I’m angry and ticked off. Period. End of story.
Well, that’s not entirely true. It’s the start of the story, actually.
I’m August Hawkins, and I’m the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.
But right now, I’m cranky and sick of being “Mr. Nice Guy,” especially working for a record label that’s run by my ex-girlfriend and her new fiancé. And that’s not even the worst of it. The label signs a sultry, sexy, and shameless singer, and they want me to manage her.
Perfect plan, right? No chance. This mischievous singer just so happens to be the same irresistible woman I spent one night with on my first night in New Orleans. And now Scarlett, the sex-pot-jazz crooner, isn’t playing nice with her seductive ways and tantalizing body.
She knows I’m too nice to play dirty, but it’s all I want. Some way, somehow, I need to cure this Scarlett fever.
“A breath of fresh air.” — Goodreads review ★★★★★
“Hysterical banter and off-the-charts sexual tension.” — Goodreads review ★★★★★
“What a fun, sexy twist on the bully romance plot! I loved it!” — Goodreads review ★★★★★
I haven’t read the other books in the Romance in NOLA series but I definitely need to go back and read the others now! Not that you need to read it to appreciate August and Scarlett’s story, but I just like the other characters and want to know their backstories.
It was instinctive to feel bad for August initially. Between hearing his backstory and being new in town, you just felt bad for him. But that quickly changed when I heard Scarlett’s story. Her Maw Maw struck something in me because I was in the same situation before my dad passed last year. So it hit home for me. Plus August was just totally a butthead to Scarlett once they started working together.
But I’ve totally got to give Scarlett so many props for being sassy and unwilling to back down with August. And for not being a tattletale for how things weren’t working with August but she still was willing to deal with it herself and not go running to Brennan.