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Legally Charming

(Ever After #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  404 ratings  ·  165 reviews

Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong
Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published March 13th 2017
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Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳Charming? Yes, I need me some charm up in this place...

➳ARC kindly provided by publisher, in exchange for an honest review…

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Jen Ryland
So. Legally Charming wasn't a bad book, but the tropes it used weren't my favorite. This was a classic "virgin and the player" story that featured a sweet heroine who has no idea how attractive she is (a size 12 with long auburn hair, in case you were wondering) who meets cute with a successful, hard-driving Chicago lawyer.

While we are told a bunch of times that Felicity is smart (she's a grad student in art history) she was also WAY too "damsel in distress" for my taste. She faints in large cro
Claire Robinson
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3 - "We have all night..." Stars!

Lauren Smith is one of my favorite authors, her historical romances are some of the best I have ever read of that genre. Legally Charming is the first in her new Ever After series, and I suppose you would class them as modern day fairy tales, as for me Jared and Felicity’s story had definite leanings towards the Cinderella theme.

"You don’t walk away from chemistry we have. When I touch you? It makes my entire body burn. I’ve never felt that way about anybody else
Carmen Rae
Legally charming is exactly as the name says. It was a completely charming read that was angst and drama light and was exactly what I needed for a relaxing long weekend read.

This story was told in dual pov so as soon as I got inside Jared's head I was swooning. And to be honest it isn't that often I get a good swoon. He was sweet and caring but he had a massive case of the growling, possessive, domineering too. I am not sure if I loved him most when he was turning her over the lounge threatenin
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Lauren Smith has written a charming modern tale romance that was a sophisticated blend of sweet and sexy in her newest release, Legally Charming. So in this day in age, is there such a thing as Prince Charming? Or are we all victims to the idea of the happily ever afters. Well, I’m here to tell you Lauren Smith has only one answer. Yes, they do exist. Although this Prince Charming may not be knocking on your door on a white horse or a gl
Sometimes a girl dreams of the perfect fairy tale romance, especially if you are known for being the studious and serious, shy type on the outside, but you have an inner passion that has never been unleashed. Felicity dreams of being swept off her feet by her knight in shining armor’s kiss, but she never expected him to show up in the middle of the night, or to be so willing to fulfill her every fantasy.

Jared has gone from high power Romeo to high power lawyer and the last thing he expected to f
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Just as the title said, this book is an over dose of charming. At one point I feel suffocated with the OTT charming. Jared is just too good to be true. And Felicity... she is too virginal. She is weak. a very weak character. I can not believe that she is even being consider for any job.

Like the other books by Miss Smith, this book is dragging in the middle. I feel like the middle is just an empty nonsense. Weak plot and no significant development on the characters, plot and drama. I am bored.

Chitra *CJ*
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: safety-first, v-card
A sweet read.
When a Halloween party and her birthday leads Felicity to her best friend Layla's boyfriends house, she never expected to fall asleep and wake up to her own Prince Charming Jared in her bed.
The first meeting is insta attraction, and they slowly pursue their relationship- with them eventually expressing their feelings and taking one step at a time.

The heroine is a curvy introvert, the hero a workaholic. Both not looking for a relationship. But that changes..

The first half was a bit t
Sissy's Romance Book Review
LEGALLY CHARMING 'Legally Charming' by Lauren Smith is book One in the "Ever After" series. This is the story of Felicity Hart and Jared Redmond. I am a big fan of Ms. Smith writing so of course I loved this book! But I truly think you will enjoy it too. Felicity is a hard working student trying to get her Masters in Art and loves history. Jared too is hardworking but he didn't used to be...used to be a party boy. But know due to life lessons he is a workaholic. When Felicity goes to her best fr ...more
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This is my first contemporary from the wonderfully talented Lauren Smith. She has several contemporaries but I have only read her historical novels which I highly recommend (start with His Wicked Designs). This book would be my 5th book from her that I have read and let me tell you, she did not disappoint.

