Book Review-Easy Magic by Kristen Proby

Book Review-Easy Magic by Kristen Proby

Book Review-Easy Magic by Kristen ProbyEasy Magic by Kristen Proby
Also in this series: Easy Love, Easy Charm, Easy Melody, Easy Kisses, Easy Nights
Series: Boudreaux #5
Published by Audible Studios on April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Zachary Webber, Rachel Fulginiti
Length: 6 Hours and 43 Mins
Format: Audiobook
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Listening Length: 6 hours and 33 minutes

The Boudreaux Series. Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

Family. Responsibility. Stability.

As the co-CEO of Bayou Enterprises, and the eldest of the Boudreaux clan, Beau is the epitome of these. Now that his baby sister Gabby is happily settled down, Beau has moved into the company loft in the heart of the French Quarter to be closer to his office while his own home is built. He doesn’t have time for anything but the family he adores and the company that drives him.

If only the bewitching owner of the herb shop downstairs from Beau’s loft wasn’t so damn tempting.

Mallory Adams is living the life. The good life. The best life for her. After years of hiding who she is, and the gifts she’s been cursed with, Mallory opened her little shop in the French Quarter, offering herbs and lotions for anything from soothing a sunburn to chasing those pesky ghosts New Orleans is known for out of a client’s home. Some call her eccentric, and some say she’s simply odd, and that’s okay with her. She is a bit odd, but in her experience, all of the best people are.

When an old pipe bursts in the loft above her store, flooding her storeroom, Mallory comes face to face with Beau Boudreaux, and she doesn’t need the clairvoyant abilities that have been passed down through generations to know that she’ll never be the same. Beau is her exact opposite; serious, straitlaced. He wears suits for Pete’s sake and probably wouldn’t know the difference between arnica and flaxseed if his life depended on it. But when he touches her, the electricity is through the roof and she’s smart enough to know that a chemistry like theirs doesn’t happen every day.

Can two people so very different possibly find their way to happily ever after?

Easy Magic brings together a magical psychic and a multi-billionaire together in the French Quarter of New Orleans where magic and romance mix to new heights…

I have to say that I am getting a kick out of this Boudreaux family and even though I have had a blast I am also kinda sad that this series is close to being fully read because I just don’t want to let this family go!! So in Easy Magic, we get Beau as our hero and I will be honest, he is one of my favorite siblings. Even though he is the oldest, I have always found him to be the most easy going and laid back despite his driven need to succeed and take care of his family after his father passed away. You see how devoted he is to his family and that they are his top priority. And boy I love LOVE that about him, seeing that his mother and siblings always come first until now and he meets the owner of the herbal shop.

Mallory Adams, is the owner of a herbal shop in the French Quarter, she is sassy and sweet. Mallory also has psychic talents that she has tried to ignore ALL of her life. She can see dead people and many times she tries to push them out. But when her grandmother passed away from being murdered by an evil psychic trying to stop her grandmother from helping people, Mallory pushed her talent out of her mind. But the same killer that went after her grandmother is also after her and Mallory may not survive.

When Mallory asks Beau Boudreaux for help when her apartment floods, he comes down instantly to help her out and the chemistry between them is too much for either of them to resist. They both realize how vital it is for them to act on what they feel for each other because it’s powerful. But Mallory is scared too because what she feels for Beau is more than she has ever felt for anyone else, and she worries that he won’t accept her and her gifts.But Beau isn’t about to let the woman he adores more than life to slip away and will fight for her.

What an incredible emotionally driven romance that Kristen Proby has written for us and I just got a kick out of this book. I don’t know why I waited so long to read this one, I get I was a bit nervous about how Proby would handle the magical and the paranormal elements for a very obvious contemporary setting. But let me just say that she handled it so well and with the New Orleans setting…it works perfectly. My heart reached out to Mallory though, she hasn’t really had much luck in the love department. She fears her gifts and worries that she will never find anyone that will accept her unconditionally and when she begins her fling with Beau she also worries that she will lose her friends in the Boudreaux clan.

We see some fun elements in this book, and some moments were so heartfelt that I almost was tearing up. Yes this book worked my emotions like all the previous books have, but this book was a bit different. We get to meet with her grandmother, a ghost that haunts her shop who has no clue she is dead, a seance where the Boudreaux gals seek to reunite two lost souls and we get to meet the father of the Boudreaux and he was a HOOT and honestly there were quite a few poignant moments that pull you instantly into this riveting romance.

“You’re moving awfully slowly,” she grumbles.
“I’m savoring this,” I whisper and kiss her collarbone. “I’ll only ever get to see you naked for the first time once. I don’t want to rush it.”

“That’s lovely,” she says. I move my hips slowly, pulling out and then pushing back inside, and she sighs.
“Is this lovely?”
“No, it’s fucking amazing,” she says. “It’s like you were made just for me.”
“Because I was, sugar.”

I will say that what impacted me the most in this story was the love story and the way that these characters connect with each other. I ADORED Beau in this book, he is so steady and sure of his love with Mallory and even though he has his doubts at times with her gift because he just doesn’t believe in the psychic stuff, however, he can’t deny certain things that Mallory says. I do love how devoted he is to Mallory though and what a hard worker he is. He may be a billionaire and have tons of money but he works so hard to be successful and that is so impressive.

I do want to mention the narration of the book and the whole series. Its in dual POV so we get two narrators for each book and its the same narrators and they are AWESOME!! I just love the way they make the characters come alive, the southern drawls are just right for the setting and the inflections fit the emotion in the moments that matter. So well done!!

I will say that even though I don’t think Easy Magic is my favorite of the story….its the most unique of the books. There was something unconventional about this installment and probably the most emotionally riveting of them all….definitely a story that will charm its readers and leave you happy as a lark in the end!! I can’t wait to read the finale of the family….so bring it on, Kristen Proby.

I don’t love you despite your gifts, Mallory. I love you, period. In the end, isn’t that what we all want? Someone to choose us, to love us, no matter the circumstances?

About Kristen Proby

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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