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The Lady of Royale Street

(NOLA Nights #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  98 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
Alex DuMont is everything his brother Sol isn’t: regimented, serious, and devout. Between twelve-hour workdays, service to the church, punishing daily workouts, and bi-weekly therapy sessions, Alex is, as Sol once put it, “a kettle perpetually whistling as it boils itself to death.” So when Sol announces his marriage to Arianna Barrington, heiress and society sweetheart, A ...more
ebook, 252 pages
Published August 21st 2017 by Pocket Star
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I flipping love this series.
It's exciting to find a series that you enjoy reading time after time. Last year I was introduced to the author and I have reviewed and enjoyed three books in her Nola Nights series. The Lady of Royale Street is the third addition and as I said in the beginning, I flipping love this series, and this book!

I have to say the character development in this book came as somewhat of a surprise. I love Alex's character and to add a twist to the story, the
Sheyla ✎
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, netgalley

The Lady of Royale Street is the third book in the Nola Nights series. It can be read as a standalone.

Alex DuMont finds himself in NOLA for his brother Sol's wedding. Sol is marrying Arianna
Barrigton in just one week. Arianna's family is well-known and the paparazzi are always lurking trying to find the next scoop into her life. Alex, as the best man will have to run interference. He will need to coordinate the last minute plans with Arianna's maid of honor, Theresa. But, when Alex mistakes The
Gretchen  (About That Story)
This was so freaking entertaining! I loved the tension between Alex and Theresa. Them coming together was a fun ride with a great build and a heck of a lot of heat.

This was a fast paced read that had a whole lot of outrageous scenarios, a great cast of characters, and it was super hot. Alex and Theresa's first meeting was pretty awkward, these two weren't off to a good start to say the least. I liked the animosity between them and the fun that created. As they get to know each other, the sexual
Liv (Stories For Coffee)
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-requested
The Lady of Royale Street is an adorable and quick read following the previous two novels in the NOLA Nights series by Thea de Salle. It centers around Sol and Rain’s impending wedding day and the mishaps that keep occurring beforehand. Alex, Sol’s reluctant best man and brother, must work together with Theresa, Rain’s snarky maid of honor, in order to get things running smoothly before the big day, if only they could get along for more than five minutes.

This story was so adorable from the mome
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
I received an arc of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review

Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders

Finishing this book is so bitter sweet *cries*, I’ve been so invested in this series and these characters for the last month and reaching this last book -at least for a while- has made me very happy but very very sad as well. Don’t get me wrong, the events are happy but I just want to read about Sol & Rain (The King of Bourbon Street), Maddy& Darren (The
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
You know, just when you think you can predict how this is about to go down, Thea de Salle throws you a curveball. A fun one, too. Detailed review to come.
belle ☆ミ (mybookcastle)
Though this can be read as a standalone, I do advise you to read the books in order because the characters can be a lot to take in. They’re very fun but also incredibly wild. (view spoiler) I probably would be feeling sentimental about the wedding between Sol and Rain if I read The King of Bourbon Street. Each character is so much different from the oth ...more
It felt so good to go back to a world I was familiar with. From the lush descriptions to the amusing banter between the MCs and the background characters who I am in love with. Everything about these books is comforting. Especially the amount of drama and miscommunication and how real these people feel to me. I adore Alex and his conflicted feelings about religion and Theresa were so on point for me, as a religious person. Theresa as well provided such an excellent example of a person of faith w ...more
Scandal (Scandalicious Book Reviews)
I love this series so much and yes, it is all because of the heroines! de Salle writes some kick ass heroines! Here's a link to my full review...please say you're reading this series!
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I reviewed this book at The Book Queen's site. I reviewed it as the same time as Tessa Bailey's TOO HARD TO FORGET, talking about the Catholicism of the heroes.

Last month during the #RomBookLove bonanza, one of Jennifer Porter’s topics asked for suggestions about something they’d like to see in romance. One of the most interesting answers was Tamsen Parker saying she wanted more “people of faith” in romance, and not just inspies. A follow-up tweet from Je
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Originally posted at SmexyBooks-


Favorite Quote: “I won’t judge you for your coffee choices.”

When Sol DuMont asks his brother Alex to be his best man at his wedding to socialite Adrianna (Rain) Barrington, Alex is at a loss as to why but reluctantly agrees. Alex and Sol are like oil and water; Alex is uptight, devout, serious, and regimented in his professional and personal life while Sol is…Sol. Alex figures he can keep from killing Sol for a week before
Isha Coleman
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Lady of Royale Street (NOLA Nights) by Thea De Salle  
NOLA Nights are mysterious, exotic and hard to resist. Ms. De Salle has imagined a world where the men are hot enough to chase away the chill and the women are smart enough to go in for the kill. The Lady of Royale Street sets the mood for some summer fun in the sun and some steamy summer nights.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-books, romance
Since I already read the other two I said what the heck let's read another one. A bit more better but not by much.
Katie Mock
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've never teared up reading something so delightfully smutty. Can't wait til the next one!
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The NOLA Nights series has been packed with sultry sexual encounters and lots of profound emotions. In the third release, part of the spotlight is on the imminent marriage of Sol and Arianna from the first story, but the main focus is on Alex DuMont and Theresa Ivarson, two individuals who would seem to have nothing in common except for their connection to the bride and groom. Being forced to work together to pull off the grand wedding lets the couple understand what the other is really like, an ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
The Lady of Royale Street is hot! It's got a slightly religious tone, as both the MCs have varying degrees of faith. They just have differences in how they balance their faith with the rest of their lives.

