Title: New Orleans Rush
Author: Kelly Siskind
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Everafter Romance
Date published: April 23, 2019
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Falling for your surly boss is a rotten idea.
Letting him saw you in half is even worse…
Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have silver linings…until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man’s car.
Now she works for Huxley Marlow of the Marvelous Marlow Boys, getting shoved in boxes as an on-stage magician’s assistant. A cool job for some, but Bea’s been coerced into the role to cover her debt. She also maybe fantasizes about her boss’s adept hands and what else they can do.
She absolutely will not fall for him, or kiss him senseless. Until she does. The scarred, enigmatic Huxley has unwittingly become her muse, unlocking her artistic dry spell, but his vague nightly activities are highly suspect. The last time Beatrice trusted a man, her bank account got drained and she almost got arrested. Surely this can’t end that badly…right?
When I saw that this book had “New Orleans” in the name, I knew that I had to read it! I’ve been on an adult romance / Rom-Com kick for some months now, and New Orleans Rush was a perfect addition to my list. The main characters, Beatrice and Huxley were very very likeable, and I also ended up feeling very attached to some of the side characters as well! I also liked that all of the characters had some deeper and more believable backstories, and how their narratives were interwoven by the author. Also, the setting! Did I mention the setting? I’ve never been to New Orleans, but it’s high on my list of places to visit (and after reading New Orleans Rush, I want to go even sooner!)
This book definitely captured some of that New Orleans atmosphere (which definitely affected the romance between the two MCs as well)! Beatrice and Huxley’s story was really fun to read, and like I said, I really really liked them (individually and as a couple). Beatrice is unique and mostly all sunshine, while Huxley is darker and broody and just fun for me to read about. I like how Beatrice and Huxley’s romance developed because it wasn’t predictable, and also because Siskind portrayed it in an enjoyable way, and also because Beatrice and Huxley have really great chemistry. I definitely recommend this one to readers who enjoy contemporary adult romances!
A small-town girl at heart, Kelly Siskind moved from the city to enjoy the charm of northern Ontario. When she’s not out hiking with her husband or home devouring books, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. Her novels have been published internationally. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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