The Charm Offensive

The Charm Offensive

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Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales. So it’s no wonder then that he’s spent his career crafting them on the long-running reality dating show Ever After. As the most successful producer in the franchise’s history, Dev always scripts the perfect love story for his contestants, even as his own love life crashes and burns. But then the show casts disgraced tech wunderkind Charlie Winshaw as its star.

Charlie is far from the romantic Prince Charming Ever After expects. He doesn’t believe in true love, and only agreed to the show as a last-ditch effort to rehabilitate his image. In front of the cameras, he’s a stiff, anxious mess with no idea how to date twenty women on national television. Behind the scenes, he’s cold, awkward, and emotionally closed-off.

As Dev fights to get Charlie to connect with the contestants on a whirlwind, worldwide tour, they begin to open up to each other, and Charlie realizes he has better chemistry with Dev than with any of his female co-stars. But even reality TV has a script, and in order to find to happily ever after, they’ll have to reconsider whose love story gets told.

In this witty and heartwarming romantic comedy—reminiscent of Red, White & Royal Blue and One to Watch—an awkward tech wunderkind on a reality dating show goes off-script when sparks fly with his producer.

Title:The Charm Offensive
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982170714
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  • jessica

    i want to start off by saying charlie is one of the most precious characters i have ever read and he deserves the entire world. now that thats out of the way, plot wise, i think this story is pretty f...

  • Gabby

    THIS WAS SO STINKING CUTE AND IT BROUGHT ME SUCH JOY! This is an adorable m/m romance where this guy Charlie is the star of this dating show that is very much like The Bachelor, and instead of falling...

  • chan ?

    i am sure this book is charming but the mental health aspect is kind of triggering to me right now so dnf @ 10%...

  • anna ( of readsrainbow)

    rep: Indian American gay mc with depression, gay mc with generalised anxiety disorder, OCD & a panic disorder, Chinese American bi side character, lesbian side character, Black ace bi side character w...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    My feelings about this one are complicated! I ultimately ended up enjoying this book, but I didn't *love* it the way that I had expected to. I really liked Dev and Charlie and the whole secretly-datin...

  • Chaitanya Srivastava

    EDIT (II) Sept 09, 2021: To reiterate, by no means I am trying to imply that the 'only' way to make this book more culturally/racially apt is to have to go into depths about the surname (and its legac...

  • Larry H

    If you've ever wondered how dating shows like The Bachelor could be different (and better), check out Alison Cochrun's upcoming rom-com, The Charm Offensive . If only dating shows could be like...

  • drew

    4.5 rounded up.well, it got me. i made it through nearly the whole book without shedding a tear, but man, that last third gave my tear ducts a workout.i was expecting this book to be a bit of fluff; s...

  • Ishika

    “That’s okay.” Dev reaches over to touch his knee. “Sexuality isn’t always a straight line from closeted to out-of-the-closet. You can take time to explore and evolve and figure out exactly ...

  • Shawna :)

    Warning: This review and the book are 18+ because there’s lots of steamy scenes, so if you’re under 18, maybe skip this review. Thank you to the publisher and Goodreads for allowing me to read an ...