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The Charmer (Harbor City #2)

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Hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible, Hudson Carlyle just met the one woman in Harbor City who’s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she’s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can’t stop thinking about her.

His regular moves won’t work here. He’s going to need a new plan, sta
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ebook, 304 pages
Published September 25th 2017 by Entangled Select Contemporary
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
The Charmer is book two in the series, Harbor City, by Avery Flynn. This is my very first book by Avery. Not having read the first book in this series did not take away from my enjoyment of this one at all. But I will warn you that if you haven’t read it, you will want to after you get caught up in how fantastic this book is, just as I did.

Hudson Carlyle is part of Harbor City’s elite. His family’s Carlyle Enterprises built this city. Hudson lost his father several years ago so now his brother,
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Shayna
A SEXY and DELIGHTFUL romantic comedy that will leave you with the biggest smile on your face! THE CHARMER is a follow-up to THE NEGOTIATOR, and it follows two different characters so it can be read as a complete standalone romance. Although, I will tell you that I absolutely ADORED THE NEGOTIATOR just as much as this one! A notorious playboy charmer of a man and a nerdy ant researcher...now doesn’t that sound unique, hilarious, and AMAZING?! I absolutely LOVE this kind of story, where the nerdy ...more
Naima Simone
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I finished The Negotiator, I wanted The Charmer so I could dig into Hudson's story. So when I was able to score an ARC of The Charmer, I was thrilled! This second book in the series was just as good as the first! I loved it! Laugh out loud hilarious, so unique, romantic, super sexy and just a good time. Yes, this book was a good time. :-D

Hudson Carlyle is the notorious, playboy charmer of Harbor City and the Carlyle clan. Everyone sees the wit, smiles, the I-don't-care-about-anything-
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Dísir
It’s evident from the beginning that ‘The Charmer’ is like a flip-off to the brother’s best-friend trope, a twist which is in itself, an interesting though tricky one. I don’t know why books that involve academics/geeks/researchers or brainy protagonists appeal so much, but they do. The moment I saw ‘Ant researcher’ in the blurb, I was quite sold on reading this, but was disappointed when it didn’t quite turn out the way I’d hoped.

Yet it’s somewhat slow going though and it was strangely hard to
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Ivy Deluca
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I enjoyed my first Avery Flynn book. Hudson Carlyle and Felicia Hartigan’s romance is the second in the Harbor City series but it’s not necessary to read the first book to enjoy this one. I actually had the first book buried on my Mountain o' TBR, but hadn't gotten around to it, since I'd heard mixed reviews. Normally reading out of order makes me OCD, but I'm glad I forged ahead because Hudson and Felicia's romance was worth the read.

Hudson has secrets. Felicia is an open book. There’s a bit o
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

The Charmer was totally Avery Flynn. A real RomCom that combined humor, angst, love and lots and lots of Honeypot Ants. Hudson and Felicia were the ultimate definition of “opposites attract” and they were hilarious while realizing it. Hudson was such a multifaceted man who knew his true self but was always afraid to show it. Felicia, in her own way, knew what she wanted and always went after it. It took a lot for both of them to realize what they had in each other and what they could lose.

Hudson
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Jessica Alcazar
Well this was just all kinds of cute and sweet and feely and FUN! You can jump right into this book without having read The Negotiator so worries there.

I wasn't a fan of the first book in this series, but I never give up on anything unless I've tried it a few times and I'm glad I continued. There's still a few people left in this circle I would love to read their journeys so looking forward to that.

Quick afternoon read with very little drama/angst but quite a bit of heart AND heat!

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Nadine
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, nerdy
3 Stars

I liked this book, but I didn't love it.
I had no real connection to all the people in this story. They all didn't feel real, which made it hard for me to invest emotions.

Maybe it's just me. This isn't a bad book. I read it in two days because I wanted to know how Felicia and Hudson will get their HEA. It was just a too stereotypical RomCom.

