Bayou BoundTitle:  Bayou Bound
Series:  Fleur de Lis #2
Author:  Linda Joyce
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 25, 2014
Publisher:  Wild Rose Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Blurb:

Biloxi Dutrey grounds her jet-setting photography career and returns to Mississippi when she learns her family home, Fleur De Lis, is headed for financial ruin. She plans to save it by scooping up the job of Keeper. But that means breaking tradition, and her family isn’t cooperating.

Veterinarian Nick Trahan is new in town and wants folks to stop matchmaking. He won’t settle for just a pretty face. He wants the perfect woman, one who believes in family and commitment the exact opposite of his parents.

Nick rescues Biloxi during a raging storm, but the squall is tame compared to the tempest between them. Soon they experience the backlash from the long-standing feud between their families. If Biloxi surrenders her dreams for Fleur de Lis and tows the line with tradition, will she also be forced to give up on “forever love” due to the hate their families still harbor?

Read on for my thoughts on Bayou Bound.  No true spoilers, promise.

Southern family feuds are the backdrop for this entertaining second installment of the Fleur de Lis series.  Biloxi will fight to save not only her family home but for the love of the one man who makes everything worth it.  Family.  You love ’em and in the same moment want to pull your hair out in frustration because of them.  While feuding families can keep the fire burning for generations, Biloxi and Nick will end this feud with their own personal happy ending.

Nick and Biloxi were an amazing couple and you cannot help but root for them to simply ignore family reactions and go for it.  Emotionally charged, Bayou Bound will keep you glued to the pages as these two lovers work through years of mistrust and family interference.  Just how long must the descendants pay for their ancestors actions?  Find out in Bayou Bound.

I enjoyed every moment I spent with Nick and Biloxi, and would easily recommend this one for anyone who enjoys a good love story.

*I received an e-ARC of Bayou Bound from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

Bayou Bound is available for the Kindle