Lexi Blake is a new to me author but I see that she has a well established fan base and multiple romance series under her belt! Some seem more steamy than others but all have a lot of devoted fans. So when this one came across my desk for review, all I saw was this sweet dog on the cover and was instantly intrigued. But since this was a new to me author, I did some research on her background before deciding to feature this book. Which is how I found all her various romance series. It is clear she is an established author with quality books which made me even more excited about this particular book!
This whole series, Butterfly Bayou, features adorable doggos in the story and honestly who doesn’t love that?! They are also set in small town Louisiana and from what I see, they can all be read out of order. They are contempo romance books and with Blake’s romance background, no doubt the romance will be well written with a lot of chemistry! I am really excited for this particular book not just because of the adorable cover but because the story sounds like a quick and easy read that will leave me feeling content. I love a good HEA!
Early reviewers are giving this book (and the series overall) very high marks and I am ultimately decided to read this one later on this summer as one of my beach reads! I love that this book features a former acquaintances turned lovers theme. The main characters knew each other in high school, but weren’t necessarily an item. Now they are both back in their home town and sparks are flying. I think this is going to be a great read for summer and I think fans of romances that feature dogs and strong chemistry between the main characters, then I think you will love this book! Be watching for my review a little later on this summer but for now check out all the details below!
When a woman returns home to Louisiana’s Butterfly Bayou, her high school crush finally notices she exists, in a small-town contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.
Quaid Havery always planned to follow in his father’s footsteps. He went to law school and then came home to take over his dad’s legal practice. Being the only lawyer in small-town Papillon, Quaid is pretty sure he’s seen everything. After all, he was once asked to sue an alligator for defamation of character. He’s prepared for anything the town can throw at him, until he encounters Jayna Cardet. She’s gorgeous, smart, funny, and unlike any woman he’s met before….Except he has.
Jayna never thought she’d return to Papillon, but when her life gets turned around she must learn to live in the close-knit community again. She certainly never dreamed she would practice law in her little town, but she finds herself in the courtroom, and the opposing counsel is her former high school crush, Quaid. It wouldn’t be so bad if the man had developed a beer belly, but Quaid is more handsome than ever. And instead of ignoring her like he did in high school, he’s made it plain that he wants to get to know her.
Thus begins a courtship destined to end in a wedding or a war. Either way, the locals are popping some corn and eagerly awaiting the outcome. (summary from Goodreads)