by Charlotte Penn Clark
My rating: 3 stars
Series: The Carmichaels - Book 3
Publisher: Pen and Pencil Press (April 1, 2016)
Publication Date: April 1, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance - NA
Print Length: 192 pages
Available from: Amazon
After being attacked by a stalker, Valerie Carmichael decides to give up modeling. But what will she do instead? While she tries to put her life back together she leans on the friendship of Adam Talbot, the doctor who treated her in the emergency room. Their friendship starts to develop into something stronger, but Valerie is just starting the emotional journey to feel safe again.
Adam knows he shouldn’t pursue Valerie. She was his patient and now she needs a friend. When she and her sisters face another crisis he just wants to be there for her, but it only draws them closer together.
This is Book 3 of a series on the five Carmichael sisters. It is a standalone novella that takes place five years after Book 1 so there will be spoilers! It contains sex scenes only intended for readers over 18
Valerie by Charlotte Penn Clark (The Carmichaels, #3)
Like the other Carmichael sister novellas, Valerie’s story is about finding love, accepting the unfair events in life and learning to trust and move forward. A model, Valerie was attacked and her face slashed. It was the doctor who treated her in the emergency room who would become a friend and a shoulder to lean on.
Valerie isn’t the only one with a past, and her budding relationship with Adam begins as a simmering heat. It will take another Carmichael family crisis to finally bring these two together.
Charlotte Penn Clark’s VALERIE is filled with all of the angst and turmoil of previous books in the series, but there is a troubled sweetness to this couple and in Valerie that feels more endearing than her sisters' stories so far.
Even just a few more pages would have fleshed out Valerie's story.
I received a complimentary copy from Charlotte Penn Clark