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The Restless Heart (Doucet #1)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  178 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Remy Doucet was a wicked Cajun rogue, but world-class photographer Danielle Hamilton was desperate enough to hire the dark-eyed hunk with the boxer's build and the sexiest grin she'd ever seen. Could his searing kisses convince her that her destiny lay with the best bad boy of the bayou?
Mass Market Paperback, Loveswept #458, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by Bantam Books
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Restless Heart was a short sweet book about a world-famous photographer Danielle who comes from a family who have bad luck in love and marriage except her sister who has been married for twelve years and has five kids.

Danielle knows nothing about children and domesticity and a bad experience one year ago has sent her in a shell, her family is worried so they hatch a plan. She is left in charge of the kids and is totally exhausted, so she calls for nanny.

Remy is not a nanny, but he is unemployed
This was fairly good. A globe hopping photographer comes to New Orleans to babysit her sister's children. She hires a nanny to help out, a cajun hunk named Remy Doucet. They fall in love but she is convinced, because of things that happened in her past, that she is a bad bet for a wife and mother plus she is 9 years older than him. They both eventually decide to change themselves to suit the other. Pretty well written without being too deep as it is a fairly short book, originally published as a ...more
The Restless Heart is a very light romance with a sexy, too-perfect, could-only-be-a-fantasy-type hero (almost saccharine sweet--gag). While it was an enjoyable read with a few memorable steamy scenes, there is not much to draw one in to reading a series. If this had been my first Tami Hoag book, it also would have been the last. Fortunately, that was not the case. I first read #3 in the Doucet series, Cry Wolf, which is a very suspenseful thriller and romance. Lucky's Lady, which is #2 in the s ...more
This is an early work by Tami Hoag the romance writer before she became Tami Hoag, the suspense writer. As long as you know what you're getting, this is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. It's very different form the related book, Lucky's Lady, which tells the story of Remy's brother, Lucky. Lucky's Lady blends a healthy dose of suspense into the mix, which I suppose was part of Hoag's evolution from romance writing to writing suspense with a few romantic elements. Hoag's writing talent, whi ...more
Kristal  Hollis
This is an oldie, from 1991. An older woman and younger man. Not so much taboo today, but I guess it was in the early 90's.

Only two things irked me. Seems the hero only has one type of smile...a pirates' smile. And the heroine has only one type of visceral reaction...toes curling. I imagine pirates would have rotten teeth since oral hygiene wasn't a priority to those pilfering on the high seas. I doubt they smiled much. If they did, I wouldn't want to see it. And, toe curling occurs when one pa
Anita Truong
2.5 Stars

I don't read many books that are singularly romance novels, though I AM a hopeless romantic--I like my romantic suspense novels and I HAVE indulged in few romantic comedies and like to enjoy other genres if they happen to have a side of romance to accompany them.

I read this book because it is listed as the first book in the Doucet romantic suspense series and introduces to us the first Doucet sibling, Remy, as well as mentioning the protagonist of the second Doucet book, Lucky. I came a
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The Restless Heart (Doucet, Bk 1) (Loveswept, No 458)
Author: Tami Hoag

As a disclaimer to this review, you must know that I am a woman who doesn't typically read, prefer or enjoy a romance novel. I find them unrealistic, underdeveloped and uninspiring. Nevertheless, someone gave me this book in a "box of books" with another Hoag novel so I decided to give it a try. I was glad that it was a short book and a quick read. It was exactly as the back cover laid it out to be - a woman falling in love wi
Chris Porter
Don't have high hopes for this one, but it's the first of a 3 book series and the other 2 sound interesting.

I was right; this one just kind of laid there. I like more story and less sexual tease. This is why I never read romance novels.
I was kind of disappointed with this book. I read it after reading Lucky's Lady, which I loved. Remy was almost what I wanted him to be. I was expecting him to be a bit more belligerent, not so docile.
I didn't know Tami Hoag had written romance, so was surprised, but a nice quick easy read
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag began her professional career writing for Bantam’s Loveswept line of romance novels. In 1988 her first novel, The Trouble With J.J. was published.

With fifteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Hoag has more than 35 million books in print, published in more than twenty languages worldwide. Her first thriller, Night Sins, was made i
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