Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, Edelweiss
Welcome back to New York Times bestseller Sandra Hill’s Cajun country, where love heats up the Louisiana bayou . . .
Former Chicago cop Simone LeDeux is back home in the bayou, sharing a double wide in the Pearly Gates trailer park to help her mama recover from surgery. Her one rule: no Cajun men. Loved and left by too many double-crossing Cajuns, Simone puts bad experience to good use by opening Legal Belles: an agency that uncovers cheating spouses.
Suddenly she’s confronting a two-timer about to swindle his wife out of millions and antagonizing New Orleans bigwigs over an illegal sex club. Adam Lanier learns of the dangerous game Simone is playing . . . and the sexy single dad comes to her aid. Known as a rogue in the courtroom and a player in the bedroom, the ragin’ Cajun has Simone triply on guard.
With their crazy chemistry, danger on their trail, and infamous LeDeux relative Tante Lulu working her magical matchmaking, the bayou has never been this steamy.
Cajun Crazy brings you all kinds of kooky characters, southern heat, an adorable little girl, and more! Sandra Hill is a new to me author so I was excited to dive into this book and meet these Crazy Cajuns!
Simone has had her share of bad relationships. Thrice divorced and newly single after finding her Chicago boyfriend cheating, she quits her job and moves back to Louisiana to help her mom recover from surgery. She and her friend Hannah decide to start a business: Legal Belles. They will help with all kinds of things including PI work, divorces, family struggles, and more. Adam is also a lawyer and a single dad. He had a very unconventional marriage but his wife passed away and now he is raising his daughter with the help of his dad. Adam is a bit of a manwhore. Not that Simone was an angel. They were both kind of slutty. I digress… These two are HOT. Simone has sworn off Cajun men, and Adam isn’t exactly the poster child for relationships and love. So, its entertaining to see these two try to get together!
This is truly a story where the setting is a character. Cajun flare takes center stage and it is fascinating! I got a little annoyed at times with all the ‘cajun sayings’ that were liberally used throughout the story, but I find I get easily annoyed with any book that does that with any culture. I think it just bothers because it feels repetitive. But, I did enjoy the setting and crazy characters. Simone’s mom is a hoot and Maisie, Adam’s daughter, is so fun. My other issue was the use of inner monologues. In 3rd person, having a character’s inner monologue pop in and out frequently is distracting. Especially if its little one liners. It could be something that only seems to bother me, so this might not be an issue for other readers! If you enjoy your contemporary romance light, sexy, and full of humor, Cajun Crazy is probably a good pick for you!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: single dad, cop, lawyer
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
Books where the setting is its own character like The O’Conner Family series by Katie Reus, The Outskirts by TM Frazier, The Montana Men Series by Jennifer Ryan …then you will probably like Cajun Crazy!
From Cajun Crazy:
“I’ve been attracted to you from the first moment we met.”
“I’m surprised that you would admit that. Kind of lessens your odds.”
“You’re assuming this is a game. I’m too old to play games. Actually, they never interested me
much. How about you?”
“Oh, games can be fun sometimes.”
“Tease!” Adam said with a chuckle and nipped her on the chin with his teeth.
It wasn’t a kiss or a bite, but she felt it all the way down to “Red-dy and Willing,” the color of her toenail polish.
Simone remembered her bad history with Cajun men and her resolution to avoid them in the future.
“Um, I think it’s time to cut this flower in the bud. I am not going to do this again.”
“Do what, darlin’?”
That damn “darlin’ ” again! “Get involved with another Cajun man.”
“You’re going to give me the boot just because
“Well, lucky you, babe, because I’m only half Cajun.”