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A Man of Character: The Perfect Fantasy Might Just Be Reality

A Man of Character: The Perfect Fantasy Might Just Be Reality

Written by Margaret Locke

Narrated by Kathryn LaPlante


A Man of Character: The Perfect Fantasy Might Just Be Reality

Written by Margaret Locke

Narrated by Kathryn LaPlante

ratings:
4/5 (11 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
May 24, 2018
ISBN:
9781946553034
Format:
Audiobook

Description

An award-winning magical romantic comedy in which a bookstore owner must choose between fantasy and reality after realizing the men she's dating are characters she'd created years before...

"Locke breaks down tropes--the popular jock and the thoughtful poet--and puts cracks in their shining armor with humor and insight...Blending romance with whimsical fantasy, Locke's story offers up a look at the expectations of youthful fancy vs. the realities of an adult love." - Library Journal


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What would you do if you discovered the men you were dating were fictional characters you'd created long ago?


Thirty-five-year-old Catherine Schreiber has shelved love for good. Keeping her ailing bookstore afloat takes all her time, and she’s perfectly fine with that. So when several men ask her out in short order, she’s not sure what to do … especially since something about them seems eerily familiar.


A startling revelation -- that these men are fictional characters she’d created and forgotten years ago -- forces Cat to reevaluate her world and the people in it. Because these characters are alive. Here. Now. And most definitely in the flesh.


Her best friend, Eliza, a romance novel junkie craving her own Happily Ever After, is thrilled by the possibilities. The power to create Mr. Perfect -- who could pass that up? But can a relationship be real if it’s fiction? Caught between fantasy and reality, Cat must decide which -- or whom -- she wants more.


Blending humor with unusual twists, including a magical manuscript, a computer scientist in shining armor, and even a Regency ball, A Man of Character is a whimsical-yet-thought-provoking romantic comedy that tells a story not only of love, but also of the lengths we'll go for friendship, self-discovery, and second chances.


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2016 HOLT Medallion Certificate of Merit winner for Best First Book

2015 Lyra Winner for Best General Fiction


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Genre: Light paranormal chick lit / romantic comedy

Magic of Love Book 1: 327 pages

Released:
May 24, 2018
ISBN:
9781946553034
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    I decided from the start with whom I wished to see our dear gal Cat...with whom I identified with on many levels. She needed someone sweet and honorable but challenging in all the right ways that would love her til the end of days. I was rooting for Ben! Surprised! Don't be. You'll see what I mean when you read it, but the million dollar question is does he come out on top?

    I really enjoyed the story from start to finish. It had me in tears at the start with the passing of a loved one, fits and giggles when Cat and Eliza were trying to figure out if what they thought might be real was (i.e. fiction come to life...come on, you KNOW you wish you had that power!), and cheering for the underdog as things began to unfold for better or worse. The chaps introduced all had their positive points as well as their drawbacks, even if those seemed a bit hard to pinpoint. Eliza was a breath of fresh air and a grounding point for Cat. She may have been a religious reader of Romance novels but when it comes down to it, that very "knowledge" and insight helped our leading lady out in the end. Can't wait to find out more about her story despite her tragic beginning.

    Recommended read for adult Contemporary Romance fans (for two "scenes" and some steaminess, though the rest is sweet) and those readers that always believed the pen was the mightiest weapon of all, next to the heart of course.


    **review copy received in exchange for my honest review...full post can be seen on my site**
  • (5/5)
    A wonderful, fanciful, twisty tale just perfect for those down days that need a good laugh. The publisher's blurb gives clues, but can't begin to prepare you for all the laughs,both verbal and situational. No spoilers here, just go ahead and enjoy the read!I got this book in a cross promo and am so glad that I didn't let it get mired in my (ever increasing) TBR pile as I really needed it just now.
  • (5/5)
    Romance isn't my typical genre, it tends to be too kitsch and over the top, but lately I've made a few exceptions, for a jaunt of escapism, and surprisingly good writing. Any genre can shine with just enough realism, fun, and excellent writing, and this book has all three. This story has a touch of fantasy, but as in the theme of many 80s movies, the fantasy is a catalyst, which drives the real message of honesty between people, and learning about yourself, and ultimately, figuring out who you want to be.
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book , the beginning was a bit slow but the end made me cry and I am not the emotional type ! I really loved it !