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Lucky's Lady (Doucet #2)

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A story of a psychologist Serena Sheridan, who has come back to the small Louisiana town where she'd been raised --- and where her grandfather has suddenly gone missing. Successful, ambitious, beautiful, Serena always found the darker world of the bayous far less predictable --- and far more treacherous --- than the life she'd chosen.

And for help, she must turn to a man as
Mass Market Paperback, Revised Edition, 368 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by Bantam (first published January 1992)
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Want to meet a Cajun bad boy and have a little fun in the bayou? Lucky Douchet lives in the Louisiana swamp he loves as he tries to recover mentally from his time as a captive in a South American jungle. He was captured while on a military mission and spent a year in captivity. He spends his time painting beautiful pictures of his swamp and chasing off poachers. When he was younger, he wanted to be an ecologist but he quit college to join the military after a bad relationship with Serena's twin ...more
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
Jul 18, 2011 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense Readers
Recommended to Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* by: Enjoyed a few of Tami Hoag's Loveswept books
5 Stars - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den


"Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point"
“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of."
~ French Proverb

I first read Lucky’s Lady in 1994, during my late teens, and have re-read it several times over the years. Writing this review has spurred me to re-read it, my last re-read being about 8 years ago. It was such fun revisiting this "classic favourite" of mine.

For me, Lucky’s Lady i
Dec 31, 2014 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First time reading this author but will definitely be checking out more books by her. Very enjoyable read about an alpha ass!! What's not to like? Will try and do a longer review when the holidays are over.
5 stars – Romantic Suspense

A hotter-than-sin, tortured, ex-military alpha Cajun hero + a strong, likable heroine + eerie, sensual Louisiana bayou setting + family intrigue + nasty villains + a b*tchy, evil twin sister + explosive sexual tension + steamy romance + chilling suspense = an entertaining 5 star read!
Jan 13, 2010 Eastofoz rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers looking for a hot contemporary with an equal amount of steam and story
Finally a novel where the Louisiana bayou doesn’t get in the way and the author doesn’t use it as her soap box for environmental reform completely taking away from the real reason you’re reading the story: the romance! The bayou is creepy, eerie, scary and brimming with all sorts of hidden things. It’s so quiet and haunting blending perfectly with the hero Lucky Doucet. Lucky is one of those ex-military, a little bit off his rocker alphas. He’s all lip, whiplash fast retorts and in yer face with ...more
Jul 17, 2011 Saly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Saly by: MelissaB, Lady Jayne, MBR
OMG!That's all I have to say. This book was amazing and took me on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. I loved Lucky and Serena, and ached for them and rooted for them.

Lucky's name isn't really apt since he isn't really lucky and doesn't consider himself to be. He was all set to be the first in his family to go to college when one girl used him and he joined the army. The scars of that and the army(he was sold out by his superior into captivity) have not yet healed, so he drinks too much, is obno
Rally good, kinda reminded me of a poor man's version of Slow Heat in Heaven, by Sandra Brown...which I adored beyond reason. The setting was similar and some of the plot elements, but still quite different. Anyways, this was very steamy, atmospheric and full of sexual tension. If you like a bad Cajun boy that drips sin, then this is the book for you.
I loved how Lucky tried so hard to bank his feelings for Serena and how epically that failed. The suspense was pretty obvious and a little disturb
Feb 26, 2010 Auntee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporaries featuring sexy Cajun heroes
Recommended to Auntee by: Melissab and just about everyone else!
What I liked about this book? The relationship between the sexy-as-sin, dangerous Cajun bad boy Lucky Doucet who thought he had nothing left to give a woman and the upscale, oh-so-proper yet wildly passionate Serena Sheridan. Loved the love/hate thing they had going for a while, loved the passion they couldn't control, I even loved the struggle that Serena went through to get Lucky to open up and share more than just his physical self. Loved the loves scenes (very hot), loved the Cajun love word ...more
Jul 25, 2010 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense Fans
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Melissa, Eastofoz
Loved it! The writing was exceptional. Excellent wordsmithing and I'm going to look for more books by this author. The romance in this romantic suspense was phenomenal. Serena Sheridan and Lucky Doucet made this book because the romance between them had me turning the pages--read it in one day. The entire book was set in Louisiana.

