Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Charlotte Chronicles, by Jen Frederick, hosted by TRSOR Promotions. I loved this book and am excited to share my review below.
Follow the rest of the tour HERE.
Charlotte and Nathan were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. Their families were intertwined. Charlotte was Nathan's first love. Nathan was Charlotte's first everything.
Until they weren't.
How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it's over?
How many times does a heart break?
When is enough…..enough?
How long is forever?
I am a huge Jen Frederick fan! I love all her books, especially the Woodlands series and The Charlotte Chronicles are fantastic. This book started out as a weekly chapter in her newsletter and the moment I read chapter 1, I was hooked.
One of my favorite things about this book is watching Nate and Charlotte fall in love and grow up together. They have known each other their whole lives and as they grew up, their feelings slowly grew into something more. Nathan was made for Charlotte. Charlotte was made for Nathan.
Charlotte and Nathan hit a major obstacle and watching them overcome it for their love was really beautiful. There were moments when I wasn't sure they would make it. There were moments when I wanted to kick Nathan in the balls. There were moments when I wanted to cry for Charlotte.
Part of the book that I really liked was the letters that Charlotte wrote to Nathan. There is a huge time gap in this book and I loved that Jen used those letters to kind of fill it. It worked really well and helped the book flow nicely.
I also really liked the side characters, including Nate's brother, Nick and Charlotte's best friend, Laney. There is a story between those 2 and I am really looking forward to it. I also loved that some of Nate's SEAL brothers are included and we get to know them a little bit too.
Overall, this book really blew me away and stole my heart. Jen knows how to create incredible characters and build storylines that keep you hooked. She is also incredible at writing steamy scenes and this book wasn't short on those.
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But when I close my eyes, I can see him—and me. I can see me pressed up against the mirror in the bathroom, my hands making starfish prints as I brace myself against his thrusts. I can hear his harsh breathing, his commands to come, come now, Charlotte. There was that passage of time that felt endless when he was between my legs, licking me softly and leisurely as if there wasn’t anything in this world that gave him more pleasure than helping me find my own. I touch myself, but it’s useless. My body wants one thing: Nathan Jackson.
I’m on fire and the ache of want is so acute it’s like a knife in my chest. I’ve had multiple surgeries, chemo treatments, radiation but that’s nothing compared to what I feel now.
Time and distance had dulled my pain and that my desire and love for Nathan had actually started to ease only to be stoked into high, hot flames by his reappearance in my life.
He is the poison and the antidote.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.