by Kristen Proby
on November 10, 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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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.
I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Today I’m excited to feature Kristen Proby’s Easy Melody! I love Kristen’s writing and characters and Easy Melody is an outstanding addition to her Boudreaux series. It releases Tuesday, November 10, 2015, but you can check out my review, an excerpt, and a preorder giveaway below 🙂
~ Declan ~
I’m performing at The Odyssey for the first time in three months tonight. It’s been closed for renovations, and I admit, I miss it.
Fuck it, I miss her.
And I barely know her.
What that’s all about, I have no idea. I don’t get hung up. There are too many women out there, in all shapes and sizes, to enjoy. I’ve never been the type to think about monogamy.
Not that I’m a prick. I just make sure women know the score before I score.
But I admit, I’m looking forward to seeing the feisty owner of The Odyssey, almost as much as I’m looking forward to seeing what she’s down with the place.
According to her bar manager, and my friend, Adam, the transformation has been incredible.
I carry my guitar through the front door, noticing the new sign and paint job on the outside of the building, and then take a deep breath as my eyes adjust to the dimmer light inside.
Holy fuck, Adam wasn’t kidding.
“Hey!” the man himself calls from behind the bar, tossing me a smile. “I’m glad you’re early. I want to show you around.”
“This is amazing,” I say, meaning every word. The floor has been refinished and polished to a honey blond, gleaming where sunlight streams through. New tables and chairs are sprinkled around the room, and new stools sit in front of the bar, which has also been polished.
“You haven’t seen anything yet,” Adam replies with a smile. “Wait until I show you the roof.”
“The roof?” I grin and set my guitar on the stage, then turn and almost swallow my tongue as Callie herself comes down the new staircase on the far side of the room. She’s in her signature killer heels, pink today. Her arms and cleavage are showcased in a simple black tank top and those mile-long legs are mostly bare, thanks to a ripped pair of cut-off denim shorts.
All I have to do is take one look at Callie and know that there’s a God.
And I hope to make her call out his name in thanks in the very near future.
Easy Melody is another outstanding addition to Kristen’s Boudreaux series! Since Easy Love, I’ve been itching to get my grabby hands on Declan Boudreaux and I’m happy to say he did NOT disappoint. Nor did Callie. I knew going in Dec had his eye on her but Callie gave him a “stay away” vibe. I was glad to see he wasn’t staying away any longer; he set his sights on her and made his move. (On a side note, I think Boudreaux is synonymous with bossy because Declan is Mr. Bossy Pants like his brother, Eli, AND I LIKE IT!) Anyhoo, I really loved how neither Callie or Dec wanted “permanent” from anyone. Until they gradually started to envision a different kind of future for themselves … with each other. I loved seeing Declan and Callie get under each other’s skin so effortlessly. I swear, watching them fall in love felt so natural it was like breathing. I feel like they truly were made for each other; they were equally confident and self-assured, and bossy. They knew what they wanted and went for it whether it was business, relationship, or bedroom related 😉
If you’re a fan of Kristen’s, you will INHALE this one (I read it in less than three hours, I couldn’t put it down) and immediately beg for more!
P.S. I FLOVED that I got to hang out with a few of my favorite Seattle people. THANK YOU, Kristen <3
(Click the pic below to be taken to the giveaway page)