3 feather #bookreview of CHARLIE: CHARLIE by L Sommers



***Author’s note*** Mature adult 18+ only.
This novel is a work of fiction and contains strong sexual situations. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Ralph Stewart, current CEO of Biomask, ., is stepping down from his position to be with his wife who is struggling with lung cancer. Biomask is now in search of a new CEO to take his place.
Charlie Grainger, CFO of Biomask, ., has lived life void of any serious relationship. Playing the field and sewing his wild oats, Charlie has suddenly been put to the test when Ms. Charlie Winters enters Biomask, ., as their new CEO.
Ms. Winters currently owns her own chain of exclusive clubs, but since they are pretty much running on their own, Ms. Winters decided to get back out into the workforce to keep busy. Hence, her new position at Biomask, . Ms. Winters is also being put to the test as she finds herself in the arms of Mr. Grainger. However, will their relationship be able to withstand the secret that Charlie Winters is withholding from him?


This is a very different type of story format, and I applaud L Sommers for writhing outside the box.  Two different first person POV’s , but both named Charlie, male: female.   Two people who have such an attraction for each other, that it changes their lives.  And there’s definitely the steamy, forbidden sex.  This is a fun, light, fanciful tale of finding your soul mate.
L Sommers also broke the box by writing in the active voice (present tense), instead of the passive (past tense).  Most writers use passive for everything.  Unfortunately, the passive voice comes out when we write.  It’s just a natural occurrence.  I saw too many past tense words being used with present tense and vice-a-versa.  I also thought the writing didn’t flow very well and was pretty stilted.
All in all, this was an enjoyable read and a nice way to spend some time so I give it 3 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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