Monday, July 21, 2014

The Husband Maker Blog Tour + Review


Husband Maker Tour


The Husband Maker by Karey WhiteHere's a description of the book:

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next.

Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

My Rating

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My Review

You've gotta love a contemporary romance that's a happy blend of fluffy and substance. The Husband Maker is fun, with some sweet date scenes as well as some angst/drama. Yet it also addresses the more serious side of relationships - both friendships and romances. And I really enjoyed it!

The writing is very engaging, and the main characters are great. The inclusion of family made the story both more realistic and more endearing. As for the story itself...I liked following Charlotte's dating journey, learning how she navigates romances and how she deals with difficult circumstances. While this is very much a story about love, it's also a story about identity, and I respect the characters and author for that emphasis.

This is the first book in a series, so the ending exists but certainly leaves room for a whole new story (or two) to take place. Perhaps the conclusion isn't as satisfying as some romances, but because of the theme, it fits, and it leaves the reader with some thoughts to ponder/inspire.

For a sweet contemporary romance that has a bit of a ordinary-girl-becomes-princess sort of vibe (no princesses, though...sorry!), as well as some depth amid the darling, The Husband Maker is a great start to a new series.

*With thanks to I Am A Reader Blog Tours and the author for providing me with an e-copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.*

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About the Author (Karey White)

Karey WhiteKarey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.

 
Coming Fall 2014 - Charlotte's Story continues in The Match Maker

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Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ~ Ends 8/15/14

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6 comments:

Karey said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review The Husband Maker, and thank you for the kind review. I'm always so glad (and breathe a big sigh of relief) when a reader enjoys what I've written.

Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

I loved "the Husband Maker" It was a fun, touching and interesting plot. I am anxious for the second book to come out. So excited to find out what Charlotte's next adventures will be. Great work, Karey White.

Lover of Books

Amber Stokes said...

Karey,

It was my pleasure, and I'm happy you like the review! As an indie author, I completely understand that relief of knowing a reader gets the story and enjoys it. :) You're off to an awesome start with this series - keep up the great work!

And thank you! I hope you had/have a wonderful day, as well. :)

~Amber

Amber Stokes said...

Lover of Books,

Those are great descriptions of the book: "fun, touching, and interesting." I quite enjoyed it, myself, and I'm definitely eager to find out where the story goes from here! :) Thanks for stopping by!

~Amber

Rissi said...

Awww, this one sounds really cute. I've looked at it before though haven't read it. Now (thanks to your review), I'll probably add it to my TBR.

Thanks for the awesome review, Amber. :)

Amber Stokes said...

Rissi,

It is! But it also has a serious side - handled well. :) I think you'd enjoy it!

Thank YOU for reading my review, and I hope you like the book if you give it a try. :) I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here...

~Amber