Start by marking “Easy Love (Boudreaux, #1)” as Want to Read: Eli Boudreaux’s family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. At thirty, he is the youngest CEO to ever head Bayou Enterprises, co-chairing with his eldest brother. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby is the Kristen Proby Author () . cover image of Easy Love--Lass mich nie wieder gehen. Kristen Proby Author (). cover image of Easy For Keeps Stephanie Pannen Translator (). cover image of Easy Love--Lass mich nie wieder gehen.
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Boudreaux 1 - Easy Love - Kristen dancindonna.info KB. Boudreaux 2 - Easy Charm - Kristen dancindonna.info KB. Boudreaux 3 - Easy Melody - Kristen Proby. Other Books by Kristen Proby: The With Me In Seattle Series: Come Away With Me and on audio Under the Mistletoe With Me and on audio Fight With Me and. Visit her at dancindonna.info Website Facebook Twitter Goodreads Other Books by Kristen Proby: The Boudreaux Series: Easy Love and on audio The With Me.
Eli Boudreaux comes from a hardworking family, although he likes to take it to the extreme, working twenty hours a day, determined to make their family company the best it can be. When he finds out that someone from inside has been stealing from their business, he agrees immediately when his sister Savannah wants them to hire her best friend, Kate to find the thief. Because of his playboy reputation, h. Until he meets Kate and she turns him inside out. Kate excels at slipping inside companies, blending and investigating every company member and finding the people responsible for embezzling.
I'm standing behind my desk, gazing out over the French Quarter and the Mississippi River from my fifty-fourth floor office windows in New Orleans. The sun is blazing already. It's only eight in the morning, but it's a stifling eighty-six humid-filled degrees out there, much hotter than the cool comfort of my office.
It seems all I do is watch the world from this office window. And where the fuck did that thought come from? I love getting her riled up. It's ridiculously easy. Because I'll oblige you, but first tell me what the fuck we're fighting about. Savannah blows out a deep breath and shakes her head, while mumbling something about pigheaded men. I smile brightly now. Savannah's husband is not one of my favorite people. My older brother is taller than my six-foot-four by one inch and as lean as he was in high school.
But I can still take him. His jaw ticks as I open it and see columns of numbers. It doesn't work like that. Are you telling me that no one knows what the fuck is going on? That we've found so far. They're not just stealing post-its out of the supply closet.
If it was a regular amount, on a routine, we could find it no problem. But I don't want to cause mass hysteria in the company. I don't want everyone to think that we're looking over all of their shoulders every damn minute. She must be everyone's favorite person.
She comes in as a regular employee and blends in, investigating on the down-low. It won't work if she doesn't know what she's doing. But I want to put her in as an administrative assistant. They see and know everything, and they talk to each other. She's likable. Like Van said, people talk. I'd like to keep this quiet. Kate will sign all the necessary non-disclosure agreements, and from what I've heard, she's excellent at her job.
I am not-" "Yeah, you are," Beau says with a grin. I sigh and roll my shoulders. I don't sleep with the employees. Kate's a grown woman; one I'm most likely not attracted to anyway. It's been a few years since much of anything has held my interest for long.
That would require feeling something. Are you sure I shouldn't check into a hotel room? Come directly to the office. I have a meeting, so I won't be able to greet you, I'm sorry. I might not survive the cab ride. Eli will meet you. I thought I'd meet with Beau-" "Eli's not as scary as we've all led you to believe.
I promise. The cab swerves again, and I send up a prayer of thanks that I didn't eat breakfast this morning as I use my hand to fan my face. It's darn hot in the Big Easy. During all the years I went to college with Savannah and her twin brother, Declan, I never did make it down here to visit them, and I can't wait to explore the French Quarter, eat beignets, have my tarot cards read, and soak it all in. Of course, I'd rather soak it all in while not wearing so many clothes. Who knew it would be so hot in May?
I shimmy out of my suit jacket, fold the sleeves over so they don't wrinkle, and watch as above ground cemeteries, old buildings, and lots of people zoom by. Eli is the one Boudreaux sibling I've never met. I've seen photos of the handsome brother, and heard many stories about his stoic, tough, playboy ways.
Van says the stories are exaggerated. It's not just hot. It's sticky. But I smile despite the discomfort, tip the reckless cabbie, and roll my suitcase behind me into the blessedly cool building, where a woman sits behind a long, ornate desk, typing furiously on a computer while speaking on the phone.
Boudreaux is unavailable at this time, but I'll put you through to his assistant, one moment. She's very smiley. O'Shaughnessy," she says, holding that smile in place.
Boudreaux is expecting you. O'Shaughnessy is here for Mr. Yes, ma'am. Can I get you some water? Before I have a chance to sit, a tall woman in black slacks and a red sleeveless blouse walks out of the elevator and straight to me. Boudreaux is in his office. Follow me. She doesn't ask me any questions, and I'm thankful.
