The Bum Magnet

Critics and readers can’t get enough of K. L. Brady’s satisfying debut novel! THE BUM MAGNET A “Top Read” for Book Clubs

“Ladies, ladies, ladies…don’t walk, RUN to get your copy of this book! The Bum Magnet…happily blends surprise, humor, and wit into 294 pages of wonderful . . . This book is FABULOUS.” —Uptown Girl’s Harlem Book Club

““A hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is story . . . This novel screams perfection.” —AAMBC Book Reviews

“K.L. Brady’s journey of one woman’s dating woes and self-discovery was entertaining and real…funny and uplifting. Charisse’s sarcasm is a perfect smoke screen for her inner struggles and insecurities.” —OOSA Online Book Club

““K.L. Brady gives you reality checks in laugh-out-loud scenarios . . . Kudos!” —SistahFriend Book Club

““Highly enjoyable, entertaining . . . hilarious and insightful. . . . K. L. Brady paints a vivid, heartfelt—and rather amusing—picture of the ups and downs of everyday romantic pur suits. . . . Witty, pointed, and real, The Bum Magnet keeps you rapt until the very end.” —Apex Reviews

“ Charisse Tyson’s got it all going on . . .

She’s a savvy, successful real-estate agent with a quick wit and a low tolerance for BS. Despite her dream house, luxury car, and appetite for life’s best, she seems to have her own special talent for attracting players—and, after 39 years, she’s for a change.

A holiday meltdown following a breakup with Mr. Wrong number too many prompts her to read a magazine article that promises to change her forever. Just five simple steps to transform her love life to the stuff of legends.

Her hilarious attempt to follow the illuminating wisdom propels her romantic life into twists not even she could imagine, but a twenty-seven-year-old secret threatens to keep her from finding “the one.”

Charisse learns the hard way: Your past can be the anchor that holds you back…or propel you into the future. Which one will she choose?

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  1. GREAT book! By the description of this book I had a good feeling that it would be a bit smarter and more entertaining than most chick-lit, but I still couldn’t shake the chick-lit stigma I was putting on it. Upon actually reading the book I found I was right and very wrong. The book wasn’t just smart and entertaining, but it also surpassed the genre of chick-lit. 

  2. Not bad I enjoyed the free Kindle sample of this book, so I bought the whole book. I read it, and enjoyed it, but I was a bit disconcerted by the language and the main character’s single-mindedness about sex and men. This book was written by a black author, and all characters are black – I am white – and the language and alternate culture shown in the book took me a bit by surprise. If you don’t like raw language (no swearing, just ‘street’ language) you might want to pass on this. 

  3. Enjoyed it but….. There were just so many things that happened to Charisse that a woman who is written as so intelligent, wouldnt seem to continue making the same mistakes in choosing men over and over again, the title of the book certainly fits because every man she was with was certainly a bum. Charisse was so smart but so dumb at the same time. She saw the writing on the wall with all of her men, but stayed involved with them despite the truth being right in her face. The story was interesting and kept me…

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