Deja Voodoo (Cajun Magic #3) by Elle James

Deja VoodooDeja Voodoo (Cajun Magic #3) by Elle James
* I received a copy of this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review*

A little magic goes a long way…

Alexandra Belle Boyette is closing in on the big 3-0 and her mama has made it her mission to marry her off. In the tiny parish of Bayou Miste, deep in the Louisiana swamps, finding suitable hubby material can be a challenge—and Alex would rather not rely on magical spells to do the trick. But there is a sexy new man in town who might fit the bill…

Ed Marceaux is in Bayou Miste to safeguard a key witness to a Louisiana Mafia murder. He must keep an eye out for suspicious characters—but the place seems to be full of them! What could be stranger than a woman dressed in a sexy nightgown chasing a naked man down the street? The enchantingly gorgeous Alex Boyette certainly makes it worth his while to find out…

Add a Voodoo spell gone wrong, and voila! madness—and love—ensues.

Alex has everything in life she wants, her own home, a business that she loves and plenty of friends and family.  Now that her brother Ben has moved to New Orleans it’s up to her to help her mom take care of her brothers and sisters.  Her life is full and she doesn’t have time for romance but Ed makes her start to realize that there is something missing in her life.  Her mother’s matchmaking doesn’t help either.

Ed is not happy about being stuck in Bayou Miste but it’s the safest place to hide their star witness.  He is staying in the Boyette’s rental cottage and finds himself firmly in the middle of the Boyette family.  There is something about Ben’s family that draws Ed in, especially Alex.  He can’t seem to stop thinking about Alex ever since he saw her running through town in her nightie.  Has this confirmed bachelor met his match and will he still have a chance with her once his secret comes out?

Alex is such a strong female, she has been helping her mom take care of all her brothers and sisters since their dad passed away and she feels like she has to be there.  She takes them fishing and teaches them self-defense to help her mother out.  Even though she loves dinners with her family, she will do anything in her power to get out of them because her mom is constantly trying to fix her up.  Ed is the newest candidate and he starting to make her question her life.

Everything in Alex’s life gets turned upside down starting with a voodoo spell that turns her dog into a man.  Her friend Lucie, has her best interest at heart but they never anticipated Calliope getting hurt in the process.  Sport is enjoying being a man and learning new things but he can’t shake some of his dog like behaviors.  Calliope has always adored Alex’s dog Sport and now that he’s a man, she can’t help falling in love with him.  In the end, their love for Alex outweighs everything else.

Ed is sexy and a real man.  He believes he will be a bachelor for the rest of his life because he’s married to his job, but Alex makes him question his future.  His protective instincts kick in around Alex and the more he’s around her, the more he starts to fall for her.  He hopes that what is building between them won’t be ruined when she finds out the truth about him.

I think these two are so good together.  They fill a need in each other that neither knew they had.  They both believe they are content with their lives and have everything they could possibly need.  Neither realizes that they are lacking human contact and love until they find each other.  Their chemistry is evident from the beginning and they steam the pages up when they finally hook up.

They story is full of interesting characters that add depth to the story and help set the scenes.  There is just enough history about the town and its inhabitants without overpowering the main story while adding to the atmosphere.  It was nice to see Ben and Lucie back and I love Lucie’s

Overall I really enjoyed the last installment in the Cajun magic series but I wish Calliope would’ve had some closure too.  I give Deja Voodoo 4 Flaming Hearts.            4 Hearts