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?
Having read another book in this series, I was sure I would enjoy this one, too. It's a sexy mix of hot chemistry and difficult situations that has you turning pages to find out how they will get themselves out of this or if they will.
This author does a good job of creating a great big cast of characters that support and are interwoven into each others stories. I recognized a few from the previous book I had read but it isn't necessary to know them all. Charly's family is just so wonderful that they are a joy to be around. I loved how protective they were of her; how they took Simon out back to talk to him; and how Simon listened but didn't change a thing.
Which leads me to Simon. I really enjoyed his British accent, his manners and his yummy passion. He tends to push Charly up against a door and then pamper her with a bath afterwards. Very enjoyable. While he's the go to guy if you need to work through your trust issues, he isn't the best at his own love life. Charm, knowledge and confidence have him leading seminars that help and rescue women but he's stayed away from most women personally since his divorce. I liked that he had his own weakness despite being able to professionally help others. It's kinda of like me struggling through homework, though I'm a teacher. It happens.
I was glad Charly was never a push over and made Simon pay his dues. He had some to pay too. And I was glad that Charly had to work through her own issues. I usually enjoy stories better if both characters aren't perfect. It's more real.
This is a charming story with a few laughs and side of sexy times.