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.
The QUEEN of RomComs is BACK!
This book is divided into two parts.
Part one – the past
Part two- the present
Beau Fortier, a twenty-four year old Tulane student, is looking for a place to live while he attends law school. And he just so happens to find a guest house to rent that belongs to the LeBlanc’s. All Beau is focusing on is to graduate Law school, become a successful and powerful lawyer and to rebuild the Fortier name.
Lauren LeBlanc, the wild-curly haired, high school student, first met Beau when he moved into the guest house on her parents property. There were instant sparks the first time they met but nothing could happen because of the age gap. They both know that. But that doesn’t stop their feelings to develop for each other. But after hurricane Andrea causes them to separate, they don’t meet again until much later.
Ten years later, Lauren is back home to open her gallery&coffee shop. She more beautiful, successful and determined to stay away from Beau despite the feelings she still has for him. But Beau isn’t having it. He couldn’t have her when they first met, but now he’ll stop at nothing to get her. I loved Beau in the first part of the book, but god did I love the successful, alpha lawyer Beau that we got to read in the second part.
R.S Grey has been one of my favourite authors since Scoring Wilder. She writes Romance Comedy like no one else. There was absolutely nothing I didn’t like in this book. R.S Grey has never let me down with the characters and stories she creates and I can with full confidence say this is one of the best books by her.