Review – Charming by Krystal Wade @KrystalWade @xpressoreads


Book & Author details:

Charming by Krystal Wade

Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: October 6th 2014
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great . . . as long as you don’t die.

Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left.

Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.

Little do they know someone’s determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.

The Review

Wow.  This book was not what I expected it to be at all.  It is so much better.  A scary, thrilling, new twist on a classic fairy tale.  And what a twist.  What Haley has gone through and continues to deal with, will squeeze your heart.  And that, right there, is what is what makes you want her connection with Chris to be more.  For him not to be the jerk she fears he is.  For their relationship to blossom.

In true fairytale style, there is a “baddie”.  And man, this one is a doozy.  Total whack job.  Seriously.  But I’m not going to spoil all your fun.  Just know that if Cinderella was your favourite princess, you might get be a little surprised!  Definitely not what Mr Disney originally envisaged….

The score?  A glass slipper worthy B+ (4* Amazon)


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Krystal Wade is happily married to the love of her life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives Krystal plenty of time to zone out and think about her characters in full, brilliant details (she’s a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give her a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to her on the fifty mile trek into town (she picks up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out if you don’t believe us).

Krystal has been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of her oh-so-large life. When she’s not working, commuting, or chasing after her three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find Krystal outside talking to her chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training her amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

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