If you want to know more about ants than you ever thought possible: read this book. The ant part was adorable. But if you want to read a heartbreaki
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Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
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The Charmer was both charming, hot and sweet! I loved Hudson and Felicia - even as they were both trying to deny their feelings for the other.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
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The Charmer shows a different aspect of Hudson - he was the aloof brother in The Negotiator , but here, he was quite intense. Especially when he tried not to be. When he first met Felicia, there were sparks. But Hudson tried to deny those sparks. Especially as he realized that Felici
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Heather andrews
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hudson is a man who knows how to text a lady, "I bet you’re cute and commando. That’s the mental picture I have right now. It’s hot." Hudson likes to push his woman at times to give him a bigger ego, “a man with exceedingly talented hands?” He dropped his voice to a whisper. “And tongue? And—” I loved this book, I fell in love with Hudson.
Nicole P
Gah! This was just all kinds of awesome! Totally loving this series and Avery Flynn hit the nail on the head with this romantic comedy. Hudson, the easy-going, charming Carlyle brother is an enigma. He perfectly plays the role that everyone expects him to be, but behind the scenes there is so much more to him. Attending a fundraising event he is completely taken by the most unassuming woman ever, Felicia. She's an entomologist, specializing in myrmecology (had no cooking clue what this was and A ...more
Cali Jewel
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outrageously sexy, fun, sweet, emotional and quirky romantic journey that includes one sexy billionaire hiding a secret life and a sweet, spunky, nerdy ant researcher.

Hudson Carlyle the charmer of his family has been living a double life for sometime now and is in danger of outing his secret all due to one sweetly sexy, spunky ant researcher he can't stop thinking about in inappropriate ways. Felicia Hartigan is sweet, spunky and so clueless when it comes to men it is adorable. The My Fair Lady
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Ayekah
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Hudson... have mercy. Another book I did not put down. It's just that good. When the story starts to take the first few twists and turns, I couldn't help myself, just had to keep reading.

Hudson is the charming of the two brothers, and frankly he is just that. Looking at him and workaholic, driven Sawyer just give me Hudson. He wants no part of the family business, shows up at events only when beckoned by his mother Helene. Here we see him invited to the museum for an exhibiti
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Rachel
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Avery Flynn is back with the second book in the Harbor City series and if the cover alone doesn’t entice you alone to buy the book (major, swoonage) let me say this BUY THE DAMN BOOK IT’S AWESOME!!!! to see if it will convince you.

Seriously, this book is so much fun and so hot that it could just be the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Though maybe I should amend that to it should be illegal because Hudson and Felicia certainly know how to have a mighty good time with their clothes on.
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Mona
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Charmer: Book#2 Harbor City

Hudson Carlyle was next on his Mothers list. But her devious mind was setting his charming skills on setting up Felicia with Tyler. It was more in hopes of mending the fence between him and Sawyer. Hudson was all over it. There was something about this women.

Felicia is a scientist who studies ants.. When she meets Hudson at a benefit for the museum something zings between them, but she wants Tyler to notice her. A man who she has known since they were kids. But he
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Tami Schafer
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hudson is what his family call the Charmer , but he is really a world know painter ( his family doesn't know ) Felicia loves Ants oh and she studies them :D SHE thinks she wants Tyler but he doesn't see her that way ( they've been friends they whole lives pretty much ) Hudson wants HER ( well to paint her and well maybe get her out of his system ) He says he will help her get Tyler's attention ( even tho he doesn't want Tyler to see her that way ) In exchange she helps him fix the rift between S ...more
Konny
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Charmer by Avery Flynn is the companion novel The Negotiator.
Meet Hudson Carlyle. Hes the younger brother of Sawyer from The Negotiator. He does what hes best at, hes hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible. And now he just met the one woman in Harbor City who’s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she’s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can’t stop thinking about her. - the author.
Hudson is so
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Ash P Reads
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is the perfect example of everything naughty and nice, with sugar and spice. Felicia is the adorkable ant scientist and Hudson is the playboy millionaire who leads a secret double life. Under the premise of helping each other out, they develop a relationship that is quirky, fun and of course steamy. Neither can hide their true self in front of the other but still, end up fooling themselves and figuring out the truth about their feelings after making a big mess of thongs ahem I mean thi ...more
Crystal
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
LOVED this book! These stories are SO good. I love this city Avery created in another series and brought us to again. Hudson had my heart from the beginning, while I wanted to bat the ant woman over the head. She came to her senses and it was perfect! Can't wait for the next one, because yeah, that couple's going to be fun!
juviasft
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this one. It's so well written, the character are so loveable and even if the plot is a little predictable, it has small details that make you stay interested until the end.

