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Sweet Home Louisiana

(Boys of the Bayou #2)

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4.68  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  144 reviews
A sexy, small town, second chance rom com!

Thanks to a drawn-up-while-drinking-moonshine partnership agreement, Madison Allain has to spend thirty days back on the bayou before she can sell her part of the family business.

And if the heat and humidity and freaking alligators of Louisiana aren’t enough to agitate the cool and in-control California girl, then Owen Landry, th
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ebook, 289 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by EN Fiction, Inc.
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BookAddict
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy hot crawfish, I’m sooo in love with this Landry clan! I think they’re my favorite book family ever, and I’m ready to drive down to the Autre, Louisiana, and beg them to adopt me. They’re boisterous, opinionated and interfering, but they love large and always, always have each others' backs. And I don’t know if it's the local climate or the Landry DNA, but they grow their men strong and sexy with breath-taking grins, unwavering loyalty and hearts as big as their beloved bayou. Madison Allain ...more
Wendy'sThoughts
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Erin Nicholas Fans, Romance
5 Bayou Loving Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
There are some books you read to escape and have a little fun...Well, this series has taken that idea and run with it...I am in love with the Bayou Boys, and Erin Nicholas, You Are The Woman!

Owen has this huge heart and Maddie is a match for him.
The history they share, the sparks they cause is only half the fun of this story. Ms. Nichols packs the punch of addressing loss...how we grieve, how we have survivors guilt, and how it shows up in the stranges
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Erin Nicholas
May 06, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
We're going back to the bayou!!! I'm so excited that Maddie and Owen are up next! These two have a history that is crazy and fun and truly a part of them both. Getting them back together was so much fun!

I know a few people were a little frustrated that Maddie was trying to fight her feelings for Owen and being home again. I kind of love that-- that means those readers are in love with them and can't imagine anyone feeling differently! lol! But I promise, even Maddie knows deep down that it won'
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Argie
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think Erin can’t write a better H she outdoes herself. I LOVE Owen Landry! He is protective, alpha to the core and soo damn swoon worthy! Maddie is forced back to Auture for 30 days, to try to sell her percentage of Boy of the Bayou. The Landry’s are trying to keep Boys of Bayou in the family by reminding Maddie of everything she loved about the bayou. Maddie tries to keep her emotions that only seem to come out while in Auture in check so she can sell her share and get back to her c ...more
Flo Grugel
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've been eagerly waiting for Maddie and Owen's story and it didnt disappoint! If you think owen was swoon in My Best Friends Mardi Gras then you'll love him in this!
Sweet and well written addition to the Boys of Bayou series!
Jennifer
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic second-chance romance by Erin Nicholas. Owen is a sweet, sexy southern man. Maddie is the cool and collected Bayou-turned-California girl trying to keep her crazy under control. But Owen knows the real Maddie and does everything to help her get back in touch with who she really is. Their story is filled with love, many laughs and just a touch of Bayou crazy. Great second book in the Boys of the Bayou series.
Becky Claxon
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this Boys of the Bayou series, and each book gets better! If you have been following the series, you know that they are all still trying to get over the death of Tommy who was Sawyer’s best friend, Maddie’s brother and a partner. Now Maddie owns 35 percent in the business like Sawyer, lives in California and wants to sell her share. I am so glad the guys are making her come and work for 30 days per the contract before she can sell. It was fascinating to hear about Maddie’s and Owen’s hist ...more
Julie
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun! This book just had a good vibe from the start and never lost it. After twelve years, Maddie returns to Autre to satisfy the requirements to sell her share in Boys of the Bayou Boat Tours. Maddie is determined to not get attached to the Bayou or her crazy extended family and return to her orderly life back in San Francisco. Owen had tried to prepare himself for Maddie’s return but seeing her again knocks him for a loop. Owen and Maddie have loved each other for years-the glimpses of the youn ...more
Princess Thuy
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my! What a perfect sigh worthy story. I am absolutely in love with Owen and Maddie. Their chemistry is off the charts hot but there are also some amazingly sweet moments between them too. And definitely one moment when I was tearing up and my heart literally skipped a beat when I read what Owen was willing to do to make Maddie happy. He is just amazing. I absolutely loved every minute of this story. A definite must read if you want a loving and fun story that shows you what true love and cari ...more
J_Mc 251
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second in the Boys of the Bayou series does not disappoint. Erin Nicholas has a way of writing scenes and dialogue that paint the most detailed pictures (no pun on Maddie’s talent intended). The Bayou craziness comes through clearly (Maddie’s description of her encounter with TSA had me laugh-crying), but so does the fierceness and love the extended family shares for each other. I appreciate that her heroines don’t get offended and give as good as they get. Now those are strong females! The ...more
Wioletta
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW. This book makes you wish you can move to Autre.
Maddie and Owen have been together till she moved away, now she is back. She doesn't want to be back but she has to, 30 days that's what she has to spend in Autre and then she can sell her share in business and go back to San Francisco.
Owen and Maddie find out that the spark they had long time ago is still there and is hard not to act on it.
This book is awesome. All the characters are back and we meet new ones.

