A tough exterior hides an ooey gooey marshmallow of a man.
The Beast Boudreaux stops by for dinner at Bianca Hardwick’s restaurant, where she just so happens to have developed an entire menu around Boudreaux bourbon. He’s incredibly rude, Bianca doesn’t eat shit for anyone, he threatens to sue, Bianca kicks him out, and lo and behold, they get fake engaged. Well, a lot of stuff happens in between but you get the picture.
Jackson is a beast on the outside, and a real emotional mess on the inside. He’s crusty and short tempered and quick to snap. He’s damaged by his past and not willing to let anyone in. Until Bianca. She takes him to task for his behavior, sasses him back and let’s him have it when he pushes her too far, and god bless him, he loves it. Because on the inside, Jackson is a teddy bear. He’s a good man. And he can’t help but do right by Bianca, even as he swears and pretends it’s all for show. And Bianca is no slouch, either! She’s tough and funny and devoted to her family and friends. I really loved watching these two characters circle each other and come together. 5 stars.