Getting off Easy is book 4 in the Boys of the Big Easy series and can be read as a standalone.
This was the first book that I've read in this series and it was fantastic!
James Reynaud is a firefighter and a jazz pianist. He spends his days thoroughly enjoying life to the fullest. His friends and colleagues all know that he's a loyal and reliable friend to them and that they can go to him and he'll be there for him. Even members of the community that he interacts with know this about him.
James has a neighbour that lives across the landing from him in his apartment complex in New Orleans. She's a linguistics professor at the local university. She's prim, proper, studious and likes to keep to herself. When he starts knocking on her door asking her if she knows about trees, or lizards or even dogs she always answers and helps him out.
Harper's character is amazing. She's a professor but is very kind and loving. She's always there to help her students when they need her and apparently she's also there to help her hot, firefighting neighbour. But when James knocks on her door one night and asks her if she knows anything about babies she doesn't know what to do.
The adventure that James and Harper undertake makes one hell of a book. I loved how they got to know one another while also raising a baby that they know nothing about. The relationship develops seamlessly and naturally.
I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading many more from Erin Nicholas.
Getting Off Easy by Erin Nicholas is the fourth book in her Boys of the Big Easy series. Set in New Orleans this is the story of firefighter and jazz musician, James Reynaud and his adorable neighbor, linguistics professor Harper Broussard. James has made a habit of asking his neighbor for help whenever people give things to take care of. A ficus tree, a lizard, a dog, a baby… (record scratches…) wait - you say - a baby? Yes - James finds a baby on his doorstep and pulls Harper in to help. The ensuing emotion and drama that unfolds… Who is the mother… Is James the father… Can Harper and James really become parents to this newborn? Sexy and emotional, told in dual POV and wrapped up in a beautiful but different happy ending - Erin Nicholas has fast become a must-read author for me! Enjoy!