Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Book Review: Getting Off Easy

I am having the best reading streak that I have had in awhile and I'm all for it. I don't know if it's just blind luck that I'm getting so many good ones or if this is just what I'm in the mood for, but it's been really great.
Getting Off Easy - Erin Nicholas

New Orleans firefighter, James Reynaud’s true love is hanging out in the jazz clubs on Frenchmen Street and playing piano with some of the best musicians in the city. But driving his cute, bookworm neighbor Harper Broussard crazy is right up there on his list of favorite things.

The buttoned-up linguistics professor across the hall is a little older, a lot smarter, and way too good for him. And she knows it. But wow is she beautiful when she blushes.

She’s equally gorgeous when she’s saving his butt. Because now things just got serious. A baby has been, literally, dropped off on his doorstep and to say he’s in over his head is an understatement. Not that Harper knows anything about babies either. But at least they now have something in common. 

I haven't read anything from this author before and I absolutely have to fix that because I really enjoyed this one and found myself laughing while trying to take in their situation.

OK, so in this book we have James, who is probably the most stand up guy I've read in a book in forever. He takes things in stride, nothing makes him panic, he's a gentleman, and he genuinely wants to win Harper over. He's also incredibly hot and a firefighter, and that doesn't hurt the cause either. He has the hots for his across the hall neighbor, Harper, and he has a series of bizarre things come to him and he asks her help with. Think borrowing a cup of sugar, but this is stuff from a tree to a baby. Harper plays along though she's convinced he's just a playboy and while she's attracted to him, she's not sure that's really what she wants to sign up for.

The baby on the doorstep is kind of a big thing though, and while Harper helps James with it, she starts to fall for James and the baby. James is already set on being there for the baby but he really wants Harper to be in it with him. They decide to look for the mother of this baby and James has it narrowed do to three or four women and during this search Harper comes to grips with her feelings for James and isn't sure how she feels about the whole thing.

I really loved this one. I flew through it in one night curled up in my chair, and I was laughing at her Miss Priss attitude and his guy-next-door schtick. Even though I figured out the twist at the end, I didn't have it completely right and I really liked that it still had a surprise for me. It was fun, it was sexy, and it makes having baby poop and puke on you sexy. Seriously! I think you're going to really enjoy this one and if you're in the mood to make your ovaries scream, this is your book.


A huge thank you to Social Butterfly PR and Erin Nicholas for providing me a copy for review, all thoughts are my own. I definitely have to get more from this author, this was a great read. This post contains affiliate links, happy reading! 


Anonymous said...

Another author that I've not heard of before. This sounds like a good one!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love a good reading streak! This one sounds really lovely - thanks for sharing. :)