Series: The Bourbon Street Boys #1
Published by Montlake Romance
Publication Date: September 22nd 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she’s nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble—she’s wearing pink espadrilles, she’s got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she’s in the middle of a shootout.
After tall, muscular Ozzie comes to her rescue, May has no choice but to follow him to safety. At the headquarters of his private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys, she finds a refuge for the night—and the offer of a job. But it’s not long before a gun-toting stalker isn’t the only complication in May’s life: the more time she spends with Ozzie, the less she can deny that they’ve got some serious chemistry. A wrong number got her into this mess…Will it also get her the right guy?
WRONG NUMBER, RIGHT GUY is an absolutely hilarious read, one that had me laughing so hard I was in tears, right from the first page and it took me almost twice the time to finish it because I had to re-read a lot of it so I could laugh some more! I think this book showcases Ms. Casey’s wicked sense of humor and I strongly recommend not reading this in any public place.
May Wexler is your everyday twenty-nine year old, single and loving her life and she works as a freelance wedding and portrait photographer. May shares a very strong bond with her elder sister and absolutely adores her sister’s kids. Her move to New Orleans was primarily to be close to her sister and her kids, so when she receives a test that she assumes is from her sister inviting her to join her at a biker bar in a seedy part of town, she’s understandably perplexed but ready to pull her sister from the brink. Turns out, the text was sent to the wrong number and she finds herself in the wrong place – right in the middle of a shootout. Only the quick reflexes of a hairy guy with an ugly beard get her out of the line of fire but May has just landed the starring role in her very own caper.
The hairy guy is Ozzie, owner of the private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys and May has just blown his cover and ruined months of undercover work. To make things worse, the bad guys are now after her and the Bourbon Street takes her in. Soon she lands a job with them doing surveillance work. Things are also heating up between her and Ozzie on the personal side, but will her resolve to not get involved in a relationship cause her to miss something special?
May’s internal monologues and ramblings were too funny and had me chuckling endlessly, especially the nicknames – May ‘the Meatball’ Wexler, May “the Samurai” Wexler. She’s not the usual sassy, feisty and fearless kind of heroine, which I really liked because it gave me a break from the usual. She has no filter and comes across as very ditzy and quirky, but she has an inner bad-ass just waiting to be unleashed. And she proves herself to the team in her off the wall manner. I really didn’t care much for Ozzie and his broody, grouchy self but I liked that he was so very patient with May, respected her and her abilities, and challenged her to be better.
Everything about this book is not the usual fare but therein lies the charm. Even the romance was more of a simmer than a full blast of fire but it completed worked for the story. WRONG NUMBER, RIGHT GUY is lighted-heart fun and a great start to the series and I look forward to the rest of the books.