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Posted May 3, 2013
Elle James has written a sexy tale that caught me in its spell. I enjoyed the exploits of Lucie LeBieu and her grandmother, the Voodoo Queen. Desperate to escape from the bayou, Lucie practices a little love magic and creates instant havoc. Now she has two men in love with her. Who will she choose? Ben her former finance who she has never forgotten or Eric, the town golden boy who can offer her the world. To further complicate matters, her life is in danger and the mother who abandoned her 20 years ago has returned. Poor Lucie! I enjoyed the fast paced, humorous story.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Posted June 9, 2013
Lucie LeBieu once made a gator fall in love with a dog, so it should be easy to get a wealthy man to fall under her spell...and in love with her...in order to save Mamere LeBieu's home from foreclosure. And, shoot, who needs the actual ingredients of the spell...wouldn't a lady bug work as well as a love bug? Sexy and funny, this story kept me turning the pages to the end, laughing out loud at Lucie's trials at finding her true love.
Posted June 7, 2013
The LeBieu family is back. But, this time, it's Lucie weaving the voodoo magic. The only problem?
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 21, 2013
Humorous Tale of Voodoo Magic & Love
What happens when a Voodoo spell goes wrong. Great characters provide the humor to a fun love story. Watch out for the Ladybug!
Posted May 17, 2013
Elle James is a new author for me so when given the opportunity to read her book I was excited. Being an avid reader, I can't believe I haven't read her books before. Intertwined with rich humor, mystery and great plot the book flows nicely. I fell in love with the bayou and the characters. The heroine who is also headstrong sets out to save her family and it backfires in a humorous way which I thoroughly enjoyed. This leads the heroine to meet up with an old flame. I will not give out any more spoilers however this is an excellent read. I'm anxiously anticipating her next book.
Happy Reading :)
Posted May 13, 2013
Elle James gives us a rather zany look at what being the less than magically inclined grand daughter of a famed voodoo priestess would be like. Through wild misadventures, looking for love in all the wrong places this is a very cute book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 12, 2013
I've been a fan of Elle James since I read her first Harlequin Intrigue years ago, so even though I hadn't read any of the books in this series, I was thrilled to get the ARC and give it a try. Twenty pages in, I was cursing my bad internet connection that wouldn't let me get online so I could order the first book in the Cajun Magic series to read as well. I have fallen in love with this town, and the characters in it. Lucie and Ben are wonderful characters and have fantastic chemistry. Lucie gave up her relationship with Ben seven years ago so he could follow his dream of the police academy, and now with him back in town, she's desperate to get away, and to save her grandmother's house, so she turns to a voodoo love spell to try to catch a rich suitor. Even though Lucie gets the attention of the rich Eric, which is what she thinks she wants, she has to deal with her feelings for Ben, and her guilt over using the spell, and then letting the bug that was carrying it escape into the town. The funniest scene in the book had to be Lucie and her friends Alex and Calliope in a boat in the swamp trying to catch the love bug and being attacked by what seems like every bug on the bayou. The ending was great and I think the length was just right. Even with loving Lucie and Ben and wanting them together, I loved Eric, the other man who wants Lucie as well, and who she thinks is the right guy for her. I hope he's the hero of the next book, and I really hope that next book is out soon!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 11, 2013
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 11, 2013
Another fun romance by Elle James, this book introduces us to Lucie, a head strong girl who is determined to help save her grandmother’s house. Desperate to help, she casts a love spell to try and snag a rich man. Her plan seems fool proof, until her old love, Ben, comes back in to town. Ben is a sexy police officer who has a storied past with Lucie. When he crosses paths with her again, he ends up in the middle of her mess, and must work to keep her safe.
The books that Elle James writes are SO MUCH FUN. I love the setting in the bayou, I love the chemistry she creates between the characters, and I love the mystery she weaves in to every story. I cannot wait to find out what she has in store next for this awesome series.
Reviewed by Marie for Cocktails and Books
Posted May 2, 2013
Voodoo for Two by Elle James is about Lucie LeBieu who, due to a little Voodoo magick, winds up torn about choosing between two guys - the town's golden boy or her cop ex-boyfriend.
My problem with Voodoo for Two is not the overall premise - which has a good mystery and love story at its heart. But that it is bogged down by the seemingly forced injection of cajun dialect. i don't know if the dialect was meant to reinforce the Cajun setting or what, but unfortunately for me it was a distraction. However, if you can get past the forced dialect the story does move at a brisk pace with plenty of romance to go around!
Note: I received my e-book copy from Entangled with the promise for an honest review.
Posted May 1, 2013
Voodoo for Two by Elle James has a captivating and well-crafted storyline. Early on, this book was annoying because of a barroom scene in which Leroy, a patron, is harassing Lucie, one of the female workers. My first impression was that the outcome of the situation didn’t enhance the story. However, just when I thought that I didn’t want to read any further, there was a turn of events and I just couldn’t put the book down. I soon realized that the barroom scene was ideal for portraying what Lucie was running from . The scene also provided insight regarding Ben and Eric, the men who would later pursue her. Lucie decided that she was going to brew the cure all to her problems of living in Bayou Miste and having a dead-end job. Her plan consisted of finding a man with the right stature and a little voodoo. Well—Lucie wasn’t known for her voodoo skills, so what she brewed up resulted in a hilarious love-bug, disaster.
I would recommend Voodoo for Two to adults (18+) who like suspense novels with the right mixture of thrills, humor, and romance.
I received an e-arc of Voodoo for Two by Elle James from the publisher for an unbiased revie
Posted May 1, 2013
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.
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 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.
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!