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Cooper's Charm

(Summer Resort #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,131 Ratings  ·  394 Reviews
One summer, two sisters and a chance to start over…

Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper’s Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching h
Paperback, 347 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by HQN Books
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Sometimes to take back your life you need rid yourself of the demons of the past and that is exactly what Phoenix did when she left her old life behind to take a job at a charming lakeside resort. Maybe it was the sunshine, the quirky new friends she was making, or maybe it was her new boss, but one thing for sure, Phoenix’s heart and soul came alive again as she found a second chance for lasting love and a new lease on life.

Meanwhile, Phoenix’s brash and beautiful sister, Ridley decides it’s ti
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
He'd started by wanting to help her, and instead, she'd helped him without even knowing it. She'd brought him back from the dead.

If you're looking for a charming, feel-good romance and quintessential beach read, Cooper's Charm is a definite winner. You get two romances for the price of one here; with both Rose sisters finding their individual roads to a HEA.

Phoenix Rose has come to Cooper's Charm a shell of a woman she once was. After an armed robbery and assault leaves her a shatte
Cute and entertaining. Foster writes a tale of two wounded souls finding out how to live again after tragedy. Cooper's Charm is a moving, heartwarming romance that is a sweet and uplifting story about finding your forever love.

I received this ARC copy of Cooper's Charm from HarperCollins - HQN. This is my honest and voluntary review. Cooper's Charm is set for publication July 31, 2018.

My Rating: 4 stars
Written by: Lori Foster
Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: HQN Books; Original edition
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Humorous, sweet, and heartwarming!

Cooper’s Charm is a heartfelt, entertaining tale about accepting the things you cannot change, letting go of the past, rediscovering one’s self, taking chances, moving on, and the special, selfless bonds between sisters.

The prose is clear and smooth. The characters are hardworking, charismatic, and dependable. The setting is an idyllic summer retreat, complete with cabins, tents, sun, and sand. And the plot, which drags just slightly in the middle, is an engagin
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I generally love Lori Foster. One of my favorite romance series is the Buckhorn Brothers Series. I started this book with very high expectations, maybe that was my problem. I had a tough time liking, let alone loving these characters. I generally love a good romance about overcoming the past to find the HEA, but I found manipulation, calculation, low grade angst. Every characte
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 stars

There was something sweet and satisfying about Lori Foster’s latest release Coopers Charm and that made it very easy to read and immensely enjoyable.

Sometimes I read a book and it is easier for me to list all the things I love about the book rather than write a detailed review and that is what I’m going to do with this book. I loved that both the main characters had lived through something difficult and it made them wary, yet they were both open to exploring the intense attraction betwe
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed LF's new book. It was light and fun with a bit of mystery. Sugar the dog was adorable (my dog is named Sugar as well) :)
☕ Kimberly
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phoenix Rose, a landscaper by trade is hoping to begin anew after an event upended her life. She packs up all of her belongings and travels to the picturesque, lakeside resort known as Cooper's Charm. She has applied for the groundkeepers position and is determined to nail the interview.

Cooper's Charm is a quaint family oriented campground offers all the amenities including a sweet loft cabin to call home.  Phoenix and Cooper's first encounter was interesting and gave the reader insight into bot
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, romance
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I generally love Lori Foster. One of my favorite romance series is the Buckhorn Brothers Series. I started this book with very high expectations, maybe that was my problem. I had a tough time liking, let alone loving these characters. I generally love a good r
Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
5 stars

Phoenix (love the unique name) and Cooper’s romance was a wonderful mix of sensual and sweet! I enjoyed so much about them-their work ethics, dynamic personalities, and their shared love of animals, just to name a few. I also loved the delicious build up of sexual tension. Foster writes some of the best chemistry scenes between couples, so I knew the anticipation would be worthwhile. And when the fireworks finally erupted...yowza!

As a double bonus, we also get Phoenix’s sister’s romance
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Phoenix Rose and her sister Ridley have both had some tough knocks in life. Phoenix leaves her home and applies for a job at a local resort called Cooper's Charm. Delighted, she is hired and begins her healing. Of course, hunky Cooper Cochran will be integral to that healing process. Meanwhile Ridley, recently divorced, is handling her situation a bit differently. She is using her looks to love em and leave em. She misses her sister, so ends up at Cooper's Charm as well and smack into the arms o ...more
The first book in the Summer Resort series by Lori Foster. Phoenix Rose is attempting to get her life back after a devastating robbery and assault. She ends up as the landscaper at a resort called Cooper's Charm. Cooper Cochran lost his beloved wife years before and has no intention of getting involved with anyone but there is something about Phoenix that has him thinking differently. Then Ridley, Phoenix's sister shows up to check on her and meets the scuba instructor, Baxter. Ridley went throu ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

COOPER’S CHARM is the first book in a new series by Lori Foster. I initially thought that this would be a Women’s Fiction novel, which is why I picked it up in the first place. But I’m quickly realizing a trend here with Romance authors. Even though the blurb sounds more like a Women’s Fiction novel, the contents inside will most likely be a stra
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-direct, jeep-diva
Rating 4.5 stars.

I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress story. Lori Foster’s Cooper’s Charm is exactly that but with a modern, capable damsel.

