Breaking her curse will cost him his heart…and possibly his life.
The Brothers Bernaux, Book 1
For the past five years, Elita Raisonne has been on the run from a curse that started with her grandmother, and gradually reached out evil tendrils to kill her mother and her aunts. Now, healing from another nasty accident, Elita can feel the curse coming for her like icy breath on the back of her neck.
Her only hope: trek deep into Louisiana’s Atchafayala Basin and ask the mysterious Bernaux brothers for help.
Pryor Bernaux takes one look at the black smudge clinging to Elita like a shroud, and recognizes the work of a powerful hex worker. Together, all three Bernaux brothers could easily break it—if Mercer and Wyatt weren’t away.
As the curse sinks deeper into Elita’s soul, Pryor realizes time is running out for the beautiful redhead who makes him want things he and his brothers swore they’d never have. He has no choice but to help her. But the magical backlash is torture. And without his brothers’ help, it could even be deadly.
Keep a cold beverage on hand, because the bayou isn’t all that’s hot and steamy in this book. Deadly hexes, naked spellworking, mouthwatering court-bouillon, and sexy Cajuns will curl your toes…and maybe your hair.
Elita Raisonne’s family women have been cursed ever since her grandmother turned down a marriage proposal. Bad things happen to Elita and her cousins, so her grandmother suggests she visit the brothers Bernaux to find a way to undo the hex. She goes to visit them and meets Pryor. He can’t fully undo the hex without the magic of his brothers, but that changes when things become scary while his brother’s are gone. Pryor vows to help the beautiful woman.
I enjoyed the Cajun setting for this story and all of the magic and mystery surrounding the hex put upon the Raisonne women. The author drew me into the story within the first chapter and made me want to keep going. My only problem with this was that I had to reread it because I had just finished another story set in New Orleans and the bayou and got some of the characters and details confused. But, I enjoyed this one the second time around and did not feel at all put out because I had to re-read it. The details and writing made me feel like I was in the bayou with the characters (and also makes me want to visit New Orleans very soon)! My favorite character, though, was the eccentric grandmother, Elita. She runs around naked (or “borrows” her granddaughters’’ clothes). She, also, has a boyfriend named Tooter who she uses for sex! Go Granny! She is the comic relief of the story without taking away from the real meat of the book.
This is definitely one of the better books of this genre. Everyone should give this author a chance because her writing is amazing!