Thursday, January 31, 2013
Throwback Thursday: Bayou Heat by Donna Kauffman
Author: Donna Kaufman
First published in 1996 by Loveswept.
Reissued by Loveswept in 2012
Dr. Erin McClure needs a guide who knows every inch of Cajun voodoo country. Enter Teague Comeaux—wild, reckless, with a sharp tracking sense that doesn’t quit. As he leads Erin deep into the steamy reaches of places she never knew existed, she surrenders to the primal longing unleashed by his seductive heat, losing herself in a world of danger, desire, and spirit magic.
Teague might be a renegade with a past built on trouble, but this Louisiana native and bar owner understands the land and the lore better than anybody. He just didn’t plan on falling so hard for Erin. Now he’ll go to desperate lengths to keep her safe—and to allow the power of love to rescue a loner’s heart.
I haven't read many of Donna Kauffman's early books, so I was glad to see that Loveswept has reissued some of them. Bayou Heat is a quick and enjoyable read. It is one story that I wish was longer. I would have loved to get to know Erin and Teague a bit more in-depth. Their relationship sizzles off the pages from the first chapter. It's quick, passionate and really hot!
There is a little intrigue, but nothing ultra exciting. I think it would have been better had it been longer. The reveal at the end was pretty easy to figure out. If you are a fan of her more recent books, you can see that she has come along way in her writing. If you are looking for a quick steamy romance, definitely give this one a try!