Friday, August 14, 2015

Audio Book Review: Easy Charm by Kristen Proby

Easy Charm 
(Boudreaux Series, Bk #2)
by Kristen Proby
Narrated By: Sebastian York, Rachel Fulginiti

Blurb: 
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?


      


Viviana's Review:
I've been looking forward to this installment since finding out who the story was going to be about and was not dissapointed!

Kristen, author, has created characters that not only do you fall for but ones you can relate to as well. Both Rhys and Gabrielle are believable as the likable ball player and the bed and breakfast owner and mother. We met them both in the previous book "Easy Love", and they both stood out as characters then. Again, I was extremely happy to learn their story was next! 

Gabby is the youngest sibling in the Boudreaux family and while the entire family is there for everyone, she feels she is constatnly having to remind them that she isn't a baby nor that she can't handle things on her own. However, she does need to learn the lesson of the difference between needing help and accepting it when it's offered in good intent of a partnership level vs. because she "can't handle things". 

Rhys was a breath of fresh air in the romance genre! While sweet and smart he is still the "Alpha Male" we like to read without once being an ass! WOW! He gets along great with Gabby's son and allows Gabby to have the necessary space when she needs it. He realizes exactly what he wants and decides he to go for it in a way that makes sense.

Of course this is a romance and there HAS to be a conflict/issue between the hero and the heroine and while I could sort of see the why she thought the way she did, I so wanted to smack Gabby for not trusting hm because he, not once gave her any reason otherwise and he was trying on his part. I can't say more than that, otherwise it would be a spoiler. But once you read it or if you've read it, you'll know what I'm talking about!

The other part I had a bit of the "Really? Seriously?" moment was an over used trope/story/situation that while yes believable and yes it does happen, talk about in Gabby's case, 'bad luck' that it occurs to her in the ONLY TWO times that she does IT. Oh and that Rhy doesn't bat an eye. Again, he's been an awesome man his far, but right now, this guy is almost perfect.

Overall, I truly enjoyed this installment! It didn't disappoint at all! The characters were well developed and grew where and when they needed to. The story itself moved at a great pace keeping the reader engaged.

Narrator's Review: 
Both Sebastian York and Rachel Fulginiti did a good job narrating. Rachel performed with a cajun accent in the previous book but not in this one and in a few instances she continued the character's voice to the narration or mixed the voices of the characters, sort of an overlap. Sebastian is consistant in that he doesn't perform with accents, though he does have different tones for female and male characters, he simple narrates. 




 Rating: 3.5 Stars - I REALLY Liked It


Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of this book from AUDIBLE in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.



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