Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Captain and the Queen

The Captain and the Queen by Frank Borne

The Captain and the Queen is a celebration of all that is New Orleans. This is not just a sweet romance, but a glimpse into the very heart of the Crescent City and gives you a chance to experience the inner workings of Mardi Gras. Baxter Edwards, the captain of a Mardi Gras Carnival krewe struggling in changing economic times, selects a celebrity, Lyle Alexander, to serve as its monarch. Baxter is convinced his choice will infuse the club with much needed vitality. But when he chooses his best friend’s college-age daughter, Claire Boudreaux, to serve as queen, Baxter is surprised when he and Claire develop feelings for one another. Their love for New Orleans unites them but their age difference threatens to keep them apart as the disapproval of family and friends presents obstacles for the cross-generational relationship. Should Baxter leave Claire alone to graduate and begin her career without the pressure of dating a man in a different phase of life? Come to the Big Easy and let the good times roll. 

4.0 out of 5 stars Different kind of romance, well played outJune 11, 2015
This review is from: The Captain and the Queen (Kindle Edition)
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*
This was an interesting romance between an older man and a younger woman. Much younger. There was an amazing insight as to how Mardi Gras is really ran. I loved how the story developed. It felt more romantic than most romances I read. There was a story, background, it was well played out. There was no instant love, you got to see it develop. The characters were interesting and developed, even the side characters played well into the story. If you want an interesting romance, different from your typical hot couple, you should read this. "All you need is love."
The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5 is the editing errors I found in the copy I have.
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