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?
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So I almost crawled into this book and took out some a$$ named Colby in the prologue of this book. Dead. Totally dead. Good thing he's not the love interest. I understand his ribs were broken by Gabby brother. He got off easy if you ask me. It's always a good sign when my emotions are already engaged in the prologue.
Then I met Rhys. Oh I so love this boy. Baseball player. Pitcher, no less. He's recovering from a shoulder injury and he's completely adorable. He's staying at Gabby's Inn for his recovery. And he kinda likes her. She feels the same for him and a sweet relationship develops. And it really does develop. Gabby's seven year old son, Sam, has her being cautious. But Rhys is patient and kind. He develops a relationship with Sam, playing catch with him and getting to know him.
Sexy and attentive, Rhys has one thing in mind, Gabby. She's a strong women and a great mom. Life has brought her challenges but she has the support of her family and it shows. I really liked her work ethic and how she is with her son. She sings him "You are my sunshine". That's the song I have always sung to my son and it hit me in the feels.
Communication. It always comes back to that. The lack of it. The fear of it. The avoidance of it. When relationships are new, we tend to not say enough. That's this story. But I so love Rhys. He was there when Sam was sick. He held Gabby when she was tired. He cared for them both so clearly. I may have been a tad ticked at Gabby when she assumed the worst about Rhys. Yeah, it was more than a tad. I may have even tweeted about it. Girl! Really?
Anyway, I haven't read the first book in this series but easily read this one as stand alone. It's a great southern charm kinda romance with some feels and some happy. I really enjoyed it. I would have read it super fast if a little migraine hadn't knocked me on my behind. It is a fast read, though.
It's an afternoon delight kinda read with a side of super sexy. If that appeals to you, this do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
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.