Not So Charming
Book 1 in The Carlise Cellars Series
by Fabiola Francisco
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I vowed never to return to my hometown and the people who live there. Now, unemployed and needing a place to live, I move back with my mom, promising myself that it’s only temporary.
When small-town charmer, Miles, thinks his charisma will work on me, he’s got another thing coming. I want nothing to do with him and what he represents in this town. He’s everything I ran from when I left and never looked back.
Miles is persistent in his pursuit, no matter how many times I turn him down. What could a guy like him want with a girl like me? We come from two different worlds—one where mine serves his.
But I need a job, and his family’s winery is the only place hiring. Working alongside him, I see a different side of him that I thought was nonexistent.
Hatred turns to curiosity, and soon I’m wondering if there’s more to the man I thought I knew growing up.
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Lita’s Book Review: 4 Stars
Not So Charming (Carlisle Cellars #1) by Fabiola Francisco is a cute story of June. She returns to her hometown after losing her job in LA. Her life in this hometown was not a happy existence. She couldn’t wait to leave and now she is back. Bullied growing up she thought Miles would have stuck up for her. Now back she finds herself working at Miles’ family winery. Still harboring feelings from her years being bullied she has a hard time when Miles shows an interest in her. Miles really likes June. He knows she is still hurt by what happened to her growing up in their town and it doesn’t help that her mother is his family’s housekeeper. However Miles is determined to convince her otherwise and that he is sorry and sincere. The journey June and Miles go on to finding love is sweet and tender with a few bumps along the trip. I have read a few books by this author and I am coming to enjoy her small town love stories. I look forward to the next sibling in this series. A emotional feel good story with some tender love making. 4 stars for me.
Bettina’s Book Review: 4 Stars
This is your typical small town story. He’s the school football star and she’s the social outcast. Only this story has a twist we didn’t see coming. Nothing is ever as it seems. June moves back home, to the one place she vowed never to go back to, and all her childhood memories comes flooding back. Along with those memories comes resentment to those in the town. Miles is someone who didn’t make high school pleasant for her, so imagine her surprise when she seeks her out after hearing she back in town. Little by little June sees a different side of Miles, but is it enough to erase the past? Can June overcome past hurt and see what is in front of her or will she lose true happiness?
I enjoyed this book very much. I actually finished it in one day. This was my first book by this author and I truly enjoyed it. While I am a fan of small town stories I really enjoyed this one. While I felt for June at one point I wanted to flick her on her forehead and say “really, what more does he have to do to show you he care?” I wish I would have learned more about Miles. I am looking forward to the sister’s book.
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Three siblings, a family business, and emotional twists that will lead them through a series of life changes. The Carlisles are royalty in Willow Creek. Take the journey with them as they find love, overcome challenges, and find their happily ever afters.
Carlisle Cellars is a small town series with high emotions and lots of swoon. Their family bond is tight, and their individual path to happiness is paved with heartache, love, and healing.
BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Not So Charming:
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Meet the Author
Fabiola Francisco loves the simplicity—and kick—of scotch on the rocks. She follows Hemingway’s philosophy—write drunk, edit sober. She writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance, dipping her pen into new adult and young adult. Her moods guide her writing, taking her anywhere from sassy and sexy romances to dark and emotion-filled love stories.
Writing has always been a part of her life, penning her own life struggles as a form of therapy through poetry. She still stays true to her first love, poems, while weaving longer stories with strong heroines and honest heroes. She aims to get readers thinking about life and love while experiencing her characters’ journeys.
She is continuously creating stories as she daydreams. Her other loves are country music, exploring the outdoors, and reading.
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