Definitely one of the best books I've read in 2017.
Danielle from Short and Sassy
I feel like this book has been done before.... many times. And the thins is, I don't get it. I don't get when people help other people land the person of their dreams, when it happens to be another person. I don't get why people need sex lessons with other people. when everyone one is different.
Pelusa Rivera
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I love Avery Flynn, but this one was not my favorite. Now don't get me wrong, I did enjoy, and I loved to hear about Sawyer and Clover, and how their relationship progressed. Hudson, is Sawyer's brother and he is living a doubly life. In one of their society outings, he is intrigued by Felicia, who is a total nerd, dressed horribly and totally infatuated with Tyler, who has an on again, off again history with Sawyer. Hudson, sets out to help Feli ...more
Jane
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great, fun read!! Hudson is a billionaire that oozes charm but when he meets a woman who isn't interested in his charm, he sets out to convince her otherwise. Felicia is a woman focused on researching her honeypot ants, getting her research in a highly respected science magazine and getting the man she's been in love with since she was 15. She also has a personal deadline to achieve all this before her 30th birthday, which is right around the corner.

These two are total opposites and the dialo
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Emma
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
We met Hudson in The Negotiator, as the playboy younger brother of Sawyer, who despite outward appearances has a heart of gold. For all his charm and seemingly carefree persona, Hudson is very perceptive and sees what is often hidden to others. Being in a position to identify what will make the people he cares about happy is just one of his carefully hidden traits. 

There is a very good reason for Hudson to project an image in public, it would seem Hudson has been living a double life. His playbo
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Bambi Unbridled
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is my first time reading Avery Flynn, and I have to apologize for this review being way late. This is one of the books that fell through the cracks when I was moving across country, so I've pulled it from my blogger shame list with one of my new year's goals to get caught up.

I haven't read the first book in the series yet, and I didn't feel like I was lost or missing information. So if you are reading these out of order, you should be fine.

Hudson Carlyle is our wealthy and artistic hero, an
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Janelle
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cbr9, netgalley, romance
Hudson Carlyle revels in his reputation as a charming playboy. He's wealthy, he's good-looking, and women come easily to him. So, like all good romance heroes, he fixates on the one woman who won't give him the time of day. Felicia Hartigan has no time or patience for Hudson's antics: her lifelong crush just broke up with his fiancee and she has the chance to make him see her as more than his friend's kid sister. Hudson hits upon that classic scheme of offering to help the lovelorn gain the affe ...more
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
When you see Hudson Carlyle you see a rich, sexy, confident man who leaves women weak in the knees, and dying for a moment of his attention. But what you don't see is a man that is deathly afraid of letting his true self show, he is certain if anyone knew the truth about him his reputation would be completely ruined. Then a breath of fresh air crashes into his carefully constructed world, and turns it upside down...problem is she has no idea that she has any effect on him, and is completely immu ...more
Pamela Lilley
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this sexy romantic comedy, book 2 in the Harbor City series, from Avery Flynn. Hudson Carlyle, sexy, rich womaniser with no intention of settling down anytime soon, is instantly drawn to nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan when he sees her at a museum fundraiser. She's everything he's never wanted in a woman, droll and plain. It turns out though that there's so much more under Felicia’s nerdy exterior, something that Hudson sees straight away. Felicia knows exactly what kind of man Hud ...more
Marcia
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hudson Carlyle, second son of the Harbor City Carlyles, who build most of Harbor City, is known as a irresistible, charming rogue. However, he couldn't take his eyes off of her the moment he saw her at the Harbor City Museum of Natural History's Ant Lab . Felicia Hartigan, with her long dark hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing a black boxy shapeless dress is not his usual type. She is an entomologist, specializing in myrmecology, specifically the honeypot ant. As the fixer of the family, he i ...more
Jackie Wright
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Charmer is book 2 in the Harbour City series but it's actually a companion novel to The Negotiator rather than a second book in the series and it can be read as a standalone.
Hudson Carlyle is the baby brother of Sawyer ( The Negotiator), he is hot and he knows it and the last thing on his mind is a relationship but will that change when he meets the nerdy researcher Felicia Hartigan. Felicia turns his world upside down, who would thought a girl that studies ants and dresses in loose fitting
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