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?
Before I start this review it needs to be acknowledged that I did not read the first Bourbon Street Boys novel. However, I've read other books by Elle Casey; my favourite being the Shine Not Burn Series, so I like Elle Casey as an author. I really enjoyed her other books.
This one, not so much.
It pains me to admit it, but I DNF'd this book. I gave it a good 25% and just could not get past how much of a pushover the heroine is. She has no backbone. At all. She lets everybody treat her like a doormat and manipulate her to get their own way. The heroine is just someone I could not relate to or admire, so I began the book off with a bad start.
And then the Bourbon Boys. I didn't like any of them. Maybe if I had read the first book I may have liked them, but there's a difference between being mysterious, sexy and an alpha-male, and just being a pushy creep who can't take no for an answer. It really grated on my nerves that they wouldn't let her leave and grabbed her to prevent it.
This book was just not for me. However, don't let my opinion persuade you from reading it - you may enjoy it. So give it a go anyway.
Book provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.