Review: Bayou Baby by 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 a 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.

If you follow me then you know that I really enjoyed the first book in the #ButterflyBayou series. I couldn't wait for this one and when I started it I was all in. Then I met Celeste and she was enough to make me not want to go on. I really can't stand the women.

I really loved both Sera and Harry. They are so perfect together right from the start. Most often I go with love at first sight in a book because who am I to judge, but I don't often believe it. With these two I did. They just seemed to work. You heard wedding bells as these two first meet. 

I felt for Harry that he couldn't see what his aunt was like until it was almost too late. But sometimes we have to have it shoved in our faces before we believe. In the end, he did. 

Celeste's hatred for Sera is out of this world. She never had a reason to dislike her but couldn't see that. Sera is so sweet and caring about everyone and lived for so long with the fear that Celeste could ruin her life. 

I loved how her family and Wesley's brother and sister tried to stand for her too. Thankfully she had people at her back. 

These two might have had a hard road to travel to be able to show their love openly but when it all came down to it and they got their heads on straight they found the perfect medium and worked through their issues. 

I might have almost put this story down because I couldn't deal with the nastiness but I'm so happy I pushed on. I ended up crying at the end and was so happy. Now I can't wait for Zep's story. Talk about a character. His book will be something. Any of you read Blake? 



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