We have Jared, a lawyer heading towards becoming partner at his firm and Felicity who is very close to earning her graduate degree before moving away to her dream job. They both have worked so
Cocktails and Books
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

Lauren Smith captured my interest when she wrote the Her British Stepbrother series so I was excited to read this first book in a new series.

Felicity and Jared meet when Jared discovers Felicity asleep in his bed. From that moment these two find themselves unable to stay away from each other. Despite being in different places in their life, they can't deny the draw.

The chemistry between Jared and Felicity is very hot. But it isn't just the
Heather andrews
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved how supportive, and sweet Jared was when his woman wasn't feling well, “honey, you aren’t ruining anything. I’d rather be right here with you on the floor of my bathroom than back in Chicago.” His gentle chuckle was a balm to her, and she exhaled slowly... " I loved that Jared would shower Felicity with compliments, “eff, you look amazing, Felicity. It’s not exactly manly to admit this, but I just about came in my trunks.” I really loved this book, and Jared. ...more
Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
May 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Review originally posted on Mostly YA Lit:

Compelling enough to keep me reading, but really, really frustrating because the heroine is painted as a total damsel-in-distress, even though we’re constantly told how strong she is. Legally Charming is the tale of Felicity, an art history grad student who mostly spends all of her days studying and trying to achieve her goal of becoming a museum curator. When she accidentally ends up in the bed of Jared, her best friend’s boyfriend’s brother, they end u
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Legally Charming was absolutely amazing and I loved reading every single page of this book! The storyline captured my interest from the very beginning, and the characters completely stole my heart.

Jared and Felicity were extremely likable characters in every possible way. They were both inherently good people without an evil bone in their bodies, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with them and their story. I was enthralled from the first page to the last, and I was so happy to have gone on t
Paula  Phillips
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it

Felicity Hart is not your partying type of girl; she is the one who studies and is headed places. Currently, she is doing her Masters in Arts and has big plans to move across to California and became a Museum Curator. Dragged along to her two friends Layla and Tanner's Halloween party, she decides to have some fun and dresses up as a princess. Tanner's brother isn't due to a home that night, so Layla gives Felicity his bedroom. What happens next though is that Jared does decide to come home and
Jessica Alcazar
I first feel in love with Lauren Smith when I read her Stepbrother Trilogy and then I started reading her League of Rogues series and I was a goner .... :)

Legally Charming did not disappoint for me. It was a sorta/kinda modern day Cinderellaish story. It was sweet and romantic and it even had a modern day wicked step-mother that called herself life and career. I'll explain in case someone doesn't get it. These two crazy kids meet in a very unique setting. Their journey is quick. One might even s
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR***

I wanted to like this book. I really did.

Unfortunately, the want and what I got was not the same thing. The writing, for me, was a little unpolished and that left me feeling that the dialog was a little stilted and that people wouldn't really say the things they said in the book.

Unfortunately, the meet cute for the 2 of them was something I was not able to get past. You do not meet someone for the first time and then agree to sleep n
Tania's Book Blog
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**ARC received voluntarily for review**

This is the first book I've read by this author and she didn't disappoint. Felicity Hart had self esteem issue and wasn't realizing how gorgeous she was. She was a hard working college student that had dreams and plans. She didn't have time for love or think that anyone will ever be interested in her.

Jared Redmond was a young attorney that was all about his job. He has no time for relationships. Until he saw Felicity in his apartment with her bff who happen
Wow.....that was a good surprise.

I've read lots of Lauren Smiths historical romances, she has some good ones. In fact The Shadows of Stormclffe Hall is one of my favorites. So this was a sweet surprise of a contemporary romance.

If your in the mood to read about a geniunly good guy, and a simple, shy h this is a good easy read. It's romance and relationships and pretty simple and straightforward. I just finished a long series, so it was a nice pallet cleanser before I start the one I'm about to
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
3.5 Stars

The cover of this book was my single reason for wanting to read this book. A guy in a white shirt does it for me EVERY TIME, so I was salivating over the cover and barely registered the synopsis. And it was a good way for me to sample Ms. Smith's writing for the first time.

