Release Day Blitz & ARC Review: The Beau & the Belle by R.S. Grey

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Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.

I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.

That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.

A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.

Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.

Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.

My old friend, Mr. Fortier.

But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.

When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.

Let’s hope he knows how to guard his.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at

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This one was pretty good, although I didn’t like the first 1/3 of the book as much as the rest. Thanks to the author for providing me a copy in exchange for a honest review. I’m giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars.


So first off, I liked Beau a lot, but mostly later on in the book. He’s going on my book boyfriend list. Although I kind of feel like there’s a lot more to learn about him as a person. This book wasn’t nearly long enough to satisfy my curiosity, and I felt like it left major plot points unfinished. I did like Lauren quite a bit as well, although she’s not my favorite of the heroines I’ve read from this author.


This book is labeled as a romantic comedy, and while I did find myself laughing here and there, I guess I was expecting more. A lot of the book was more angsty, with some romance, as opposed to comedic. Some of the side characters were entertaining, especially Lauren’s mom, but I also felt like we didn’t see much of anyone else beside Beau and Lauren for like 90% of the book. Just a warning that if you don’t like the characters right off the bat, you might not enjoy this book.


Can we talk about how happy I was to see a book set in New Orleans?!? I loved seeing this city in The Originals, and reading about it furthered my love. Without really giving anything away, in this book we see the past and the present. The past wasn’t my favorite part, although there were some great moments. But I did love the present. However based on the summary, I was expecting different events to occur between the two main characters. Regardless, this was a pretty enjoyable book, and I’d recommend it for any romance reader.


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