New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is back with an all-new heartwarming, small-town contemporary romance series set against the spicy southern backdrop of Louisiana's Butterfly Bayou.
Life in Dallas took a tragic turn for nurse practitioner Lila Daley. In need of a fresh start, she retreats to Papillon, Louisiana, a tiny town on the bayou. Sure she's greeted by a gator, finds herself in the middle of golf cart wars, and unwittingly adopts a scruffy dog, but Lila remains undaunted. She's focused on running the town's medical clinic, but fitting into the quirky community is harder than she imagined.
As a single dad, Sheriff Armie LaVigne embraces routine. But there is nothing routine about the town's newest resident. Lila is a gorgeous fish out of water and he’s ready to catch her. In fact, in no time at all, Armie knows Lila is the woman for him and he plans to win her heart. But when the past threatens their happiness, Armie will have to decide if he has the courage to trust Lila enough to find a true happily ever after.
I really enjoyed Lila and Armie.
I think it's the cover, but I went into this thinking it was going to be more of a sweet romance that leaned a bit toward women's fiction.
Nope. While definitely not erotic romance, there is a lot of heat and a great connection with the characters that you were not only engaged with, but interested in. There was also an interesting dimension added by the secondary characters that not only moved the story but added depth to the characterization of the lead characters, which is how it's supposed to work and worked perfectly in this book.
The small town in Louisiana is practically a character on it's own, which added a definite element of quirky fun to the story. And alligators. It also added alligators. Who have names. And, are apparently on the payroll of the local sheriff...but, you are going to have to read this one to figure out what I mean by that.
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
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