The Boudreaux Series. Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.
Simon Danbury, an internationally sought-after motivational speaker, helps women from all walks of life with love, self-esteem, dating, and career building skills. Handsome, witty, and wealthy, Simon seemingly has everything a man could want. But appearances can be deceiving. While Simon may have the answers for millions of women all over the world, when it comes to his own love life, he's a giant, sexy mess. Divorced, and convinced that he'll never love again, the very last thing he expects is one Charly Boudreaux.
Charly doesn't want to be at this seminar in the middle of nowhere, but her sister made her go. She's the one who has her life together. Great career, amazing family, nice home, and loyal friends. So what if she doesn't have a man? She doesn't need one. If she's learned anything in her almost 30 years, it's that men are more trouble than they're worth. And they have a nasty habit of breaking your heart into a million tiny pieces. So she'll sit through all of Simon's touchy feely crap and go home and get on with her life. Except Simon isn't really spouting crap, and when he smiles at her, the butterflies are ridiculous.
Never mixing business with pleasure, Simon finds Charly, a bright spot in a universe that's been dark for too long. But will he be able to resist her? And why would he want to?
Cover photo by Sara Eirew Photographer. Cover art by Okay Creations.
©2016 Kristen Proby (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
A great book good story line, shame about the English accent or lack of it the male reader was so American trying to portrait an English accent but failed! Being British myself it stood out, however, I still enjoyed the book.
"Decent Story. Great narration except for accent."
This was a decent story. I think I liked it better that the first couple of books in the Boudreaux series. There was more story and less sex in this book. Always a plus when there a story to read\listen too.
I really liked Charly, she was a great strong female character and I loved her shoe store! LOL I liked Simon too, he was handsome, and of course rich. The chemistry between these two was good. It wasn't an insta lust sex fest at first sight. They actually got to know each other so the relationship felt more genuine and not forced. There was plenty of sex, it just didn't take over the story.
The story line and plot was pretty typical for this genre, no mystery or anything like that. Just boy meets girl get to know each other and have a HEA with of course at least one misunderstanding.
There was lots of dialogue throughout the entire book which was good.
As for the narration. Well, as much as I love Sebastian York, Simon was from England. There was no accent for him from SY. And Rachel Fulginiti tried to give him the accent at times but it was a fail on the accent. Otherwise the narration was very good.
"Voices good . Accents off . Like the Boudreaux's."
Common family behaviors from old New Orleans.
Totally family togetherness and all up in your business behaviors.. Enjoyed. Read the books already
Now enjoying listening
"Enjoyable series but his one was not as good as others."
The Simon character was too plastic and the poorly performed accent made it worse. I normally enjoy York's narration, though would much prefer if the book was read together by the male and female actors like a script instead of each taking entire chapters. (Listen to Catherine Coulter's FBI series as an example). York's character did not work not in this audio version not only because of the accent but also because the voice did not fit. If you are fan of the series read the book but skip this audio version for a better experience.
"British character without the accent?"
The story was interesting enough but was not my favorite of The Boudreaux series. However, the narration fell flat. The British dialect was present, but neither narrator adopted the English accent. I was frustrating since the Louisiana drawl is heard throughout.
"so much love!!! the narrators & story are amazing"
so much love for this book. the narrators were absolutely perfection. and the story itself was sweet and spicy.
I absolutly love getting pulled into Kristen Proby's world's. and this story was as good if not batter as every one before it.
"Predictable , but a sweet story"
yeah, the narration did lack the correct accent but, you know, I'd rather have no accent then a horrible fake one. So I find that Mr. York isn't perfect, but honestly, it didn't take away from the story. Yes, the plot had an insta-love with a misunderstanding, lack of communication, forgiveness and a HEA (a lot of that very much like real life) but, I just love this family. I wish I had such a loving family and especially such a loving father. Maybe, if I did, I would have married the right man the first go around. This is a great series!
- V from Kansas
Yes, I would!! I like listening to a great book an able to do other things.
I love Charlie in the book but Simon always had my attention!
no, I have not.
This book was heart felt and the writer did a great job. The people who read the book made it worth listening too!
"If you are a stickler for accents, read this; don't listen."
I once wrote in a review that Sebastian York could read the phone book and I would love it. I was wrong. He can't do a British accent, and he shouldn't be cast to read one. The female narrator is great for Charley but isn't great at the British accent either. Better than York, but not great. Seriously...I love him, but if you only pronounce one of every 1000 words with an accent, why bother?
The story was good, but just read this installment and listen to the rest.
This was a good book in a good series. I didn't enjoy the read of the book as much as I enjoyed listening to it in audio book. The reason was the excellent narration by Sebastian York.
"YES, I love Simon"
I love Charlie's strength and determination to run her life without her families money. And I love the fact that Simon has his own issues besides being a motivational speaker. And I love the brothers strength to protect their sisters. A must read!!!!
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