Easy For Keeps (Boudreaux, #4.5) by Kristen Proby
Series: The Boudreaux
on May 25th, 2016
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Adam Turner loves women. All women. Every shape and size, regardless of hair or eye color, religion or race, he simply enjoys them all. Meeting more than his fair share as the manager and head bartender of The Odyssey, a hot spot in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Adam’s comfortable with his lifestyle, and sees no reason to change it. A wife and kids, plus the white picket fence are not in the cards for this confirmed bachelor. Until a beautiful woman, and her sweet princess, literally knock him on his ass.
Sarah Cox has just moved to New Orleans, having accepted a position as a social worker specializing in at-risk women and children. It’s a demanding, sometimes dangerous job, but Sarah is no shy wallflower. She can handle just about anything that comes at her, even the attentions of one sexy Adam Turner. Just because he’s charmed her daughter, making her think of magical kingdoms with happily ever after, doesn’t mean that Sarah believes in fairy tales. But the more time she spends with the enchanting man, the more he begins to sway her into believing in forever.
Even so, when Sarah’s job becomes more dangerous than any of them bargained for, will she be ripped from Adam’s life forever?
“Having trouble?” I ask and grin when she looks up at me in surprise. Hailey is buckled into the back seat now and waves at me with a big smile, and I wave back.
“It was running fine when I left the apartment and came here.” She sighs and lays her forehead against the steering wheel. She’s a pretty woman. She has curves in all the right places, but doesn’t wear clothes that hug them. Her hair is long and just begging for fingers to thread through it.
And her lips are plump and damn kissable. Especially when she bites them the way she’s doing right now as she lifts her head and looks up at me.
“Sounds like your battery is dead.”
“Great,” she replies and blows out a breath.
“Do you have someone you can call?”
She hesitates and then shakes her head no. She’s not quick to trust, that’s for sure, and for some reason, that makes me want to try to help all the more.
It’s been a while since a woman was a challenge.
“We just moved here,” Hailey informs me.
“It’s okay,” I reply. “I can call you a tow truck. I know a guy.”
“But I have to tell him your name.”
“Sarah,” she replies. “I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude.”
“Hey, stranger danger. I get it.” I nod and text my friend, then stare at the two girls for a moment. I can’t just leave them here.
“I can take you wherever you needed to get to.”
“No,” Sarah replies immediately.
“Look, let’s start again. My name’s Adam. I’ve never been arrested for anything, and I’ve received two speeding tickets in my life. I co-own a bar in the Quarter, and that’s why I haven’t been to bed yet today. I can give you references to call if you really want them.”
Her lips twitch into a slight smile and her eyes calm. They’re not just brown. They’re rich, dark chocolate.
And she has a kid. Just be a Good Samaritan and go home to bed.
I’m so excited that Adam got his story! I was intrigued with him from the other books in this series. This is a great novella with all sorts of swoon worthy scenes that Kristen is a pro at.
My heart broke for Sarah and what she had gone through. I’m so glad Kristen wrote her as a strong woman and a fantastic single mother. That made me very happy.
Adam, my sexy bartender. An amazing friend to Callie, sexy ladies man. When he commits he goes all in and it’s so so good.
I love this series and I love Kristen’s writing. I am on the edge of my seat now waiting for Easy Kisses! If you haven’t started this series, I do not know what you are waiting for.
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