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Luckys Lady (Doucet #2)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  3,846 ratings  ·  154 reviews
When Serena's beloved grandfather vanishes in the Louisiana swamps she feels compelled to give up her career to look for him.Her guide offers little protection but despite this she sets off into the watery maze which will change her life.
Published January 1st 2003 by Orion (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 5 of 5 stars  ·  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 is...more
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 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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 5 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Jul 25, 2010 Kathrynn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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...more
Feb 26, 2010 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
Miss Kim
Jan 30, 2010 Miss Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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...more
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...more
Feb 22, 2010 Adrienne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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:)
Jane Stewart
2 ½ 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...more
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...more
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.
Kara Jorges
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
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
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...more
How deliciously angsty. Lucky is a tortured hero who was positively delicious. I loved the bayou setting and the atmosphere was very unique - quite unlike other romance novels. Serena was a bit irritating at times - she was on the verge of breakdown way too many times for my liking, but she went through a lot in the book, so I kind of understand. Still...too many tears. I felt like there was a bit of loose ends left at the end of the book - Lucky never told Serena about what happened with Shelby...more
Aug 22, 2011 Ren marked it as own-but-not-read-yet  ·  review of another edition
I won this from
Yeah, that's Lady Jayne's blog!! :D
Thank you so much Jayne, the book arrived today! XOXO
good mystery with some romance added for spice
Stephanie Tyler
One of my top ten favorite romances!
Enjoyed reading this
Pamela Turner
One of my FAVORITES!!!!!
I second Candace's review. I'm not a fan of romance novels, nor of books with uber macho males who think no means yes & women written as so pathetic that they are really wishing yes while they so no.
I like many of Tamil Hoag's books- especially the Kovac/Liska series, but I've got to say Lucky's Lady has to the worst book I've ever read. I kept waiting for a typical hoagesque plot to emerge, but there was no saving grace for this book.
I created ' books it wish I'd never read' as a category...more
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
Pretty much your typical early-90's romance. I liked the plot of the story, even though it could be way too generic in places. Etienne "Lucky" Doucet (I love that name, so much) is, again, your typical romantic hero. Big, broad, and brooding. He has a difficult past and, of course, that has caused him to become reclusive and apt to hold everyone at arm's length or further. Basically, the warrior with the heart of gold. For some reason, though, some of his secrets – especially one that is rather...more
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I was dutifully impressed by Tami Hoag’s writing ability and plot complexity when I read Alibi Man and then Dark Horse earlier this summer (which, if I had known, I would have read in the opposite order, but I suspect that must be a book or more in-between), so I was happy to come across this one … but a bit startled to realize before I read more than a couple pages that I was reading the sort of bodice ripper that my eldest daughter delights in reading. It turns out that this is a reprint of on...more
I was very disappointed. I have read Tami Hoag's mysteries and been deeply enthralled in the past. Fortunately I read the author's note at the beginning so I could understand why this was more romance than mystery. It was nice to learn that the author started as a romance writer and crossed over to what I consider to be books of more substance, mystery, and this was her crossover book. Therefore, it was definitely more romance with mystery as the back drop. Also nice to note when I originally re...more
I picked this up out of a need to read something light and fluffy, maybe even fun and interesting.

It was some of those things.

I like Tami Hoag, in a purely for-fun kind of way. She writes pulp mysteries with some sexy scenes thrown in, but she's a pretty decent writer with a talent for description (particularly for her locations) and coming up with quick-paced stories with some decent mystery thrown in.

"Lucky's Lady" has a great location and descriptions--the Louisiana bayou (which Hoag has vis...more
I loved the setting and the suspense part of the story was well crafted. Some of the dialog was kind of hokey, though. I took this in stride, though as I did like the plot. Lucky was a definite alpha male, with the soft tortured side. I thought the arguing he and Serena did almost throughout the whole book, especially at the beginning was overdone and at times irritating. However, the progression of the softening towards one another was set at a realistic gradual pace based on actual events in t...more
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