Lucky lived in the bayou and was a tortured hero. His strength and growth, tender moments, and how it all evolved rang my bells. Serena's character was kind and decen
Miss Kim
Jan 30, 2010 Miss Kim rated it really liked it
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Kathrynn M.
4 1/2 stars

Ms. Hoag grabbed my attention immediately. I felt like I was in the steamy and dangerous bayou. It is dark and mysterious, and full of secrets.

Serena comes home to her family plantation for a usual visit to find her elderly grandfather has taken off to live in the swamp. Her twin sister, who temporarily lives there at the house, does not seem to care at all. Quickly you learn what a shallow and terrible person her twin Shelby is.

Serena, terrified of the swamp, leaves immediately to tr
Oct 26, 2011 Ana rated it it was amazing
As wild and mysterious as the Louisiana swamp he called home, Lucky Doucet was a dangerously attractive Cajun no woman could handle. His solitary life left no room for the likes of elegant Serena Sheridan, but Lucky couldn't deny her desperate need to find her missing grandfather. He would help her, but nothing more—yet once he felt the lure of the flaxen-haired beauty, an adventurer like Lucky couldn't help playing with fire.

Serena felt unnerved, aroused, and excited by the ruggedly sensual re

1- Lucky Doucet, Lucky Doucet and Lucky Doucet! Can I say it one more time? Would it make it anymore obvious that the guy totally invaded and took control of my heart, body and soul whilst I was reading this book and then some? Sigh! I don’t think I can adequately describe the way he took absolute control of the story since he walked into the picture. From his sinfully good looks to the edge of his tortured soul, I loved every bit of him and then some more and couldn’t help but sigh and
Feb 22, 2010 Adrienne rated it really liked it
Recommended to Adrienne by: friends reviews
Oh I just loved this story so much, everything about it was just so good the romance, the deception, the setting , the back story of both Lucky and Serena. Plus I adored the way Lucky whispered romantic Cajun phrases to Serena. If you love a tortured hero who thinks he's beyond help but who desperatly needs to love someone then this is the book for you. But be prepared to get emotional and have some Kleenex handy:)
Nov 14, 2011 Crista rated it really liked it
This one was more of a 3.5 star for me.

There is a lot that I loved about this book, but a few things that I didn't.

Lucky Doucet....he is something that I loved about this book! Lucky believes that he has nothing left to give. He is a down on his luck character who has been burned by love in the past. Serena is a prim and proper lady who is, on the surface, Lucky's polar opposite. As you get to know Serena's character, you see the passion and depth of spirit that lies below her icy exterior. I l
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Romance with a touch of mystery. I enjoyed this. Not something I typically read but I will continue with the series.
The second book in the Doucet series by Tami Hoag. This can be read as a stand-alone. Serena Sheridan seeks out Lucky Doucet's help in finding her grandfather.

One of those stories that suck you in from the first page. I loved the characters and tension was sizzling. Lucky's Lady is one lucky lady. Sigh!
Kara Jorges
Dec 18, 2012 Kara Jorges rated it it was ok
Wow, has it been a long time since I’ve read a book like this. Though first published in 1992, it took me back to the 80’s, when I first discovered Harlequin romances. Back then, romances adhered to a pretty strict formula, and this book followed it to the letter. The heroine is an uptight, prissy young woman who avoids dirt and bad boys, until she meets the rough-edged hero and just can’t resist his allure. Oh, she tries, judging him at the outset and giving him the sharp edge of her tongue, al ...more
Jane Stewart
Dec 22, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it liked it
2 stars. It’s ok if you don’t mind a downer feel to your romantic suspense. Personally I prefer uppers.

