Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Bayou Sweetheart by Lexi Blake

When a family crisis throws Major’s life into a tailspin, he turns to Brynn for support. Will their budding relationship shine brighter than Hollywood lights?

Sparks fly in Louisiana's Butterfly Bayou when a Hollywood starlet falls for a local deputy in a small-town contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

After leaving the military, Major Blanchard moved to Papillon, Louisiana, to be with his aging father, where he's taken a deputy position with the sheriff’s department. Now that he’s settling into life on the bayou, he’s trying out the dating scene. Every single woman in town seems to be pining after the handsome newcomer. But so far, nothing’s worked out, and he’s had some spectacularly bad dates. Major’s getting ready to give up on love when a new lady roars into town to film a movie and turns his world upside down.

Actress Brynn Pearson is trying to make a successful transition from child star to leading lady. Now that she’s landed her first lead in a major film, nothing can stop her. She's committed to focusing solely on her work, so romance is the last thing she needs—too bad she can’t get her mind off the dreamy deputy she keeps running into. He’s gorgeous, and something about him makes her feel safe. As Brynn’s feelings for Major deepen, she starts to wonder if maybe there’s more to life than her career.

When a family crisis throws Major’s life into a tailspin, he turns to Brynn for support, and hopes their budding relationship will shine brighter than Hollywood lights.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Butterfly Bayou series!
For book one, Butterfly Bayou, click HERE.
For book two, Bayou Baby, click HERE.
For book three, Bayou Dreaming, click HERE.
For book four, Bayou Beauty, click HERE.


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Bayou Sweetheart by Lexi Blake

Book 5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the fifth book in the series. I would recommend reading them in order as you will get a better sense of the fun (Otis) in this town and enjoy the earlier romances.

Brynn is in town to get ready for her first acting role as an adult. In the business since she was five, she’s a household name, but about to make the transition. Wonderfully, the people of the town are respectful, and she is realising the appeal of small town life, questioning her future career, and, it turns out, falling for the local deputy – Major.

As they discover the intensity of feelings between them, they both have to decide whether it’s worth the risk and the likely heartache when she leaves town… they also have to navigate the strong influence that Brynn’s manager mother has on her life and career!

As the press interfere and spread malicious rumours, the whole family has to decide how to move forward, and we get two romances for the price of one – the second not entirely unexpected, but fun nonetheless.

I’ve not mentioned the fun to be had due to the locals, the raccoons, or the girl time, but they all added to the whole.

Another fun installment in this series, thank you!

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

Major is living life in his small town and is relatively happy. He loves his job, the people keep things interesting, and the wild life is hysterical. When Major's dad starts to have more bad days though, he knows that his time with his dad is limited.

Brynn is living the life most dream of. She's a successful actress and has a long career ahead of her. She has a sister who works for her and a mom too. Both are great at their jobs but the tension among them can sometimes be a lot.

Brynn dreams of a life when she can just sit, relax, and do her art. She goes to the new movie town early to try and see the town through her own eyes – to get her character's life down for the movie. When she meets Major, it's unconventional, sweet, and hilarious, all wrapped in a yummy, muscled hunk of a man.

Brynn and Major have to weather their own storms and the storm that they create together. Each is learning a new way to live. For someone else. This is a sweet story where the characters grow together, all while finding themselves.

You won't be disappointed in this story. The raccoons will steal your hearts and the characters are easy to relate to.



Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LEXI BLAKE lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, she’s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.

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ARC provided by

Berkley Romance.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Bayou Sweetheart (Butterfly Bayou #5) by Lexi Blake to read and review.

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