THE BEAU & THE BELLE
Written by R. S. Grey - Read by Joe Arden and Luci Christian
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.
"R.S. Grey’s writing style is very easy to read and I found myself completely unaware of anything happening around me whilst I was reading. The story was full of heartbreak, love, passion, colourful descriptions of New Orleans and so many laughs. I don’t think I’ve ever actually laughed out loud like I did reading this."
- Now Jess
"R.S. Grey kicked it out of the park with this amazing book. The Beau & The Belle will have you wishing you lived in New Orleans, had a business called NOLA and a gorgeous man called Beau eating out of the palm of your hand."
- The Bookish Sisters
"Oh, SWOOOOOOOOOOON of all swoons, this book was SO SWEET. Seriously, my heart is one big mushy, ooey gooey mess after reading The Beau & The Belle. This delightfully tender gem of a Rom Com was so freaking good, so funny, so sweet. RS Grey layers heartache and longing together with lush romance and heartwarming humor to make for yet ANOTHER unputdownable story that I enjoyed completely."
- Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads
"Lauren and Beau’s love story was BEAUTIFUL. And I was blown away by the story. I couldn’t put it down, and I was mostly sitting there besotted and smiling like a lunatic."
- Book Twins Reviews
"She did it again. Romance/Comedy on full blast. I really enjoyed how awkward Lauren was, and how beautifully mature was Beau."
- Lost in a Book Blog
"RS Grey has perfected the slow burn Rom Com and she never fails to give em the giggles when I read her work. I couldn’t be more in love with this story!!"
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