The Human Lie Detector and the Hunkiest Hunk

The Campbell and the One: Origins - 1

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Pub Date 12 Nov 2019 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2019

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Anna Krolick likes to write romances about book-smart women and the men who fall for them. This is the first published title by Anna Krolick.

Curious to know what happens after Bev and Henry meet? Curious to get a glimpse of their family forty-six years later, before life for several of their kids takes some unexpected turns? This is a charming and intimate story that you shouldn’t miss. Press that button today!

The Human Lie Detector and the Hunkiest Hunk is a standalone, quick and dirty (and fun and amusing) romance novella (35k words) about what happens after Bev and Henry meet. It’s also the lead-in to an upcoming modern-day romance series of full-length novels: The Campbell and the One. Each story told in the Origins series centres on the parents of a main character in The Campbell and the One novels. These are the stories of how the parents got together … hence, origins. (You can smile at that if you want.) Henry and Beverley Campbell are responsible for the Campbell half of each modern-day couple.

Let’s see what happens.

And now she’s about to meet him.

Is it any wonder that Bev has a crush on him – even if he might not be the type of guy she’s looking for?

Henry Campbell certainly looks like a boy not a man: a different girl on his arm every time Bev sees him. He’s also handsome, athletic, smart, and (all the girls know) well-off. Boy or man, Henry Campbell is campus royalty.

It’s March 1970 and Beverley McLean – of the McLean’s Furniture McLeans – is not impressed. Beverley went to university for two purposes: to be challenged academically and to find a husband. University is more than living up to her expectations concerning the former, but the latter purpose? Well, two years in and she’s already coming up with a back-up plan. All the real men seem to be taken, with only boys – young and old – left to pick from.

The saga begins. First, let’s meet the parents.

Anna Krolick likes to write romances about book-smart women and the men who fall for them. This is the first published title by Anna Krolick.

Curious to know what happens after Bev and Henry meet?...

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While it does have some corny moments (sorry, the word hunk always skeeves me out a bit), this book is very cute and endearing. I probably finished it in about 2.5 hours total, between last night and this morning. Im looking forward to reading additional books in this series to come and hearing the stories of Bev and Henry's children. Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this galley.

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This is such a feel good origin novella. This is the story of Bev and Henry who are the parents of the characters we are going to meet in the new series The Campbell and the One. Bev is a fierce female character even being based back in the 70's. She is not going to be pressured into having sex before her wedding night and nothing can change her mind. I love that she not only tells Henry that during the whole book but also follows through with it. I can not wait to to read the stories of all their children and how they interact with their parents. It seems like their relationships will be more personal with Henry and more strict with Bev. I really hope every child gets their HEA and book 2 in the origin story can not come soon enough for me. Thank you netgalley and Anna Krolick for allowing me to read this beautiful origin ARC for my honest review.

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Short, fun story! I really liked the premise of this book, where she is a human lie detector! It was a little confusing near the end because of other story lines of characters. I'm assuming it will be future books, but it kind of read like the books were already out. Looking forward to reading more!

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