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My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding

(Boys of the Bayou #1)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  2,028 ratings  ·  355 reviews
A sexy, small town, fake boyfriend rom com!

Josh Landry is one of the hottest bartenders in New Orleans. He’s shown many a female tourist that things are definitely big and easy down here.

And he’s now been celibate for a year. Because he finally met her.

Yes, her. The One.

But, after nothing more than a hot goodnight kiss and a promise to meet up again next year if they’r
ebook, 235 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by EN Fiction, Inc.
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Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You guys....just wait until you read about Josh and Tori. I didn't put this book down...I started and finished it in one long sitting!

When I say this story is's Bayou in summer hot. Josh meets Tori at the bar he works at on Mardi Gras and there is an immediate connection. After some steamy kisses, Josh reluctantly sends Tori back home but tells her that if she still thinks about him and wants him after a year that they should meet back at the same bar on Mardi Gras. Well of course Tor
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Somehow I always forget just how good Erin Nicholas books are until I start another one. Ms. Nicholas just whaps me upside the head with how wonderful her stories are! This story is steamy, it's romantic, it's laugh out loud funny and just so much fun to read that I could have stayed in the world of Erin Nicholas forever!
This is the first in a new series (even if it is a spin off), so how can ALL the characters be so well developed that you think you actually know them? Josh's family is so extr
Erin Nicholas
Apr 03, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding (Boys of the Bayou, #1) by Erin Nicholas
I'm so excited that Tori and Josh are almost here! I can't even tell you how much I love this little town in Louisiana and this crazy-but-loving family! This series has been in my head for a couple of years now and this story has been with me since last summer with all of the details coming together last October during a retreat with Erin McCarthy and Mari Carr. I feel like I've known and loved these people forever! And now it's finally here!

I'm telling you, Tori is one of the most likable
Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
When Victoria (Tori) Kramer, a veterinarian from Iowa, met Josh Landry, a bartender at Bourbon O’s in N’Awlins, neither of them expected the sparks they experienced that amazing night during Mardi Gras. They both felt something, but knew there was no way it could go anywhere because of the distance, life, and responsibilities. So Josh asked Tori to meet him the following year if they were both still single and still interested.

“We’ll give it a year. And then, if we’re still thinking about each
Shannon Ferguson
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tori and Josh might be one of my favorite fictional couples. They are fun, different, and their chemistry is off the charts. I completely adore Tori’s quirkiness. She’s one of the most relatable heroines I have read. And Josh. Omgah that man is AMAZING. He’s not pushy. But don’t underestimate his drive of going for what he wants.

The secondary characters were beyond entertaining. I want to be an honorary Landry. They are fun, have no problems giving each other crap, yet are the first to stand up
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this first look at the Landrys. The Gator Boys were my favorite secondary characters in the Big Easy.

I love wacky Tori and that Josh gives her the freedom to be who she is! Can't wait to see the rest fall!
Courtney Kinder
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome start to the Boys of the Bayou series! It made me laugh, cry and swoon.
Josh Landry is a bartender in Louisiana and Victoria "Tori" Kramer is a veterinarian in Iowa.
They meet in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and decide to meet up again in a year if they are still single.
Tori comes back for her best friend's wedding. There is a mistaken identity mishap with the groom and Josh comes to the rescue.
What happens and will Josh and Tori get their Happily Ever After?
I loved that Josh lets Tori
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erin Nicholas Fans, Romance
4.5 Bayou Boy Perfect for Iowa Girl Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free- Oh, La La, It's 99 CENTS!!!
As someone who usually doesn't read teases or excerpts before reading a book, Erin Nicholas' newsletter made it impossible not to take a taste of My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding (Boys of the Bayou Book 1). She expertly gave us the first meeting of Tori and Josh and it was so charming and revealing of who these characters were, I had to go immediately and click click this book!

And oh, my my...I am so
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whenever I read a Nicholas book, I know I'm in for a hilarious, fun-filled good time that's rounded out with steamy chemistry and heartfelt romance. After meeting these boys of the bayou in the Boys of the Big Easy Series I was already crushing on them a little, but I'm now full blown in love with all three generations of the Landry clan. If you’ve ever wanted a family who loves hard, teases mercilessly, accepts unconditionally and always has your back, it's the Landrys. And for Tori, who has on ...more
J Williams
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book deserves way more than 5 stars!