Alex has been asked by his brother Sol to be his best man in his upcoming wedding. His soon-to-be sister-in-law's maid of honor is her best friend, Theresa. When Alex and Theresa meet under less than friendly circumstances, it sets the tone for the beginning of their relationship. Alex mistakes
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Thea de Salle turns up the heat, but not the kink in her latest NOLA Nights book. Although the sex scenes in this book are more vanilla than the prior books, they are no less steamy and graphic. Ms. de Salle holds little back in this book.
Alex DuMont is everything his brother isn’t. He is staid, serious and pious. His Catholicism is very important to Alex and he makes sure to attend confession and mass every week. This piety is a little extreme for his fun loving brother. Although Sol and Alex
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

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
Troix Jackson
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I spent a lot of time debating with myself how I was going to review The Lady of Royale Street when I was approved for an ARC. I loved the first two installments in the NOLA Nights series like, almost way too much? And I wanted to review the third in the series in a different way than I would usually. I decided to just stick to an edited version of my original book notes, which I normally draft up before I write a review. (This is not at all because it was hard for me to put my feelings into wel ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When you discover the first two books in a fabulous new series have been sitting right under your nose and you have let them languish, unread. *Hangs head in shame* But after reading these books, you might be more than happy and willing to allow the characters in said books mete out a punishment for this oversight……
Thea De Salle’s NOLA Nights series is pure goodness on every single level. These books are Sexy, funny, whip-smart, romantic and did I mention Sexy? You don’t just get lost in these s
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Alex's book! Who doesn't love a seriously uptight hero? Alex and Theresa were a fantastic match but to be honest, I found theirs to be not quite as sexy or funny as the first two books (The King of Bourbon Street and The Queen of Dauphine Street. Theirs was a more internal journey with Alex trying to figure out what he really wants; I loved that a really bad dad joke from Alex's best friend Darren saved the day.

Speaking of which, I loved reuniting with all the characters: Sol, Rain, Maddy, Darr
Wit & Wonder Books
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC provided by the author for an honest review***

Another amazing addition to the NOLA Nights series comes The Lady of Royale Street by Thea De Salle. This quick read with witty-banter will have you smiling and swooning throughout this steamy addition.

Mistaking the maid of honor for his brother’s wedding for a ruthless paparazzi photographer, has left Alex DuMont in a bit of a predicament when it comes to Theresa Ivarson. She is full of spitfire and sass with her red hair and lavish/ tapered
Linda Rea
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I admit this book surprised me as if you read the title you think it is a stuffy book but it’s so far from that. Alex and Theresa have been summoned early by Sol and Rain the couple they are the best man and maid of honor for. Something has happened to the wedding planner and because the media got a hold of the plans there are photographers everywhere so when Alex sees Theresa he thinks she is one of them and ruins her camera. Theresa has a fiery temper and she is trying to calm herself as the s ...more
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kink, romance, sexy
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Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Is there any better fuel for a hot romance than the enemies to lover trope? If so I haven't found it.

Alex Dumont and Theresa Ivarson have been roped into saving the wedding of his brother and her best friend when the wedding planner is hit by a bus...literally. Things start out rough and they only get harder (pun intended) but along the way a sweet, sexy, romance develops. Throw in a whole lot of Catholic guilt and heaping serving of New Orleans decadence and you get a hot romance that left me
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these characters, this series, and this author. I loved that we get to see Sol and Rain's wedding and them interacting with their best friends (brother in Sol's case). I'm not religious, but this author writes about the characters being Catholic and wrestling w/ the premarital sex issue. I think their friends/family and even the pastor gave them good advice on how to handle it without being stuffy or outdated or expecting them to be completely unreasonable about it. I loved this book and ...more
Angel Hatfield
Oct 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
Alex DuMont shows up to assist his brother with his upcoming wedding. Theresa Ivarson is the bride’s best friend and maid of honor. After a disaster with the wedding planner, they must work together to make the wedding come together just right.
This book didn’t work for me. I really didn’t like the the characters starting with Alex and the introduction of his brother and the other side characters. Unfortunately the story didn’t capture my attention enough to make up for the irritation the charact
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alex DuMont was everything his brother Sol was not. Scared to live the life he had been given he remained sheltered and afraid to stretch his wings. He experienced his first flutter of flight when he met Theresa. She completed him in so many ways he felt the ability to soar above his past. Careless mistakes push him back where he remains unaware of how something maybe perceived. Begging and asking for forgiveness he finally finds the one he can be himself with.
Heather andrews
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to Theresa Alex is one touchy feely man, "his hand looped around her waist and then dropped down to affectionately pat her ***. “I’m sorry I didn’t leave a note. I didn’t think I’d be gone that long. I figured you might be hungry by the time I got back, though.” Thhis was such a fun read for me, Alex was just always messing up and being inside Theresa's head was entertainment in itself.
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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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“I trust you," he said out loud after a while, whirling her so they didn't collide with another couple on the dance floor. "Even if we don't work out, I trust you to be careful with me. I'm a little more fragile than I look, I'm afraid.” 4 likes
“Sex is a basic biological function for most people. Have sex if it makes you happy. Just respect yourself, your partner, and your body, and I think you’ll be fine. Frankly, if there is a God—and I’m personally still debating his existence—but if there is one, I’d be quite disappointed if he had any interest in our bedroom matters. There are so many other, more important things to worry about. Who’s inserting themselves into other people seems petty when looking at war and misery and environmental catastrophe.” 0 likes
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