{Review+Giveaway} Legally Charming by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthor

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{Review+Giveaway} Legally Charming by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthor

{Review+Giveaway} Legally Charming by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthorLegally Charming by Lauren Smith
Pages: 372
Published by Amazon Digital Services on March 13, 2017
Series: Ever After #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher


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 to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…


Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy.


Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
NA Review My Thoughts

Legally Charming is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance Ever After series by Lauren Smith. This is my second book by Lauren, and I liked it more than I did the first book of hers. (Which was the first book in her British Stepbrother series.) Legally Charming was a very cute read. I enjoyed it. Since the series is called Ever After you can make some assumptions that they are going to be cute, slightly cheesy romances. And they are…but I dug that about this book. It was the kind of cheesy happy I was in the mood for.

Legally Charming is the story of Felicity and Jared, who are swept up in a whirlwind quick romance. So if insta love isn’t your thing, this might not be the book for you. (They didn’t fall in love at first sight, but they did fall in love within a week.) But, like I said, I really liked the story and sweet romance between Jared and Felicity. I loved how chivalrous Jared was. He really goes out of his way to make sure Felicity was taken care of. I don’t buy for one second that Jared used to be a bad boy.

I enjoyed Legally Charming. I love that the story was on the longer side (almost 400 pages), I really liked the characters, I loved their sweet romance, and the writing is great. I get a weird kick about reading stories where one of the characters is a lawyer. I like seeing what kind of legal stuff the author is going to work in. (I know, I know only other lawyers appreciate things like that, but I can always tell when the author is actually an attorney. Lauren is.)

But there were a couple of things that had me wavering between 3.5 and 4 stars. (I ended up rounding up to 4 stars.) One was just how quickly they fell in love. It seemed a little abrupt, even for me. And then there was the other thing. Now, I should put a disclaimer in. Most people would not be annoyed by this thing View Spoiler » but it is not my cup of tea. So that kind of had me groaning, because I knew it was going to take the story into a different direction. It still ended up being a good story. Even with that thing. 

Bottom line: Legally Charming is a great read. If you are a fan of sweet romances, you will really enjoy this one. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Ever After series!

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About Lauren Smith

LAUREN SMITH, winner of the 2014 Historical International Digital Award, attended Oklahoma State University, where she earned a B.A. in both history and political science. Drawn to paintings and museums, Lauren is obsessed with antiques and satisfies her fascination with history by writing and exploring exotic, ancient lands. She is currently an attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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2 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Legally Charming by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthor”

  1. Julie @ Happily Ever Chapter

    I’m not usually too big on insta-love types, but if this one happens over a week MAYBE it won’t be so bad. lol! I’m not a really big fan of the issue you had either(the one you included in the spoiler). I just feel like it’s a really overused trope. Great review

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