Bayou Stix (Book 1)
By Skye Turner
Review by Wendy Dawn
“In Summation”:Alexia Sloane is the twenty-six year old owner of the highly successful Louisiana coffee shop/bakery, Java and Sweeties. The past couple of years have been all she’s dreamed of and her business takes all of her focus, all of her heart.
Jude Delecroix is the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in the country, Bayou Stix, and the man who broke Lexi’s heart.
Lexi and Jude have a past.
When Jude comes back to town eight years after leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a famous musician and comes face to face with Lexi, forces collide, old hurts are brought to the surface, and life as these two have been living it will never be the same.
There are two sides to every story, and what happens when the things you believed to be concrete suddenly crumble like ash and fade away?
What happens when two people afraid to face the past, become involved in the present? Can they hope for a future?
Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.
***Contains graphic sex and language. Not for young readers.***
***Alluring Turmoil is a second chance love story and is nothing like a love story when strangers meet.
“The Reviews are in”:An enjoyable read for rock-star romance fans and second-chance romance fans. Sweet southern characters that have a history together. What’s not to like with hot and sexy rock stars roaming around their home town of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Seeing the relationship via flashbacks and memories helped to understand why Lexie and Jude were still lusting after each other.
From the time, they were kids they were friends with each other as well as friends with Lexi’s business partner and gay roommate Eric. The three musketeers were inseparable for years…until Jude’s band Bayou Stix was signed by a major record label. Lexi inspired many of their hits, older and new ones.
“Yes, Lex. The song is about you. It’s always about you.” ~Jude sings to Lexi beside the river when they are still teens.
Everyone wanted a piece of Jude. He was a broken man. Only hearing what when wrong and being with Lexi could fix him. She kept saying she did not need him but in the end, their lust and love drive her back into his arms.
‘Women want him and men want to be him, and me…me, I just love him. I want him and I want to be with him.’ ~Lexi on getting back together with Jude, 8 years of separation.
The teasing, as only people who have know each other for ages, will have you rolling in the floor. Three old friends, his band and her college friend all have attitudes. Not smart attitudes but fun teasing ones that make them all closer.
“Ha! I never said I was a ’Sex God’. I said I was a sexy rocker God. But you can call me a ’Sex God’ if you insist!” ~Jude teasing Lexi.
Once the two lovers quit fighting their hormones, the sex scenes are hot! They both give a perspective of people who have been hurt and are trying to put things back together. There is romance and sexy moments that get them back together.
“Say, ‘Jude, baby…you were AMAZING. So amazing, you ROCKED my world so much, that I passed out!’ ‘Cause you know I did!” ~Jude teasing Lexi about passing out after a massive orgasm.
This is a sweet story that is a great beginning to a series of novels. All the characters are interesting and have a story to tell. You will look forward to the next novel in the series and become a Bayou Stix groupie!
The Ratings*:Hero: 4
*The rating system is based on 1-5, 5 being the best and 1 the worst.
Hero - The main male character of the story. Heroine - The main female character of the story. Story/Plot/HEA (Happy Ever After) - The over all story line and culmination of the main plot or theme.