Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: EASY MAGIC by Kristen Proby @Handbagjunkie

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Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: EASY MAGIC by Kristen Proby @HandbagjunkieEasy Magic by Kristen Proby
Series: Boudreaux #5
Published by: Ampersand Publishing
on April 4, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?

A bewitching and passionate romance…easily my absolute FAVORITE of the series! Kristen Proby weaves romance and magic to create something truly special and touching with Beau and Mallory’s story. Alluring, sexy, and absolutely charming, EASY MAGIC took me by surprise and held me captive the whole way through. Passionate, emotional, and utterly ADDICTING! Be ready to SWOON over Beau and Mallory’s epic love story!

“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.”

Ok, can we just talk about Beau Boudreaux for a second? I mean, THIS MAN is freaking EVERYTHING! Kristen Proby creates some pretty DAMN FINE heroes in her books, but there is just something about Beau and the ease of his character that just drew me in right away. With his ‘sugar’ and ‘sweetheart’ and ‘baby’ talk…HOLY CRAP! Did I melt into a big puddle of goo or what! He is probably one of my FAVORITE heroes that Proby has created. And don’t even get me started on the sexual chemistry between him and Mallory. I’m STILL fanning myself silly over here! 

“I’m going to take you back to your place this evening, strip you naked, and tie your hands with this scarf. Then I’m going to fuck you blind.”

Yep! You just read that one right! Beau has a sweet side, and then DAMN does he have a dirty side. I love them both! And Mallory’s character was ever so charming and beautiful, the absolute PERFECT fit for our Beau. These two together was just EVERYTHING! 

If you are BRAND NEW to this series, that’s completely O.K. because each book can be read as a standalone. Just keep in mind that there are a few paranormal aspects to Beau and Mal’s story. Nothing crazy, but you know this is set in New Orleans, so there is some magical history there, so I would be surprised if there wasn’t. But don’t let that take away from the actual love story embedded in this magical romance. There is an emotional pull that you will not be able to deny. EASY MAGIC has so much passion, so much love, and so much heart, you can’t help but get caught up in it. EVERYTHING about this story was magical. I expected no less from an incredibly author like Kristen Proby. She puts pen to paper and the magic ignites. I loved EVERY SINGLE SECOND and I guarantee I’ll be going back for more VERY SOON!

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I pull my phone out of my pocket to call Beau Boudreaux, who also happens to be my landlord.

Of course, there is no answer.

The man lives upstairs, directly above this shop. Can’t he hear the water? Does he sleep like the dead?

Or maybe he’s not home. 

I frown and open my mind, searching the building.

He’s home. I can feel his presence.

And he might be naked.

I immediately slam the psychic door shut and walk outside, up the wrought iron steps to his loft, and bang on the door.

“Wake up,” I mutter. “And put some pants on.”

I raise my hand to bang again, but the door is flung open and there’s Beau, rubbing sleep from his eyes, a frown on his handsome face.

He’s pulled some sweatpants on. 

Thank God.

“What’s going on?” he demands.

“I have a leak,” I reply and swallow hard, willing myself to keep my eyes on his face, and not the sculpted muscles of his torso. I’ve met the man exactly twice, including right now, but what he does to my libido is ridiculous.

I’d forgotten that I have a libido. 

Which is a sad statement all on its own. 

“You had to wake me up at four-thirty for a leak?”

“I have three inches of water on my floor,” I reply and turn to stomp down the stairs. “Come look!”

I don’t look back as I wade back into my store. A few moments later, I hear Beau come clomping down the steps and look back as he fills the doorway with his wide shoulders. He’s tall, pushing six-and-a-half feet. His hair is dark, and his eyes are like old whiskey. 

Those whiskey eyes survey the space, frowning when he sees the amount of water on the floor. 

“Do you know where it’s coming from?”

“The bathroom,” I reply and lead him to it. 

“The fucking ceiling fan?” He exclaims and shakes his head. “I was expecting the toilet to be overflowing. Old plumbing is unpredictable.”

“I was expecting the same, but here we are,” I say and cross my arms over my chest. He glances back at me, and his eyes drop to my cleavage for just an instant before he looks me in the eye. 

I don’t uncross my arms. 

“I’m going to shut off the water to the building.”

“Good idea.”

He rushes back outside and a few moments later, the water slows to a small trickle, and then fast drops. 

He comes back inside and looks up. “Must be a broken pipe.”

“Are you a plumber as well as a billionaire mogul?” I ask, unable to resist. 

His lips twitch. “I’m good at a lot of things.”

Oh, I just bet you are.

And don’t forget to grab the first four books in The Boudreaux Series!





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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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  1. Great review Sounds like a good book ☺️ I have been to New Orleans. It is a neat place to visit. I definitely recommend it. I think it would be neat to have a series take place on Mackinac Island in Michigan The scenery is beautiful ☺️ Cool giveaway ☺️ Thank you for the chance