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The King of Bourbon Street

(NOLA Nights #1)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  638 ratings  ·  211 reviews
Hotel chain mogul Sol DuMont is about to learn that some of life’s biggest surprises come in deceptively small packages—namely a petite heiress named Rain who’s hell-bent on upsetting her family’s expectations—in this first book in the all new series by Thea de Salle, set against the sultry backdrop of New Orleans.

Thirty-seven-year-old Sol DuMont is a divorcee and the owne
ebook, 304 pages
Published February 13th 2017 by Pocket Star
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“I want her, she wants me. I’m willing to see where it goes even if it’s only two weeks of fun.”

The King of Bourbon Street was nothing short of a treat to read. It had me smiling, it had me laughing, and it had me happy from first to last page. Plus, this book was so damn sexy! And it had so much good representation that I’ll talk about lower in my review! But if you’re looking for a steamy romance read, that’s different than so much out there, I completely recommend picking this one
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, queer
Well fuck me, oh my god. Perfect characters are perfect. Hands down my favorite smutty book ever. I am SHOOK.

*rolls around in a puddle of fat girl feelings for the rest of eternity*
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
fat heroine ✓
bi hero ✓
the cutest corgi in the world ✓
set in new orleans ✓
smut level 100 ✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
3 stars!

Reviews and more at Of Pens and Pages.

When Sol DuMont, a thirty-seven-year-old hotel mogul, and Arianna “Rain” Barrington, a twenty-four-year-old heiress rebelling against her mother, meet at Sol’s hotel in New Orleans, the connection is instant.

Sol’s life after his father’s death became bleak at best. His marriage fizzled, his passion for his family’s business is gone, and his will to live nonexistent. It was only thanks to his best friend/accountant, Cylin, that he’s back to at least w
Xan West
I loved this book. The most fat positive romance I've ever read, and so damn hot.

I rave about it at length in this blog post:
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
A plus-size female lead, a bisexual male lead and one of the cutest dogs I've ever read about! This was definitely a very fun read and I can't wait to get to the next book in this series!

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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I flipping loved this book!

This story has so many awesome components of a great romance - Flirty, Fun, Sexy, and Oh, So Steamy! With a delicious taste of NOLA and a decidedly hot story with enough of a light flavor of bdsm to satisfy, this story is a work of art.

I don't even know where to begin! The author has crafted a sweet story that is loaded with so many elements that delight the senses. A funny, cranky, darling, sexy leading man that will leave you begging to have one like him all your own
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, romance
Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders

Listen. you need to drop everything and go read this book. It has me deceased, but also living. But also deceased. I don’t know how that works but it’s how I feel because WOW. I think, no, I rarely if ever give Erotic Romances a full 5 stars rating but well I did with this one, IT IS THAT GOOD. So much positive representation, so much kinky sex, so much cuteness, YES, CUTENESS. Anyway, the only reason I wouldn’t recommend this is
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I loved every single thing about this! The King of Bourbon Street was a fantastic introduction to a seriously smoking hot new series. Loved all the dirty, kinky naughtiness. Add in the fact that it was fun and entertaining (seriously! so funny with the best internal dialogue!), I couldn't get enough!

Sol and Rain were such a great characters. Sol, my oh my, this man is one dirty gentleman. I was crushing on him big time. I loved his history and the visual I got of him. He was so full of life! Ra
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a fat woman, I can only shake my head about these accusations. Rain's rep is ownvoices for a start and based on the author's own experiences, and in no way offense. In what world is it fetishizing to call fat women beautiful? Describing fat bodies the way they are and calling them beautiful IS NOT FETISHIZING. Are fat people not allowed to be loved? Are they not allowed to be called beautiful, called cute nicknames like any other non-fat person? Either you want rep or you don't, but don't com ...more
This was so cute and so fun and I absolutely FLEW through it. Exactly the fun, steamy, kinky read I needed.
sil ♡ the book voyagers
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The King of Bourbon Street was so good from start to finish. I couldn't stop reading ~ I wasn't even supposed to start it but I just read the first chapter and seriously, I loved it so much since then.

It's told in two POVs. 1) Rain ~ a fat heiress who runs away to New Orleans to escape her mother's wrath after telling her she gave the gardener a blow job and filmed it. She then meets 2) Sol ~ the owner of the hotel she is staying at and a sexy longish haired dude. Their chemistry is off the ROO
Trigger warnings: shitty parenting, blackmail, controlling relationships, drug use.

I've heard amazing things about this book from a lot of people I trust in the Booktube community. I...............did not have that experience with this book.

I'm just going to bullet point things because it's easier.
- The heroine is plus sized and it's mentioned frequently. Who the hell is the skinny bitch on the cover??
- This is basically PWP, and when it comes to fan fic, I have zero problem with that because
First published on

Plot: Sol DuMont is a recently divorced, gorgeous, hotel chain owner, whose interest in partying and drugs and booze and sex is at an all time low. Arianna "Rain" Barrington is a wealthy heiress who is vacationing in New Orleans with her brother to escape her godawful mother and her incessant matchmaking. Rain and her brother Vaughn are of course, staying at The Seaside, Sol's hotel. When Sol and Rain encounter each other, there are sparks, and a whirlw
Marie (Booklover)
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
talking shit about an ownvoices fat and bi story is gross
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
next time someone ask me for the smuttiest book i've ever read, i'll say this one and then keep on babbling about how good it was, and queer, and soft, and not so soft, just so freaking good, and the fat rep got me so happy (4.25) ...more
CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
W O A H.
Okay listen. I don't read erotica, but after reading The King of Bourbon Street, I'm almost certain that I had never read any good erotica, ever??

