"love at first sight romance"

In DC, Feng Shui decorator Rachel Fortier ends her relationship with her former fiancÚ David Lloyd because he went and had a vasectomy without telling her what he did. To make it final, she burns all the physical fitness equipment he has given her as gifts over the years in his quest for the perfect female specimen, a goal that Rachel no longer strives to achieve. Rachel also has taken a three-month leave of absence to travel to Terrebonne Parrish, Louisiana to meet her fraternal grandmother Gizelle for the first time.

Upon arriving at Granny's estate, two things catch her eye. First the place looks like a nineteenth century hillbilly disaster area. The second is more a showstopper as she sees helicopter pilot Remy LeDeux for the first time. Neither can take their eyes off one another as if Cupid struck both down. However, he cannot believe she could love someone with the burn scar on his visage and their respective relatives play un-matchmaking roles trying to insure that the End Days have not begun with the forbidden marriage between a Fortier and a LeDeux.

The first moment that the lead couple see one another is simply "Oh my" as readers will sense and believe in the deep feelings of love at first sight. Though Remy's denial of her loving behavior becomes boorish after a while, Rachel is a delightful female protagonist and the support cast provides regional charm. Readers will enjoy this DC cosmopolitan and Bayou pilot falling in love contemporary romance.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 9, 2003


A Cajun pilot who lost his good looks but never lost his sense of humor.

An uptight Feng Shui decorator who needs her funny bone tickled, for sure.

A wacky grandma who chews tobacco,

A cousin who sports a Mullet hairdo

A brother who got his you-know-what snipped,

A folk healer who can "smoke the baby,"

An ex-Miss Louisiana who sports big Texas hair,

A cowboy with a butt to-die-for,

Wild Cajun music, and good Loo-zi-ana food.

Where else could it be, but down on the bayou?

Let the good times roll, baby!


Men! After finally dumping her fiancÚ, whose idea of romance was making sure she toned her butt and abs, decorator Rachel Fortier hightails it out of D.C. straight for Cajun country. But her ex-taxidermist grandma's cabin on stilts in the Louisiana bayou isn't quite the grand estate she imagined. Throw in a pet alligator named Useless, a herd of Southerners born and bred, and Remy LeDeux, the smoldering-eyed pilot angling for her family's property, and Rachel's in for a passel of trouble- especially since their chemistry is hotter than the Atchafalaya Swamp in July. With his miniskirted great-aunt itching to marry him off and her rifle-toting grandma ready to shoot Remy the second he sets foot on her land, the sexiest bad boy this side of the Mason-Dixon line will need a special kind of voodoo to win this civil war.


Tall, Dark, and Cajun
(Cajun Contemp. Series: Book 2)
by Sandra Hill

Warner Books (Forever)
July 1, 2003
ISBN #0446612944
EAN #9780446612944
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