Thank you Erin for another great
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Sue
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I read a lot of books, over 300 each year. Some books are just a great way to pass the time. Others are funny or they're stories that you can relate to. And I love all of those sorts of books just for those reasons. But there are a handful of authors who write books that can really hit all of your feels. They make you feel like you are right there, in the story, and that the characters are people that you know personally. One of those authors is Erin Nicholas. I anxiously await each new book she
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Quinn Fforde
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Boys of the Big Easy series, but I am loving this spin-off series even more. The Landry boys are something else! The characters are larger than life and so much fun.
Maddie moved away from Louisiana years ago and has reinvented herself. The last thing she wants is to slip back into big who she used to be, but she can't help herself. Watching her come to terms with herself and her family and friends in Autre is just beautiful. I thought she was very brave about facing down her fears an
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Doni
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such a great book!
I truly enjoyed reading it!
It's a captivating, fun, steamy
& moving romance.
Owen & Maddie, steal your heart
from the very first pages to the last.
It has the quirky small town charm
& the love of zany family.
Boys of the Bayou Tour's contract
state, if a partner wants to sell, they spend a month working, together.
So Maddie, is here for the month.
Owen, Sawyer & Josh are hoping
she'll rethink this. Emotions stir in her, seeing family & friends. But Ow
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There is nothing I love better than a second chance romance and I especially love it when the couple doesn’t rehash their past and blame each other for their break-up throughout the book which made Sweet Home Louisiana a perfect book for me. Over a decade apart hasn’t changed the chemistry between Owen Landry and Madison Allain and although she is now more California girl, he is betting that a little time in Autre the Bayou girl will come back out to play.

When Madison Allain’s brother died in a
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Nicole Westmoreland
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Author Erin Nicholas has written yet another addictive storyline…one of those that grab you deep into your feelings and then stays with you long after the last page has been read. A story that is filled with humor, jealousy, love, heat, emotions, and family. The location of this series, Autre, Louisiana, featuring the Bayou, is so well described that I could vividly picture it while reading. The supportive characters in Sweet Home Louisiana are oh-so-good! I love the camaraderie of the family, a ...more
Jennifer
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!!

Read this book! Just read it! Because this book, this series is fantastic. 

