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?
Book 1 in The Bourbon Street Boys series.
May Wexler is living in New Orleans to be close to her older single parent sister. A photographer, she’s single and at 28 a little lonely with a skill of picking the wrong type of men. However, she is very close to her sister, adores her nieces and nephew (most of the time) and loves her little dog Fee.
When May receives an odd text, which she believes to be her sister, asking her to meet her in the wrong part of town in a bar frequented by bikers, of course she goes; If only to save her sister who has clearly lost the plot. What she doesn’t expect is to end her day, being saved by a man with a monstrous beard and being chased and shot at; exciting things like this just don’t happen to her.
She soon finds herself pulled into the inner sanctum of The Bourbon Street security team, and more specifically on the radar of their leader Ozzie. What ensues is unexpected and overwhelming… and just a little bit sexy.
Okay, so I did like this book. I loved the premise and was pleasantly surprised by the humour littered throughout. It contains some great characters and I think the series could be really good. This book, however, fell into a trap that many series starters do.
Because there are quite a few characters, a backdrop and somewhat of a backstory to explain, it felt more like a book setting the scene. That’s not a bad thing as it certainly got me excited to see where the series will go.
What it did mean though was that the relationship between Ozzie and May got a little lost, felt a little quick and lacked a bit of the depth I enjoy in my reads. It doesn’t stop me from wanting to read more about these boys (and girl) I think it will develop more and if it’s as funny as this book, I will be a very happy bunny.
A good, albeit setting the scene starter to a series that looks like it will be full of action, adventure mixed with a touch of steam and lots of laughs – I will definitely be looking out for book 2.
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