I don't even know what I was expecting going into it. I think I knew it was going to be "different", but I didn't know that "different", in this case, meant quirky, and charming, and adorable, and heart bursting in all the very best ways.
GAH! It was heart bursting, you guys. My heart literally could not contain all the feels and my face ached from all the smiling and it was just so. good.
From the very beginning I was completely enchanted with this story, which featured one of the most unique, hilarious and adorable meet-cutes I have read in a long time. And that set the stage for the entire book. I can't decide who I was drawn to more. Beatrice with her broken heart and penchant for endearingly unorthodox insults? Or the mysterious, scarred, down-on-his-luck Huxley; the illusionist who can't seem to help being charmed by Beatrice's eccentricities.
Nah, y'all, forget Huxley. * I * was so thoroughly charmed by Beatrice's eccentricities and, really, this entire story. It's so original, and so smartly written, with a sort of affectionately humorous tone that made me smile so big and let loose the occasional out-loud giggle. The characters are so wonderfully offbeat and genuine, and I loved them so fiercely. Beatrice is the type of heroine I want to carry around in my pocket forever. I wholeheartedly adored her indomitable spirit, sassy personality, and heart as big as the world. And Huxley was her perfect opposite - serious, surly, and stiff. As a couple they were perfection, their chemistry evident from the very first meeting, and their sweet slow burn warmed my heart. No lie, my heart attached itself to them almost immediately and it never once let go.
I also adored the dynamic between the Marvelous Marlow Brothers. These men are all fascinating and compelling in their own right (and Lord, but I hope I'll get to see more of them in the future), but together? They completely stole my heart. The banter, the family dynamic, and the brotherhood added another rich layer to this lovely story, and was such a treat to read.
I don't even know how to convey how much I enjoyed New Orleans Rush. This is not your ordinary love story. It's extraordinary. It's delightful and so much fun, but it's also emotional and sweet. It sometimes zigged when I expected it to zag, but never in a way that made me feel frustrated, it's just that the story was as unconventional as the characters within it, and I loved every single second. I absolutely cannot recommend this book highly enough. READ IT!!!
- Paperback: 322 pages
- Publisher: EverAfter Romance (23 April 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1635766265
- ISBN-13: 978-1635766264
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
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