Thursday, August 30, 2018

Blue Bayou

Title: Blue Bayou
Author: Jiffy Kate
Genre: Contemporary Romance (mature)
Release Date: August 30, 2018

The road to self-discovery leads Maverick Kensington deep into the heart of New Orleans. The colorful characters, beautiful scenery and a hot mess of a woman he finds along the way offer him the perfect place to reinvent himself. 
The French Quarter and Blue Bayou are exactly the change of pace he’s looking for, helping him escape the soul-sucking work he does for his father’s company. 
Carys Matthews is young and inexperienced. Having her family’s hotel dropped in her lap after her mother’s untimely death, she’s struggling to keep her head above water and keep the hotel’s doors open. She doesn’t have time for relationships, but Maverick Kensington is worth an exception. Besides, his stay is temporary and a fling never hurt anyone, right? 
His passion and business know-how is exactly what she needs. 
Her carefree spirit is what he wants. 
Their whirlwind relationship is one for the books until truths are untold and assumptions are made. Everything comes to a screeching halt just when they were getting to the good part. 
There’s always been a saying around the hotel: eventually, everyone comes back to the Blue Bayou. Will Maverick be the exception again?
Jiffy Kate is the joint pen name for Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate Altman. They're co-writing besties who share a brain and a love of cute boys, good coffee, and a fun time. 
Together, they've written over twenty stories. Their first published book, Finding Focus, was released in November 2015. Since then, they’ve continued to write what they know, which is southern settings full of swoony heroes and strong heroines. 
You can find them on most social media outlets at @jiffykate, @jiffykatewrites, or @jiffsimpson and @jennykate77.


I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Maverick is tired of the life he's living. He hates the job he has but wants to help people. He doesn't like tearing things or people down. So he does the only thing he can think of, he leaves. He goes to New Orleans, but not to where he normally goes. He ends up at the Blue Bayou and something about this place makes him feel at home. It doesn't hurt that the owner is beautiful and stirs something in him.

Carys loves her home, she doesn't know anything different this hotel is her family.  It's rough but she's willing to do whatever she has to do to take care of Blue Bayou and the people that work there. Maverick walks in and she was smitten. He's almost too good to be true, he helps her and he fixes things for her and he makes her feel things that she shouldn't be. He's just tempory, she has to keep her head about her.

I loved the heat that sizzled between Carys and Maverick. Maverick was a great guy with a good heart. I think that Carys could sense that in him. Maverick wanted to do more with his life but how could he take the risk? Run don't walk and check out the Blue Bayou. These authors have a way of making you feel like you step right into New Orleans, feeling the muggy air and the sounds of the city. You won't regret diving into this book. 

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