Easy Nights (Boudreaux Series 6) by Kristen Proby
Narrated by Zachary Webber and Rachel Fulginiti
Last in the series, can stand alone, but better if read in order.
I started the Boudreaux Series by Kristen Proby with Book #5, Easy Magic, and I loved it so much I bought the others in audio, but I haven’t read them yet. However, I listened to Easy Nights (the 6th and final book in the series) right when it came out. Kristen is an amazing writer, and I thoroughly enjoyed Easy Nights, but I do wish I waited to read it until I read the others.
I feel like this isn’t really a fair review for me to do, because if you have been reading this series from the beginning, you have been rooting for Savannah and Ben to get together; you would be completely invested in the couple. And though it stood alone just fine, I wish I had the long build-up that readers of the full series did.
“Here’s the thing, Van. I can’t do this. I can’t spend the rest of my life in the friend zone with you.”
Ben is best friends with the Boudreaux brothers since he was a kid. Almost like another brother—which was the reason why he never acted on his crush on Savannah. If it didn’t work out, he couldn’t afford to lose the family. But two years after finding Savannah broken and beaten from her ex husband, he just can’t hold back anymore.
“I always thought that just having you in my life was enough. As long as you were happy and healthy, it was enough to be on the outside looking in, but it’s just not good enough anymore.”
Savannah is so strong, and I love how she fought her demons without leaning on others, but knowing she had a beautiful support system. I like how this story focused more on the Savannah she has been becoming, rather than the broken Savannah of the past. There was always a hopeful, positive feel to the story that could have gone dark. The one thing she really needed to fully heal, was Ben.
I also loved how Ben and his family were so intertwined with her family without it being weird, and how he made her more confidant in her strength rather than being her strength. I’m so glad that both got over it being almost taboo. Because they should have been together from the beginning.
“You are the beginning and end of me, Savannah. I don’t work without you.”
- Kristen Proby’s story telling skills are up there with the best.
- Even though it was the last in a beloved series, it was still able to stand alone.
- The closeness a friendships and love between all the characters.
- How strong & brave Savannah was on her own.
- The epilogue would be great for all of those who followed the whole series.
- Though the story stood well alone, I regret not reading it in series order, especially since I do plan on going back and starting from the beginning. I think I would have appreciated it much more following this couple’s struggle from book 1.
The narration adds to the the book, and I like her slight NOLA drawl.