May 19, 2013
Determined to marry the most eligible bachelor in the parish to save her family, Lucie LeBieu turns a “love bug” loose to cast its Voodoo spell. What she doesn’t count on is hitting two targets—the golden boy congressional candidate and her Cajun-hot ex. To set things right, she must undo the spell before she falls into bed—and back in love—with a certain down and dirty heartbreakin’ cop or breaks another man’s heart.
Undercover investigator Ben Boyette is back in Louisiana on special assignment when he runs across his old flame, brewing up trouble as usual. But when hometown threats turn deadly, Lucie’s life is on the line. Determined to protect both her and his politician assignment from falling victim to a murderer, Ben finds that he’s the one who’s falling hard for the irresistible bayou temptress.
Lucie gave up her dream seven years ago when she broke up with Ben Boyette so he would follow his. Lucie is overwhelmed, looking for a way to save her grandmother’s house and get out of the bayou and her heritage may be just the answer. The only problem, every time she has tried to use voodoo in the past, it has backfired and caused more trouble than good. A simple love spell is the answer to her problems; she just hopes it will work this one time.
I was pulled into this story right from the beginning. The characters are interesting and funny and I couldn’t wait to see how the story was going to end. I loved Lucie’s from the start, she has a good heart and tries to do the right thing but she just goes about it wrong. She sees Eric as the answer to all her problems but the more she is around him, the more she realizes that what she is doing is wrong. She and Ben have a history that just won’t go away and neither will he. In the end she does the right thing for everyone, including herself and everything works out.
Ben and Eric have been friends for a long time and now Ben has returned home to help protect Eric from the crazy stalker following him. The only problem, how can he protect Eric when he can’t even protect his own heart? He knows that he is playing with fire with Lucie but he just can’t seem to stay away from her. Eric has also fallen hard for her, which has put a strain on Ben’s friendship with him. After several near misses on Eric and Lucie’s life, Ben is even more determined to have her again if he can just convince her.
This story was full of humor and comedy; it had me laughing at Lucie’s antics trying to find that ladybug. She got herself into some really sticky situations and Ben always seemed to be the one to rescue her, even though she thought Eric was her knight in shining armor. I have to admit in the romance triangle between Ben, Eric and Lucie; I was rooting for Ben and Lucie. Eric is a good guy but he just didn’t seem the right person for Lucie. The intrigue was always in the background but it was important to the story and kept it interesting. Overall it all worked well together to make a wonderful story.