• Bayou Sweetheart

  • The Butterfly Bayou Series, Book 5
  • By: Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sparks fly in Louisiana’s Butterfly Bayou when a Hollywood starlet falls for a local deputy in a new small-town contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

After leaving the military, Major Blanchard moved to Papillon, Louisiana, to be with his aging father, where he’s taken a deputy position with the sheriff’s department. Now that he’s settling into life on the bayou, he’s trying out the dating scene. Every single woman in town seems to be pining after the handsome newcomer. But so far, nothing’s worked out, and he’s had some spectacularly bad dates. Major’s getting ready to give up on love when a new lady roars into town to film a movie and turns his world upside down.

Actress Brynn Pearson is trying to make a successful transition from child star to leading lady. Now that she’s landed her first lead in a major film, nothing can stop her. She is committed to focusing solely on her work, so romance is the last thing she needs. Too bad she can’t get her mind off the dreamy deputy she keeps running into. He’s gorgeous, and something about him makes her feel safe. As Brynn’s feelings for Major deepen, she starts to wonder if maybe there’s more to life than her career.

When a family crisis throws Major’s life into a tailspin, he turns to Brynn for support and hopes the relationship growing between them will shine brighter than Hollywood lights.

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I love Papillon!

I am a huge fan of anything from Lexi Blake and this book is no exception. Major and Brynn is so cute together. From their first meeting ( which I laughed so hard through) to their tries to fit in to each other’s lives ( which I cried through ) this book had me a a wonderful roller coaster. It was so good to go back home to Papillon.

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Best one yet!!!

This was a truly great story. a story of change, growing up and of realizing what was really important. It touched on real issues, the pain of loosing a loved one and finding your love. I hope the author continues on this path

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Lexi Blake is perfection!

So, I'm a Lexi Blake fan. I'm not even going to pretend that I don't see any of her books from her Bliss, Sirens, Masters & Mercenaries or Butterfly Bayou series and automatically purchase without a care in the world what the summary says. It's like the TikTok with someone slamming their credit card down begging their money be taken. That was me when she was writing as Sophie Oak and that's definitely me now because she is AMAZING!

The threads of chaos and humor that run like wild currents through her stories are MY catnip. I could go on and on about the many times I've made a mistake of taking a drink while reading her material and instantly regretted it because I had spewed it out in laughter. Seriously, she's hilarious and it often sneaks up on you.

But the perfection is the way she has so captured the flavor of the different places she's set her stories. You feel that small Texas town with absolute accuracy in her Siren books and even with the crossover from the M&M and Bliss books, you FEEL the difference in the people and place between Dallas and that quirky Colorado mountain town. But by God, her Butterfly Bayou series has been absolute balm for my poor displaced Cajun soul. There is a special level of crazy that tastes like home. If you were to drive into Louisiana from Texas, you'd find small towns off of I-10 with water towers and rice dryers and, the further you drove, not only would the accents deepen, so would the crazy. God love my people but the couillon runs deep. Anyway, these stories bring me so much joy.

I really like the narrator. No, she's not Ryan West (I've previously waxed on about that man's Cajun accent... yummy) but she's got really good timing. The only reason I didn't give her a 5 was because Lisa Guidry and her sister Lila are Texan, not bayou girls and Major was from Houston, also not Cajun. I know my accent comes back when I go home so I tried to chalk it up to them living there for a while but still. Otherwise, great performance.

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A little too much family dynamics

This is my least favorite of this series & author, whom I’ve read or listened to every book except the Thieves series. This one seemed to have too many main characters and not enough time for the couple. Loved the dogs, & that the story has really humorous tones, but there was no intrigue or mystery, just family members in too many scenes and hardly any sexy times. For me if this was the first I’d read of the author, I’d say decent book but not my style enough to read more books. Narration was really good by Ms Almasy.

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4.75 Stars 🌟

I am at the point with this series (and this author) that it is a no-brainer for me to click the "Buy" button the moment I see a new book in this series. I have found that I love anything that Lexi Blake writes and this series is no different.

We have been introduced to the small quaint town of Papillion, Louisiana in the prior 4 books and this book continues the trend of an outside character coming into town and feeling like a fish out of water. This small town is pretty crazy with all kinds of quirks like the town alligator "Otis" and a gossip line that is faster that Wi-Fi.

This story is a little different in the fact that this time we have the female MC is a famous actress who is in town to be filming a movie. We also got to meet the male MC - a police officer named Major Blanchard - who has moved to Butterfly Bayou to take care of a sick father. I'm sure we have met him in previous books, but I didn't actually remember him. That wasn't a problem though because I ended up liking him immediately as he is introduced to us after he attempts to rescue his dog from a bog and ends up stuck.

Our female MC - Brynn -rides to the rescue and in the process of him getting unstuck from the mud - he loses his sweatpants. Then, to top it off, the event is captured on a wildlife camera and goes viral. This is another cute story with two MC's who are immediately attracted to each other but have to deal with crazy circumstances if they want to get together.

This was another winner for me and as always, the narrator - Jessica Almasy - knocks it out of the park and has become the voice of the series for me. It is always wonderful to be able to come back and get to see other characters that we have met and liked before and that is always a favorite part of this series for me.

Now I'm ready and waiting for the next book!

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Bayou sweetheart

This is a great book .it is funny and very enjoyable. I love this series.

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I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this entire series! You’ll laugh & cry & long to personally experience a small town like Papillon. I pre-ordered Sweetheart & listened to the whole series again when it was released. I’m adding Major & Bren to the long list of loves! Sweetheart was definitely the most emotional of the series but we’ll worth the puffy eyes! Love, love, love Lexi Blake & the couples of Butterfly Bayou!

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Entertaining story and narration

Oh how I love my visits to Papillon, Louisiana also known as Butterfly Bayou. Ms. Blake’s writing is so descriptive that I could easily imagine myself in the Bayou. Papillon is a quirky little town with characters who are fun, entertaining and often meddling. They all have an opinion and are determined to express it which can make for some laugh out loud moments. There’s also a wandering alligator named Otis who pops up at the oddest moments.
This time it is Major Blanchard and actress Brynn Pearson who are front and centre. Major Blanchard has recently moved to town and is a deputy sheriff and all the lades want to date him. However it isn’t until Brynn arrives in the town that his interest really spikes.
The last thing Brynn needs is to fall for the deputy, she’s there to do a job, not find love, but the heart wants who the heart wants and complications quickly arise.
As they get to know one another, lines will be crossed and an emotional connection is forged. Could Major be the one to challenge Brynn’s belief in love?
Bayou Sweetheart is a well written, emotional, witty story that will draw you in and leave you wanting more. Jessica Almasy's performance brings the characters to life and I could easily listen to her all day.

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Forever

It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this book to come out. It didn’t disappoint. The narrator is amazing. The story is funny, sad and wonderful. I’m sure I will have go back and listen to them all again!

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Absolutely loved this book!

The narrators are amazing, it felt like i was there in the bayou! I love all the characters and the plot! Best of all is the focus on family and doing whats best for you!

You did great! Cant wait for the next one!