PUBLISHER: Becker Press
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1st, 2017
Thank you to the author Lisa Becker for gifting me a paperback copy of this book to read and share my review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In high school, Charlotte Windham went through a typical ugly duckling phase – glasses and all, while harboring a crush on Garrett Stephens, the school’s athletic heartthrob.
Fifteen years later, Charlotte and Garrett have a chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant. However, this time around, Charlotte has leveled the playing field. She’s a bestselling novelist and no longer “Glasses,” the humiliating nickname Garrett gave her. She’s a catch and, thanks to corrective eye surgery, it’s not just her eyes that see better…so does her heart!
Garrett hasn’t fared poorly either, transforming from teen heartbreaker to adult lothario and is now a successful professional golfer suffering from a possible career-ending injury.
Can Charlotte forgive Garrett for his past ways, and more recent Don Juan lifestyle? Will she even want to? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with Charlotte, who may just be perfect for him?
This novel was a beautiful love story as it follows Charlotte and Garrett. Years ago Charlotte used to be Garrett’s tutor in his home, and she had a huge crush on him. He didn’t give her the time of day, oblivious to her feelings. Fast forward several years later and their chance encounter in a restaurant. They are now adults, all grown up, and happen to run into one another. Charlotte is nothing like she looked like before.
This story is told in alternating points of view, parts by Charlotte and parts by Garrett. I loved how we got to get a glimpse into how Garrett viewed things and I loved reading from his point of view, as we were able to understand his feelings and his thoughts.
After all this time we learn that Garrett is now attracted to Charlotte. She is successful, beautiful, witty and has a sense of humour that Garrett just loves. But will Charlotte give him the time of day, especially after the ridicule and heartache he caused her all those years ago? Will she be able to let him into her life as more than just a friend, and give a relationship a try?
A fantastic story that I devoured in one day. I enjoyed watching their story unfold, and watching them develop as people. A truly heartwarming story of friendship, love, and forgiveness.
A must read to add to your collection!
MY RATING: 5/5 stars