Friday, April 26, 2013

Reivew: Voodoo on the Bayou by Elle James

Voodoo on the Bayou by Elle James

Amazon Product Description:
“By day a frog, by night a man, ‘til de next full moon...”

At first, lawyer and ladies’ man Craig Thibodeaux thought Madame LeBieu’s chant was a strange bayou joke. But the voodoo worked and Craig is spending his days as...well, a small green frog. Now he has only two weeks to find love, or his new froggy transformation becomes permanent.

When she receives the anonymous toxic water sample from Bayou Miste, research scientist Elaine Smith decides a trip to the bayou is the perfect excuse to escape the lab, and forget about her cheating ex-fiancĂ©. Then she accidentally stumbles upon Craig’s oh-so-fine naked form, and her science-nerd brain is overrun with naughty thoughts about her new gorgeous night-time bayou guide.

But there’s more to Bayou Miste than voodoo curses and sexy late-night trysts. Dark secrets threaten the delicate ecosystem, and there are those who would do anything to keep those secrets hidden. Even murder...  

My Thoughts:
I absolutely loved this book!  Wonderfully written.  You know from the go what will happen, but the journey to the end is fantastic.  This story is filled with emotion.  You get fun, funny, serious, dedicated, passionate, sensual, sweet, endearing and at the same time you have intrique and mystery enough to keep you turning the pages.  Elaine's transformation from mousey scientist to a go-getter is great and Craig's is just as good. 
The setting is perfect.  The characters are carefully, lovingly created and fully developed.  The plot is interesting and entertaining.  The underlying theme of friendship is threaded throughout each character for each other, the animals and the place they call home.
Wonderful read - can't wait to start book two.  Do not miss this one!