Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Easy Kisses (Boudreaux #4) by Kristen Proby: Release Blitz Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


Blurb:

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 thirty 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?



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Excerpt:

“Tired?” Simon asks with a knowing smile.

“A bit,” I reply with a nod. “And the view is incredible.”

“No kidding,” Shelly says with an annoying giggle, and I realize she thinks I’m talking about Simon.

For fuck sake.

“Actually, I was talking about the mountains,” I add, stifling a laugh when Heidi knocks her knee against mine. “The views here are unreal. When I saw that the conference was to be held in Montana, I just figured we’d be in the boonies, on a dude ranch or something with no wifi and hunting and gathering our food ourselves. I had no idea that this existed.”

“It’s one of my favorite places in the world,” Simon replies with one of his insane smiles. Seriously, he smiles and the room lights up. He’s changed into a casual blue T-shirt that hugs his shoulders and reveals the sleeve of tattoos down his left arm. In all of his public appearances, he wears long sleeves, covering the ink. It’s sexy as hell, not to mention the lean muscle there. His dark hair is disheveled from pushing his fingers through it all day, and his eyes look a bit tired, too. “Where are you from, Charly? Is that the South I hear in your voice?”

I grin. “Louisiana,” I confirm. “I’m from New Orleans.”

“Another of my favorite places,” he replies with a wink.

“Oh, I love it there too,” Shelly says. “What do you do there?”

“I own a shoe store.” I grin at the waitress as she fills my water glass.

“Well, that wouldn’t suck,” Heidi says and glances down at my feet. “I admired your shoes all day.”

“Thank you.”

“How long have you done that?” Simon asks, listening intently.

“Six years,” I reply. “But I’ve lived there all my life.”

He nods, and I can see in his eyes that he has more questions, but he shifts the focus to someone else, to my relief.

“And where are you from, Heidi?”

“Arizona,” she replies and begins telling us about her business raising assistance dogs. She pulls her phone out to show us photos, and I melt.

“Aww, what a sweet baby,” I croon when she shows me the yellow lab puppy she’s working with now. “Puppies are the best.”

“I think so too,” Heidi agrees. Dinner is surprisingly fun. We spend the next hour chatting about our homes, what we do, and things that interest us. Simon is funny and charming, easily deflecting Shelly’s blatant flirtations.

He’s professional. I assume he comes down and has dinner with a different group of women from the retreat each night. It’s a nice touch.

I wonder how many he sleeps with.

About Kristen Proby:

Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling 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.

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Review by Yvette:

Swoon-worthy, feel-good romances with enchanting storylines and guaranteed happy endings are the reason why Kristen Proby's books are always at the top of my TBR. Proby’s books are fast-paced and addictive, brimming with characters you can’t help but love. Case in point: the author’s Boudreaux series. With the release of Easy Kisses, we’re four books in and I’m just as captivated by the love lives of the Boudreaux siblings as I was at the start of the series. My captivation *may* have had a little something to do with the sizzling romance between protagonists, Charly Boudreaux and Simon Danbury. The combination of the feisty, strong-willed businesswoman and the charming British motivational speaker is immensely entertaining but also emotionally compelling. Easy Kisses is undoubtedly a fun, sexy addition to the Boudreaux series.

Easy Kisses briefly departs from New Orleans to take readers to Montana, the location of the self-help retreat led by our hero, Simon Danbury. Charly Boudreaux is a reluctant attendee who comes away with not just a better understanding of what she wants in a healthy relationship, but also an unexpected attraction to Simon (then again, the man bears a resemblance to Henry Cavill, so maybe the attraction isn’t so unexpected…). Their banter is witty and flirtatious, with an ever-present undercurrent of sexual tension simmering between them. Their chemistry is so explosive that they could’ve easily gotten caught up in a whirlwind romance, but they’re both more realistic about engaging in a relationship under their separate circumstances. The fact that their romance is a slow-burn helped me to better engage with Simon and Charly as individuals and as a couple. It is a healing experience for both Charly and Simon as they navigate their burgeoning feelings for each other and come to terms with opening themselves up to both happiness and pain. I love when characters work towards a relationship because it makes their happy ending that much sweeter.

With a romance that will sweep you off your feet (figuratively speaking, of course) and a cast of characters that bring life, love, and laughter to the pages of the book, Easy Kisses delivers heat and heart. I love when a book evokes feelings of bliss and contentment, and with Easy Kisses, I was left with a huge smile on my face courtesy of Charly and Simon. If you’re in the mood for a quick lighthearted read that’s sure to tug on your heartstrings, Easy Kisses is a must-read.

*complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

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