I've learned to lie well in this business, but I don't know what she's already been told. I'm led past an office area and into the largest office I've ever seen. The massive black desk sits before a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
The furniture is big and expensive. There are two doors, each on opposite sides of the room, and I can't help but wonder what they lead to. O'Shaughnessy is here, sir. The photos didn't do him justice. The door closes behind me and I take a deep breath and walk toward him, hiding the fact that my knees have officially turned to mush. His lips twitch as he watches me, his whiskey-colored eyes sharp and assessing as they take a slow stroll down my body, then back up to my face.
Jeez, he's taller than I expected.
And broader. And he wears a suit like he was born to it. Which, I suppose he was. He moves around his desk and takes my hand in his, but rather than shake it, he raises it to his lips and places a soft kiss on my knuckles.
Dear God, I might explode right here. His thumb is circling softly over the back of my hand, sending my body into a tailspin. My nipples have tightened, pressing against my white blouse, and now I wish with all my might that I hadn't taken off my jacket. Rather than sit behind his desk, he sits in the chair next to mine and watches me with those amazing eyes of his. A lock of dark hair has fallen over his forehead and my fingers itch to brush it back for him.
Calm the eff down, Mary Katherine. You'd think I'd never seen a hot man before. Because I have. Declan, the youngest of the Boudreaux brothers, is no slouch in the looks department, and he's one of my best friends.
Writing may be ok but the storyline is under-average and totally overused. I mean - he's rich, she is working for him. He has a commitment issues but naturally commits pretty quick to the heroine - like, on page 10 and she has a dark past.
They meet, they start having hot sex, hero gets jealous from time to time and that is pretty much all the angst we get. Easy Love, indeed. I don't know what I expected from somebody who already wrote more than 10 books, but this book disappointed me pretty bad.
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Really good start to this series. I loved Eli and his Cajun accent. Great introduction to all of the characters. Sexy sweet romance. I definitely will be reading the rest. Safety view spoiler [ Eli thinks about hooking up with his usual FWB contacts.. Thinking it will get him over his feelings for Kate. Its just thoughts and every time he thought up a different possible name it would bring him back to thinking of Kate.
Then there is ow drama. An ex ONS shows up twice. He doesn't do anything wro Really good start to this series. He doesn't do anything wrong. The heroine flirts a lot with a waiter when she's drunk.
They used condoms until they had the talk. He was a manwhore before her. She only had 2. That's a funny story. Oct 22, S. Oooh Eli! And Sebastian York's voice with his N'awlins accent, oh my! Panty dropping! This was a fun read. I'm looking forward to more of these Bourdreaux! Feb 16, AJ rated it really liked it Shelves: As much as I enjoy a book that offers me something different, sometimes I love slipping into the familiar and just soaking up an easy read, and that is exactly what Kristen Proby offers.
For that reason, she is one of my go-to authors, and this book was exactly what I wanted, and I loved diving into this brand new series. Eli Boudreaux is from a wealthy but hard-working family and at 30 years old, is the CEO of the family company. His work is his life, and when he discovers that one of his employees is stealing from the company, he brings in a professional to sniff the person out.
And so along comes Kate. Her job is to infiltrate an organisation to find subterfuge. She is a hard worker and a strong woman, but she has been hurt badly in the past. So even though sparks fly from the very first moment they lay eyes on each other, Kate is in town to do a job, and she is determined to do it without getting involved with the cold and ruthless playboy.
But their chemistry is crazy and as they start to spend time together, the sexual tension only increases. When neither of them can resist the other any longer, they agree to give into it, knowing that their time together will be limited to the 6 weeks that Kate is in town. And so begins their intense and passionate love affair. Full of banter, sweet moments together and lots of dirty talk and hot, hot sex, Kate and Eli throw themselves into their pseudo-relationship.
I want to be in her arms. Set in New Orleans, the city and its culture play a part in the story, and I enjoyed that part of it, but with that one small exception, it has a very similar feel to it as the Seattle books.
There is even a character in this case, Eli with a big family that are all involved in each others' lives. I loved getting to meet his family - he has two brothers and three sisters, each of them just screaming out for books of their own I have two parings already figured out, teehee.
This is a strong start to the Boudreaux series. Oct 24, Brianna Maddox rated it it was amazing Shelves: All time favorite for the year! I'm gonna have trouble actually sitting down and coming up with a list because I've said this for at least 12 books already this year.
I listened to this as an audiobook and couldn't be more glad I did so. I listen to them on my way to work and I cannot tell you the amount of time I started grinning like an idiot, laughing my butt off, or start talking to myself about the book.
I'm hoping and praying the aut All time favorite for the year! I'm hoping and praying the author writes each of the 6 Boudreau siblings! I loved this family to complete pieces - they are a picture perfect family in my mind. Living in the South, I love the comfort and love coming from everyone - especially this family. Having it set in Louisiana is a place I have been obsessed over.
I love the culture and getting to live it through Eli and Kate's minds made me feel like I was there. This book was sooo well written that everytime I pressed play, I was immediately back in Louisiana, despite driving. Literally cannot form words without squealing and getting really excited!
