Top positive review
OMG... I just loved this book!!!
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2018
The story was well plotted and executed, full of action and drama, chocked full of humor throughout. Mama's Brood is a special bunch of misfits who rely on each other for their different specialties when they are out in the field. They have formed a family like cohesiveness with real concern for each other on and off the job. This story also dealt with people whose thinking was one bubble off center and failing to see reality.
When Lucas "Big Country" Beaumont first saw Stormy "Sienna Red" Redmond, he thought she was as beautiful as moonlight in the bayou. His sterile interactions with women before hand was only needed to scratch an itch and satisfy "Big Bubba's" need. He thought he would get his Sienna Red to agree to sign one of his love contracts and his need would be satisfied but "Big Bubba" had other plans.
Stormy Redmond had been divorced for three years and her girlfriends kept trying to push her into getting back out there in the world. I just loved reading their conversations with each other. They were true BFFs with their candid talk with each other. When she met Big Country at Mama's bar, she did not let him treat her any kind of way. She refused to be just another playthang. She wanted their relationship on her terms too and refused to tailor her life around another man like her ex did her. She was not ready for a relationship per se, but that first time together had them both reconsidering. Their erotic scenes together was on fiyah, better than Fifty Shades fiyah, IMHO. Big Country's Sienna Red was the only woman he allowed himself to fall in love with. She was the only woman that soothed his "blue light" that tortured him since childhood. She was the first woman to truly have his back without wanting anything in return but his love. She was the first woman to truly love him.
My only problem I have with the author's writing was some French Creole/ Cajun terms in the story. She used the word "chi" throughout as a term of endearment. What should have been used instead is the word "cher" (masc.) or "chere" (fem.), pronounced without the hard "r". Being of South Louisiana Creole descent, I just could not let this one slide as the term is used in my family all the time. With that said, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is now added to my to be re-read list. I laughed from the beginning to end, especially the Teat and Meat scene and the resort scene. Great job Shay! I can't wait to see what else members of Mama's Brood will be up to in the future.