by Kristen Proby
on March 3, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Love & Romance
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The Boudreaux Series - Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.
Eli Boudreaux’s family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. He comes from a hard working, wealthy family and his empire is growing by leaps and bounds. At thirty, he is the youngest CEO to ever head Bayou Enterprises, co-chairing with his eldest brother. His head for business and his no-nonsense work ethic is also quickly making him the best the company has seen in generations. His staff admires him, women adore him and Eli’s family is solid. But he’s recently discovered that someone on the inside of his business is stealing from him and he’s determined to find out who.
Kate O’Shaughnessy is hired by companies all over the world to slip inside and investigate every member of the organization from the CEO down to the custodial staff to find the person or persons responsible for embezzling. She’s excellent at blending, becoming part of the team, and finding the weakest link. She’s smart, quick-witted, and she’s now been hired by Bayou Enterprises, specifically Eli Boudreaux. The attraction is immediate and the chemistry is off the charts, but Kate has heard all about Eli’s playboy past and she has a job to do. Sleeping with the boss isn’t a part of that job, even if just the sound of her name rolling off that Cajun tongue and the way he fills out a designer suit does make her sweat.
Eli’s southern charms surprise Kate. The man whose reputation labels him as a ruthless, callous womanizer is not the man she’s coming to know intimately. He’s generous, protective and makes her smile,. Cracking through Kate’s cool, reserved demeanor and discovering her love of sexy, expensive lingerie is a challenge Eli can’t resist, but her sweet nature, love of family and sense of humor pull at him in ways no one else ever has.
But when the person responsible for trying to single-handedly dismantle Eli’s empire comes to light, and it’s time for Kate to move on, to what lengths will Eli go to keep the woman he he’s fallen in love with by his side?
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With Easy Charm, Kristen’s second book in The Boudreaux series releasing next month, I thought I’d share my review of book one with you guys again that way you’d have plenty of time to read it before Easy Charm’s release on July 7th! I also have an Audible clip of Easy Love for you to listen to which is narrated by Sebastian York and Rachel Fulginiti. Two words ladies: Sebastian York. Oh. My. Jesus. I could listen to this man read the phone book to me ALL DAY LONG! The books he narrates is WHY I have an Audible subscription.
I loved Eli, he was just SO BOSSY that I started referring to him as Mr. Bossy Pants. I wouldn’t tell him no. I didn’t mind his bossiness AT ALL. It was a turn on. Eli had me all
Kate was a spitfire who may have been a bit intimidated by Eli at first, but after an afternoon of helping to settle her in, she quickly got over it and had no trouble putting him in his place when necessary. I found her aversion to cursing (she called it Catholic guilt) endearing and it make me giggle/smile watching Eli trying to coax a few naughty words out of her during sexy time. Neither Eli or Kate wanted a romantic relationship; they tried to keep their feelings out of the equation. I totally felt like I knew a secret knowing it was only a matter of time before they fell for the other :-). The New Orleans setting was fantastic; as someone who’s never been, Kristen’s details made it easy to picture the French Quarter and it’s surrounding areas. In Easy Love we also get a little mystery. As we know, Kate is there to catch a thief in the company and I loved putting my Law & Order training to use as I read trying to figure out who it could be! I loved getting to know the rest of the Boudreaux siblings and can’t wait for their stories. I’ll admit, I did feel like I was cheating on my Montgomery’s a bit, but I realize I have plenty of room to love all of Kristen’s characters; past, present, and future.