- This book has a lot of sex (like. a lot.) with a dom/sub relationship, so it is not for everyone. Personally, I actually didn't mind too much because 1) it was written REALLY well, 2) the characters were great and I actually cared about them so much, and 3) there was aftercare! I've never read erotica that showed that explicitly before.
- Sol
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the NOLA Nights series is filled with titillating scenes and a lively couple who discover much about themselves. I was frequently drawn into the sexual exploits enjoyed by Rain Barrington and Sol DuMont, where never before imagined fantasies become reality. Thea de Salle definitely heats up New Orleans when inventive lusty scenarios are carried out. But I was also riveted to the more emotional side of the story, as the inner feelings of this couple are often conveyed with much ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Holy hell, this is some of the best smut I've ever read, just on a sheer technical level. And the romance is great too! Fun characters, good story--and a corgi! What more could you ask for? ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Appreciate her, she said. That I can do. Love her? I bet I could do that, too.

There is not one thing about this book that I didn’t love. The story follows hotel chain mogul Sol DuMont and heiress Arianna “Rain” Barrington, after his father’s death Sol has lost interest in the things that usually made him happy—his then-wife, parties, friends—and even though with the help of his best friend Cylan he managed to get out of the black whole he found himself in, he was still apathetic towards the worl
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: smut, 2019-reads
Read for YA Buddy Reads Corners’ reading challenge.

Read a book which does not have the letter ‘A’ in the title (for alcohol)

So tell me how is it done? How do you review hardcore porn? I will try my level best.

The two reasons why I have decided to read this book. One, fat girl representation. Two, smut. Did I get satisfied? Maybe or maybe not. Let's get on those two.

Fat girl rep. Thumps up. I'm glad that MC doesn't whine about herself. Moreover, if the girl on the cover is actually her, then FUCK
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
nick (the infinite limits of love)

I had heard some praise about The King of Bourbon Street that had me very excited to pick up the book. With a bisexual hero and a fat heroine, the book sounded wonderfully diverse. Unfortunately, I found myself being let down by the story overall, mostly due to personal preferences. While the characters individually were decent, I don’t think I quite connected with either Sol or Rain. I felt like their characters lacked depth, and I would have liked to have gotten to know them a bit better over
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Oh this was so much fun. Every erotica book I have read in past few months were so shitty and stupid so The King of Bourbon Street was such a pleasant suprise with all its witty humour and wonderful characters. It has:

☆Bisexual hero who was charming and hilarious and confident and oh so fuckin' good.
☆Sweet herione with good manners who was, in the start, bit naive and stupid but as story progressed become strong and bold. She was also fat and really confident in her body from the
Donna Was A Scandal
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dirty-talker, bdsm
4.5 stars - I enjoyed this deliciously filthy book from start to finish and I can't wait to see what we get next! Follow the link to Scandalcious Book Reviews for my full thoughts:
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A delightful NOLA romp, with the perfect blend of French Quarter ingredients...spicy, yet oh so likeable characters with their flaws and passion, and a storyline that was, well, simply put, swell.
Thea de Salle, I love your writing!
Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, lgbtqia
This book was SOO good, but would have been better if it didn't feel so rushed since it only took place over the course of a month basically. ...more
Mary Saha
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Great read for a bad week

This is just what I needed. It is funny and entertaining and smutty. I just wish the cover looked like rain. Can't wait for the next one
Ivy Deluca
May 14, 2021 rated it it was ok
Quick(ish) Review

I didn’t hate this but as the story went along, I liked it a lot less than I’d hoped I would. This is an erotic romance that was fine with the erotica, but the romance was underdeveloped.

I liked the setup for the romance, I was looking for good fat rep, which was a mixed bag here. Arianna is, based on the dialogue, probably a “small” fat, and there’s a lot of references to her being soft and round and squishy but I’m
More neutral about it more than anything. It’s not negative bu
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, may-2019
Fellas, I'm gonna need a cold shower after that one.

I'm thinking about 60-70% of this was sex, which, to be honest, is what I'm looking for in smut. I'm not here for the character development or the setting. I'm here for the sexytimes.

Speaking of the characters and setting, both were fine. Some of the relationships between different characters felt a little stilted, but that's fine. I liked New Orleans as a backdrop for the story, and it helped the atmosphere without overwhelming it too much.

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Thea de Salle is the pseudonym of a New York Times bestselling author spinning sweet, naughty, funny kissing stories with her best friend. Thea’s handlers live in South Shore Massachusetts with a small army of furry, short-legged creatures. Their collective interests are books, jewelry, makeup, travel, and oodles of inappropriate humor.

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