Best Download [Laurie Boris] ☆ Playing Charlie Cool || [Self Help Book] PDF ô

By Laurie Boris | Comments: ( 243 ) | Date: ( Sep 16, 2019 )

Television producer Charlie Trager knows he s lucky to have a successful career and good friends and family who support him The man he loves, however, is not so lucky Joshua Goldberg suffers the spite of an ex wife gunning to keep him from their two children and maybe Charlie Determined not to let Joshua go, Charlie crafts a scheme that could remove the obstacles to theTelevision producer Charlie Trager knows he s lucky to have a successful career and good friends and family who support him The man he loves, however, is not so lucky Joshua Goldberg suffers the spite of an ex wife gunning to keep him from their two children and maybe Charlie Determined not to let Joshua go, Charlie crafts a scheme that could remove the obstacles to their relationship or destroy their love forever Note May be read as a stand alone story.


  • Title: Playing Charlie Cool
  • Author: Laurie Boris
  • ISBN: 9781500509705
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Laurie Boris

Laurie Boris is a freelance writer and copyeditor At one time, she was a magician s assistant, although she was very bad at it She has been writing fiction for over twenty five years and is the award winning author of The Joke s on Me, Drawing Breath, Sliding Past Vertical, and The Trager Family Secrets series When not hanging out with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, reading, and avoiding housework You can learn about Laurie and her work at laurieboris.



Comments Playing Charlie Cool

  • Lynne Cantwell

    Charlie Trager's back, and this time he's playing for keeps.Playing Charlie Cool is the sequel to Boris's novella The Picture of Cool (her novel Don't Tell Anyone fills in the timeline between the two), and features the same main characters: Charlie, producer of a TV talk show; and Adam Joshua Goldberg, former New York City mayor's aide, who resigns from that job when he announces he's gay. He and his wife subsequently split. But Adam -- or Joshua, as Charlie calls him -- is leery of making his [...]


  • J.R. Barker

    I don't normally read romance stories, I just don't, they're not me, BUT I read Laurie Boris's The Picture of Cool because I liked her writing style and then I found myself reading Playing Charlie Cool.So if a diligent non-romance reader like myself can read and enjoy this I'm sure you can too.I would recommend you read it when you don't want something heavy, it was a good book to wind down at the end of the day with.So, what's the story about? Charlie and Adam/ Joshua and their struggle with li [...]


  • Jaime

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I wanted to like this book, I really did, but the writing style, especially the dialog just put me off, it seemed to be all tell to me. Perhaps if I'd read the other books in the series, it wouldn't have been so difficult for me to get into, but the author did say that it could be read as a standalone story. Based on this book, I probably won't go back to the beginning of the series to read my way back up.


  • Awesome Indies Reviewers

    I want to start by clarifying that I have not read books one and two in this series. This did not detract from the book at all. This can certainly be read as a stand-alone book.Playing Charlie Cool is a realistic and amusing look at LGBT issues in a modern world. It stars Charlie Trager, the Producer of a daytime TV talk show and Adam Joshua Goldberg. Adam/Josh, who goes by both names for sanity sake throughout the book, used to be an Aide in New York’s political arena. He announces to the wor [...]


  • Nicole Storey

    There are so many things I love about this series but what I've come to love most is how the author makes each and every character important and gives the readers a chance to know more than just the main one or two. I read Don't Tell Anyone first (though it is the second book in the series now) and as I've eagerly devoured each book since then, I've come to adore more than just the relationship between Charlie and Joshua. It's so easy to fall in love with the "extras" such as Sophie, Xander, Fre [...]


  • Lois - Who Reads

    This book might have been better if I had read the first two books first. Charlie and Josh have great love for each other, but there are so many obstacles in the way. The largest obstacles are Josh's divorce, his children, and his ex-wife (who is trying to deal with her life being turned upside down). Poor Charlie puts up with a lot in his relationship with Josh, and I wanted to feel sorry for him, but he just kept putting himself in the same position over and over again. Josh seemed to want to [...]