LEGALLY CHARMING is a cute, entertaining and sweet take on the classic fairy-tales and for me it was an easy read with little drama, not the kind that blow your socks off but more the kind that is intended to be uncom
Renee at Book Happiness
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review!!

Jared and Felicity were just amazing together.. I truly found myself LOVING this book... I just love the reformed bad boy and good girl!!

Once I picked up this book I could barely put it down!!

This is a new author to me and I have to say I need to read more from Lauren!!!
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I have been a fan of the author's historical romances for a few years now and always meant to try her contemporaries. Finally, I'm getting the chance after winning a copy of Legally Charming in a giveaway. A spicy modern fairytale retelling seemed just the thing.

Legally Charming opens with the Cinderella ball aka a best friend's Halloween party where serious minded, but also seriously tired dedicated art student, Felicity Hart, slips into an empty bedroom to catch a few winks and wakes up to dis
***4 “Can Jared by MY Prince Charming?” Stars***

This Cinderella-esque retelling had me going all over the place feels wise. It was most definitely a dopey smile, swoon worthy, smexy as sin read but it also had me growling and wanting to reach in and throttle some sense into the characters as well as I turned the pages to see if Jared and Felicity would get their fairy tale ending.

Jared is the definition of a workaholic. He’s put everything into his job and attaining a partnership, effectivel
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Legally Charming (Ever After #1) by Lauren Smith
3 stars!!!

“Sometimes a girl wants to know if a man will fight for her. So if you want her bad enough, fight for her.”

Lauren Smith is a new to me author and I was drawn to this book because of “Legal” being in the title. I do love books set in that domain and hot lawyers are definitely easy to read about. Legally Charming is a book I enjoyed, it was what I deem an “easy read,” everything was nice, sweet with a little angst and a lot of i
Isha Coleman
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC Review: Legally Charming (Ever After) by Lauren Smith

Life is not always a fairy tale, but it's nice to pretend that it is. Perhaps that's my draw to author Lauren Smith. With all of the harshness life throws out on a daily basis, it's nice to live among the clouds for a little while. Legally Charming is like escaping into a dream. Ms. Smith brought the same brand of enchantment that drives her regency romance into her modern day journey of love. Jared and Felicity are existing but not living
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
3.5 stars!
Cute, sappy read! I loved that the ex girlfriend in this book was NOT a total bitch. She was kind! Finally-women supporting women, even when its with their ex boyfriend!
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

What a great start to what promises to be a totally swoon worthy series! Who doesn’t love the rich guy/poor girl romance trope? There’s nothing like watching two characters fret over their differences before realizing how perfectly they complete each other and find their way to building a real and thriving love.
Felicity Hart has one goal: completing her masters in art and securing a curator position. Jared Redmond has one goal: making partner in his law firm. Neither has time for anything or
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a joy to read! Highly recommended!

I loved this book for a lot of reasons. After reading a handful of harsh, gritty, and difficult books, this book was a welcome reprieve. This book has a hopeful tone, the characters are generally upbeat, and no major catastrophe befalls anyone. There's plenty of bumps along the road to HEA, but no major angst.

Felicity is an art history grad student employed part time at a gallery. Money is tight for her, but she's got her end goal in sight and she'
Char Sowers
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Legally Charming" by Lauren Smith - *****
"Legally Charming" is a thoughtful, sexy, almost instant love romance. Lauren Smith's writing style is beautiful. Her descriptions have a lyric quality that sometimes make me catch my breath. The Hero, Jared Redmond, is a stressed out, workaholic attorney who takes little time to live and smell the roses. Once he meets the Heroine, Felicity Hart, everything changes for him in an instant even though he fights his feelings. Felicity, is getting her masters
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Lauren Smith is a USA Today Best-Selling author and an Oklahoma attorney. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres includi ...more

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