Maddie is ready to leave alligators, her family and all of Louisiana behind in favor of her new, calm, not-crazy life. But first she must make one trip back, for 30 days, to sell her share of the Boys of the Bayou swamp tour company. But once she gets back she has to contend with all her teenage feelings...especially those for her first love, Owen. Owen has a lot of feelings too...especially for a cert
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Whispers From
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Madison is part owner of Boys of Bayou touring and hunting company. Her brother left her his share but in order to sell, she must spend thirty days in Autre. Owen is another owner and Madison’s ex. Madison doesn’t want to go there but must. The more time Madison spends, the more she remembers all the good and crazy times. Because no one can make her do crazy things like Owen and vice versa. Will she sell and head back to California or will she finally come home.
I cracked up laughing, couldn’t pu
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Heather andrews
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Owen enjoys the fine things in life, "He followed, keeping his eyes off her legs. But not off her ***. Even in that flared skirt, it was a fine view." Maddie just really appreciates her man, “very,” she said nodding, still staring at his ***k and not even trying to pretend not to. “Damn, you look good sittin’ there.” I liked this book, I love the characters in this series, they're freaking bat**** cray cray at times.
Katie Chapman
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So HOT in the South!! Wow, just wow! I wish that I had a more eloquent way to say this, but, damn, this book it hot! Owen and Maddie are hot. The whole damn town of Autre is hot and I can't wait to live there!! Erin, you have outdone yourself, again! The Boys of the Bayou series is so much fun to read. This group loves hard and loud and they are not ashamed of it. I love this book!!
Jennifer Petrilla
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yowzers! I love this new series by Erin Nicholas. I thought I loved Josh and Tori in book 1, but Maddie and Owen have taken over as my new favorite couple in the Bayou! Owen and Maddie give a new definition to the hot, steamy, south in this second chance romance. I don’t want to say too much but the first time they reconnect in the office of their touring company is HOTTTTTT!! I had to reread it, it was so good. I love how these two are protective of one another and will do anything to show thei ...more
Tracy Flick
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-1
Erin Nicholas continues to amaze me with the stories she writes. Owen and Maddie are absolutely wonderful together. Owen and Maddie have a past that is explosive, so when Maddie returns to her home town of Autre sparks fly and the chemistry between them is off of the charts hot. Owen is that alpha male that we all love, he is rough and tough and prides himself in taking care of everyone that he considers his. Maddie is a force of nature that has a protect streak of her own and everyone knows it. ...more
Debbie Watson
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! Madison and Owen’s book is awesome! My favorite second chance romance of the year. Maddie has to come back to the bayou because of an inheritance but she’s determined that she’s not staying. Will Owen convince her that she truly belongs there with him? You definitely need to read this book! I’m loving the Boys of the Bayou series can’t wait for the next book!!
Jackie Vanhinsbergh
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well I loved this book from start to finish - a wonderful second chance romance. Maddie is back home to sell her brothers share of his business after his sudden death! The agreements set out when their grandfathers formed the business means she has to wait 30 days and work at the business!! Thought some twists and turns she finds herself falling back in love with Owen. Her dilemma is whether to go back to California to continue with her art of stay with the history of a town she left 12 years be ...more
Jennifer Burgan Schodowski
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t put this book down. I think it’s one of the best in the series so far. I’m honestly disappointed that I finished the book and can not wait for the next one to come out.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Layla Hagen
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Home Louisiana is LIVE!

A sexy, small town, second chance rom com!

*•.♡ xoxo ♡.•*

𝙇𝙤𝙪𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙖 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙩. 𝘾𝙧𝙖𝙯𝙮 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨. 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙪𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙜𝙤𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧.

𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙖𝙮𝙤𝙪.

𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙬, 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙣-𝙪𝙥-𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚-𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜-𝙢𝙤𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝙖𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨. 𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣’𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚. 𝙏𝙤𝙤 𝙗𝙖𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩’𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜. *•.♡ xoxo ♡.•*

"𝐆𝐚𝐡. 𝐈'𝐦 𝐬𝐨 𝐬𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐎𝐰𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐚
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May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Patti
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everyone strap yourself in and go on this explosive ride with Madison and Owen!! The heat coming off this couple from page 1 is scorching hot!! I can not get enough of this couple, who are so protective and genuinely good and loyal to each other and all their friends and family!! This book sets up the next book for Sawyer and Juliet!! Can't wait to devour that book also!! Each book is a stand a lone but you will want to read each book in order to get the full effect!! Now don't hesitate to go an ...more
Fedora
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can you ever go home again? More important, what if you're not sure you want to?

