ARC Review – Young Enough by Charmaine Pauls

Published August 28th, 2018
Print Length: 284 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Erotica, Adult Fiction


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My Review

This is Part 2 of The Age Between Us Duet, written by Charmaine Pauls.

After reading Old Enough I was left with a feeling of satisfaction because the story ended in a good place, with an amazing hook to wait for the next book in this duet, but without the frustration of a cliffhanger. Now that I’ve read Young Enough I have no doubts left that Charmaine Pauls is a step away from being a genius when it comes to writing these duets.

Jane is a strong woman. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. She’s one heck of a strong woman. Not only she gets divorced because her husband left her, she moves out of the house, her daughter is going back and forward between the houses, but she also has to deal with being Brian’s secret. Mind you, she’s not upset she’s a secret at first but that can get old pretty fast.

Brian is trying to correct his mistakes and his making a poor job at it. I think this guy should be smack some to see if he can actually wake up. He’s a good guy but he made a lot of bad decisions in the past and they all catch up to him at the end. What’s worst, they spill over onto Jane.

The ending was so satisfying for me. I know it’s an HEA but Jane did what she had to do and she did not give him the easy way in when he came back to her. I love it and the age difference was a phenomenal aspect. I’ve seen books about older guys with younger woman A LOT, and I’ve seen a few younger guys with older women but those… the age difference it’s minimal. In here Jane has more than 20 years over Brian and LOVE IT.

You can’t imagine how many amazing quotes I got from this duet. Just like with Old Enough, this book gave me so many that I could fill a small notebook with them. Well, not THAT many but I swear the little nuggets of wisdom and love that I got were so worth it.

I’m a fan of Charmaine Pauls and now I want to read all of her books, current (that I haven’t yet) and future. I would recommend you to dive head first because you won’t regret it.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book provided by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a masters degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to France with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published six novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in Chile with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French, and Spanish.

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