Lucky's Lady by Tami Hoag
Why this one: I dunno
Steam Level: Hot, sultry, sweltering – just like the setting
Amazon Blurb: As wild and mysterious as the Louisiana swamp he called home, Lucky Doucet was a dangerously attractive Cajun no woman could handle. His solitary life left no room for the likes of elegant Serena Sheridan, but Lucky couldn''t deny her desperate need to find her missing grandfather. He would help her, but nothing more--yet once he felt the lure of the flaxen-haired beauty, an adventurer like Lucky couldn''t help playing with fire.
Serena felt unnerved, aroused, and excited by the ruggedly sensual renegade whose gaze burned her with its heat, but she did not dare tangle with a rebel whose intensity was overwhelming, who claimed his heart was off limits? Deeper and deeper they traveled into the steamy bayou, until with one electrifying kiss her resistance melted into liquid desire. And the devilish rogue found he''d do anything to make Serena Lucky''s Lady.
My thoughts: Tami Hoag has long since left romance and is now writing suspense, but before that she wrote some pretty descent romance and Lucky’s Lady is probably one of the best of the bunch!!
At least I think that’s the case. As I was looking this up at Chapters, it seems some of her books may have some romance in them after all. Perhaps someone could let me know and I can add her back on my list. I followed her for the first few books when she changed genres but as she wrote less and less romance, being the shallow one I am, I enjoyed the books less and less.
Serena Sheridan, a successful physiologist has come home for a visit. And once she gets home, she discovers her beloved but ornery grandfather who raised her and her twin Shelby when their parents died, has disappeared into the bayou in order to evade selling the family home, something her sister is bound and determined is going to happen.
Now readers – Lucky Doucette for this reader, is just sex on a stick!! He’s arrogant, he’s insufferable at times. He’s obnoxious to the heroine, yet he protects those who live in the bayou. He’s a temperamental artist and he feeds baby raccoons. His bad side is just him trying to keep the world at bay since he is still traumatized from episodes earlier in his life, particularly being held prisoner and tortured in a South American prison when he was in the military. And he’s absolutely delicious!!!
Serena is a great heroine. When we first meet her she comes across as an uptight, no-nonsense head doctor. But within very little time, we see the real
Thrown together by her grandfather’s machinations, she’s reluctantly attracted to Lucky and vice versa. He had an unfortunate relationship years ago with
It’s too bad that Ms. Hoag is concentrating on suspense rather than romance because she can also do romance real well!
Grade: 5 out of 5