BORN ON THE BAYOU by Lynne Connolly
Born on the Bayou by Lynne Connolly
Nightstar, Book 2
Reviewed by Jo
Jace Beauchene has no idea why he has returned to his childhood home; after all it’s only going to be his for a short time more. Jace sold the majority interest and it is about to become a resort. It’s also not like Jace has a lot of time to deal with the house anyway, being the guitarist for the Murder City Ravens. They are about to leave for a world tour and their newest singles are rocketing up the lists. Jace still needed this time to either say goodbye or to decide to use his out clause. What he doesn’t expect is to meet the manager dealing with the renovations and instantly decide to play a prank that backfires.
Beverly Christmas is a chief who can’t cook any longer. Beverly has developed a serve allergy to raw flour that could kill her if she is exposed long enough. With her professional cooking days behind her, Beverly decides to use her background from working in and around her family’s restaurants and is working as the renovation manager on a plantation house. Beverly knows that certain things are a must if she is to keep her job. When a case of misidentification, a prank and betrayal cause Beverly to lose her job, the rest of the day and night turn into something of a fantasy.
Jace feels so bad when he finds out what happened that he races after Beverly and ends up saving her from an attack. That afternoon then turns into a time for Beverly and Jace to get to know each other as Jace uses his connections to help Beverly get her job back. That afternoon also turns into an erotic night that leaves them both wondering what hit them. It’s almost time for Jace to meet up with the band but he doesn’t want to leave Beverly, while at the same time Beverly is trying to decide what her future will hold. When Beverly agrees to go with Jace to the hotel and the band gig, it turns out be Beverly’s experience that saves the day. The passion that exploded between Jace and Beverly has turned into something much stronger. Jace has made his decision about the plantation and he wants Beverly with him, but is it a decision that Beverly can live with or has Jace accidentally torn them apart when he thought it would keep them together?
Two people at a turning point in their lives meet and passion explodes between them in Born on the Bayou. Jace and Beverly found each other just as circumstances were making huge changes in their lives – a point where they both had to make some hard decisions and I found that the love they discovered made all the difference in those decisions. I loved watching the alternating playfulness and seriousness between Jace and Beverly. I had to laugh when Beverly proved that she could be counted on in a tight spot and how she got the band out of it. I also enjoyed finding out more about the various members of the band and their manager along with Beverly. I really loved how both Jace and Beverly finally figured out just what their futures (both professionally and personally) would be and how to achieve those futures. I just know that their time together will be exciting, erotic and fun. Born on the Bayou takes us on a journey as two very strong people discover love and just what they need to make their future one that they would both love – filled with passion and music.