Butterfly Bayou (Butterfly Bayou, #1) by Lexi Blake
Title: Butterfly Bayou
Series: Butterfly Bayou, #1
Author: Lexi Blake
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2020
New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is back with an all-new heartwarming, small-town contemporary romance series set against the spicy southern backdrop of Louisiana’s Butterfly Bayou.
Life in Dallas took a tragic turn for nurse practitioner Lila Daley. In need of a fresh start, she retreats to Papillon, Louisiana, a tiny town on the bayou. Sure she’s greeted by a gator, finds herself in the middle of golf cart wars, and unwittingly adopts a scruffy dog, but Lila remains undaunted. She’s focused on running the town’s medical clinic, but fitting into the quirky community is harder than she imagined.
As a single dad, Sheriff Armie LaVigne embraces routine. But there is nothing routine about the town’s newest resident. Lila is a gorgeous fish out of water and he’s ready to catch her. In fact, in no time at all, Armie knows Lila is the woman for him and he plans to win her heart. But when the past threatens their happiness, Armie will have to decide if he has the courage to trust Lila enough to find a true happily ever after.
5 iScream Cones
“I wanted to kiss you the first time I saw you. Lust at first sight.”
I really enjoyed my visit to Papillon, Louisiana and Butterfly Bayou. The small-town residents are a handful and gave Lila a hard time when she moved in to run the local clinic. Not only was she an outsider, but she was also a woman. It didn’t matter that the retiring doctor who sold her the clinic was up in years and would rather be fishing. They trusted him…even if they sometimes shouldn’t.
The only welcome she got was from Otis the alligator and her sister. It seemed that for every step forward she ended up having to take three back. If she couldn’t make some progress with the local residents, find a way to get them to trust her, the clinic would not survive. She could save lives, but she couldn’t save her job if she didn’t have any patients, right?
This engaging tale had some spice and spite as well as some love and laughter. I could not resist the #SexySheriff and neither could Lila. But she ran into more roadblocks along the way, not including Otis. The headstrong nurse practitioner was determined to help where it was needed, whether her help was wanted or not. She stirred up a pot of trouble that not even one of Madame Martine’s spells could fix. I couldn’t put it down until I turned the last page and sighed with satisfaction. 🦋