You brings out the classy, heartfelt storyline, while still getting steamy. This is definitely worth reading.
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nick an attorney is attractive and in love with Micky who works in the same building problem is he is already engaged to a Socialite with a jerk for a Dad and Nick handles his business dealings which is stealing companies and taking them apart, one that is being checked out happens to be were Micky works! How and what happens to Nick, Micky and fiancé or ex fiancé hmmmmm.

Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Great story line and strong characters. Micky has had it with men and focused on her career and friends. Until she meets Nick. Fate and a dead car battery throw them together. What will be the out come? Will Nick be able to change Micky's mind on men? ...more
Bette Stanek
Entertaining read that's not too over the top. The characters are relatable and while there's plenty of drama, it's not crazy drama. Both Nick and Micky have issues from past relationships they're working through, they don't trust easily. If you're looking for an easy, quick read it's worth checking out. ...more
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was such a fun read. Very well written with fun characters and a great story line. Micky is a great character who has had bad luck in men until she meets Nick when her stops to help her with her car. He's a big time lawyer who's sorta engaged. The chemistry is immediate and off the charts. No spoiler here, but you will love reading this book.
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book, supperb writing and interesting characters in this very lengthy and yet entertaining book. My only concern is that there were several little threads of the story line that were never tied off. Concidering the characters they involved it seems odd they would be concluded in future books in the series.

Leesa Freeman
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not generally a romance reader, but this one hooked me. It's a well-written storyline with relatable characters and kept me turning the pages. I will definitely be reading more by Kris Jayne.

I received a free ebook version in exchange for an honest review.
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