A sexy playboy New Orleans bartender who waits a year (a year!) for the love of his life. A gorgeous (slightly awkward) vet who collects random pets. A fake relationship that never really felt that fake. Yup, I loved every single thing about this book.

Josh and Tori have so much chemistry but it was Josh's total acceptance of Tori's...quirkiness that stole my heart. I know I will be rereading this one soon and can't wait for more from the Landry family.
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my! Not matter what I write, I can’t do Josh & Tori justice! Tori was in New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras & met Josh in the bar he was working at. The chemistry & attraction was hot, steamy & instant! Tori doesn’t trust it so Josh has to quickly come up with a plan. He convinces her to meet back there next Mardi Gras if they still feel the same. A year later, Josh is frantically looking for Tori. Tori is there looking for Josh but they just miss each other. Tori really didn’t think Josh w ...more
“𝘿𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙜𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙯𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙚𝙡𝙨𝙚. 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙨, 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙨.”

Fans of Erin Nicholas’ 𝐵𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑖𝑔 𝐸𝑎𝑠𝑦 series, you are in for an AMAZING treat. The 𝐵𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑢 series is here and we are starting off with Josh and Tori’s story in 𝗠𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱'𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴. I enjoyed the hell out of their journey. From the very start, there is incredible chemistry and an undeniable connection between our main lovable characters. Then we get that juicy but light angst factor that pu
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Erin Nicholas has done it again. The Boys if the Bayou is a spinoff of The Boys Of The Big Easy. Don't worry though, you don't have to have read any of the 'Big Easy' books to live this one.

Tori came from Iowa to New Orleans last year to visit her best friend, Andrew. When Andrew gets caught up in what his girlfriend, Paisley, wants to do, Tori is left on her own. It's Mardi Gras. She wanders into a bar and is immediately attracted to the hot bartender, who starts flirting with her. They make a
Jacob Proffitt
Edit to Add: I meant to include this but frankly forgot because it evens out after the midway point. The first half of this has lots of introspection-style exposition. I skimmed whole paragraphs sometimes and that's a definite weakness that bears mention. This doesn't change my rating, but it may have a bearing on whether or not you want to pick this up.

I struggled with some older works by Erin Nicholas so decided to skip to something more recent and was pulled in by the New Orleans adjacent set
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding is filled with steamy chemistry, lots of wonderful family moments, and NOLA history/information I now feel like I could visit and know exactly where to go. I loved this story from start to finish.

Tori and Josh met the year prior during Mardi Gras. It was a connection that neither could exactly put a finger on, but one where Josh made Tori promise that she would meet him in that exact spot a year later if they were both still single. A romantic notion, yes, but
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: April 9, 2019
Genre: Small Town, Southern Romance
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

My Best Friend's Madi Gras Wedding is such a treat! I felt like I was down in Louisiana, hanging on the Bayou, and enjoying every second with these eccentric folks! Erin Nicholas really knows how to write a book that will sweep her readers off their feet and into another world. Not only that, she writes these characters out of the mold! They aren't all perfect but realistic and charming. I loved it to pie
Attention safety gang: this one here is just for you!

So the hero and the heroine met a year ago at a bar on Mardi Gras. They had an instant connection and kissed several times during the two days that she was in town. However, after the two days she had to head back to Iowa and the hero wasn’t ready to let her go. So he comes up with an idea that next year on Mardi Gras, they have to come back and meet at the same bar if they’re both still interested.

The heroine agrees but tells him that she doe
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every time I pick up a new Erin Nicholas book, I know I'm going to have a new favorite story, a new keeper, a new book boyfriend, a new "you've GOT to read this!" My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding is no exception.

