The Beau & The Belle by R.S. Grey // ARC Review


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.

My Thoughts

I have never read anything by R.S. Grey before but I have seen so many people rave about her books. So when I saw that it was an opportunity for a book ARC I knew I had to try to get me one. I am so glad that I did!

I didn’t want this book to end! I loved Beau and Lauren so much. You could feel their chemistry through the pages!

I thought Lauren was such a great heroine. She was hilarious, especially young Lauren. She was relatable! Who didn’t have thoughts and actions like that while being a teenager? Beau was HOT! He knew what he wanted and he didn’t beat around the bush with Lauren about his feeling or intentions towards her. Gotta love a man like that!

I thought I might have had to whoop a certain character’s ass (*cough*Preston *cough*) but that got resolved. Thank the heavens!

The only reason I couldn’t give it 5 stars was because the ending felt like it was missing something.

All in all, this will not be my last book from R.S. Grey and I loved it!


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