#MiniReviews: The Bourbon Street Boys by Elle Casey – Sincerely, Whitney
January 31, 2020 Whitney Review
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Fun fact: I created my Goodreads account while reading this series back in 2017. The third book – Wrong Question, Right Answer – was my first ever Goodreads review. #nostalgic
Fun fact #2: I haven’t picked up another book by Elle because I came to realize there were no more on Kindle Unlimited. #sorry
Getting back on track, today I will be sharing my thoughts and feelings on Elle Casey’s Bourbon Street Boys Series. The reviews on Goodreads said it was a light and funny read about secret security agents. Sounds interesting, right? I jumped in full force and slot gacor hari ini read the whole series over a few days.
Here’s my thoughts:
Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey
Series: The Bourbon Street Boys #1
Published by Montlake Romance on September 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Bodyguard
When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she’s nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble—she’s wearing pink espadrilles, she’s got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she’s in the middle of a shootout.
After tall, muscular Ozzie comes to her rescue, May has no choice but to follow him to safety. At the headquarters of his private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys, she finds a refuge for the night—and the offer of a job. But it’s not long before a gun-toting stalker isn’t the only complication in May’s life: the more time she spends with Ozzie, the less she can deny that they’ve got some serious chemistry. A wrong number got her into this mess…Will it also get her the right guy?
Buy on AmazonThe book that started it all – Wrong Number, Right Guy.
May gets a random text from her sister telling her to come to some shady biker bar. She goes to rescue her, with her little Chihuahua in tow, but doesn’t find her sister. May finds herself mixed up in a shoot out and saved my an extremely handsome man that takes her to his secret lair. She quickly finds out that his name is Ozzie and is the COMPLETE opposite of her. Because she intervened in something she shouldn’t have, he is now protecting her. May is stuck with his handsome brooding man, and his quirky friends, until the perp is taken down.
I gave this one a solid 3 stars because I was not a fan of May’s character. She was overly girly and waaaay too naive. I know that it was suppose to add comic relief to the story, and it did, but it was taken too far. Sometimes, I forgot she was a grown woman. Reading from her POV was like reading from a child’s perspective. And I didn’t really think she was good enough for Ozzie. Oh, and these books are light on the steam level which didn’t help me feel anything between them. Zero chemistry! However, I loved the storyline. – which encouraged me to continue.
Wrong Place, Right Time by Elle Casey
Series: The Bourbon Street Boys #2
Published by Montlake Romance on May 10, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Bodyguard
Jenny’s single-parent life revolves around her kids and her job, which means that hours of Animal Planet and strings of computer code are about all she has time for. Not that Jenny’s looking for adventure or romance—she’s the type of woman who believes in playing it safe.
When Jenny is called upon to do some consulting for the Bourbon Street Boys—a New Orleans private security firm—she knows she should stay away. They conduct surveillance on known criminals and put themselves in harm’s way pretty much every day, so No is the obvious answer…Problem is, there’s a guy on the team with a body to die for and a dimple that just won’t quit luring Jenny in, tempting her to throw all caution to the wind.
Will Jenny take the risk or will she do what she’s always done—play it safe and wait for the right time?
Buy on AmazonThis book follows May’s sister, Jenny, who we met in the first book. Lucky for me, Jenny is a lot different than her sister. She is a mature single-parent that tends to mother everyone – including May. So when her ex-husband picks up the kids for the weekend and May is busy with Ozzie, she anticipates a weekend full of wine and bubble baths. That vision quickly fades away when May calls offering her a freelance job for the Bourbon Street Boys. Jenny is a talented computer engineer and May knows she’s perfect for the job. Jenny accepts and quickly realizes she’s bitten off more than she can chew. She ends up in a panic room room with a very attractive man named Dev. Jenny quickly realizes that she should stay away from the Bourbon Street Boys.. She has kids to take care of and working for somebody that has a panic room full of weapons doesn’t scream safe. However, she can’t say no when they need her to continue helping them. And she definitely can’t say no to Dev.
This one was so much better than the first book. Jenny’s character was more likable than May – making it much easier to immerse myself into the story. I really enjoyed Dev’s character as well. They were a perfect match.
Wrong Question, Right Answer by Elle Casey
Series: The Bourbon Street Boys #3
Published by Montlake Romance on August 23, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Bodyguard
As a member of the Bourbon Street Boys private security firm, Antoinette “Toni” Delacourte is one strong woman, but despite her reputation for being tough as nails, she is haunted by her past mistakes. Now they’re catching up to her, and throwing her for a loop.
Ten years ago, Toni kissed Lucky, her brother’s best friend. Worried it would break apart the group she’d come to see as family, she walked away—straight into the arms of Charlie, and an abusive relationship.
For the past decade she’s tried to keep her feelings for Lucky platonic—he’s her friend, her colleague, and he’s got his own past to deal with. Free of Charlie but unable to shake his memory, Toni finds herself feeling vulnerable and unable to deny her attraction to Lucky any longer.
She’s always thought that kiss was her first mistake, but now she’s wondering whether the real mistake was running away.
Buy on AmazonI remember how shocked I was when I first started reading this one. Because I had read the first two books, I didn’t read the description. I just assumed that it was about Toni, a member of the Bourbon Street Boys, and her finding her perfect match. HOWEVER, it followed Toni and another member of the Bourbon Street Boys – Lucky. You can tell how shocked I was by reading my Goodreads review HERE.
This one had some twisty turns that really blew me away. Granted, some of them were a little predictable but I had no clue that they were going to happen when I picked up this book. This one marched to the beat of it’s own drum. It followed a different format than the first two books and I enjoyed it!
Wrong Turn, Right Direction by Elle Casey
Series: The Bourbon Street Boys #4
Published by Montlake Romance on March 21, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Bodyguard
Tamika Cleary takes a wrong turn up a one-way street—and straight into Thibault Delacroix’s leg as he steps into the road. But Mika’s in a hurry, and she certainly doesn’t have time for a guy who can’t even look both ways before crossing, even if he does have a cute face, a body to die for, and the darkest, thickest eyelashes she’s ever seen.
Unfortunately for Mika, fate has other ideas. When she’s threatened by her employer, a Russian mafia boss known as “The Thief”, she’s forced to accept Thibault’s help. As the co-owner of the Bourbon Street Boys security firm, he believes he can keep her safe. But Mika has a whole load of trust issues—and the pushier Thibault is about helping, the more stubbornly she tries to resist.
Mika may have taken a wrong turn the day they met, but will she finally let someone steer her in the right direction?
Buy on AmazonI believe Elle Casey got braver with this series as it went on. And for this one, she took some risks I really didn’t like.
This one follows our last single Bourbon Street Boy, Thibault Delacroix. He gets hit by a spastic woman going the wrong direction down a one-way street. Her name is Mika and she has ties to the mafia. Of course, Thibault brings her home with him so that he and his security team buddies could help her. However, Mika is a paranoid witch that drives a wedge between Thibault and his team. He can’t just abandon his damsel-in-distress. Can he really handle the mafia alone?
I don’t think this was a good conclusion to the series and was left feeling a tad disappointed. You can read more about that HERE.
Overall, I would recommend this series to those who enjoy a light-hearted contemporary romance. It is filled with hilarious antics and action.
Let me know if you are interested in picking it up. Or if you have read anything else from Elle Casey.
About Elle Casey
Elle Casey, a former attorney and teacher, is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American author who lives in France with her husband, the youngest of her three kids, and several horses, dogs, and cats. She has written more than 40 novels in less than 5 years and likes to say she offers fiction in several flavors. These flavors include romance, science fiction, urban fantasy, action adventure, suspense, and paranormal.
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