By Eden Elgabri
Red Sage Publishing
NetGallery Review of Novella
Remy Allemande has one task - keep Cynthia LeBlanc from snooping around Crawdaddy's and keep her the hell out of the courthouse. One look at the luscious opposing counsel makes him decide to achieve that task by seducing her. The best way to do that is to get her liquored up on New Orleans favorite, Sazerac.
Cynthia Leblanc is not who she seems to be and has a secret of her own. But how far will she be willing to go to keep it? Will this straight-laced attorney pose as a prostitute to gain the knowledge she needs?
Will Remy seduce her? And what will happen when the two finally have their day in court?
Remy intercepts Cynthia before she can reach her destination, with the intention of seducing her and keeping her busy and out of the way for a few days. Although Crawdaddy’s serves up the best gumbo, what Cynthia doesn’t know is that it also serves up any kind of sex imaginable. With that in mind, Remy implies that Cynthia is a “working” girl on her way to Crawdaddy’s, and his seduction begins in earnest. Cynthia decides to play along with his charade. After all, she had a lack-luster marriage and no one around here knows her. Why not?
I wish this could have been a full length novel, but at 40 pages or so, it wasn’t able to reach half of its potential. Remy and Cynthia are very likeable characters. Unfortunately, their dialog and the writing could be callous and boorish:
But by the end of the night, she’d be the one on her knees, sucking on him like a lollipop.
Basically, she narrowed him down to meat.Don’t get me wrong, the sex is hot and heavy with a dose of anal and a toy thrown in for good measure.
Some things I just couldn’t get past. You have a grown, professional (attorney) woman getting in a boat with a stranger in the backwood bayous of Louisiana. (I had visions of Deliverance dancing in my head.) Remy and Cynthia are complete strangers who fall madly in love after two days of hot monkey sex. Remy uses, well at least partially, alcohol to seduce Cynthia.
On the bright side, I did learn what Sazerac is!