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The Cajun cowboy
Hill, Sandra.
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New York : Warner Books, [2004]

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369 pages ; 17 cm
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"Warner forever."
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Charmaine LeDeux, who owns not one but two beauty salons on the Louisiana bayou, has a loan shark on her tail. As if that's not bad enough, Raoul Lanier, who she thought she divorced years ago, tells her that they're still married! Plus, they've inherited his father's rundown cattle ranch together. Raoul promises to give her an honest-to-god real divorce this time if she'll sell him her half of the ranch. But she decides that the ranch is the perfect place for her after all; i.e., the perfect hideout for a woman who needs to lie low for a while.
The last thing Raoul wants is for Charmaine to live with him, but Charmaine has always been stubborn. Soon she's taken over the house, adding feminine touches everywhere and having his three ranch hands eating out of her hand. When her belly-dancing great-aunt and the rest of the LeDeux clan come over for Thanksgiving dinner, Raoul knows he's lost the fight. He might as well give in to the temptation she still rouses in him. Now if he can only keep her safe from the Dixie mafia looking for her and convince her that he's worth a second chance at love.

Author Notes

Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories. She is the wife of a stockbroker and mother of four sons.

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Booklist Review

It's not easy to be a born-again virgin, but spandex-wearing, slogan-sporting, red-hot mama Charmaine LeDeux is giving it her best shot. After being married and divorced four times, she's pretty much had it with the opposite sex. But just as she begins to get the hang of this virgin thing, Raoul, hunky husband number one, brings her proof that not only are they still married, they've each inherited half of his father's cattle ranch. Hopeful matchmakers abound as the two are forced to live together, from the outrageous octogenarian Tante Lulu to several cheerfully interfering cowhands. Even St. Jude offers an unsolicited opinion from time to time. But reconciliation isn't the only issue at hand: Charmaine can't forget the $50,000 she owes a Dixie loan shark. Hill, who has made readers chuckle, chortle, guffaw, and giggle with her hilarious Viking series-- A Very Virile Viking (2003), Tale of Two Vikings BKL Ap 15 04--will tickle their funny bones yet again as she writes in her trademark sexy style, the perfect accompaniment to a hot Cajun setting. A real crowd-pleaser, guar-an-teed. --Shelley Mosley Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Some like it hot and hilarious, and Hill delivers both in this intoxicating addition to her Cajun Bad Boys series (after Tall, Dark and Cajun). This time around, Charmaine LeDeux, a four-times-wed ex-Miss Louisiana with big hair and a string of beauty salons, shares the stage with her ex-husband Raoul Lanier, who has just been released from prison after serving two years on trumped-up drug charges. Charmaine is on the lam from the Dixie Mafia after borrowing money from Bucks `r Us at an interest rate of $1,000 a day. Enter Raoul, who informs Char that they are still married and that she's half owner of his ranch. He wants a legal divorce and for her to sign over her half of the ranch to him-until he learns her life is in danger. Hiding out on the Louisiana prairie is easy since it's little known and in the middle of nowhere, but ignoring the sexual chemistry primed to explode between her and Raoul is not. Add Char's matchmaking, spandex-wearing aunt to the mix, along with three miscreant ranch hands and all the players from Hill's previous books, and the chuckles never cease. A minor mystery is thrown in for good measure, but the real fun here lies in the book's side-splitting dialogue and hotter-than-Cajun-spice erotica. Agent, Meredith Bernstein. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved