Celine Arseneux takes an undercover story for her newspaper. She infiltrates a Baton Rouge "club" for men and women run by the local mob. She never expected to see the man she had had a crush on in high school and college, John LeDeux. When the police raid the club, the two are arrested together. He kissed her while snatching the hidden camera from her alluring outfit. The kiss was photographed.
Both were able to get out of jail - Celine because of her job for the night and John for the same reason. He is a police detective who was also undercover trying to break up the club. She writes an article about an "anonymous" sexy policeman who was working at the club. John LeDeux has to hide away until the trial because his life is now endangered.
When Tante Lulu hires Jinx, Inc., to treasure hunt in the bayou, John is able to join them. They are looking for the pirate Jean Lafitte's treasure from a map Tante Lulu has. Tante Lulu also has a premonition - this is the year John is going to find his life's partner. John reacts with both shock and amusement. He's not ready to settle yet.
Then Celine is assigned to cover the treasure hunt in the middle of the bayou. The police almost refuse her presence because she is a danger to John LeDeux in his hide out. The only way she is allowed to stay is if she promises not to write the story until after the court trial starts and John is able to come out and if she stays in the bayou for the duration with no outside contact. The mob would kill him if they found him.
Celine is now caught. Her boss insists she takes this story. But she doesn't want to be separated from her grandfather and her five-year-old son. Plus she has to hide her son Etienne's secret - his father is John LeDeux. John doesn't have a clue. The night they met at the club was the first time she had seen him since she discovered she was pregnant. There is one final problem - she realizes she hasn't lost her feelings for the wildest LeDeux son.
Wild Jinx brings back characters from Sandra Hill's Cajun series and her Jinx series. It's a cute romance with many chuckles. It's definitely a fantasy romance novel and a bit unbelievable, but quite enjoyable. I was ready to suspend belief while I visited the treasure hunt in the bayou.
I also was tantalized by the returning characters from (apparently) past romances from earlier books. If I stumble across the books in my used bookstore browsings, I'll pick it up. Hill's writing is fun and good escapism.
Notice: Explicit sexual content
| The Series:
|You might also like:
So Into You by Sandra Hill
These reviews are personal opinions only and in no way reflect other readers' opinions of the books discussed.
Book Rating System