Title: The Carmichaels Series
Author: Charlotte Penn Clark
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
The Carmichaels series follows the lives and loves of five privileged sisters, daughters of a Colorado senator considering a presidential campaign. In the first book we meet the eldest CORINNE, who at 20 is trying to declare her independence from her famous family. Modeling at a photo shoot, she falls in love with Paul, a French fashion photographer, and the story follows their first year together as they manage a long-distance relationship, her father’s presidential campaign, and then [spoiler!] her parents’ tragic deaths in a helicopter accident. The second book, DAISY, begins five years later: Paul and Corinne are still stuck in their long-distance relationship and now the focus turns to the second daughter, who is returning from a post-graduate year in London and determined to pursue a career in financial media in New York. When the brilliant financial tycoon Ben Kingston offers her a business deal she converts it into a personal relationship. This book follows their first few turbulent months together as they figure out how to balance power between them and how to support each other through family problems. The third book, VALERIE, takes up the story of the next sister, a successful fashion model, who was recently slashed by a stalker. The attack left her with physical and psychological scars and she leans on her E.R. doctor, Adam Talbot, for support. As that friendship slowly becomes romantic new crises develop between Paul and Corinne, and the youngest sister Samantha suffers a critical injury during an Olympic ski race. This book ends with Paul and Corinne’s marriage in May and Valerie and Adam’s full commitment to each other. The fourth book, MARIE, turns to the next sister, a tennis player who has just graduated from Stanford and wants to begin a career as a sportswriter. She pulls some strings to land a profile of Jared Mackinnon, a star quarterback from UCLA now starting an NFL career with the Denver Pioneers. During the long summer of their interviews they struggle to keep their relationship professional and to help Marie get over her panic attacks over flying. This book ends after her article is published and they are able to go public as a couple. The final book of the series, SAMANTHA, starts with the youngest daughter coming back from rehab all spring and summer to finish her last semester of college at UC Boulder. Over the past year Sam had been in lust with her college adviser, Liam Ramsey, but he had vetoed any romantic relationship between them on ethical grounds. During the difficult months in rehab, though, they grew close and by the fall they are both struggling to keep their relationship platonic. This book ends with their long-delayed relationship starting when she finishes her finals. The series ends with a family reunion in Boulder for Ben and Daisy’s wedding over Christmas and New Year’s.
Corinne Carmichael is fighting for her independence. Her powerful political family insists she abandon her modeling career but she plans to enjoy her last photo shoot in Hawaii before returning to college in the fall. Meeting a hot young French photographer is icing on the cake. But when her life starts to get complicated she finds she relies on her long-distance boyfriend more and more. Paul knows this girl is special, but he finds out she comes with strings attached. When tragedy strikes can what started out as a light-hearted summer romance turn into something more serious?
This is Book 1 (the prequel) of a series on the five Carmichael sisters. It is a standalone novella but the series is best read in order to avoid spoilers. It contains sex scenes only intended for readers over 18.
When Daisy Carmichael moves to New York to develop her online financial media site she knows Ben Kingston, the brilliant CEO of Boston Financial, could be an asset to her career. But can she get him to accept the intense connection they have to each other? When one of her sisters is threatened, Daisy realizes that her relationship with Ben has grown deeper and more complicated than she could ever have predicted.
For Ben, Daisy threatens his self control, his privacy, his sense of himself… Is jumping off a cliff with her going to be worth it?
This is Book 2 of a series on the five Carmichael sisters. It is a standalone novella that takes place five years after Book 1 so there will be spoilers! It contains sex scenes only intended for readers over 18.
After being attacked by a stalker, Valerie Carmichael decides to give up modeling. But what will she do instead? While she tries to put her life back together she leans on the friendship of Adam Talbot, the doctor who treated her in the emergency room. Their friendship starts to develop into something stronger, but Valerie is just starting the emotional journey to feel safe again.
Adam knows he shouldn’t pursue Valerie. She was his patient and now she needs a friend. When she and her sisters face another crisis he just wants to be there for her, but it only draws them closer together.
This is Book 3 of a series on the five Carmichael sisters. It is a standalone novella that takes place five years after Book 1 so there will be spoilers! It contains sex scenes only intended for readers over 18.
Marie Carmichael has to put her tennis career behind her. If her fear of flying means she can’t travel, then she can’t go pro. So after graduating from Stanford she moves home to Boulder to start a sportswriting career and she knows exactly who she wants to write about: Jared Mackinnon, star quarterback from UCLA who was just drafted by the Denver Pioneers. But can they keep their relationship professional when sparks start flying between them?
New to the NFL and still reeling from the media circus surrounding him in college, the last thing Jared needs now is more publicity. But Marie tempts him with what he wants….
This is Book 4 of a series on the five Carmichael sisters. It is a standalone novella that takes place five years after Book 1 so there will be spoilers! It contains sex scenes only intended for readers over 18.
As her last semester of college begins, Samantha Carmichael is still recovering from a serious skiing accident at the winter Olympics, and still lusting after her faculty advisor Liam Ramsey. Liam has vetoed any romantic relationship between them, but as graduation nears it becomes harder and harder for them to resist each other.
Liam has spent a whole year keeping his hands off Samantha, so why can’t he do it for another few weeks?
This is Book 5 (and the finale) of a series on the five Carmichael sisters. It is a standalone novella that takes place six years after Book 1 so there will be spoilers! It contains sex scenes only intended for readers over 18.
Charlotte Penn Clark is a lifelong reader of historical romances and recent writer of contemporary and new adult romances. She writes about smart women and the men who fall for them, and tries to keep them away from Awful Misunderstandings. She lives in New York City with her family.