We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Kristen Proby’s EASY CHARM! EASY CHARM is a Contemporary Erotic Romance novel and is the 2nd book in The Boudreaux Series. It is due to be released on July 7, 2015!
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ABOUT EASY CHARM:
Gabrielle Boudreaux, the youngest of the Boudreaux clan, is a single mother of her young son, Sam. Running a Bed and Breakfast at the family plantation house at the edge of the Mississippi River, Gabby loves her inn, her boy and her family. She meets new people every day, and takes pride in the house and land that has been in her family for more than five generations. Blessed beyond measure, she’s also lonely, although she would never admit that to anyone. Until Rhys O’Shaughnessy walks through her door, brooding and wounded and the sexiest thing she’s ever laid eyes on.
Rhys has been at the top of his game as a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs for more than ten years. Baseball is in his blood. But when he tears his rotator cuff and has to sit a season out, he retreats to Inn Boudreaux at the recommendation of his cousin, Kate, to heal and work toward building his shoulder back to perfect shape with only one goal in mind: to return to the game he loves. But he didn’t plan on being utterly charmed by a devastatingly beautiful woman and her baseball-loving son.
When Rhys’ shoulder has healed and he’s given the chance to return to his team, will he leave the family he’s come to love behind, or will he stay with Gabby and Sam?
EASY CHARM EXCERPT
“Good, but you should have called me,” Eli says, then sighs when Rhys kisses my hand. “Are you going to continue to touch my sister for all of us to see?”
“Yes,” Rhys replies simply, making Kate grin.
“I’m not sure how I feel about this,” Eli says.
“You don’t have to feel any way about it,” I reply in frustration. “I’m a grown-ass woman.”
“It’s my job to protect you,” Eli says, as if I’m being difficult.
“But it’s not your job to be an ass,” Kate says, but softens the blow by kissing his cheek. “It’s Rhys. You know him. And they’re cute together.”
“Hurt her, and—”
“Seriously,” I interrupt, not wanting to hear the hurt her and I’ll kill you speech. “We’re fine.”
“I get it,” Rhys says to Eli. “I feel the same about Kate; you know that. We’ve had that conversation. I almost decked you when you showed up in Denver.”
Eli sits back in his chair, and his eyes calm a bit, but he looks no less foreboding.
“Don’t make me regret trusting you,” Eli says calmly, just as our meals are delivered.
“Back at you,” Rhys replies with a cold smile. Kate catches my eye, and we both sigh, and shrug as if to say, what can you do? They love us. They’re worried about us.
Damn it, sometimes they’re idiots.
But lunch is delicious.
“Beau said this morning that you need a new dishwasher,” Eli says.
“I do. I’ll find time to pick one out in the next few days.”
“Just come to the office with me after lunch and sign off on one, and I’ll have it delivered. It’s your inn, but damn it, we can help with that shit. You’re busy enough.”
“Too busy,” Kate agrees.
“I think I’m going to hire some help,” I reply. “Rhys might have talked me into it.”
Eli’s eyebrow shoots up in surprise. “We’ve been trying to talk you into it for over a year.”
“I didn’t need it a year ago.” I shrug and twirl a long string of cheese around my fork. “But I’m much busier now, and Sam is getting more involved in things, so it’s time to have some help.”
“I’ll take care of it,” Eli says, as if there is no room for argument, and I simply laugh at him.
“No, you won’t.”
“Gabby, I have a whole HR staff that can easily find someone qualified to help you.”
“I’m perfectly capable of finding someone to help me,” I reply. “You run your business, and I’ll run mine, big brother.”
He sits back in his hair and tilts his handsome head, watching me. “Okay. You handle it.”
“I will.” I nod once and sip my Coke. “I wonder if I should specify in the ad that felons aren’t welcome to apply.”
“Gabby, let me handle this!” Eli exclaims, and I can’t help but dissolve in a fit of giggles.
“I’m teasing. It sure is fun to get you all riled up.”
“Most wouldn’t dare,” Kate says good-naturedly. “I wonder what people would say if they knew that he’s nothing but a big softie.”
“I will take you over my knee, Kate,” he murmurs to her, and Rhys tenses up beside me, but Kate just laughs and leans her head on Eli’s shoulder.
“Right. Except you have this thing against spanking me, so I don’t think that’ll happen.”
Eli’s lips twitch as he buries them in Kate’s hair and kisses her head.
“I don’t mind being spanked,” I add and eat a chip loaded with cheese and beans, just as Eli’s eyes go cold again, pinned on Rhys, who simply laughs beside me.
“I don’t need to know this,” Eli growls.
“It’s not like he leaves marks. Well, they don’t stay for long.”
Kate is laughing like a loon into her hand, Rhys is smiling widely, and Eli looks like he’s about to spit nails.
Or spank me himself.
EASY CHARM REVIEW
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Charming Stars ~
Move over Eli, because Rhys has come to town and stolen my heart <3
Easy Charm is the second book in Kristen Proby’s Boudreaux Series and is by far my favorite so far. Now that’s saying something because I loved Easy Love (Book 1). There was just something about Rhys, Gabby and Sam that totally stole my heart!!!
Kristen Proby has become one of my favorite writers. I love her books!!! Her stories are sweet, sexy, emotional, and gripping. They have the whole package, when it comes to the books I love to read. Her books are never filled with excess drama or information , that tend to slow down a story. Her books move at a great pace and she always creates stories and characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. Easy Charm was both sexy and sweet, but also had a hint of suspense to keep you turning the pages. I have to admit….I think this book was steamier than book 1. As with all of her books the writing is smooth and flawless. I love that her books dive right into the heart of the story…she doesn’t add all that extra background info and in turn drags things out. Her books are generally ones I can devour in less than a day, but a lot of that is because I hate to put them down.
Easy Charm in the story of Gabby Boudreaux and Rhys O’Shaughnessy. Gabby is the youngest of the Boudreaux clan and a single mom of Sam, who is 7. Gabby got pregnant when she was 19 and when she told the father, he left her!!! So to say Gabby isn’t looking for a man and has trouble trusting men is an understatement. She is one of the strongest and sassiest characters I’ve met in awhile and I loved her!!!! Even though she had some trust issues, she never appeared to be weak. She had a great head on her shoulders. So what happens when she runs into the handsome and charming Rhys O’Shaughnessy? Well sparks fly….that’s for sure 😉
Rhys is a professional Ball player who has injured his shoulder and needs to get away to recoup and get the strength back in his arm. His cousin Kate (from Easy Love) suggests this quiet bed and breakfast on the outskirts of New Orleans. Yes it is run by Gabby. Rhys’s only dream has been to play pro ball and nothing else, that is until he meets the beautiful Gabby and her adorable son Sam. Are Gabby and Sam enough to change this man’s mind and heart??? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
As with the first book, we got to see all of the Boudreaux clan, that includes Kate also. I love when the previous characters play a part in the current book. We also get a sneak peek of the next book… Easy Melody, in the form of the epilogue. I can’t wait to read Declan and Callie’s story.
EASY CHARM is a standalone novel with a Happy Ending. But it is one of those stand-alones that is interconnected with the other books and characters, so I recommend reading these books in order.
So whether you are a fan of Kristen’s books or haven’t read any of them yet…don’t wait, pick up this book and read it now!!! You don’t want to miss reading about this amazing family and what is left to come for them.
And don’t forget to grab the first book in the Boudreaux Series!
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.