Seriously, love this book to pieces! Apr 17, Erika marked it as stay-away-from-this Shelves: No planning to read. Jan 26, Syndi rated it really liked it. This book reminds me of bella andre books. But this one is much better.
The characters are more alove and more in depth. I wish there is more epiloque. But leave it like that is also ok. Kate is a sassy as hell. She is like a wild cat. I actually want to see more of her past trauma affecting her. Eli is gorgeous and handsome. A alpha male. The story is light and somehow enough to support development of the characters.
The secondary characters also fun. Especially eli siblings. I love to see how This book reminds me of bella andre books.
I love to see how they interact with each other and how much they love each other. Overall, i enjoy this book. Mar 09, Vallsykes rated it liked it Recommends it for: Sign me up! I even got a love story involving a cheeky f 3. I even got a love story involving a cheeky female and a second son who feels the weight of his father's legacy.
There's secondary characters: Additionally, there's the matriarch mom who is a symbol of home. Lastly, there's a bit of backstory for each of the main characters. But the latter is where the story doesn't cinch my 5 stars. They sizzle, a little. They banter, a little. And they deny, a lot. It's like, do you know the love story when both the hero and heroine have some demons that they struggle with and each is in his or her own head about things?
Well, they both did have demons and they both were in their own heads! The problem is I didn't "feel" it all the way. The dramatics with the couple were at a minimum, while secondary characters seemed more important at the more engaging times in the story.
This sometimes happens in the first book of an intended series. Still, this one was easy: It never cooked up an exorbitant amount of steam, but it wasn't any slouch when exhibiting decent dialogue and chemistry between the main couple and amongst other characters , view spoiler [ especially between the hero's sister and his long time BFF[Can we say waiting for that book to drop!
They did a cursory cruise down Bourbon street and got a small peek at the bayou. Bummer, again. It is beneficial to remember that setting is also a character, and The Big Easy? Well, it kind of speaks for itself. Happy reading. Feb 28, Holly rated it really liked it. My Review It's official.
Bossy Pants. Feb 01, Sofia rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 04, Lover of Romance rated it really liked it.
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance In Easy Love we have the starting story of the Boudreaux family, a mysterious Eli and Kate who come together to solve a mystery of thievery only to stumble across love instead Easy Love was a story that I was unsure if I would like it or not.
But I have to say that the narrators of this story were brilliant. They both did such a fantastic job. Of course, we have Sebastian York as the male lead and Rachel Fulginiti as the female lead that This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance In Easy Love we have the starting story of the Boudreaux family, a mysterious Eli and Kate who come together to solve a mystery of thievery only to stumble across love instead Of course, we have Sebastian York as the male lead and Rachel Fulginiti as the female lead that we have here.
I was really impressed, first off, with the accents. Especially in how Sebastian York shows the hero to be an authentic New Orleans raised man. We see some great culture that we are introduced to, a culture that, will make you want to book a flight to this diverse city and explore. The story has two key players that you are bound to love: Eli Boudreaux, our sexy billionaire hero, who took over the family company when his father passed and consumes himself with work.
In Easy Love, we have a wonderfully written story that I couldn't help but become immersed in. This is also the first time I have been lucky enough to try out Kristen Proby and I have to say that I was impressed with how this story turned out. Even though it was a bit predictable at times, especially with the plot of the crime going on, what really had me cheering for this story here was the actual romance that develops between Eli and Kate.
Eli's company is losing money, not a lot by Boudreaux standards, however, there are some important funds that they are short on, enough to raise an eyebrow.
So Eli's sister and brother have a good friend from college, that is an expert at finding the culprit without suspicion. It's her job, so they bring on Kate to solve the riddle. She starts on as an assistant, and Eli is eager to show her around the city, and wanting to know about this "friend" of his siblings that is so highly regarded.
Soon Eli starts to see why his family adores Kate because he is starting to feel "more" for her. But will Eli be brave enough to go after what he wants or let the only woman he loves go? This was a fantastic romance and I was just cheering these two on. I loved seeing this strong alpha type personality of our hero, be swept away by strong and independent Kate.
Their interactions were so heartwarming, and even though it does start as friends it grows into more very quickly. I liked that they aren't afraid of jumping into a relationship even though their time together is short. I especially enjoyed the changes in Eli and adjusting to being in a relationship and not letting work take too much control over his life. I especially had a fun time seeing their interactions with Kate and how this family will love and support each other no matter what.
The mystery solving crime portion of the story was intriguing. Even though I was pretty sure who the culprit was the whole time, the characters don't see it so I definitely was engaged in this part of the book, seeing when they would actually figure out the truth.
I honestly can't wait for more of this fun family that has me hooked!! May 26th 19 23 May 31, Readers also enjoyed. About Kristen Proby. Kristen Proby. Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years. During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups.
She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana.
She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of , the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list. Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.
Other books in the series. Boudreaux 6 books. Books by Kristen Proby. Trivia About Easy Love Boudre No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Easy Love. Welcome back.