I haven't read a Kristen Proby book in a while and I thought I'd get back in to her works by reading the first in the Boudreaux series - Easy Love. I liked the book, it was a quick read and Kristen moved straight into the storyline. The two main characters Kate and Eli felt an immediate connection with each other from the moment they met. Eli was a co CEO of the family business in New Orleans. He was 100% dedicated to the company and loyal to his family. He only had time for sex, not relationships, and had a reputation for being a manwhore. He was also broody, brusque, protective and predatory and when he made his mind up, he acted! Sweet Kate was Eli's sister's bbf and she was brought in as a faux employee, but she was actually an experienced and successful troubleshooter for businesses like the Boudreaux's, who needed some undercover work done, in order to identify a thief (although this subplot was sidelined a little too often). Both Kate and Eli were strong, but fallible characters with backstories that added another level of interest. The plot was entertaining and sexy without going too deep and the same goes with the characters. Kristen writes nicely for this genre and in Easy Love, she focused on several scenes that were develop well, and she was economical in her writing with other scenes (this seems to be her MO with all her books I've read so far). The conclusion was good and just when you think the story is winding up, there's a little more. The Boudreaux family, extended family and friends will obviously feature in the ongoing series (not a serial, thankfully) and based on this book, I'll download the others to enjoy.
I haven't given anything a 5 stars for a while but this is well worth it. Kirsten Proby's effortless writing makes it such a pleasurable and easyread. And Eli & Kate's chemistry is off the charts. Well recommended.