Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Bum Magnet by K.L. Brady

The Bum Magnet is a debut romance novel by author K.L. Brady.

Charisse Tyson has never found herself a decent man.  Each time she finds "the one", they turn out to be bums.  Hence, her own self-titled nickname, "bum magnet."

Charisse is a successful real estate agent who is beautiful, funny, charming and has a great support system around her.  Her only fault in life is her fear of commitment and the lack of a good man. 

Over the years she has found and fallen in love with many a heel, Lee, her cousin who did her wrong; Lamar from her days in college, who she knew was a "player" and still invited him into her bed and her heart; Sean, the married man; Jason, ten years her junior; Marcus the control freak; Dwayne who has loads of secrets and non-chalant answers and Kevin, who she believes is stalking her.

Each of these men continue to pop in and out of her life and every time she figures out the baggage she carries they throw a wrench into her life plans and string her along with lies and confusion.  Just when she believes she cannot handle anymore emotional abuse, one of these men step up to the plate and prove that all her convictions were unheralded. 

I thought this was a well-written debut novel.  I really loved the character of Charisse and of all the female characters that I have read this year, and I've read a LOT of them, she has to be one of my top five favourites.  I loved her sassy, comedic attitude and her instincts were sound, even though she always second guessed herself.  She was written as a real person and you just loved reading about her and her mismatched woes in love.

The book is very easy to read and the flow is perfect, allowing you to continue without wishing to put the book down.  The comedy written into the book was flavourable and fitting for the situations.  The characters were real in their actions and approach.  As a reader you were seeing things before Charisse did and you wanted to reach out and slap the dudes away who were disrupting her life.  If only she didn't love chocolate so much...

This is a great romance novel and I'm sure many will enjoy the prose between its pages.  You will be glad when some of these men get exactly what they deserve and you will be pleased with the ending.  I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys a good love story!

She's a savvy, successful real estate agent with a quick wit, a low tolerance for BS, a gorgeous plus-size body, and a thirst for top shelf vodka. Despite her dream house, luxury car, and appetite for life's best--like fine dining and hot men--she seems to have her own special talent for attracting players. Why do all of her ex-lovers belong in the Losers Hall of Fame? There was Lamar, the hazel-eyed Adonis who sowed more wild oats than Quaker . . . Sean, an expert at juggling relationships . . . Marcus, whose lips wandered as often as his eyes . . . and others, too. But just as Rissey swears off sex and vows to dump her emotional baggage, she meets house-hunting client Dwayne Gibson. There's no way she can resist his seductive smile and rock-hard body. . . Will Dwayne turn out to be the biggest bum of them all? Or will this time be different?

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