Easy For Keeps by Kristen Proby…ARC Review


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Adam Spencer loves women. All women. Every shape and size, regardless of hair or eye color, religion or race, he simply enjoys them all. Meeting more than his fair share as the manager and head bartender of The Odyssey, a hot spot in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Adam’s comfortable with his lifestyle, and sees no reason to change it. A wife and kids, plus the white picket fence are not in the cards for this confirmed bachelor. Until a beautiful woman, and her sweet princess, literally knock him on his ass.

Sarah Cox has just moved to New Orleans, having accepted a position as a social worker specializing in at-risk women and children. It’s a demanding, sometimes dangerous job, but Sarah is no shy wallflower. She can handle just about anything that comes at her, even the attentions of one sexy Adam Spencer. Just because he’s charmed her daughter, making her think of magical kingdoms with happily ever after, doesn’t mean that Sarah believes in fairy tales. But the more time she spends with the enchanting man, the more he begins to sway her into believing in forever.

Even so, when Sarah’s job becomes more dangerous than any of them bargained for, will she be ripped from Adam’s life forever?


My Review:

Easy For Keeps is part of author Kristen Proby’s Boudreaux series as well as the ninth release in the 2016 1,001 Dark Nights line-up.  I always look forward to another release from this author and oh, how I just adored this novella!  I couldn’t put it down and loved every minute of this super sexy and sweet story!

The thing I love about Ms. Proby’s writing is that it is such a smooth and enjoyable read.  Every. Darn. Time.  You can sit down with a Kristen Proby book and become immersed immediately, losing track of time and just enjoy the story.  Easy For Keeps was exactly that kind of story.  I loved Adam and loved his healthy appetite of women.  He wasn’t a cocky womanizer though.  He’s a good guy with a big heart and a loyalty I loved. When he met Sarah, I loved his response to her.  I think I said something like “oh, Adam, you have met your match!” when I read their meeting in the grocery store! She is no-nonsense and is such an amazing and strong woman and mother.  I thought it was such a great surprise that Adam fell for a single mother.  It’s not often single moms are highlighted and I really appreciated Ms. Proby writing such a kick ass mom character.  I can imagine it must be hard to write a woman and be able to show both sides to being a mother…sure Sarah has to deal with all the things parenting brings but at the end of the day, she’s a woman and still wants to feel sexy and loved by a man.  Ms. Proby nailed those two sides of Sarah and I freaking loved it.  Together these two are seriously BEYOND smoking hot!  This may be one of my favorite couples of Ms. Proby’s thus far!

Another aspect of this book I loved was the bit of action and suspense that was added in when it came to Sarah’s career and the dangers she faces.  It was done really well and I was gripping my e-reader with white knuckles, waiting to see what happened.  Talk about a pulse-pounding few pages! It really added a great layer to an emotional and sexy story.

Whether you’re a long time Kristen Proby reader or this is the first of her work you pick up, I know you will love Adam and Sarah as much as I did!


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Book links:

Amazon  |  1,001 Dark Nights

About the author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.





  1. Great review. I’ll be sure to read it! Thx!

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