Phoenix Rose is the aptest of names for a woman trying to rebuild her life after a devastating robbery during which she was beaten badly. She welcomes a new job taking care of the landscaping at Cooper’s Charm. Cooper has a surprisingly similar reason for buying a resort which takes him far from his former life and the memories of the wife he lost too soon
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Cooper's Charm (Love at the Resort #1) by Lori Foster we are introduced to a variety of characters whom I hope to be able to follow for many books to come. Phoenix Rose had her world shattered by an unforgivable incident and when she finally decides to move on she takes a job at Cooper’s Charm, a lakeside resort. When Phoenix’s sister comes to visit she ends up extending her stay while she recovers from a horrible divorce.

What neither of them realize is that Cooper’s Charm is full of wonderf
Kate Olson
Thanks to Harlequin for this free review copy!
A sweet and charming but also STEAMY romance - just what I needed when I picked this one up! I enjoyed the added suspense element as well. Loved the way all of the characters connected and I really can't wait to read more from Foster and more in this series.
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Phoenix needs to get away from her old life and has applied for a job at Cooper's Charm hoping it will be the fit she is looking for. You see while at work late one night she was attacked by two masked men and she hasn't been the same since. Realizing that she needs to make a change and needing to regain a semblance of who she was has her picking up and moving. When she arrives at her destination and meets her new boss she isn't sure if she'll be able to handle it or not, you see Coop is a very ...more
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, for-review, kindle
Cooper's Charm is the first in a new contemporary romance series about a lakeside camping resort where anyone lucky enough can find a second chance. In this first one, Phoenix and her sister Ridley aren't looking for love, but they are looking for a place to start over and heal from their wounds. Cooper's Charm just might be the place to make it happen.

I loved this story. The characters were fun and likable. Cooper and Phoenix's relationship was so much fun to watch develop. It was a slow and su
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cooper's Charm is the first book from the Love at the Resort series. It is, also, my first introduction to Lori Foster's work. I loved the main characters of Phoenix and Cooper. My favorite character would have to be that crazy Daron. He is so very funny. They were all fun to get to know. The book is full of delightful romance.
I give Cooper's Charm four stars.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Meagan Catherine
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lori Foster has done it again! Cooper's Charm has ever thing you could want in a good book-great characters, some drama, action, and of course some steamy scenes!
Kathi Runyan
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Lori Foster books, the characters have sass and the sex is believable! Thanks for a great read.
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, e-arc, own, romance
In Lori Foster's Cooper's Charm, the first installment in the Love at the Resort Contemporary Romance series, this new series will charm you and make you find your second chance at love. For Phoenix Rose, she had suffered a horrible ordeal when she was robbed. That left her shattered and make her call off things with her fiancé David. Then she went to Cooper's Charm park in Ohio, when she needed to get away and start fresh in a new life. That's when she met Cooper Cochran, the owner of the park, ...more
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Cooper's Charm was a sweet, hot romance, in which two sisters needed some lovin' even if they were doing alright on their own.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
I really enjoyed Phoenix and what Cooper's Charm managed to help her do to get her life back on track. However, the fact that Ridley, Phoenix's sister also got her story in the same book made me a little bit sad. I would have enjoyed for each sister to have her full story - not a two-for-one at the b
Mar 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, net-galley
I received this book from HQN through netgalley I’m exchange for an honest review.

Cooper’s Charm is the first book in the Love at the Resort series. This story is essentially about two sisters, Ridley and Phoenix, and their journey to restart their lives after past trauma. Phoenix sets off and finds a camp ground where she applies to be the main groundskeeper and Cooper, the man who wins and operates the park, is happy to oblige. He knows what’s happened in Phoenix’s past and knows that he needs
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting 8/1/18)

Lori Foster is always a good time. Cooper's Charm was kind of adorable and a lot of fun, too.

The Gist: It turns out an RV Resort is the perfect place to escape when you need to lick your wounds. Some hard work, a beautiful setting, sexy coworkers? Yeah, it'll do just fine for now.

All the Good Bits
>>Cooper and Phoenix are nice people. Cooper's a stand up reliable guy you can easily turn to for help
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phoenix needs to start over and find herself again after going through a traumatic experience, which ultimately led to her ending things with her fiancée. She takes the job as the landscaper for Cooper’s Charm Resort hoping to get her life back on track. There she meets her boss and owner Cooper, who has used Cooper’s Charm as his own escape from the world after a devastating loss of his own. Together they slowly and reluctantly start to heal one another as strange things start to happen at the ...more
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a perfect summer vacation read! Light-hearted, cute characters, a little drama, and will leave you smiling.

Cooper's Charm is the name of a camping resort. I wish it was real - beautiful lake, cabins, tent sites, rv's and campers, and all the support for the campers to be comfortable. Plus couples who meet and fall in love there.

Phoenix experienced a life-changing, scary event when men broke in and almost raped her. She's spent the last months in seclusion, trying to avoid the press and l
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Right from the start, I knew I was going to like this one, and that first impression was dead on. Yes, it's a Contemporary Romance, and for fans of the genre, you KNOW how much more than JUST romance these stories really contain, but for those more skeptical, allow me to enlighten you. Yes, there are potential hookups, and trust me you'll be cheering them on, but it's SO MUCH MORE than that.

It's about Phoenix and the "big ugly" that happened to her, stealing her sense of self, and making her wi
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
This is my first time reading Lori Foster and it will not be my last. I enjoyed this book from start to finish.

Sometimes in our life when we may experience tragedy, which can come in many sizes and form. However, how we deal with the aftermath will determine how strong a person we are. We can decide whether we wish to wallow in self-pity and chant the mantra woe me or we can stand firm and take back charge of our lives. Phoenix Rose chose the latter option.

Her determination to restore normalcy t
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds fro