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Posted June 7, 2013
The LeBieu family is back. But, this time, it's Lucie weaving th
The LeBieu family is back. But, this time, it's Lucie weaving the voodoo magic. The only problem?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Lucie isn't very good at it.
When Mamere LaBieu receives a foreclosure notice, her granddaughter decides that a rich husband would be the perfect solution to everyone's problems. Conveniently, Eric Littington, congressional candidate and fair-haired son of the town's wealthiest family, just happens to be in Bayou Miste. Inconveniently, so is Lucie's ex, Ben Boyette.
So, Lucie cooks up a love spell, charms a 'love bug', and sets it loose to weave its magic. Which wouldn't be too bad ... if Ben hadn't gotten in the way, been (literally) hit by the 'love bug', and then managed to turn it loose on an unsuspecting town.
Of course, this is Lucie the Voodoo princess who made a 'gator fall in love with a dog. So, anything can happen. And does.
I was thrilled when Entangled Publishing offered me the chance to read this sequel to Voodoo on the Bayou. Just couldn't wait to see who got hexed, next. And check-in with Craig and Elaine, who do get a few mentions in this one.
This series is part of the publishers Suspense imprint, so there's more to it than a misguided love spell and the ensuing hilarity. Make no mistake, Lucie and her 'love bug' are worthy of more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. Underlying the romance, however, is the reason that Eric and Ben are back in Bayou Miste.
There's mystery, suspense, and some serious danger for our intrepid trio. But, as my ARC was not a final version, I dare not say more.
I will say, this is a great, fun read. And, I guar-on-tee, you'll hit the floor laughing over Lucie's attempts to capture her havoc-wreaking 'love bug'.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Posted May 11, 2013
Elle James is a new-to-me author and one that I would not hesita
Elle James is a new-to-me author and one that I would not hesitate to read again. Voodoo for Two is a very cute, fun read with a touch of magic and a hot Cajun. When Lucie casts a love spell to capture the heart of the local aspiring politician to help her in her quest to 'get outta Dodge' she realizes that maybe true love is what she is really looking for. Old flame Ben is just the answer she is looking for, even though she digs in her heals to never go down that path again. So when the 'love bug' she has set loose on the town creates havoc in her plans Lucie re-evaluates her desires goes with what her heart has always known. I really enjoyed the lol moments while Lucie finds her way.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 1, 2013
Voodoo for Two by Elle James continues the rollicking times in B
Voodoo for Two by Elle James continues the rollicking times in Bayou Miste started in Voodoo on the Bayou. Lucie and Ben were sweethearts and lovers seven years ago. He’s back and she’s still there. Their feelings haven’t changed, except for the addition of anger on top of everything else.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Lucie wants out of Bayou Miste. So, with the help of her two best friends, she concocts a love potion. Sadly for Lucie, her voodoo prowess is nothing like her grandmother’s. The problem is, it has to be attached to a bug and when said bug gets loose in Bayou Miste, all sorts to of zany pairings and unpairings start cropping up. Lucie gets her man, up and coming Congressional candidate, Eric Littington. Problem is, Ben is looking to get back into Lucie’s good graces despite himself.
Ben is back in Bayou Miste, but he’s there to protect Eric. Someone wants Eric out of the race and they aren’t too picky about how that happens. Between protecting Eric, trying to figure things out with Lucie and watching Eric and Lucie together, Ben is ready to lose his mind and his heart all over again. When the danger and the heat escalate, Ben is desperate to protect Lucie, but can he protect himself too?
This installment in the Bayou Miste books is fun and exciting, even with the stereotypical characters. A clumsy ending made this a less than excellent read for me, though and what could have been a solid 4 rating dropped to a 3 as a result.
Heat Rating: Hot
REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves, My Book Addiction Reviews
Posted April 30, 2013
I give Elle James¿ Voodoo for Two 3 stars. It was a decent book
I give Elle James’ Voodoo for Two 3 stars. It was a decent book with an interesting plot line in which the sexy bayou beauty, Lucie, weaves a tangle of webs when she casts a Love Spell on the town’s perfect, rich, romantic, politician, Eric. Of course, it can’t be so simple when her ex-boyfriend from seven years ago, Ben, comes storming back into her life at the same time she is trying to grasp a proposal from Eric. Her world just keeps getting more and more chaotic when tempers fly and emotions run hot. To top it off, there is someone looking to take Eric, and anyone he cares, about to their grave.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
It seems to me that this book has a lot to offer (and it does), but, unfortunately, there is still too much potential, too many things left undone that leaves me feeling dissatisfied with the book overall.
There were also several points in the plot that seem too far-fetched to be considered plausible in anyway. (aka, the allusive ladybug that somehow seems to keep making appearances when they are looking for it).
The reactions between Ben and Lucie are also a little off kilter in the beginning of the book when they first make their initial interactions after having been separated (and supposedly hating) each other for seven long years. Don’t get me wrong, they were always hot and steamy, but in the category of stretching the believable.
I enjoyed Elle James’ writing and her creativity with words and imagery that brought scenes to life. I found this extremely imperative for someone who is not familiar with Cajun culture.
(I received an ARC copy to give my honest review) and this is my honest to goodness, straight from the heart review!