Mar 082016
 
Frannie Brisbane knew it was an impossible scheme, but unless she went through with it, the daughter she had given up thirteen years ago and who now wanted to visit, would discover that Frannie had painted a very different picture of her life in the letters they’d exchanged. Frannie’s close friends rally around her, and next thing she knows, she is living in a mansion and wearing designer clothes.

The only thing missing is a husband.

Confirmed bachelor, Clay Coleman, has ulterior motives when he agrees to play the role of loving husband, but Fannie, who nursed a crush on him for years, fears she is flirting with danger in their role of let’s pretend. But Fannie and Clay aren’t the only ones keeping secrets. Sooner or later, the truth comes out, exposing everyone involved. Can Frannie ever get past her hurt when she discovers the truth about Clay?

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Hott Review:

Years ago I borrowed Husband Wanted from the library and loved it. However, time and a penchant for reading everything in sight caused me to forget the title. I did, however remember the story and have been looking for it to read again ever since. Imagine my glee when I received a request from Ms Hughes on my website asking if I’d be willing to review it for her re-launch! I’m still doing a happy dance. 😉 However, I’ll admit I saw that it was available through Kindle Unlimited and I grabbed it there instead of using an ARC. I prefer, when possible, to use my subscription… it helps me to feel much more confident of giving my true opinion when writing a review.
What I liked: I really enjoyed Husband Wanted, both times I read it. It’s a sweet romance with low steam and low drama. It’s just a fun read to while away the afternoon.
While I really liked Fannie and Mandy, my favorite character was Clay. He shows the most character development, plus he’s just fun and relaxed.
What I didn’t like: Nothing really, it’s been updated so it’s contemporary yet it still feels classic.

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Author: Charlotte Hughes
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Publisher & Date: Indie February 24th 2016 (first published by Harlequin Loveswept March 1995)
Genre: Contemproary Romance
ISBN: 0553444956 (ISBN13: 9780553444957)
Pages: 151
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Steam: Adult | Two short steamy sections. Fairly low graphicness.
Setting: Georgia

Author Bio:

Charlotte HughesCharlotte Hughes published her first category romance in 1987, a Bantam Books’ Loveswept, titled Too Many Husbands, which immediately shot to #1 on the Waldenbooks Bestseller list. She went on to write almost thirty books before the line closed in 1998.

Although Charlotte is widely known for her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies, she went on to pen three Maggie-Award winning thrillers for Avon Books in the late nineties, before resuming her first love, funny stories about people falling in love. She thrilled readers with her hilarious books, A New Attitude and Hot Shot, the latter of which won the Waldenbooks Greatest Sales Growth Achievement in 2003.

Her books received so many accolades that she was invited to co-author the very popular Full House series with mega-star author Janet Evanovich.

With that series behind her, Charlotte began her own, starring psychologist Kate Holly; What Looks Like Crazy, Nutcase, and High Anxiety, creating a list of somewhat kooky but always loveable and funny ensemble characters.

Charlotte is currently launching Tall, Dark and Bad, starring Summer Pettigrew and bad boy Cooper Garrett. She is writing a series set in the Lowcountry that is a WIP.

Websites & Links: Charlotte Hughes's website Charlotte Hughes's twitter Charlotte Hughes's facebook

 

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