The Boudreaux Series: Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.
Callie Mills never intended to return to New Orleans and the life she left behind more than a decade ago. There was no need to open old wounds when she had the life she'd worked hard for in Denver. But when she's fired from her awesome job in Colorado and her father dies, she has no choice but to return home to run the derelict bar left to her in the heart of the French Quarter. Callie must not only face bad memories but turn The Odyssey into something she can be proud of. And who better to help bring in crowds of people than Declan Boudreaux?
Declan is a sought-after musician who knows he's good at what he does and loves doing it. Known to pack the house, he also loves women and doesn't expect to be knocked back a step by the beautiful new owner of The Odyssey. Callie is sharp, gorgeous, and funny and makes him yearn for something he never has before...commitment.
But when Callie's able to turn the business around with renovations, making it one of the hottest bars in the Quarter, will she sell out and leave her past behind once and for all, or will Declan be able to convince her that's she's where she needed to be all along...in his arms?
©2015 Kristen Proby (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
If like me, you crave a great story line with strong and interesting characters, great passion and steamy sex, along with the usual misunderstandings and humour that great plots provide then this is the book for you!
A word of warning Sebastian York has just the right amount of deepness and gruffness to his vocal talents to get one totally addicted and I'm seriously impressed by Rachel Fulginiti, an excellent clear and caring performance :-)
Noooo.... Spoiler alert- boy loves girl, girl loves boy : they can't say it misunderstanding- now they can, and then they marry... Poor narrators they must have drunk gallons of coffee to finish this book.
"Somewhat predictable but still a very romantic"
Kristen never disappoints. Although the plot is somewhat predictable you can't help but fall in love with the characters. i absolutely ADORE Sebastian York and his voice will melt the panties off anyone. This book was interesting how she brought some of the characters from the "with me in Seattle" series into this book... tired them all together. makes you realize what a small world out truly is.
"A HEARTWARMING, EASY GOING & WELL PACED LOVE STORY"
The thing I love about Kristen Proby's books are that she creates such loveable characters who pull at your heartstrings and you just can't help but get drawn into their intoxicating world. And that's the case with this third book in the Boudreaux series where we meet feisty and independent Callie as she tries to salvage her late Father's Bar and, in doing so, she meets the handsome, sexy and talented Musician Declan Boudreaux. She knows he's a 'no strings' womanizer but the sexual chemistry and mutual attraction are too strong to deny and, when it ignites into a passionate steamy night, Callie knows she's in big trouble.
But misunderstandings soon lead to confusion and hurt pride which brings a halt to their romance.... but it doesn't dampen the mutual attraction. Declan doesn't want to want the beautiful and feisty Bar Owner however he can't get her, and her delicious body, out of his mind but he doesn't know how to do relationships and is easily distracted.... so the calls he should've made never happened. Declan wasn't looking for any commitments and Callie already had more than enough already but they have so much in common, they just click and there's playful and sexy banter between them too but Declan must decide what he wants and do some major damage control.
A very enjoyable easy flowing sexy romance with no major dramas as these two characters try to understand and accept each other as they go from friends to lovers. The secondary cast of family and friends enrich the storyline and make it more entertaining too. Dual POV's and, although the narration was good, the narrator's voices for Declan didn't match because he had a strong Southern drawl when the Chapters were narrated by Rachel F. but, when Sebastian Y. narrated them there was no Southern cadence at all.... not a big problem but just a pet peeve of mine.
Worth a credit? This was a sweet, drama free, hot contemporary romance that was skilfully created by one of my favorite Authors and it had just enough angst and bumps in the road to keep me all tangled up and concerned about the HEA's for two loveable main characters. YES, yet another creditworthy addition by KP.
"Loved it. Sebastian is the best."
Sebastian could read me War and Peace and he'd have my full attention. He is fabulous.
"Every cliche on romance included"
This book made me sad. For every woman who reads it, it encourages our society's ideals of gender roles and erases any sort of diversity at all. The only positive thing I got from this book is to write myself, to progress past this pathetic chick lit and make love stories palatable, encouraging, and progressive for all women.
"I love this family but , the story needs help"
I listen to a lot of romance and erotica and there is one element that always bothers me; the "misunderstandings ". It is absolutely true to life that all people in all kind of relationships have misunderstandings but, the stupid circumstances that most romance authors come up with actually insult the intelligence of the reader/listener. (Spoiler in next paragraph )
For example, the Hero breaks a date, through a text, no less, with the Heroine and gives no explanation of the reason. Not to mention, he waits til the last minute to break his date, even though he knows that he can't make the date for days prior to the day. Now, of course, the Heroine decides to go to dinner with a girlfriend, since her date canceled, and of course, even though there are hundreds of restaurants in New Orleans, the Heroine and her girlfriend end up at the same restaurant as the Hero who is seen having dinner with another woman. Now, this couple are both in their thirties and seem to be responsible adults with their shit together, but instead of telling his girlfriend that he ( who is a musician ) has a dinner meeting with his agent, who is female, he just breaks the date with no explanation. Seriously? Now, I understand that in order to make the story somewhat interesting, the relationship can't be completely perfect but come on. make the conflict something that isn't completely ridiculous.
other than that, it is a sweet story with a HEA.
- V from Kansas
"Great Author and Series!"
I liked how she included characters from Seattle series, very cool! I really enjoy the writing, she keeps you engaged and at times laughing out loud! Great Books
"In order now"
Listed in. Order yea. Where are the ghosts? Wanna hear the explanations
"Smooth southern comfort"
I enjoyed this story; This one incorporated the family fully and it was great to see that dynamic. And, this family is big with extended friends too. That means more stories to come. I love Sebastian York's voice, as always, but I hate to say this.... I liked Rachel Fulginiti's "Declan" voice better than Sebastian's. I'm saying that wrong. I LOVE Sebastian's voice - the tone, the timbre - it's just he really doesn't do the accent- really never quite attempts it. Rachel does the Declan accent so well.
"Good and Bad"
The woman narrator's terrible voice for the male lead was so irritating I almost sent this book back. Good story if you can get past that.
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