His Voodoo Lily - Alexis Adaire
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Sultry, curvy Lily Melancon is going through a rough patch. Like, glass shards on top of sandpaper rough. She managed to get out of an abusive relationship only to have her ex kidnap their 5-year-old son just days before the custody hearing. Lily has become so difficult to be around that her best friend, Alexa, has finally given up hope and abandoned her in Shorty’s Pub. Gerrit Rousseau is an oasis of calm in a stormy world, downplaying his smoldering good looks as he tends bar and keeps his head down. His emotions are not easily stirred, but the brazen, tattooed Lily is lighting a fire. There’s something about her, something beyond her looks, that gets his blood pumping to all the right places. Sexual fireworks are inevitable with these two, especially during Mardi Gras—but things in New Orleans are never as simple as they seem. When a man turns up dead and Lily admits to Gerrit that she was directly involved, all hell breaks loose in the Crescent City. Gerrit is compelled to get to the bottom of the twin mysteries of the death and the missing child, but first he must figure out where the mysterious Dani Weeks and her son Riley fit in.
Wow, this was so different from the other books in the May Flower collaboration. It starts off very steamy when Lily and Gerrit meet in a bar and swiftly take their attraction elsewhere to get down and dirty. Lily has a secret, though, which we aren’t privy to at first. However, when she opens up to Gerrit, we too learn all about her past and the tribulations she is suffering. Gerrit is there for her all the way, even when things turn scary. There is a major unexpected action scene which gives this book an extra layer as, at first, you think it is going to be all blush moments, but it is so much more than that. It is really well written, the characters are likeable, and you are really wanting them to get their happy ever after and for Lily to get back what is rightfully hers. It would have been nice if this book had been a full-blown novel so that the tension and events could have unfolded more slowly. We would have been kept in suspense longer and really felt part of the story. It did work well as a short story as well; I just wanted to keep reading. I wasn’t done with these characters and wanted more. Overall, a really fantastic read and I really liked the offbeat action that isn’t usually present in these books.
- His Voodoo Lily
- Date Started
- 22nd May 2019
- Date Finished
- 22nd May 2019
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