  • L.B. Clark

    Laurie Boris has done it again. She's delivered yet another powerful, character-driven story. Don't be fooled by the fact that, at it's core, this is a story about a relationship--this is not a romance novel. There are no ripped bodices or throbbing manhoods or trite storylines here. Instead, you see a stripped-down, honest, emotional look at two people trying to successfully navigate not only a romantic relationship but all of the other interpersonal relationships in their lives. So if you're l [...]


  • Nancy Fischer

    I have been so impressed by the imagination of Laurie Boris. Her novels are about "different" situations, really different. Her books are well written, conversation flows naturally and descriptions are vivid. I loved Charlie Cool, both as a character and as a novel. I look forward to reading more about him.It's wonderful to be able to rely on an author to deliver a tight, interesting plot that is no where near formula.


  • Candace

    This series was a joy to read, and this, the third book, was the best, imo. Charlie Trager is someone you wish you knew irl. Boris' characters are believable because they're drawn in all dimensions, including their exterior facade ("Mr. Producer") and interior angsty selves. Add excellent writing skills and an engaging plot, and you'll have three cool books to keep you entertained.


  • Elin

    Well paced mainstream novel with gay heroes in a troubled relationship. Fantastic. All the above with a terrific cast of well-rounded secondary characters and oodles of plot - even better. More substantial review here


  • Chris

    I really wanted to like this book but it was so damn slow and lackluster in places - perhaps I just couldn't connect. Seemed that Charlie & Joshua/Adam had no heat - no steamy moments to connect them as a couple Sadly not for me


  • Karen

    Wow, this was a great read. It felt real and was full of turmoil and emotion. The MCs were outstanding--people I'd like to know. The writing and editing were finely done. The storyline was engaging and genuine. Playing Charlie Cool is an amazing novel.


  • Brenda Perlin

    “When strength and fear shake hands, it can move mountains.”Playing Charlie Cool by Laurie Boris takes you right in from the Prologue. Already I know there is trouble lurking around the corner. This won’t be an easy ride nor would I have wanted it to be. There is pleasure in the details. Something Miss Boris is well skilled at. Details! They are laid out like an artist paints on canvas. The author has the ability to casually take you into the story as if you were there all along. It’s a [...]


  • Love Bytes Reviews

    4 star review by RhondaWe are back to the relationship of Charlie and Joshua. As we re-join our boys, Joshua is facing the media to inform them of his pending divorce from his wife Deidre, as well as announcing that he is gay. Coming out of the closet and getting an amicable divorce from Deidre, in what was supposed to be a planned sequence of events, gets hairy when Joshua one more time asks Charlie to stay his silent, unseen partner due to pressure from his father who is a senator. His father [...]


  • 2kasmom

    Charlie and Josh's story is so very good, and yet so very complex. Adam-Josh (as he is called since Charlie has a brother named Adam, also.) Is very much the love of Charlie's life. Only he is virtually untouchable since he is in the public eye and has to protect his children.Charlie is a producer for daytime television and has plenty of divas of his own to take care of during the day. At night, he wonders how he can be so alone in the city that never sleeps. Joshua is a man in the middle of a d [...]


  • Rabid Readers Reviews

    There is a beautiful sweetness in the writing of Laurie Boris. Her characters are imbued with a deep down goodness that’s endearing to read. They don’t always do the best things or the easiest things but deep inside what we see of them there’s true pain and true joy and a human emotion where they leap from the page. The author warned me that “Playing Charlie Cool” is the third book in an ongoing series but felt that it would work well as a stand-alone and I must agree that she is corre [...]


  • Al

    I was confused when I saw this book was being billed as the third book in the author’s “Trager Family Secrets” series. I knew it was the same characters and was essentially a sequel to The Picture of Cool, which is billed as book one. Had I missed one of Boris’ books? With a little investigation I found that Don’t Tell Anyone, which came out first, is sequenced as second in the series. Somehow I’d never registered that Charlie, star of book one and three, was the gay brother-in-law o [...]