My thoughts as I read this were: bad things happening to good people and what a mess. I wondered how it would work out, but it was not fun or exciting. Other romantic suspense novels pull me in more. This seemed like “ooh what a bad situation to walk into.” The hero is good at fighting bad guys, but instead of feeling good about it, I felt more like “ooh got out of that one.
Mar 20, 2016 Micky rated it it was amazing
This was the re-read of all re-reads. It must be my 20th time arenas and Lucky Doucet is just a combination of Cajun heat and trouble. Partner that with prim Serena and a vicious plot and you have a perfect weekend read. What made this book even greater was sharing it with friends in a group read. Timeless.
I love this book. It may be melodramatic, but even on the second reading the book is as satisfying as good, southern comfort food. The intensity of Lucky and the determination of Serena still move me. Lucky is a prime example of the tortured hero. Hoag makes him believable and sympathetic, even when he's a jerk. Serena is determined and strong without being brassy or mean.
Nov 02, 2010 Candice rated it did not like it
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Sep 05, 2012 Shirley rated it really liked it
For those who may have read Tami's later works before this one (like me) would be slightly disappointed. The book is a romance novel built around strong, vibrant and somewhat terrifying landscape. It is well written and nice to read. Very entertaining. Though written in an extensively detailed manner, it kind of seemed to me, to be more in the style of a Mills and Boon. The educated, delicate lady from the city returning to her roots as she feels 'something is drawing her hinting at the hole in ...more
Nov 11, 2014 Christine rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is an older romance from the early 90's, with the definite feel of romances from that time period, but overall I thought it still worked today. Lucky is an aggressive man, wounded, but he doesn't cross a line. Both he and Serena were fairly well realized characters and I found this to be an easy read.
Hyderali Shaikh
Felt like Deja Vu.

This is the first book of Tami Hoag but my luck I read it after her 2 books which is "Steel Water" & "Night Sins" in which both the lead female character is first reluctant to sleep with the hero but eventually can't resist her urge & get fucked up. Here we see the same character & same hero.

The only thing I read her books is because of the writing which I sometimes tweet on twitter. The way she writes makes me wanna keep it in my mind. Other than that, the plot is
Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Jul 13, 2015 Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* marked it as books-own-not-yet-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 08, 2016 Shinyfox rated it it was ok
I wasn't a fan of this book. First off it was a painfully slow read. It felt like this book dragged on and on. Second I got frustrated flipping to the back of the book for the translation of various Cajun French terms that were used. The overall romance plot has been used a thousand times - emotionally wounded bad-boy with a heart of gold meets a prim and proper young lady. She tags him as a bad-boy and wants nothing to do with him, they both deny their attraction to each other and in the end re ...more
Lyricists Wood
Feb 20, 2016 Lyricists Wood rated it did not like it
“I do as I please.”
Serena arched a brow. “Does that pay well these days?”
Lucky tilted his head and looked away, giving her his profile. “Pas de betises,” he muttered. “Sometimes it doesn’t pay as well.”
Well, as 80’s style bodice rippers go…
Can we be honest, here? This is Tami Hoag’s first book and she has come a *long* way. I recently picked up this book because I wanted to see how she could make the lush beauty of the bayou come alive, and I figured I would get a bonus of gorgeous accents and s
Apr 16, 2015 Dana rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance, Mystery, Suspense
If you are new to Tami Hoag I'd recommend starting here if you are looking for romance and suspense. This book is very different from other books I've read from her and I wish she'd explore the romance side of writing again mixed with suspense because she killed it. The book is sexy and mysterious. Who needs Fifty Shades of Grey or the Crossfire series when you have Lucky? The chemistry between the main Characters is intense will have you smiling, laughing, and crying. Hoag's descriptive narrati ...more
Barbara ★
Tami Hoag does it again! I love me a tortured hero but Lucky Doucet almost takes it too far. Poor Lucky had everything going for him until Serena's evil twin sister destroyed his world setting him on a course for destruction. His downward spiral was at a dangerous low when Serena entered his life. Boy did I like Serena (and wanted to slap the living crap out of Shelby). She had grit, strength, courage, loyalty and honor - a perfect heroine. I absolutely loved the ending.
Sep 24, 2012 Anita rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-supense
As an update of an older work, the plot is well writtrn and the chacaters are well defined. Serena comes home for a vacation and finds the old plantation in an uproar. The evil oil man wants to raze the place and put up a plant that will destroy the enviorment and the beloved swamp. Serena meets up with Lucky in her attempt to drag grandpa out of the swamp and find out what is going on. Lucky is a troubled soul with deep, really deep, problems. Serens falls in love anyway.
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