Title: The Charm of You
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 17 Aug 2018
Synopsis from Goodreads
It Takes Three Simple Steps To Make a Guy Fall in Love with you…
Let the game begin…
Presley Cabot has come a long way from the overweight, awkward college student who fell hard for the gorgeous track star, Nolan Banks, only to be humiliated after their one night together. Now, she’s one of the billionaire badass owners of LWW Enterprises and has everything she’d ever wanted in life, leaving her past behind.
But when Nolan comes back into town, and doesn’t even recognize the girl he once destroyed, she decides to invoke her own personal revenge. The plan is simple—make him fall hard for her, then dump him. She transforms herself into his perfect woman using three simple steps to spin her web.
But she never planned on getting caught up in old feelings…and new promises…
Nolan Banks leaves Wall Street behind to open up a brewery in his small college town. Finally ready to carve out his life away from the dreams of his family, he never expected to find an immediate attraction to the sexy corporate mogul who challenges him at every step. He falls hard and fast, determined to show her they’re meant for each other, until the truth of their shared past shatters their fragile foundation. But Nolan is playing for higher stakes, and he’s not about to let Presley walk away without a fight. Can he convince her his feelings have nothing to do with the game rules, and everything to do with the woman she is?
The Charm of You deals with a lot of issues regarding body image and self-perception as well as the pressure to societies views of what is considered attractive.
Presley constantly struggled with her weight growing up, aside from her abundance of curves, Presley is one of those women who is beautiful from the inside out. However, following a particularly harsh incident, Presley’s self-image and confidence took a complete nose-dive. However, Presley formed an amazing support system in college which enabled her to take life and her body issues by the horns. Transforming herself into the powerhouse of a woman she is today. Although she still has moments of insecurities regarding her inner ‘fat girl’ for the most part, Presley is living her best life even with the emotional barriers she has firmly in place. It isn’t until her past comes strolling back into town in the form of Nolan Banks that Presley has to confront the walls she has built around her heart.
Nolan is utterly adorable and even though he has lead a ‘golden’ life he is naturally self-depreciating and humble, never taking his good fortune for granted. It is, for this reason, difficult to see him taking part in the incident that destroyed Presley so many years ago. Although Nolan is physically attracted to Presley there is also the feeling of a deeper connection which Nolan has never felt before.
I absolutely loved the way in which friendships and support systems were portrayed within The Charm of You, Jennifer Probst has the best female friendships in her stories 💞 especially when they incorporate real life 😍 I’m wondering if a fashion therapist is a real thing because it really should be.
Revelations bring a new perspective to both Nolan and Presley; but can they really put the ghosts of the past that are haunting them to rest and move on to a future together????!!!!