  • Suze

    Whilst this is billed as a standalone in a series, it does read as if it is the middle of the story and I felt that I was missing the start. I don't know if the earlier stories in the series would give me that start - perhaps book 1 by the blurb. I also felt that there was more to come from Charlie and Josh.An intriguing take on a late out man, Josh, coming to terms with his decision whilst being under pressure from his ex wife, her family, his father's expectations, society, and even Charlie to [...]


  • Ed Drury

    Trapped in the circle of Trager Family friends since the book Don't Tell Anyone, I had to catch up with the brother and his dramatic life in New York. That is the genius of these stories - that you feel you know this family. Charlie tries to figure out how to get Adam to quit dragging his feet in the relationship and at times I wanted to scream at Charlie, "He's not worthy." Or scream at Adam. Okay, maybe more at Adam for being more of a diva than the personalities that Charlie has to deal with [...]


  • Ann

    Playing Charlie Cool is the third part of a series of three stories about Charlie and Adam, sometimes also called Josh. I didn't realize when I began reading the book that it was a series, but it was easily read as a stand alone. The only issue I had was that there were two characters named Adam, Charlie's brother and Adam Joshua Goldberg, Charlie's love interest. This is confusing at best, I'm unsure what the authors intent was, maybe she just loves the name Adam? The story was very character d [...]


  • Beth

    Wonderful charactersI just read the first, short story about Charlie meeting Josh and had to read this one too. These stories are full of some of the best characters ever in literature. Every single person is described so completely that they seem real. The love and support that Lizzie and Adam give Charlie, and Ruth and Sophie give Josh is so heartwarming. Josh and his ex have raised two great children who don't come across as spoiled or entitled.Wonderful story, great characters, and honest di [...]


  • Lynxie

    This book was read for Awesome Indies Books.The review is listed under Awesome Indies Reviews.Head on over to the website for this and more great indie books. “The Awesome Indies showcases great stories that are well written and engaging. Our books step outside genre boundaries to offer you something different. We are the unique voices of independent fiction.” Tahlia Newland, founder.


  • L. Layale

    This wasn't all that interesting. I read it all the way through,but I didn't connect with the characters at all and the plot was weak. Adam/Josh was a semi-closeted MC and in love with Charlie who has his stuff together. The angsty uncertainty about their relationship and the constant slow feeds of flame, not even slow burn, just mild heat that wasn't even hot made me dislike this. Not to mention Josh/Adam. I hate name swaps like that. It's hard to keep straight,


  • Jessica Lowe

    I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was just ok. I had a very hard time getting into the book. I do not know why as I have read many similar books. I had to start and stop reading 4 times. The similar names (Josh, Josh-Adam, Adam) got a little confusing at times. I felt that the preview I read was a lot better than what the book ended up being. The book wasn't bad, I just struggled reading and keeping interest in the book.


  • Janie

    I think that the author did a nice job of righting this book. The characters were very well developed and strong leads to follow. I did enjoy Charlie and Joshua-Adam together as a couple but for as long as this book was there was not enough romance/sex for me. I felt the build up just wasn't there for the heat factor.


  • Jax

    The MCs are apart for much of the book, there's a frustrating lack of communication and the plot relies on some unlikely events, but my fondness for these characters (met in book 1) and the quality of the writing had me enjoying this anyway.


  • Dale

    I liked where Laurie Boris is going with the character of Charlie in book #2. It's a contemporary theme that could do with some airing, and Laurie as usual treats sensitive scenarios and issues with a humorous, engaging but delicate magic touch. Book #3 explores the story further.


  • Michelle

    This was a well written book with a lot of detail and character development. I think a lot of people would have given this book a higher rating. For me though, there just wasn't enough romance. It was a very long book to plow through before you got to the happily ever after.


  • Stacey Jones

    I couldn't finish itthe storyline sounded great but the problems with the writing water horrible! pages were missing, lines would repeat and words would go missing! I had to stop reading it! I have seizures and I was getting frustrated.


  • Wendell Hennan

    Super story of politics and television production. Well written, moves quickly and I loved the use of today's language, expressions. A great read about Charlie and the love of his life, Adam, son of a Senator.


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