From Goodreads: He was looking for a killer. What he found was a woman who turned his lonely world upside down-and touched him as no other woman had ever done.
Auri ‘Creole’ Levalois is a man on a mission. Determined to put his foster-brother’s killer behind bars, he has taken a leave of absence from New Orleans PD to hunt the man down. Following his last, desperate lead, Creole sets up a surveillance on the girlfriend of one of the bad guy’s minions. Muse Summerville’s thin file says the sultry blonde is hot as the Louisiana summer, and has a penchant for men-the more dangerous the better. But to Creole’s cop instincts, something about her doesn’t quite add up.
Grace Summerville’s identical twin sister has vanished without a trace. Grace has left her cozy Charleston home and high school counselor job, and rushed to New Orleans’ notorious French Quarter, where she has installed herself in Muse’s apartment. This disappearing act is typical for Muse, who is far too much like their good-for-nothing, drifter father for Grace’s comfort. But this time Grace is really worried.
Especially when she discovers a dark, mysterious Cajun man watching her from the neighboring balcony-watching her with the feral interest of a predator. Is he somehow involved in Muse’s disappearance? Or is he after something much more dangerous to a good girl like Grace…?
Read for Free Read Friday
Challenges: Read for Fun, Why Buy the Cow
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00
First Thought when Finished: It has been to long since I have been to NOLA!
What I Loved: Nina Bruhns did a fantastic job of getting you into that Louisiana mood through the setting, dialogue, and fantastic characters. I was pretty much sucked into the richness of the area and it was perfect for a romantic suspense novel. I loved Nina’s usage of Cajun sayings and just about died at Creole’s name: Auri!
What I Liked: The romance between Creole and Grace was a nice balance of sweet and spicy. You really cared about them getting together and wanted Grace to heal the hurt from Creole’s past. The suspense story was a fantastic way to bring these two together! Plus, kudos for not dragging out the “mistaken” twin plot. I really enjoyed that they were getting to know each other for who they really were!
Things that made me go hmmm: Nothing really but I started reading the epilogue and decided to wait until I read book 3 since it talks about Muse and Remi!
Final Thought: This was a fantastic read that I am glad I picked up. It was also another free read that lead me to buy more in the series so it did it’s job LOL