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Release Week Blitz, Review and Giveaway: Easy Charm (Boudreaux #2) by Kristen Proby

Posted on 9 July, 2015 by in Blog Tours, Book Blast, Book Spotlight, Giveaways, Kristen Proby / 9 comments

by Kristen Proby

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Kristen Proby’s EASY CHARM! EASY CHARM is a Contemporary Erotic Romance novel and is the 2nd book in The Boudreaux Series. It is due to be released on July 7, 2015!


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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?



“Your skin is so soft.” One hand drifts down her belly and under the elastic of her panties, my fingertips lightly grazing over her smooth pubis, making those hips shift. “I love the way you sound. Move. Smell.

“Smell?” She chuckles softly and shifts her hips so I can guide her panties down her legs. “How do I smell?”

“Like you want me inside you.” Her eyes flare. “Like you want me to move in and out of you, and make you come like crazy.”

“The smell is right.” Her eyes are wide, watching me, wondering what I might do next. But I don’t want to make this wild and crazy. I want to keep it slow and lazy. Sleepy.


Because for the first time in my life, I feel like I’m making love to a woman. I’m not fucking her. I’m not having sex.

This is way more intimate than that.

“You’re so much more, Gabby.”

“More?” She sighs as my fingers slide lower into her folds, massaging them lightly. “More than what?”

“More than anything.” I tug her nipple back in my mouth and press one finger into her sopping wet center and grin happily when those hips come up off the bed and she grips onto my shoulder.

“I’m gonna come.”

And that’s my cue to slow down. “Not yet.”

“Party pooper,” she pouts, sticking her bottom lip out.

She’s fucking adorable.

I bite that lip and smile down at her. Why does my face feel different when I smile at her compared to when I smile at anyone else?

It’s the damndest thing.



Easy Charm is the story of the youngest Boudreaux, Gabrielle.  Readers met her and her adorable young son, Sam, in book one Easy Love.

Speaking of Easy Love, readers of that one may remember that at the very end of that book there is an epic scene between Eli the star of Easy Love and Rhys O’Shaughnessy, the star of this one.

Easy Charm has Rhys recovering from a shoulder injury, an injury which means this major league baseball player must fight to turn to his only love, baseball. Rhys’ recovery location of choice… Gabby’s bed and breakfast. I want to pause here and say that Ms. Proby masterfully put the reader in the life of this converted plantation as her vivid descriptive writing allows the reader to see a mental image of this breathtaking landscape.

Rhys and Gabby have a spark that flows through the pages, one that is in stark contrast to the opening prologue that will make your heart break for young Gabby.

As Rhys falls for Gabby so will you with lines like this:

“Gabby,” he whispers, his eyes pinned to my lips. “I’m going to kiss you.”

And with this…it is clear Rhys has never felt this before:

“you’ve pushed everything else out of focus”

I loved the interactions between Rhys and young Sam as Ms. Proby proves yet again she can write children that will touch your heart!

I loved witnessing Rhys and Gabby’s fall for each other, both being pushed to accept this is so different than what they have felt for anyone in the past.

“You are pushing me outside of my comfort zone,” I whisper not realizing until I hear the words that I’m speaking aloud.

“Nothing good ever came from comfort zones.”

Yet again Ms. Proby nails the family dynamic. I think this may be the thing I loved most in this book, watching the siblings interact and at 30% in I was again reminded why I love the oldest Boudreaux, yes Beau stole the show for me!

Even with all the cast already in play to love, Ms. Proby also introduced new players, Neil one of Rhys’s teammates has a few scenes that spoke to the life of a major league player and how easy it can be to get caught up in all the hype.  P.S. I do hope Neil gets a novella one day.

About a third of the way through this book, the men have a scene that was so fun to witness unfold and it reminded my yet again why I loved Eli, he is just too funny sometimes.

I would be remiss if I didn’t say that I love the cover to this book. The book covers for this series are truly beautiful to look at and are so well done!

I won’t tell you how this one ends but I will say OMG I love the scene at Wrigley field!

I can’t wait for Declan and Callie in Easy Melody. I am very much looking forward to the rest of this series!

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And don’t forget to grab the first book in the Boudreaux Series!


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About Kristen Proby

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with 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 lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

9 Responses to “Release Week Blitz, Review and Giveaway: Easy Charm (Boudreaux #2) by Kristen Proby”

  1. cheryl h.

    I’ve never stayed at a B&B but I love them in book settings. The ‘family’ atmosphere and camaraderie sound fascinating.

  2. Jo-Ann Forrest

    I never went to a B&B but I would expect a marvelous breakfast in the morning

  3. Rita

    I’ve never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before. But I always wish I could. It sounds so romantic.

  4. Loraine Oliver

    I have never stayed in a bed and breakfast but if I did I would look forward to sitting around the table eating with fellow travelers!

  5. Jessica Williams

    I’ve never stayed at a bed & breakfast, but if I did, I would be looking for a more homey feel than you get at a hotel. And some amazing breakfast and tea!

  6. Debra D

    I have just last year with my husband it was really nice, I would enjoy doing it again!!!

  7. Staci Pope

    I haven’t stayed in a Bed & Breakfast yet. I would really like to stay at one that’s near a lake to enjoy fishing and leisure outdoor activities.

  8. Judy Thomas

    I have never stayed in a bed and breakfast place but I would look forward to relaxing if I did.

  9. Jennifer Lessard

    I have never stayed in a bed and breakfast but I think I would so look forward to the country feel and the outdoor activities and just the homey feel of it all.

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