I Kind of Liked It!
Thea de Salle has done it again and written another amazing story in the NOLA Nights Series! The Lady of Royale Street brings all of my favorite characters from the previous books together and gives us Alex (Sol’s brother) story!
Alex is the complete opposite of Sol and when he comes to New Orleans early to help with Sol and Laine’s wedding and meets Theresa the maid of honor, sparks fly, but he keeps putting his foot in his mouth and ending up in bad situations with her. Being a faithful Catholic he’s torn between his faith and his want for Theresa, and it makes for some awkward moments with these two. Theresa is a spitfire and also shares the same beliefs as Alex, so on paper, these two are a match made in heaven.
Thrown together to help save the wedding, these two have a rocky start, and each time things start to get better between them, it just gets worse. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but Alex is a hard shell to crack and Theresa is getting sick and tired of him pulling away every time they get close. I loved the Alex that he was when he would open up, but I hated the Alex that would pull away as soon as he would start to get comfortable with Theresa.
This story was completely different than Sol and Rain’s and Maddie and Darren’s as it didn’t focus on the sex and the craziness, but more so with faith and the feelings these two struggled with. As much as I adored the previous books, I felt this book was more angsty than the previous books as I wanted to strangle Alex so many times during this book, but his growth from the beginning to the end was remarkable. I enjoyed watching his and Theresa’s relationship grow throughout the book and I loved watching Rain and Sol finally tie the knot and catching up with Maddie and Darren, but I really was disappointed in how quickly this book ended and how rushed the ending was for Alex and Theresa. I hope we get more in the NOLA Nights Series so we can see more of Alex and Theresa in the future!
I have received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review.