Friday, November 6, 2015

Easy Melody (Boudreaux #3) by Kristen Proby

Callie Mills never intended to return to New Orleans and the life she left behind more than a decade ago. There was no need to open old wounds when she had the life she’d worked hard for in Denver. But when she’s fired from her awesome job in Colorado and her father dies, she has no choice but to return home to run the derelict bar left to her in the heart of the French Quarter. Callie must not only face bad memories but turn The Odyssey into something she can be proud of.

And who better to help bring in crowds of people than Declan Boudreaux?

Declan is a sought-after musician who knows he’s good at what he does and loves doing it. Known to pack the house, he also loves women and doesn’t expect to be knocked back a step by the beautiful new owner of The Odyssey. Callie is sharp, gorgeous and funny, and makes him yearn for something he never has before… Commitment.

But when Callie’s able to turn the business around with renovations, making it one of the hottest bars in the Quarter, will she sell out and leave her past behind once and for all, or will Declan be able to convince her that’s she’s where she needed to be all along…in his arms.


Easy Melody is my favorite in the series. There was just something about Declan that captivated me from the beginning.  Declan is a man-whore, never thought he would settle for just one woman, but there is something different about Callie. Something that draws him to her. It could be her fierce personality. 

Callie left New Orleans years ago and never looked back. Well that was until her father passed away and she had to return to handle some matters concerning the bar that her father owned. When she returns home, everything changed. Who would have thought that her father's bar would become her new endeavor. When life brings her back to New Orleans, she wasn't in a happy place. She was fired from her job and her boyfriend broke up with her.

When Declan and Callie's paths cross, it is evident that they have a connection. But are the two of them on the same page. Is Callie looking for a relationship? Is she ready to open herself up again? Will Callie be just another notch on Declan's headboard? 

Declan feels something he has never felt before. He isn't quite sure what to do about it. The more time he spends with Callie, the more he can see a future with her. Will Declan hang up his manwhoring ways, and try monogamy? 

Music has always come easy for Declan. But with his relationship with Callie, be just as easy? 

"Your love is like a song, and our song is an easy melody that plays, over and over, in my heart. Some days it's slow and sweet, and other days it's fast and loud, but it's always love. It's my favorite song." ~ Declan
Easy Melody is my favorite in this series. Declan stole my heart. I loved how Declan loved Callie so effortlessly, and how Callie allowed him to steal her heart. The two of them may have had some issues, but hey... don't we all.  With each turn of the page, I fell deeper in love with Declan. I also loved that Callie was a strong, fierce heroin. She knew what she wanted, never gave up on her dreams to be a successful business woman, just because she fell in love. It was so refreshing to read about a strong woman. So I was definitely routing for the two of them. 

This is a five star read and I suggest you read this series, if you haven't started it already.

This review was prepared by Heather. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at

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