Nola Dutrey is as dedicated to her jazz singing career as she is to her kids' community band in New Orleans. When she meets her best friend’s brother, her heart beats with a newfound passion. But falling in love with someone whose life is in New York has no future.
Restaurateur and music enthusiast Rex Arceneau is in town to settle his father’s estate. He must get the financials into the black before handing over the family restaurant to his sister. To reduce expenses—the weekend singer must go. However, he meets Nola, and their connection sizzles. When he hears her sing, he’s hooked.
Nola’s torn between powerful attraction and life in New Orleans. Rex is determined to use music as a secret weapon to entice Nola north. Will she ever be a bride at Fleur de Lis or will life’s dissonant notes ruin their harmony and once-in-a-lifetime love?
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Linda Joyce’s Bayou Brides
Captivating!!! Sultry!!! Power packed with
You will love reading this fast paced, well
plotted adventure with plenty of twists and
turns to keep you guessing plus trying to
foresee the surprising ending. It is a
breathtaking, intense read with heart
pounding excitement keeping the reader
engrossed in the superbly written story.
Two main flawed characters with undeniable
chemistry but each stubborn in their own
lives meet and immediately fall in love. But
will each of them be able to let control of
their current situations???
One lives in New Orleans and never wants to
leave. She teaches in a private school, sings
at two restaurants and has taken a group of
students to form a band.
The other, he was born and raised in New
Orleans but lives and runs a restaurant and a
farm that raises fresh produce for the restaurant
in New York. He is back to settle his father’s
estate and get his sister’s restaurant in New
Orleans out it the red. He needs to make cuts
and one of them is the restaurant’s singer.
Intrigue, secrets, family issues, arson plus drama
keep the well developed, well creative, colorful
characters interwoven in a complex plot.
The author is able to weave the past and present
together making the reader feel as part of the
A highly recommended read!!
I volunteered to read Bayou Brides. Thanks to
NetGalley and the author for the opportunity.
My opinion is my own.
Bayo Bayou Brides Linda Joyce Stubbornness can be a word that might be used to describe Nola, Rex , and Kayla. When the three butt heads , can there be any happy ever afters? Can trying to do what is right make or break your future? Linda has once again brought together characters that have you at times laughing, crying, and rooting for them. Also shaking your head at what they do. Loved the continuation of the Bayou Brides and hope there are more. Follow Nola in her quest for lifetime love in a beautifully written story that has you wanting only happy endings.