Everybody loves marketing whiz Charlie Solanger
…except the woman he really wants.
PAINT, PROMOTIONS & PERFECTION
Creative genius Charlie Solanger has it all: good looks, money, intelligence, charm. And when he swoops in to save Reynolds Paint Company with a brilliant marketing campaign, he has all the ladies in the office vying for his attention. Everyone except math whiz Valerie Wilson.
Val’s not happy Charlie stole her promotion. Worse, his brand of flirtatious charm is reminiscent of her cheating ex-fiancé. So, how come she can’t get him out of her head? The more she challenges him, the more interested—and interesting—he becomes. What secrets is Charlie hiding, and who or what is behind the sudden mysterious drain on their company’s funds? The only way to find out is to join forces. Then it will be a battle of wills…and a triumph of hearts.
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I hated men like the one in front of me, didn’t I?
Valerie “Val” Wilson is a math whiz. Val is the main character in this witty and fast-paced romantic comedy. She is quirky, yet honest and dependable. She is always on a diet. Val loves her job at a large company in Cleveland, Reynolds Paint Company. She trades quips with her alter ego and relies on her “spider senses”.
She can count on numbers and complex financial reports, but can she count on men? As the book starts, Val has rebounded from a horrible relationship with Seth, her cheating fiancé. She is in a new relationship with solid, bland George who is basically her security blanket. Life is fine until the ever so charming Charlie Solanger shows up in the office. Charlie has it all- good looks, money intelligence. Is he just another heartbreaker?
Val’s spider senses tell her to run, but her alter ego thinks Charlie is worth a try. But Val has more than romantic problems- there are secrets and serious money troubles affecting the bottom line of the Reynolds Company. Who is stealing the money? There are plenty of suspects, including Charlie.
This book has a fantastic cover and what’s on the inside is even better. Readers will enjoy the wide range of characters- girl friends, parents, boyfriends, and corporate staff. The business challenges of modern life provides an interesting story arc, in addition to the romance. Author Amanda Uhl’s writing is clear and direct, with enough wit and emotion to keep it all real.
Val stays true to herself and the book concludes with a happy ending for most of the characters. I recommend this entertaining book.
–Jena C. Henry
Awards & Honors
Charmed By Charlie received a bronze medal in the 2016 Cleveland Rocks Romance Writers Contest.
Advance Readers Weigh In
“Author Amanda Uhl lets us in on the romantic tension and intrigue from the very first page. All the reader has to do is hold on for the ride.”
“I really LOVE this book!!! It’s my genre, which probably helps, but I didn’t want to put it down. Just read it in one sitting. It’s easy to see the character development and their tendencies based on how they think and talk — not just for the main characters but everyone (I feel like I know families just like George’s family with the somewhat crazy mother figure with the strong personality, etc.). It’s great!”
“I absolutely loved it!!! More! More! More! I like the mystery and intrigue. You have me hanging by the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment! It is fast-paced, funny, clever, witty, and chock-full of steamy sexual tension!”
“I love, love, love this story. The pace is great, you pulled me right in and your characters are fun and interesting. Since I’m a character driven reader, I’m invested in the world you are creating. Bravo!!!”
“The important points being brought up indicate a strong storyline being crafted: a boring boyfriend, disappointment at work, an unpredictable best friend, a hot new co-worker…all these are excellently introduced.”
“This is a manuscript worth pursuing. The setting is interesting, the characters compelling, and the writing makes me want to turn the pages!”
“The voice is good, easy to read and entertaining. The author does banter well. Some very funny lines.”
Amanda Uhl has always had a fascination with the mystical. Having drawn her first breath in a century home rumored to be haunted, you might say she was “born” into it. After a brief stint in college as a paid psychic, Amanda graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in theatre and a master’s degree in marketing. Over the past twenty years, she has worked as an admissions representative and graphic designer, owned her own freelance writing company, and managed communications for several Fortune 500 companies, most recently specializing in cyber security. Amanda is an avid reader and writes fast-paced, paranormal romantic suspense and humorous contemporary romance from her home in Cleveland, Ohio. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find Amanda with her husband and three children, gathering beach glass on the Lake Erie shoreline or biking in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Her debut novel was Mind Waves, a paranormal romance. Visit her online at www.amandauhl.com and follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/amandauhlauthor or Twitter at @AuAuthor
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