Book review: The Beau & The Belle by R.S. Grey

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Ten years ago, teenage Lauren was enamored with the handsome law student who rented a room from her parents. Being a true gentleman, Beau never took advantage of the situation or led Lauren on in any way. Still, Lauren’s heart broke as Beau rejected her advances and circumstances beyond their control led to separation without so much as a goodbye.

In the present day, Lauren and Beau are reunited at a party.  Their attraction is electric, but Lauren isn’t going to give in so easily. Even though she knows that Beau was right to reject her all those years ago, she still wants to give him a taste of his own medicine. And even though in her heart she knows that Beau wants her more than anything, her head keeps coming up with reasons why their relationship is a bad idea.

R.S. Grey is one of my favorite authors, but I haven’t loved the last couple books of hers that I’ve read. This one, though, took me right back to that warm, fuzzy place that I’ve come to expect. This book is funny again, something that I definitely noticed was missing from The Fortunate Ones. Lauren is just the right blend of quirky and silly and Beau is the right combination of swoony and gruff.  And the slow burn! I forgot how much R.S. Grey makes you wait for the good stuff! This might be the slowest of her slow burn romances, but I loved it. She’s so good at sexual tension. You could cut it with a knife. Or maybe ignite an entire apartment with it.

I just loved this book so much.

Final rating: ★★★★★