Bourbon Street Boys – Back at it Again

Wrong Question, Right Answer by Elle Casey
Bourbon Street Boys book 3
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Length: 326 Pages
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance

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Brief Synopsis
Antoinette ‘Toni’ Delacourte is tough as nails and used to just being one of the boys. She is one of those ladies that will tell it like it is, no sugar coating needed. Chance ‘Lucky’ Larieux has known Toni for most of his life. He has always had her back in situations where she needed his help or backup. They grew up together as friends and now they work together as teammates. Lucky is almost like a brother to Toni. Except what she feels is anything but familial. After a drunken night, Toni & Lucky have to decide if they made a big mistake of if they can work through their issues and be more than just good friends.

My Thoughts
This book left me with mixed feelings. The pace of the book started out pretty steady, then it was as if the fast forward button was pushed. The storyline was a little rushed in order to make more room for the developing relationship between Toni and Lucky. That might have been at a faster pace than I would’ve liked, but these characters have also known each other for over 10 years. This is the 3rd book in the Bourbon Street Boys series; I read the first two and loved them. It’s not necessary that you read the first two, but it helps since you’ll be catching up with the team members from the previous books.

Toni’s character was hard for me to like. She just came across as this self-centered individual who was stuck in the past. Granted some crazy stuff went down in her past – but that doesn’t mean she can’t move on from it. Elle Casey writes often of Toni’s inner thoughts and that helped the reader to see more into her character’s personality but these made me dislike her more for her selfishness. Lucky’s character was also difficult to appreciate. He didn’t really have much growth throughout the book. He had a few moments where he opened up a little to Toni about his sister, but he was stuck in the past as well. This story is told from Toni’s perspective so we expect most of the personal growth happening to be from her point of view, so it’s understandable that there isn’t much on Lucky’s end. Once Toni’s character starts coming to terms with the fact that it’s ok to lean on other people we really see a turnaround. She’s still a tough as nails girl, but she develops a softer side with her teammates and family.

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