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Charmed (Friends and Lovers Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Beth Ciotta
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"[An] enchanting contemporary romance ... after reading this madcap romance, Ciotta's fans will undoubtedly look forward to the next installment." Publishers Weekly "A wonderful, savvy, sexy and suspenseful romp. Ciotta has woven a terrific tale with characters to die for. This book will definitely leave you 'charmed.'" Jan Coffey, author, Triple Threat "Four Stars! Gives readers a full quotient of fun and sexy excitement." Affaire de Coeur

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Beloved storyteller to hundreds of children, Lulu Ross champions non-violence. Just her luck, she’s tiara over glass slippers for a man who carries a gun. Professional bodyguard Colin Murphy is sexy. Too bad he’s delusional. Who would want to hurt Princess Charming—a low-profile, goody-two-shoes who performs as a storybook character at children’s birthday parties? Surely the sexy gifts from a secret admirer are meant for her sister, a bombshell wannabe action-star. Or are they? Murphy is determined to protect Lulu whether she likes it or not. Perpetually cheerful and absurdly trusting, the locally famous kiddy-heroine refuses to believe she’s in danger. Tipped off by the FBI, Murphy knows otherwise, but convincing Lulu that she’s the fantasy target of a mobster's fixation is like trying to hang shades on the sun. Contending with a woman who favors bubblegum lip gloss and a pink poodle purse becomes an exercise in fascination and frustration for the world-weary protection specialist; almost as frustrating as resisting her whimsical charm.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 452 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Medallion Press (1 Dec 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IK8TKG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #536,654 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit For Ms. Ciotta!!! 8 Nov 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ms. Ciotta's second effort "Charmed" has compelled me to add this very talented author to my "must read" list simply because her name is on the cover. This was not only well written, but also funny, romantic, endearing, snd...charming story. After all the main character Lulu Ross does dress up as Princess Charming, in order to entertain childern during their birthday parties. She also has a thing for the color pink, and carries a pink poodle purse. With a quirky fun character such as Lulu how can you loose?
In addition to having a truly likeable heroine and yummy hero Colin Murphy, we also get to visit with old friends Rudy, Jean Pierre, Jake, and Afia all from the first book "Jinxed." If you've already read the previously mentioned title all I have to ask is why have you not bought this one!!!
This is not just a light hearted romance but a romantic suspense as well. No one can combine the same amount of tension (sexual as well as suspense) and humor as Ms. Ciotta does with the same stunning results. I highly recommend this read and her previous effort "Jinxed". I can't wait for the next in this fun series "Seduced." Ms. Ciotta is an author you won't want to miss!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit For Ms. Ciotta!!! 10 Dec 2004
By Kristi Ahlers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ms. Ciotta's second effort "Charmed" has compelled me to add this very talented author to my "must read" list simply because her name is on the cover. This was not only well written, but also funny, romantic, endearing, snd...charming story. After all the main character Lulu Ross does dress up as Princess Charming, in order to entertain childern during their birthday parties. She also has a thing for the color pink, and carries a pink poodle purse. With a quirky fun character such as Lulu how can you loose?

In addition to having a truly likeable heroine and yummy hero Colin Murphy, we also get to visit with old friends Rudy, Jean Pierre, Jake, and Afia all from the first book "Jinxed." If you've already read the previously mentioned title all I have to ask is why have you not bought this one!!!

This is not just a light hearted romance but a romantic suspense as well. No one can combine the same amount of tension (sexual as well as suspense) and humor as Ms. Ciotta does with the same stunning results. I highly recommend this read and her previous effort "Jinxed". I can't wait for the next in this fun series "Seduced." Ms. Ciotta is an author you won't want to miss!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect blend of laughter and romance..... 1 Feb 2005
By Isobel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book took off from page one and didn't stop. I can't believe I had it in my house for a week before picking it up. Normally, I'm not a fan of contemporaries, but Beth Ciotta has changed that opinion!

It really was a funny and fast paced book. The mix of characters and their traits blended so well. They all took on such a real persona that I feel as if they truly are alive. The appearance of the characters from her previous book, "Jinxed," blended so well and didn't feel forced on to the page. It was so much fun to see them again.

This is definitely one that has been happily added to my keeper shelf!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming... 22 Feb 2006
By Spikewriter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I picked up this book because I'd been reading the author's blog and found her "voice" in her entries to be one I enjoyed. I was not disappointed by the decision. "Charmed" is a delightful story, not quite romantic comedy, but definitely not your average romantic suspense. Bodyguard Colin Murphy is called in by a friend to watch out for a "princess" who's in danger. He's not expecting a children's storyteller with a princess persona. Ciotta gets things moving from page one and doesn't let up until the end.

There's a tremendous amount of humor mixed in with the action that follows, all of which arises naturally from the movement of the plot rather than having the feeling of "insert joke here" that one sometimes encounters when reading romantic comedy. Since Lulu not only works children parties, but is a roving entertainer in an Atlantic City Casino, there's a great deal of material to mine and Ciotta doesn't hesitate to do so. The hero being forced to don the troll suit is great. Trust me.

I will confess that there were a few moments near the beginning where I felt Lulu threatened to veer into "too stupid to live" territority, but since her escapes from the situations caused by those moments actually a) moved the plot forward and b) caused Lulu to take another look at the situation around her and realize it really *was* as serious as Colin was trying to tell her, they bothered me far less once I was pass them. Part of Lulu's character is that she does try to look at the world with a sunny disposition and treats people as if they are well-intentioned until they prove otherwise. Since there's a lowlife after her, this causes more than one problem, and in dealing with those problems, we see her grow and change, revealing a strength of character at the end of the story that wasn't obvious at the beginning.

It was an easy and entertaining read, and this is one author whose other works I'll definitely be taking a look at.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light weight and entertaining... 16 Mar 2007
By Sherry R. Mays - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Charmed is the second book in the triology by Beth Ciotta. Although this second entry can stand alone, you won't get as much enjoyment out of it if you haven't read the first book, Jinxed, which introduces you to the very interesting secondary characters of the book. Both books are well worth the read if you are looking for something light - in tone, in humor, and in suspense. The book has been synopsized very well in other reviews so I'll cut to the chase - it's like a warm fuzzy pair of bunny slippers. Cute, comfortable and just makes you feel good. The characters are lovable, there is a little sexual sizzle, which keeps it from being a kiddie book, with a dash of mystery and sip of pathos (in the main character's sister, who is featured in the 3rd book in the series.) I'll definitely keep this book for those times when I need something light and easy and quick to read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Romantic Supsense 14 Jan 2006
By Roni Denholtz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Beth Ciotta's second romance is a fun, humorous, and exciting romantic suspense novel! The characters are intriguing; the suspense keeps you turning pages; and the setting is so real that you feel you are in Atlantic City. Don't miss this exciting book!
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