Book Review – Legally Charming (Ever After, #1) by Lauren Smith



Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…


Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy.


Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been?



Legally Charming was absolutely amazing and I loved reading every single page of this book! The storyline captured my interest from the very beginning, and the characters completely stole my heart.

   Jared and Felicity were extremely likable characters in every possible way. They were both inherently good people without an evil bone in their bodies, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with them and their story. I was enthralled from the first page to the last, and I was so happy to have gone on this journey with them. I loved Jared and Felicity’s immediate chemistry together and how their relationship developed throughout. The banter between the two of them was amazing and it had me smiling on almost every page. The book was written in third person and I loved reading Jared and Felicity’s story from both of their POV. I loved the relationship that Jared and Felictiy had, not only with each other, but with their friends and families as well. Lauren Smith’s writing style was phenomenal and I thought the flow of the story was excellent. She did an incredible job writing and telling Jared and Felicity’s story, and she definitely made me want to read more of her books. There were plenty of pleasant surprises throughout this novel and I never once found myself bored while reading it. I literally loved every single thing about Legally Charming, even the perfect title, and I honestly couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. Jared and Felicity’s story was truly incredible and one that I will remember for a very long time to come.

   Legally Charming was my first Lauren Smith novel and it most certainly will not be my last. Jared and Felictiy’s story was full of heart, humor and romance, and had so many irresistibly sweet and sexy moments that had me swooning at every turn. I completely fell head over heels in love with this book and would highly recommend adding it to your TBR list. Legally Charming was definitely a Top 2017 Favorite for me, and I honestly cannot wait to see what Lauren has in store for Thad’s and Angelo’s stories in the books to come in the Ever After series!

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much, Lauren!

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About the Author

Lauren Smith

LImage result for legally charming lauren smithauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night for Grand Central Publishing, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.

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