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 30 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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"British character without the accent?"
The story was interesting enough but was not my favorite of The Boudreaux series. However, the narration fell flat. The British dialect was present, but neither narrator adopted the English accent. I was frustrating since the Louisiana drawl is heard throughout.
"Decent Story. Great narration except for accent."
This was a decent story. I think I liked it better that the first couple of books in the Boudreaux series. There was more story and less sex in this book. Always a plus when there a story to read\listen too.
I really liked Charly, she was a great strong female character and I loved her shoe store! LOL I liked Simon too, he was handsome, and of course rich. The chemistry between these two was good. It wasn't an insta lust sex fest at first sight. They actually got to know each other so the relationship felt more genuine and not forced. There was plenty of sex, it just didn't take over the story.
The story line and plot was pretty typical for this genre, no mystery or anything like that. Just boy meets girl get to know each other and have a HEA with of course at least one misunderstanding.
There was lots of dialogue throughout the entire book which was good.
As for the narration. Well, as much as I love Sebastian York, Simon was from England. There was no accent for him from SY. And Rachel Fulginiti tried to give him the accent at times but it was a fail on the accent. Otherwise the narration was very good.
"If you are a stickler for accents, read this; don't listen."
I once wrote in a review that Sebastian York could read the phone book and I would love it. I was wrong. He can't do a British accent, and he shouldn't be cast to read one. The female narrator is great for Charley but isn't great at the British accent either. Better than York, but not great. Seriously...I love him, but if you only pronounce one of every 1000 words with an accent, why bother?
The story was good, but just read this installment and listen to the rest.
"Voices good . Accents off . Like the Boudreaux's."
Common family behaviors from old New Orleans.
Totally family togetherness and all up in your business behaviors.. Enjoyed. Read the books already
Now enjoying listening
"Enjoyable series but his one was not as good as others."
The Simon character was too plastic and the poorly performed accent made it worse. I normally enjoy York's narration, though would much prefer if the book was read together by the male and female actors like a script instead of each taking entire chapters. (Listen to Catherine Coulter's FBI series as an example). York's character did not work not in this audio version not only because of the accent but also because the voice did not fit. If you are fan of the series read the book but skip this audio version for a better experience.
"The story was intriguing and sexy"
Lets start with Sebastian York voice! The man voice simply sexy! Which is add to the story!
I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet, romantic, hot with two great characters and a very protective and crazy family to complete this story.The Boudreaux Family!!!
Simon was so sweet, thoughtful, funny, and really HOT!!!I He had his own demons and tried to survive them, but he was only a human. And Charly was pretty great too, and she had an obsession with shoes. She was a great friend, a loving sister and she wanted to find her prince like her daddy said..
Kristen Proby did an amazing job with this sweet, emotional and heartfelt romance.
"Really good story and couple :D"
This was a really good story. I liked both Simon and Charly and really liked seeing them get together.
Charly is one of the many siblings of the Boudreaux family, a family that is wealthy and owns ship building business. Charly doesn't work for the family business and instead, started up a shoe store that she loves and runs without help from her family's money. Charly hasn't had much luck finding love and has mostly been involved in a convenient bed-buddy relationship for years.
Simon is a motivational speaker that travels around the world putting on seminars to empower women. Simon is a good guy but was in an emotionally abusive relationship that has left him scarred. Simon has been separated from his Ex for a few years but hasn't really dated since.
Charly is convinced to go to Simon's seminary by her family...partially to check it out to see if it's something that might be helpful to Van in the future. The seminar is nice and Charly does get some good knowledge out of the talks and such. Simon and Charly have an immediate attraction but he holds back because she's a client at the seminar and he doesn't feel right about getting involved with a client. The attraction is still there though and towards the end of their time together, they both want more. Charly is interested but isn't willing to move to London so she's not sure how much of a future there is with Simon. Simon is able to convince her to give them a chance though...some time to get to know each other. They find that they work well together but working out their issues takes a bit of effort. Thankfully, although mistakes are made, things work out well and Simon and Charly are starting a HEA together in the end.
This was a very enjoyable story. Charly was a really good heroine and I don't have any complaints about her. I liked Simon but he did make a few idiotic mistakes...thankfully, he recognized his idiocy and took the needed steps to remedy things ASAP. Considering his past, I guess some issues are to be expected. The story was very good and I had no complaints overall...I'd recommend it. :D
* note - There were 2 narrators for this story, a male for the parts from Simon's PoV and a female for the parts from Charly's PoV. They both did alright but I really wish they'd figure out if the characters have accents or not and stick with it in both narrations.
"so much love!!! the narrators & story are amazing"
so much love for this book. the narrators were absolutely perfection. and the story itself was sweet and spicy.
I absolutly love getting pulled into Kristen Proby's world's. and this story was as good if not batter as every one before it.
"Readers made it hard to listen"
These books are cute even if the author using the same sex scenes and jesters often. The issue with this book is if you have someone from England then use an English reader. Both readers are not good with the accent and should have just read in their original voices, which still would have distracted but you might not laugh.
Best book in this series so far is Melody!
"Predictable , but a sweet story"
yeah, the narration did lack the correct accent but, you know, I'd rather have no accent then a horrible fake one. So I find that Mr. York isn't perfect, but honestly, it didn't take away from the story. Yes, the plot had an insta-love with a misunderstanding, lack of communication, forgiveness and a HEA (a lot of that very much like real life) but, I just love this family. I wish I had such a loving family and especially such a loving father. Maybe, if I did, I would have married the right man the first go around. This is a great series!
- V from Kansas
"Another winning book in this great series"
Charlie & Simon's story read by my most favourite narrators! Great to catch up on all the siblings too.
"Another great book"
A great book good story line, shame about the English accent or lack of it the male reader was so American trying to portrait an English accent but failed! Being British myself it stood out, however, I still enjoyed the book.
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