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As the hottest bodyguard on Security Force Omega, Oscar Oliveira has no trouble finding a warm body at any odd hour. But he's ready for more.

And for the first time in this ex-pro boxer's life, he just got rejected. For a kiss.

Oscar's friends warned him not to fall for the straight guy, but flirty, sexy-as-hell Jack Highland made that difficult. Now Jack has Oscar's sweatshirt. His belt. His bandana. And Oscar seriously wants them back.

As for Jack - well, Jack wants a lot of things.

But for the first time in this confident filmmaker's life, he's absolutely 100 percent...confused. Add another ultra-complication in a sea of complicated: Enter Charlie Cobalt.

The enigmatic famous one who Oscar is sworn to protect wants his own show, and he's asked Jack to film it. A Charlie-centric docuseries will force Oscar and Jack to share the same air again.

Option one: Ignore each other.

Option two: Flirt, aw yeah. And act like the rejection never happened.

Option three: Confront each other about the rejected kiss.

With options on the table and their romantic lives unsettled, both Jack and Oscar are concerned about why Charlie wants his own show. And the longer filming lasts, the more tumultuous their personal and professional worlds become.

Chaos reigns when you're around the Cobalts, and Jack and Oscar are swept up among the most destructive one.

The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them.

The Like Us series order:

  1. Damaged Like Us (Maximoff and Farrow)
  2. Lovers Like Us (Maximoff and Farrow)
  3. Alphas Like Us (Maximoff and Farrow)
  4. Tangled Like Us (Jane and Thatcher)
  5. Sinful Like Us (Jane and Thatcher)
  6. Headstrong Like Us (Maximoff and Farrow)
  7. Charming Like Us (Oscar and Jack)
  8. Wild Like Us (Akara and Sulli and Banks)
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  • Sadie G
  • 29-09-20

#highveira

I prefer to listen to books rather than read books. This was one of the few books that I read first because I was so excited that I couldn't wait for the audiobook. This book was a one click purchase, turn off current audiobook and start CLU. This book is amazing. I love love love the famous families. While I'm firmly on Team Hale, I couldn't help loving Charlie Cobalt for what he does. Teddy Hamilton is the perfect Jack. I haven't ever listened to Brian Pallino before. I really enjoyed his narration and will be checking out more from him.

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  • ShannonVM
  • 20-10-20

Very sweet story!

Charming Like Us was a sweet addition to the Like Us series. It was entertaining to get into the minds of Oscar and Jake, characters who've really only been on the periphery of the series so far. Although it felt a little odd not having one of the three families in a starring roll! But we got a good dose of Charlie, which I really liked- he was like the 3rd main character in Charming Like Us. Even without his point of view we learned some interesting things about him, which just showed how much more there is to him than we've seen so far. I'm not sure I'll ever really forgive him completely, when it comes to how he treated Moffy, but getting the peeks into him that we did, color me intrigued- I hope he eventually gets his own book,

This was a lighter, easier read than the other books in the Like Us series, even though Jack and Oscar faced some of the same troubles the famous ones do, thanks to the crazy "fans". But overall you won't find the same angst and drama as the other books, which was a nice change of pace for these two.
I thought Jack and Oscar were really sweet together and I enjoyed their romance. It was a little on the insta side, especially when it came to Jack- considering he'd never imagined he'd fall for a man. But I liked that once he really faced his feelings there wasn't much hesitation on his part. And I was happy for Oscar, after all his worries and embarrassments, getting the man he wanted!

Brain Pallino is a new to me narrator, but after listening to this book you can bet I'll be searching out other ones he's narrated! He was terrific as Oscar, I liked the deep, gruffness to his voice. And Teddy Hamilton, he's pretty much narrator perfection, in my humble opinion, He always does such a great job of bringing the vulnerability to a character, I think that's one of the best things about him. And his Jack was no exception. I really enjoyed listening to this book, having Brain and Teddy brings the characters to life was a treat!

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  • T. Anderson
  • 07-10-20

Love, Love, Love!!!!!!

I was so excited to start this book! This is one of my favorite series. I think I am in love with Oscar! He and Jack are such a good match. I finished this one with the same silly grin that I had on my face after Moffy and Farrow’s books! The narration was perfection! I could listen to “Oscar’s” voice all day long.

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  • Slam
  • 16-10-20

Incredulous Like Us...

Like the other books in the series, this one requires a HUGE suspension of disbelief just to get through it. But this one might have the weakest and most far-fetched plot. Straight guys don't go date guys this quickly. From attraction to dating to coming out and meeting the parents in under a month. But the manufactured melodrama between the siblings is completely unreasonable in scope--it's an extremely weak backstory.

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  • Kate
  • 07-10-20

Fantastic voice acting and story

I knew of and loved Teddy Hamilton already, but Brian Pallino is new to me and he has a gorgeous voice. Wonderful story with the perfect amount of drama. I really love the insight we keep getting on Charlie, too.

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  • LauraSt
  • 07-10-20

Amazing and worth the wait!