Victoria Kramer, known to her friends as Tori, and Josh Landry meet in a bar during Mardi Gras. He's been working as a bartender, she was there to kill some time before she returned home from vacation. They enjoyed a couple hours of conversation and a sweet kiss, neither wanting to ad
Princess Thuy
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You ever read a story that just makes you feel oh so good? Well, My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding is definitely that story. I swear I had a permanent grin on my face throughout this story. Josh is an absolute doll. I love him so much. He's my new dream guy. And Tori was so adorable. And together they were just sigh worthy. And don't forget smoking hot! Erin Nicholas totally transported me into this story. I felt like I was living every word. I can't wait to read more about these sexy Boys of ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
4.5 stars

I really, really liked this! Josh and Tori had me smiling. They were awesome together. He was so focused on getting to know Tori, and making her happy. I loved it!
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I adore this book!!

I didn't just fall in love with Josh and Tori, I fell in love with the whole Landry family (Allian family and extended members included)!! I can already tell that I am going to LOVE this series. There is just nothing better than revisiting characters you know and love time and time again.

I'm not always a fan of instalove romances but this one just worked for me. I appreciate that, although they both knew they were feeling something "more" from the very moment they first met a
AC Squared Book Blog
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Erin's writing and I haven't had a chance to read a book of hers in so long. I was so excited for the chance to read this book because it sounded SO GOOD! Let me tell you, it blew expectations out of the water!

One of my favorite things about this book was the "insta-love" between Josh and Tori. I am very new to the "insta-love" bandwagon, but this is, by far, one of my favorites! I adored that she was a tourist and he was the bartender!!!! My next favorite thing was the pace of the book.
Sassy Southern
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy Cow!!!! This was my first book from this author, but it will not be my last!

This is book 1 in the Boys of the Bayou and I am dying to get my hands on the next book. Once I started reading I was hooked and could not tear my eyes away. Even when I had to stop reading for a moment, my mind was still thinking about this book and what I thought was going to happen next.

Tori and Josh had such amazing chemistry and I absolutely fell in love with both of these characters as well as Josh's entire f
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG....what a fun read!! This story hooked me from the very first page with Josh walking through the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras to meet up with a woman he met a year ago and can't forget. Tori who is back in New Orleans for her best friend's wedding shows up to meet Josh but ends up kissing the wrong guy. The wedding party sees her mistake and won't believe her when she tells them about Josh--so she sets out to find Josh to be her doting boyfriend for the wedding festivities. Josh ...more
Kari Hansen
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tori, a veterinarian in Iowa, is in New Orleans where she meets Josh who is a bartender. They have an instant chemistry and connection, so they agree to meet each other in the same place a year later if they still have feelings for each other.

They have both thought of each other during the year so when Tori’s best friend is having his wedding in New Orleans she decides that it will be the perfect opportunity to see if Josh feels the same way. When things become complicated with her best friend,
Heather Nobbs
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book in a new series and it was fantastic! You just can’t go wrong with an Erin Nicholas book. I loved Josh and Tori as a couple. They were fun and you could feel the attraction they had for each other. Tori is in New Orleans for her best friend, Andrew’s wedding. Andrew is quite a jerk and you just can’t wait for Tori to realize this. But because of this wedding Tori is able to meet up with her Mardi Gras crush from the year before, Josh.
I loved the scenes with Josh’s family.
Sep 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, be prepared to read the whole book in one sitting! Tori and Josh were amazingly perfect for each other. Their chemistry was unmistakable, and talk about hot! Ms. Nicholas always makes the seemingly impossible possible with her couples. I’ll never get enough. And now I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next Boys of the Bayou...
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book from the author through Booksprout, in exchange for an honest review.

Erin Nicholas has outdone herself with this book! I have at least 20 of her books under my (literary) belt and I must say that this one was by far my absolute favorite!!! It is a spin off from her Boys of the Big Easy series that is its own starter book of the Boys of the Bayou series!

This is an absolute must read! Tori is a hoot! She made me laugh so much! I wanted to punch Paisley and
Shelly Farar Stephenson
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Warning: You will stay up way too late just to finish this book! Josh had me at “I’m a bayou boy.” I couldn’t put this book down.
Josh is irresistible with his sexy accent and southern charm. Tori is an adorable veterinarian in town for Mardi Gras when they meet at the bar where Josh is working. After a few hours of flirting and a few HOT kisses, they agree to meet up again. Same place, same day…a year later but only if they are still interested. Josh hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her.
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Erin Nicholas is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes i ...more

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