Tuesday, September 21, 2021

TOUR Audio - CONTEMPORARY - BLUE BAYOU (The French Quarter Collection, #1) by Jiffy Kate Narrators: Loretta Rawlins, Eric Michael Summerer

The French Quarter Collection, #1
by Jiffy Kate
Narrators: Loretta Rawlins, Eric Michael Summerer
Released: April 30th 2019
Length: 8 hours 42 minutes
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Genre: Romance

 The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . BLUE BAYOU (French Quarter Collection, #1) . . .  Did you ever find such a jewel? I was or was not ready for the enjoyment that I got out of this one. I loved Carys from the start. She was spunky and determined. She loved the legacy left to her by her grandparents and her mother. She was just a little lost on how to make the legacy more of what it was and better at the same time. 

Then there was Maverick. He had morals. I could not say that for Mr. Kensington. Grandson Maverick was much more like Grandpa Maverick. Grandpa Maverick left much of himself behind in his journals and most of all in his grandson. 

There was much for me to love here. The Blue Bayou, the French Quarter, the characters primary (Carys & Maverick) and secondary (CeCe, Jewel, Shep and more) and most of all the world created by Jiffy Kate's words. I could see the Blue Bayou. I could see the quarter and surrounding areas. I love that level of imagery. 

I owe thanks to Loretta Rawlings & Eric Michael Summerer. They gave a new layer of dimension to the characters. They gave that extra to the characters through narration of the story, tone, pitch, and variation.  

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jiffy Kate. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

The road to self-discovery leads Maverick Kensington deep into the heart of New Orleans. The colorful characters, beautiful scenery, and a hot mess of a woman he finds along the way offer him the perfect place to reinvent himself. 

The French Quarter and Blue Bayou are exactly the change of pace he's looking for, helping him escape the soul-sucking work he does for his father's company. 

Carys Matthews is young and inexperienced. Having her family's hotel dropped in her lap after her mother's untimely death, she's struggling to keep her head above water and keep the hotel's doors open. She doesn't have time for relationships, but Maverick Kensington is worth an exception. Besides, his stay is temporary and a fling never hurt anyone, right? 

His passion and business know-how is exactly what she needs. Her carefree spirit is what he wants. 

Their whirlwind relationship is one for the books until truths are untold and assumptions are made. Everything comes to a screeching halt just when they were getting to the good part. 

There's always been a saying around the hotel: eventually, everyone comes back to the Blue Bayou. Will Maverick be the exception? 

Contains mature themes.

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Jiffy Kate is the joint pen name for Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate Altman. They're co-writing besties who share a brain. They also share a love of cute boys, stiff drinks, and fun times. Their first published book, Finding Focus, was released in November 2015. Since then, they've continued to write what they know—southern settings full of swoony heroes and strong heroines. You can find them on most social media outlets at @jiffykate, @jiffykatewrites, or @jiffsimpson and @jennykate77.

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Maverick Kensington - https://images.app.goo.gl/NW4YtaEEah3zr2AK6

Carys Matthews - https://images.app.goo.gl/e6gxpRA7XJkTV5LV8

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this review!! We’re so happy you enjoyed listening to Blue Bayou!