I recently had the opportunity to read S.L. Scott’s first published novel, Naturally, Charlie, and I am so glad, because I really did enjoy this book. I am so excited for, because she has said on her FB page that publishing a novel has been a life-long dream. Congratulations on recognizing that dream…and doing it SO AWESOMELY!!
Okay, back to the book…To be honest, the reason I was intrigued with this book was the cover. It was just so bright and carefree, I had to look into it…which then lead me to read the synopsis and I just had to know more. Naturally, Charlie follows the meeting of Charlie Barrow (girl) and Charlie Adams (boy).
Charlie (G) is coming off of a recent breakup from a high-society man she was engaged to who broke her heart. Charlie is stoic, beautiful, talented and stubborn, which both flaw her and make her real. She has faced disappointment from people in her life and doesn’t want to make that same mistake. Before she can move forward in her life, she needs closure on her past.
Charlie (B) is a writer who has turned his back on high-society family expectations and moved to the city to pursue his dreams. Charlie (B) is gorgeous, kind, sexy and determined. Having lived a life of wealth, he wants to make his own way to create something of himself independent of his family name. In doing so, once he knows what he wants, Charlie has the patience to see it through.
While on the subway, one exiting and one entering, the two Charlies share a fleeting, but significant moment that leaves them fresh on each others’ minds. It is only after Charlie (G) is dragged for a night out with her girlfriend that she formally meets Charlie (B) and learns his name and other things they have in common. Each Charlie is interested in the other, but as destiny would have it, Charlie (B) has agreed to a date with Charlie’s (G) friend. However, destiny doing what she does best, throws them into each other’s lives when they need it most. Heartache and a shoulder to cry on, lead the Charlies to help each other through the toughest of times and leads to a friendship that both desperately need.
Naturally, Charlie is a love story that is told from the perspective of both Charlies, which I loved! I loved knowing what they were thinking, and the lengths they would go to in order to keep the other as part of their lives. Tragedy, friendship, attraction and destiny weave a tale of the Charlies that is both touching and frustrating…and has you rooting for them from first glance.