Monday, 23 May 2016

Review: Wrong Place, Right Time (The Bourbon Street Boys #2) by Elle Casey

****4 Stars****

Just like book one, this was again slow to get going, but what was clear from the start was that Dev was nothing like Ozzie's mean and moody personality. There was a very endearing quality to Dev and his calm caring personality was perfect for Jenny.
Having said that, this book was more about Jenny's trials and tribulations than the actual romance itself and maybe that is why I felt it to be slow off the mark.
What really really made this book for me however, was Jenny's kids. I recall absolutely loving them in the first book, but Sammy for me was an absolute cutie. A couple of scenes involving him had me holding back the tears, mainly because he was just that sweet.
Jenny was harder to connect with. Initially she came across as someone who's scared of their own shadow and definitely not courageous like her younger sister May, but as the book progressed, I found myself liking her more and more.
The main criticism I had was certain details were lacking. There was very little recap of the characters, especially as its been a while since book one. I actually couldn't imagine many of the Bourbon Street Boys and Girls, especially Thibault and Lucky. I also cannot recall Jenny's features and whilst this may seem trivial, to me I find it helps me get into the story if I can visualise things.
Overall this was a very good continuation of the series, but I really do hope that the third book, should there be one, contains a lot more drama, or at least a large section featuring Sammy.

Reviewed by Louise Dale

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?

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