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Chasing Charlie by Linda McLaughlin

When unlucky-in-love Sam bumps into her first boyfriend, the charming but roguish Charlie, she falls head first for him all over again. Even though he broke her heart, she's determined to win him back - even if she has to chase him all over London…

Sam’s friends have their doubts about whether cheating Charlie is really the man for her, but they have their own problems to deal with. Uptight Mara is struggling to trust anyone after a bad break-up; sexy corporate go-getter Claudia has her self-confidence rocked after a health scare; and sensitive, intelligent Ed, has been secretly, hopelessly in love with Sam for years…

As Sam chases her lost love like a woman possessed, getting into ever more outlandish situations and making a fool of herself in the process, she finds herself wondering just how far she’ll go to win Charlie back. Or will she finally see what’s right under her nose?

My thoughts
I did enjoy this book quite a bit. I'm not a huge adult books reader but do like adult authors such as Paige Toon and Lucy Dillon so if you like those sort of reads I'm sure you'll like this too

Chasing Charlie is the story of a group of friends and the narrative is split between several of the them. The main story that of Sam and Charlie, he ex she thought was long gone. They meet after a long time apart and the story follows Sam as she tries to get back with him. I must admit her story left me quite frustrated. You can clearly see that Charlie is one of those complete bastards who all women should avoid and I spent a lot of the book wanting to shake some sense into her.

The story also has several interesting subplots which I think I enjoyed more than the main story revolving around Sam's friends. They did mean the book was quite a long one for what it is bout I did find them really interesting. I particularly enjoyed Claudia's story and would have happily read a book just about her.

All in all an interesting read.