Sweet Home Louisiana is the second in Erin Nicholas's incredible Boys of the Bayou series. Owen Landry is one of the current owners/partners of Boys of the Bayou, a swamp boat tour company owned jointly with his cousins Sawyer and Josh, and Sawyer's late best friend Tommy. Tommy Allain left his shares to Madison, his baby sister.

Maddie and Owen were friends growing up, and the year she turned sixteen, that friendship
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Marybeth
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So far this Boys of the Bayou series is proving to be so sweet, sexy, charming and fun! I am totally loving it! I loved book one with Josh and Tori and Erin Nicholas has hooked me in again with Owen and Maddie. Unlike the first book, this couple has quite a history between them from when they were teenagers, so Owen and Maddie's story is ultimately a second chance for the adult versions of these adorably crazy, protective and sweet people to get things right this time around. Because of her brot ...more
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Erin Nicholas is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes i ...more

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“He was fully anticipating her lips being bright red to go with her toenail polish. Damn, he loved red lipstick.

But before he could get to those lips, she used them, to say, “Oh, dammit, it’s you.”

Owen’s gaze bypassed her mouth to fly to her eyes.
Because he’d know that voice anywhere.

Madison Allain was home.

A day early.

Not that an extra day would have helped him prepare. He’d been thinking about her visit for a week and was still as wound tight about it as he’d been when Sawyer had told him that she was coming home. For a month.

Owen stood just watching her, fighting back all of the first words that he was tempted to say.

Like, “Damn, you’re even more gorgeous than the last time I saw you.”

Or, “I haven’t put anyone in the hospital lately.”

Or, “I’ve missed you so damned much.”

Just for instance.

He wiped his hands on his jeans. Okay, he was supposed to be nice to her. That meant treating her like she was one of the tourists who frequented this dock. Polite. Friendly,

But not I’ve-known-you-my-whole-life-and-kissed-you-a-whole-bunch friendly. Just mildly hey-how’s-it-goin’ friendly.

Nice. Polite. A little friendly—but not too much. He could do that. Though it probably meant not saying things like, “I still remember how your nipples taste.”
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“Owen felt his mouth curve into a grin as he heard the familiar clap, clap, clap behind him.
That was one of his favorite sounds—high heels on the wooden dock of the Boys of the Bayou swamp boat tour company.
He took his time turning and once he did, he started at the shoes.
They were black and showed off bright red toenails. The straps wrapped sexily around trim ankles and led the eye right up to smooth, toned calves. The heels matched the black polka dots on the white skirt that thankfully didn’t start until mid-thigh, and showed off more tanned skin.
He straightened from his kneeling position in one of the boats as his eyes kept moving up past the skirt to the bright red belt that accentuated a narrow waist and then to the silky black tank that molded to a pair of perfect breasts.
He was fully anticipating her lips being bright red to go with that belt and her toenail polish. God, he loved red lipstick. And high heels. In any color.
But before he could get to those lips, she used them, to say, “Oh, dammit, it’s you.”
Owen’s gaze bypassed her mouth to fly to her eyes. Because he’d know that voice anywhere.
Madison Allain was home.
A day early.
Not that an extra day would have helped him prepare. He’d been thinking about her visit for a week and was still as wound tight about it as he’d been when Sawyer, his business partner and cousin, had told him that she was coming home. For a month.
Owen stood just watching her, fighting back all of the first words that he was tempted to say.
Like, “Damn, you’re even more gorgeous than the last time I saw you.”
Or, “I haven’t put anyone in the hospital lately.”
Or, “I’ve missed you so fucking much.”
Just for instance.”
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