By: Erin Nicholas
Relase Date: 2019-02-12
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
I love this series. The Boys of the Big Easy is a series about faith, hope, love, commitment, second chances, friendship, loyalty and so much more. The story lines and characters are down-to-earth, realistic and heartwarming. This book is no different. Nice and Easy might be my favorite, so far. It is so sweet and it's pretty realistic. It is by far the most decadent of the stories, if you catch my meaning. Caleb is a lieutenant with the Fire Department and a single dad, sort-of. His sister and brother-in-law died in a car accident, leaving their 18 month old daughter, Shay, in his custody. He did his best but, when everything got to be too much, he found a single parents group filled with people that quickly became his second family. With all the stress and chaos in his life, he finds comfort in controlling things. He needs to provide, care and protect others, especially Shay, Lexie and little Jack, to feel he's doing the right thing. To prove he's not a failure. Lexie's a beautiful person, inside and out. She sweet, generous and kind to everyone. When her son's father decided he couldn't be burdened with her or their child, she found herself alone as a single mom with a newborn at 18. She joined the group a month after Caleb, the sexy, single, firefighter. After meeting, the two quickly realized the value in having someone to share the responsibilities with. They agreed that Lexi would watch the kids while he works, and he would watch them while she works and goes to school. They shared the child care, chores, cooking and shopping duties. This system worked well for over two years. However, Lexie has secretly, or maybe not so secretly, harbored a crush on Caleb for the entire time. Caleb has also tried to keep his feelings and desires for her to himself, believing that it was wrong because of the age difference. When Lexie finds herself needing a new place to live, Caleb convinces her to move in with Shay and him. Living in the same house has brought their feelings bubbling to the surface and now they have to learn to navigate a new set of rules. I just love this story, this series, and I can't wait to read the next book, Getting Off Easy! Well done to the author.
Caleb and Lexi were incendiary! These two were so determined to ignore the chemistry for so long, but they definitely lit it up when Caleb goes all alpha and moves her in. The love these two have for their kids is awesome. Co-parenting was working for them, but being partners in every sense worked for them even better! This series has been wonderful, and I cannot wait for more of these guys.
This is an amazing story with depth, warmth and considerable charm. These characters are so different and personable that you become entralled with their hope, their struggles, their loyalty and their love. Caleb has guardianship over his 4 year old orphaned niece, Shay and he takes his role very seriously. Lexi and her 2 year old son Jack have had their difficulties but, with the support of Caleb and his offer to move into his home, they manage to make it work. The adorable, eager and curious Shay and Jack along with Caleb and Lexi's budding romance, really make this book so irresistible that you won't stop reading. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Single parents who are helping each other navigate the wild ride of young parenting make for a fun wild ride. Lexi is a young mom and Caleb is a fixer of all things that need help. Lexi wants things Caleb is afraid to give her. Makes for a fun twist and a wonderful HEA! This Erin Nicholas series about single parents is just FABULOUS! So real and so fun!
It’s sexy and steamy down in The a Big Easy...and a little kinky, too! While I’m used to the sexy steamy-ness of Ms. Nicholas’s books, the kink added a bit of a twist. Not bad, certainly not hard core, but it’s a disclaimer to those who may not enjoy that flavor in your romance. While Caleb is not generally know for being nice & easy around most people, he definitely is easy to get along with...that is, until Lexi and her son Jack move in. Although Caleb and Lexi share child rearing help of Jack and Caleb’s niece, Shay, with each other, things change when they are living in the same house. Caleb tries to do things for Lexi, but she doesn’t need him to take command...unless it’s in the bedroom! The same humor and fabulous storytelling that are present in every Erin Nicholas book are front and center in Nice and Easy, too. And while in the two previous books in the series we saw many of the support groups secondary characters, this book was 80% just Caleb and Lexi...and their little chosen family....and it was perfect!! We did have a short visit here and there, which is always great, but I so enjoyed these two characters fumbling their way along this new path together, issues and all. That’s yet another mark of a great writer...not every book follows the same trope, or formula. We don’t need to see every character we know in every single book. Love this book, love this series...I never want it to end! I received an ARC of this book, but I voluntarily left a review.
Holy hotness!!! If ever there was a way to transport myself into a book series this would be the one for me. I love this book and this series so much, and these NOLA boys are just sexy as hell!!! Caleb Moreau takes sexy single dad and firefighter hero to a new level! The overprotective hero part sometimes to his detriment. Lexi may be young, but she is strong, sweet and loving, yet quite feisty and she definitely has a hidden side to her that was surprising to say the least. Caleb has managed to keep his feelings for Lexi in check for quite some time, but that ends here. Once they were able to take their nice and easy relationship to the next level and way beyond, these two were absolutely on fire together! I couldn't get enough of their sizzling chemistry, easy interactions and how they so seamlessly have been a family without even realizing it. Their story is equal parts, fun, sexy and emotional with many other characters adding to the depth of it. The family dynamic, the way they are so there for each other and the way they love those children fiercely, tugged at my heartstrings. As always Erin Nicholas manages to put so much heart, soul and emotion into her writing that comes out from the first page. I adore Caleb and Lexi and ALL the Boys of the Big Easy!!!
Hello, Big Easy!! Another hot mess from the Boys of the Big Easy. Caleb became an overnight father due to the tragic death of his sister. Two years later and he feels like he is doing ok, especially with the help of his almost live-in nannie and friend Lexi. Lexi is raising her son by herself and due to some family issues, her situation gets a little sticky. Having Caleb and Shay to step in as her substitute family is just what she needs. Even though all of their friends and even Lexi see the sparks, it takes Caleb nearly losing Lexi in comfortable life to open up and see what could be. But then Lexi doesn’t know everything he is dealing with and if he has to say it out loud, well, that just makes it even more real. Erin Nicholas never disappoints with her involved storylines, her unique but original characters and the strength of the relationships involved. She did an exceptionally nice job covering the issues involving Shay and I applaud her for bringing those concerns as well as possible solutions to the front. Once again, waiting for the next story will be the hardest part….