Easy Love by Kristen Proby
Narrator: Sebastian York, Rachel Fulginiti
Series: Boudreaux #1
Also in this series: Easy Charm, Easy Melody, Easy Kisses
Publication Date: February 18, 2015
Source: Audible Escape
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hours and 10 minutes
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Eli Boudreaux’s family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. He comes from a hard working, wealthy family and his empire is growing by leaps and bounds. At thirty, he is the youngest CEO to ever head Bayou Enterprises, co-chairing with his eldest brother. His head for business and his no-nonsense work ethic is also quickly making him the best the company has seen in generations. His staff admires him, women adore him and Eli’s family is solid. But he’s recently discovered that someone on the inside of his business is stealing from him and he’s determined to find out who.
Kate O’Shaughnessy is hired by companies all over the world to slip inside and investigate every member of the organization from the CEO down to the custodial staff to find the person or persons responsible for embezzling. She’s excellent at blending, becoming part of the team, and finding the weakest link. She’s smart, quick-witted, and she’s now been hired by Bayou Enterprises, specifically Eli Boudreaux. The attraction is immediate and the chemistry is off the charts, but Kate has heard all about Eli’s playboy past and she has a job to do. Sleeping with the boss isn’t a part of that job, even if just the sound of her name rolling off that Cajun tongue and the way he fills out a designer suit does make her sweat.
Eli’s southern charms surprise Kate. The man whose reputation labels him as a ruthless, callous womanizer is not the man she’s coming to know intimately. He’s generous, protective and makes her smile. Cracking through Kate’s cool, reserved demeanor and discovering her love of sexy, expensive lingerie is a challenge Eli can’t resist, but her sweet nature, love of family and sense of humor pull at him in ways no one else ever has.
But when the person responsible for trying to single-handedly dismantle Eli’s empire comes to light, and it’s time for Kate to move on, to what lengths will Eli go to keep the woman he’s fallen in love with by his side?
This is my first book by Kristen Proby and I really, really liked it. I downloaded it from the Audible Romance Package. The narrators were good, although when the female narrator talked from the hero’s perspective in the southern accent, it was sort of cringy. I did get used to it.
Eli Boudreaux is the CEO of Bayou Enterprises, his family’s company. He-co chairs the company with his oldest brother. He felt that he was a disappointment to his father his entire life which was why he was surprised when, on his deathbed, his father asked him to run the company. Eli is determined to honor his father in his last request.
After it is discovered that someone is embezzling from Bayou Enterprises, the siblings bring in Kate O’Shaughnessy. Kate is a friend of some of the siblings and has a special background is forensic accounting and discovering corporate secrets. Although she was college roommates with Savannah and Declan Boudreaux, Kate has never met Eli. When they do meet, sparks fly all over the place. The problem is that Eli promised all five of his siblings that he wouldn’t get romantically involved with Kate. See, he has a reputation and a love-em-leave-em type. They need Kate for the business, not to mention she is a friend.
Even his promise can’t stop Eli’s intense attraction to Kate. Kate is just as attracted to Eli. There is of course the big misunderstanding but everything is resolved quite nicely. The suspense plot was easily solvable and quite laughable. Even with that, it added something to the story which I felt was necessary. This book intrigued me enough to move onto book two. The Boudreaux’s are a family that love and watch out of each other. They will all be there in a heartbeat if one of them needs anything. It was very nice to read.
Rating: 4 out of 5.