And another bodyguard finds his happily ever after!
Being able to jump into Oscar’s world was incredible. Fast paced, stressful, but wonderful at the same time. Seeing him and Jack fall for each other and explore one another was beautiful and perfect.
I also adored being able to see more of Charlie, he’s just a lost soul crying out for help. I really hope we get a HEA for him in the future.
For now, cannot wait for WLU, Sulli is about to take us on the ride of her life. And I really hope we get more of Luna and certain troubles tattoo artist/bodyguard

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  • Andrea @ A Starry Reader
  • 06-10-20

Feel good romance

The narrators knocked this out of the park!

This really is the perfect standalone romance novel. Oscar and Jack are the cutest and softest couple so far. Their support and love for each other makes me giddy. I loved the angst and drama at the beginning of the book, which later turned into this beautiful romance. While I'm sad this is the only book they get, I really couldn't have asked for a better story for them.

This book picks up right where book 6 ends. Oscar is dealing with the most embarrassing moment of his life and Jack is trying to figure out his feelings for Oscar. We see a whole different side to these characters, throughout the past few books, these characters have been seen at a very surface level, and here we finally take a dive into their thoughts and personalities. And there was a lot to unpack here.

I loved meeting Jack and Oscar's families. Jack's younger brother Jesse was adorable! One of my favorite supporting characters in this book. I really enjoyed seeing Oscar's relationship with his siblings. His relationship with his younger sister Joana was filled with love, while Oscar and Quinn's broke my heart.

We also see a lot of Charlie Cobalt! At the beginning of the story he decides he wants his own show, for reasons unknown to us. I loved seeing just a glimpse of the way he thinks and makes decisions. We see a little bit of a softer and more compassionate side of him (just a bit). But I really can't wait to see his POV, I really hope one day we get it. And I think I saw a little tease of his romance there at the end. He deserves love and happiness and not to have so much pain inside him ahhh.

Next we (finally!) have Sulli's romance. This has been a long time coming, and we've finally made it. The ending of this book sets us her romance really well for the next book and I honestly cannot wait. Sulli is my favorite character and I am so excited to have her POV. It's going to be wild...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-10-20

Better than I was hoping!

You couldn't have chosen better narrators! their voices fit perfectly! I love them both and they made it much more meaningful to listen to!
The story itself goes without saying! it's a definite ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Rachelle Rose Swain
  • 16-04-21

Great Book (+coming out rant)

I loved everything about this book, I thought I would have a harder time with it, because I tend not to like "straight guy isn't so straight" books because of how many of them deal with coming out. The performances were wonderful, as always I wish the readers would agree on what voices should vaguely sound like (raspy, deep, whiney) but that's not the books fault it's the industry. I cried a few times, but I'm a bawl baby.

side note: Remember, when you come out to people who have loved you for a long time, they have a right to process, instant acceptance and affirmation isn't a reasonable expectation, especially if you also struggled to understand your attractions. It doesn't mean that they love you any less, it just means that they have to refigure what a happy future for you might look like, and how they will fit in that life. will your parents be getting grandchildren? Can your brother ask for advice with girls in bed? it's a form of mourning and rebirth for relationships, and is very natural.

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  • Becky R.
  • 10-04-21

They really are charming!

I was a little hesitant about this one because I accidentally read a negative nelly review. Its clear though that the person blasting Jack on their review didn't actually listen to anything he said. I feel vindicated knowing that their dislike of this novel is their own hang ups and not Jack and Oscar!

Oscar is a delight. His random snacking, his quick wit, and his amazing friendships make it clear he's the kind of guy you want to know. Getting this inside track on his mind, his crush, and his life was like a cheat day at the gym. I wantes to devour it all. Oscar is a fudge brownie after 3 weeks of kale!

Add in the mysterious, flirty producer and I was definitely intrigued!

Jack and Oscar are a whirlwind of intense emotions, attraction, and comfort. Their lives intertwine beautifully in the chaos that surrounds them. They are a wonderfully addition to the like us stories.

Oh and who knew the ballet could be so romantic...or the lobby at least. Stars in my eyes and love in my heart for these two!

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 05-01-21

Great Instalment!!


This has to be one of my favourites from the series😁

I love the characters Oscar and Jack - so well suited!

It was nice to hear more about Charlie, explaining in depth more of his character and that he isn’t the bad boy everyone believes him to be - not all the time anyway.

Excellent storyline and characters, with the usual family characters in cameo.

What I was surprised at was the change in narrators.
Usually used to listening to the dulcet tones of Alexander Cendese and J F Harding. This is the first time I’ve heard these narrators Pallino/Hamilton - don’t get me wrong, they narrated well, just used to the Cendese/Harding duo!

Definitely worth 5🌟’s

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  • Angela ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
  • 30-11-20

Loved it!

I wasn’t sure I’d like this book as much as the others as it was directly about one of the famous ones but in some ways, I enjoyed it more as there was less emotional drama. Although saying that, Charlie played quite a big part in this book so there is some drama!

I have never been a fan of the meddlesome Charlie but he had now been forgiven. I think and I’m finally starting to understand and appreciate him more. Like him? We’ll see. As always, this was an amazing story on audio and the narrators really brought the characters to life.