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Review – Bayou Baby by Lexi Blake

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Bayou Baby; Butterfly Bayou #2 

(A standalone within a series)

by: Lexi Blake

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Very emotional, I was sobbing by the end. I loved this new addition to the Bayou series!

While this is a love story between Sera and Harry, this is also a story between the women in the family of Guidry and Beaumont. Celeste Beaumont is the matriarch of the Beaumont family and is a southern lady who lets her name, money, and status guide her morales, just as it has the family name for generations. Why am I mentioning Celeste when this is a love story about Sera and Harry? Celeste is the aunt of Harry and was also the mother of Wes the boy who was best friends of Sera before he passed away. This is something that Celeste blames Sera for even though she had nothing to do with his actual death, but the animosity of her lifelong friendship are just deeply harbored and her grief lashes out to anyone close.

But…once again…back to the story of Sera and Harry. Harry is in town for his cousin’s wedding (Wes’ sister, Angie). He didn’t grow up in Louisiana and has rarely seen his cousins, so he doesn’t exactly understand the dynamic of the small town or why anyone wouldn’t like Sera Guidry. Anytime he’s been around her, she is sweet, a hard worker, and a wonderful single mother. That last fact alone won’t keep him away, no matter what the rumors are or what his family says.  He won’t let his Aunt stand in his way of getting to know Sera better because something tells him she could be more and perhaps this small town could finally be home.

Sera struggles with letting Harry get close. She knows exactly how Celeste will react when she learns about Harry’s feelings for her and she also knows how important family is. Sera doesn’t want Harry choosing a life between her and his family. As much as Sera keeps trying to push him away, it’s also difficult because Harry is amazing and pushing him away becomes basically impossible.

I love how this story isn’t just about Harry and Seraphina, but also about Celeste and how she has had to overcome a lot of obstacles in her life.  I found myself going back and forth with Celeste where I didn’t like her and then where I was sobbing for her. Her story is so powerful it really hit home with how women have had “deal” with social norms throughout time and I connected with her struggles so many times throughout the story. I appreciated how Lexi wove it in and how it made the overall story even more emotional and an intrical part of Seraphina’s story.

Bayou Baby was so emotional, but such a great addition to Lexi’s books I absolutely loved it.

Synopsis:

A heartwarming contemporary romance set in Louisiana’s Butterfly Bayou from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

Seraphina Guidry loves Butterfly Bayou. A young, single mom, she’s trying to find a place for herself in the town she cherishes, but past mistakes have made her wary. She adores her son but has sworn off men. She’s dedicated herself to restoring an historic house and building her own business. A quiet life is all she wants.

Harrison Jefferys never expected to find himself in small-town Louisiana, but he has a job to do and a family to reconnect with. After years in the Army, he’s happy to spend time with his Aunt Celeste and his cousins in such an idyllic spot. When he meets Seraphina, he starts to think Papillion might be a great place to call home. But a secret from Sera’s past rears its head and threatens to tear the community apart.

Caught between the woman he’s coming to love and the only family he has left, Harry knows he has to follow his heart and with the help of the crazy, loving, meddling locals find a way to keep them both.

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New Release – Hendrix by Kelsey Clayton

🔥🔥 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 & 𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐘 🔥🔥

𝐇𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐱 𝗯𝘆 𝗞𝗲𝗹𝘀𝗲𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱!

#𝟭𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲:

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I’m Colby Hendrix.

Football Legend.

Notorious Playboy.

Sarcasm Extraordinaire.

I had everything you could ever want.

The career some would die for.

The friends that always have my back.

And an unmatched level of charm.

I never planned on settling down.

There wasn’t ever a reason to.

Or at least that’s what I thought,

Until she came barreling back into my life.

With long brown hair and hazel eyes,

She has the ability to disarm me with a single look.

And the little girl attached to her side?

She’s the shock I never knew I wanted.

The biggest mistake of my life.

The only woman I’ve ever loved.

If she were to say the words,

I might just give up everything for her.

GR: http://bit.ly/HendrixGR

 

⭐⭐ 𝑮𝑰𝑽𝑬𝑨𝑾𝑨𝒀 ⭐⭐

To celebrate, the author is giving away 5 signed paperbacks of Hendrix. These paperbacks are exclusive and not available for purchase. Open international. Stop by her page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/KelsClayton

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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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Cover Reveal – GRAVE by Shantel Tessier

Release Date: August 31 
 

GRAVE 
My life went to hell years ago, and I’ve had a death wish since then with fast cars, women, and drugs. They don’t call me Grave for nothing! 
 
But I do it because I need to feel something… anything. 
 
What’s life worth living for without the high? 
 
And then I saw her! 
 
She’s too good for me, and I should stay away. But like any addict, I switch one drug for another, and I’ll be taking her to hell with me. 
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I’m anything but sweet, despite what people think, so when he tells me I’m too good for him and I’m better off without him, I don’t listen. 
 
My life was simple before Grave stepped through that door, but who wants simple? 
He makes me feel alive. It only took one touch, and I became addicted! 
 
But therein lies the problem. 
 
Addiction is Grave’s middle name, and when he tells me he’s taking me to hell with him, I don’t know whether to take that as a threat or a promise!
 
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Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.
 
She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.
 
Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughters, along with their cats and dogs.

 

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Review – Hendrix by Kelsey Clayton

Hendrix 
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

by: Kelsey Clayton

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Kelsey Clayton blew this second chance, secret romance out of the water! Hendrix is sweet and loving and everything we knew he could be. It was the perfect surprise release.

I think it’s safe to say that we all fell in love with Colby Hendrix in Clayton’s past books and we were holding our breaths that Colby would get his own happy ending. As far fetched as a HEA seemed in Colby’s mind, and he constantly touted that he wasn’t a relationship man, in this book we find out the specific reasons for those adamant claims. We also discover a huge secret that was kept from him that changes his life forever.

This is a slow burn romance, but honestly I didn’t even notice while I was reading. The story drew me in and the relationships developing between everyone kept me so engrossed I wasn’t even focused on the slow boiling chemistry between Colby and Saige. I love that these two beautiful souls found their way back to one another and the story is perfect.

Synopsis:

I’m Colby Hendrix.

Football Legend.

Notorious Playboy.

Sarcasm Extraordinaire.

 

I had everything you could ever want.

The career some would die for.

The friends that always have my back.

And an unmatched level of charm.

 

I never planned on settling down.

There wasn’t ever a reason to.

Or at least that’s what I thought,

Until she came barreling back into my life.

 

With long brown hair and hazel eyes,

She has the ability to disarm me with a single look.

And the little girl attached to her side?

She’s the shock I never knew I wanted.

 

The biggest mistake of my life.

The only woman I’ve ever loved.

If she were to say the words,

I might just give up everything for her.

 

⭐⭐#𝟭𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲:⭐⭐

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