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New Release Review! BAYOU SWEETHEART by Lexi Blake (Butterfly Bayou #5)

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He’s looking for love but he never expected her.

Bayou Sweetheart, a brand-new small town cop meets Hollywood superstar romance from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake, is out now!

Sparks fly in Louisiana’s Butterfly Bayou when a Hollywood starlet falls for a local deputy in a new 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 who’s working security for the film. 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 the relationship growing between them will shine brighter than Hollywood lights.

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Where has this series been all my life? 😉

I absolutely loved Brynn and Major’s book! It was quirky and funny and swoony and OMG had me sobbing not once but twice while reading it. And then snort laughing when I got a look at the author’s note at the end.

Watching Brynn and Major fall for each other, learn to trust, and figure out their lives and their relationship was absolutely lovely. And there’s dogs, trash pandas, and a tighty-whitey video of our hero that may or may not go viral. And the secondary characters? OMG. Major’s dad and friends and coworkers were wonderful from the get-go; Brynn’s mom and sister and stand-in dad had their moments early on but managed to redeem themselves by the end.

And don’t get me started on that ending…1000% swoon-worthy!

This is the fifth book in the series, but it worked just fine as a standalone. However, it was also so delightful that I am now questioning the life choices that I have made thus far that caused me to not have read books 1-4 yet…better late than never, surely?

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

New York Times 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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