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About THE BEAU & THE BELLE
Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.
I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.
That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.
A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.
Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.
Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.
My old friend, Mr. Fortier.
But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.
When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.
Let’s hope he knows how to guard his.
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I absolutely adored this book- I loved the banter between the characters, I loved the back story, and I loved where the book was set- my favorite and only Crescent City! I will also say that I have never highlighted passages in a book as much as I did this one! The attention to detail of the city and area were also a pleasant surprise and you can really tell that the author did her homework on getting it right. From the all girls school to the neighborhood names and debutante balls- this book was a straight home run!
I loved Lauren and Beau’s story and I loved how the stage was set from the very beginning. It’s a hard to be raised in the South and especially hard if you fall from grace- trust me you will never live that down. But when Lauren and Beau first meet, the circumstances aren’t right and a storm separates them for a long time. When Lauren decides to move back home – because trust me you always end up back home at some point!- she never expects to see or even feel anything for Beau. Little does she know that he has just been waiting and working towards being everything she could possibly want. Because now the circumstances are right, and he isn’t letting her go this time.
This book was funny and a true Rom-Com! “My blonde curls are cooperating for once in my life, so I take a second and shoot a quick thank you up to the savior, Paul Mitchell, that is.” I mean, if you live down South, you know ALLLLL about good hair days (and how rare they are thanks to the wonderful humidity!). It was these sorts of sayings scattered throughout the book that not only made the story fun, but also showed that the author really understood the setting.
I give this book 5 stars because it was such a good book! It wasn’t overly sexual and it didn’t have to be. It was a good book on its own. It has great writing, I loved each and all of the characters and I felt like I was back home reading a story about one of my high school friends. I feel like when you have a connection with a book, you just do, and this book was definitely one of my favorites of 2015 so far! I would definitely recommend it and cannot wait to read others by R.S. Grey!
About R.S. Grey
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com