Beauty and the Bayou

You might have met your worst-case-scenario match, Sawyer Landry.

Erin Nicholas
Beauty and the Bayou


Note: While I snagged my audio copy on sale via Kobo, at the time of this review the ebook is available via Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Sawyer Landry knows he’s been beastly to be around for the past few months. But he can’t seem to remember how to be fun-loving and friendly. Until he sees Juliet Dawson on his boat dock…and realizes that hip waders are, apparently, one of his turn-ons. But despite the beauty in the boots, the last thing he needs right now is a city girl in his way for the next two weeks. But he’s not really getting a vote. Juliet is determined that her little brother rebuild the dock he and his idiot friends smashed. She’s quirky, klutzy, independent…and possibly an even bigger pessimist than Sawyer is. He’s incredibly drawn to the cynical fish-out-of-water, who seems to be the one person who isn’t intimidated by his growling.The big, gruff boat captain is the first person in a long time to want to watch out for her, and Juliet finds that hotter than his grandma’s jambalaya. Well, that, and his sexy scar, his emotional baggage, and the sense of humor and fun that is buried deep. 

But Sawyer doesn’t need any more people to worry about long-term, and the things that make him feel protective of Juliet aren’t going to go away. So, this two-week adventure can’t be anything more than a fling. With Juliet down on the bayou, there’s an even bigger threat than alligators and hurricanes. There’s the very good chance of someone ending up with a broken heart.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by Sawyer & Juliet’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
As soon as Juliet was introduced at the end of the last book, I could not wait to listen to this one.

This is my favorite of the series so far. I absolutely adored Sawyer and Juliet. I also laughed so much listening to this one I had tears in my eyes. Sawyer and Juliet had a lot in common and were a great fit for each other. Juliet has a lot of fears related to an accident when she was young as does Sawyer from the circumstances of the death of his best friend. Their “What if?” And “yeah, but…” scenarios were hilarious. Interestingly while it sometimes spiraled to the ridiculous – they seemed to know when to reign the other in.

I loved that these two got to spend a lot of time together really getting to know each other. Definitely an HFN as the book ends just a few weeks after they meet – yet it’s easy to see they’ll be awesome together. While I’m looking forward to Chase getting his own book, I’m so excited to dive into Kennedy & Bennett’s book next, Crazy Rich Cajuns.

While I would have liked a little more southern drawl like the first book – I really enjoyed Gregory Salinas and Ramona Master’s narration. Salinas as Sawyer and Master as Juliet were perfect casting. They were both a great fit for their characters’ personalities and kept everything smooth and consistent. Such a delightful listen.

About the author:
Erin Nicholas: I’ve been reading romance since my mom first let me into her book cupboard when I was about fourteen. LaVyrle Spencer, Julie Garwood, Debbie Macomber… they took my ‘happily ever after’ ideas from animated princesses to real people in the real world.

I’ve been writing romance almost as long. Many a family car trip was spent with my head bent over a spiral notebook in the back seat. I’ll confess that my very first attempts at fiction were fantasy and paranormals, influenced by my father’s love of the Lord of the RingsThe Chronicles of Narnia, and the original Alice in Wonderland. If Harry Potter had been around, I’m sure he would have been on the bedtime story shelf as well.

But it wasn’t long until I started writing about true love and that’s where I’ve been ever since.

I’m so thrilled to be able to share these stories with you! I hope that they make you smile, sigh, maybe even choke up a little. Most of all, I hope that they help you believe in magical things like first kisses, the spark of passion, and the power of true love.

You can connect with Erin Nicholas here:

About the narrators:
Ramona Master has been seen on stages in Chicago, London, New York and all over New England. She also teaches theater to kids at a delightful performing arts center. Ramona, who is half Colombian, speaks Spanish.

Her guilty pleasure is Real Housewives of (Anywhere).

You can connect with Ramona Master here:

Gregory Salinas
You can connect with Gregory Salinas here:

My Favorite Quotes

Well, if you don’t want me to get woozy, you have to stop talking about how I could have strangled myself or given myself a serious concussion. – Beauty and the Bayou by @ErinNicholas #Audiobook @RamonaMaster #GregorySalinas @PFPAudiobooks #Lawyer #BoysOfTheBayou #RomanticComedy

He needed to yell at someone but even he, who really wasn’t picky about who he yelled at these days, knew that he couldn’t yell at Juliet. – Beauty and the Bayou by @ErinNicholas #Audiobook @RamonaMaster #GregorySalinas @PFPAudiobooks #Lawyer #BoysOfTheBayou #RomanticComedy

These are my bayou-wading boots, not my running boots – Beauty and the Bayou by @ErinNicholas #Audiobook @RamonaMaster #GregorySalinas @PFPAudiobooks #Lawyer #BoysOfTheBayou #RomanticComedy

You might have met your worst-case-scenario match, Sawyer Landry. – Beauty and the Bayou by @ErinNicholas #Audiobook @RamonaMaster #GregorySalinas @PFPAudiobooks #Lawyer #BoysOfTheBayou #RomanticComedy

he was big and hard and strong and all of that—so she didn’t fall exactly, but neither did she have time to really enjoy the slide down the Sawyer-pole. – Beauty and the Bayou by @ErinNicholas #Audiobook @RamonaMaster #GregorySalinas @PFPAudiobooks #Lawyer #BoysOfTheBayou #RomanticComedy

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