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Butterfly Bayou

(Butterfly Bayou #1)

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New York Timesbestselling author Lexi Blake is back with an all-new heartwarming, small-town contemporary romance series set against the spicy southern backdrop of Louisiana's Butterfly Bayou.

Life in Dallas took a tragic turn for nurse practitioner Lila Daley. In need of a fresh start, she retreats to Papillon, Louisiana, a tiny town on the bayou. Sure she's greeted by a
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Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Berkley
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
This book has me so excited that it's a new series. I just love small town romances. It was pretty funny how this small town reacted to the city slicker nurse coming to take over the town clinic. I grew up in a small town, so I could see some of this actually happen, which just had me completely entertained.

I loved the main couple just as much as all the side characters in the Butterfly Bayou. Lila was a little hard to connect with at first but the more you learn about her, the more you
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Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Loved it - Review will be posted closer to release date
Kazza
Jul 27, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
New Lexi Blake series. Small town setting, something she excels at writing with so much passion. Main character named Armie? Bummer it's next year but yes please.

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Tina Christopher
I was surprised to hear Lexi Blake was writing a small-town romance series, but I gave it a go.
I enjoyed Lila and Armie’s story. They had both suffered and The author does a wonderful job of having them grow and learn. My one issue was Armie’s back and forth and the ease Lila forgave him. I understand where he is coming from, but being stuck in his issues hurt her multiple times, and she kept giving him another a chance. The author set up Lila’s reasoning for doing so, but I couldn’t quite
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Ann
rated it it was amazing
Nov 10, 2019
Pauline Patterson
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Devon Hensley
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Oct 19, 2019
Christy
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A traumatic event causes Lila Daley to move from Dallas to Papillon Bayou in Louisiana. Her youngest sister Lisa recently settled into what the locals call Butterfly Bayou, and Lila is looking to both hide away and make big changes in her life. So she moves her home, life, and career to where Lisa is. Lila survived a rough childhood, but in order to do so she had to hold herself apart and not open up to people. After a near death experience, she has reorganized her life. She wants to no longer ...more
MaryAnne
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Bibliobabe
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Delightful contemporary romance in a new series, with some important lessons about learning who you are and being true to yourself. Can't wait to learn more about the folks in Butterfly Bayou!
Kayla Brunson
I didn’t get what I wanted from this book. From the synopsis, I thought I would be reading an easy and light hearted small town romance. While I did get the small town feels, nothing about this was light hearted. My issues with this book were the characters and how long it felt. Seriously, it could have been just because I truly wasn’t enjoying it, but it really dragged.

Characters. They did a switch on me honestly. In the beginning, I just knew that I wasn’t going like Lila. She came off bitchy
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Chris BENDIX
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Jan 03, 2020
Chris
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Butterfly Bayou is the first book in a new series by Lexi Blake. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I heard Lexi was writing a small town romance but she definitely put her twist on it. If you are looking for a sugary sweet small town romance this is not it. It is, however a romance story with characters that are fighting their own internal guilt and drama but in the end help each other to find the peace and understanding in order to move on from their past.
Lila was tough to like at the
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Lisa Becker
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review to be posted closer to release date.
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Linda Rea
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book even though at the beginning I was afraid it was going to be dull. When Lila has an encounter at her job at the hospital she packs up and move to Papillon Parish to be near her sister and take over for the old doctor at the clinic. Lila is like a duck out of water as she tries to navigate her new home and when she meets the sheriff sparks fly but she is a very practical woman and refuses to get involved.
Sheriff Armie was happy to be in this sleepy town with his
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"I wanted to kiss you the first time I saw you. Lust at first sight."

I really enjoyed my visit to Papillon, Louisiana and Butterfly Bayou. The small-town residents are a handful and gave Lila a hard time when she moved in to run the local clinic. Not only was she an outsider, but she was also a woman. It didn't matter that the retiring doctor who sold her the clinic was up in years and would rather be fishing. They trusted him...even if they sometimes shouldn't.

The only welcome she got was
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Jess
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Thank you Netgalley and Berkley Publishing Group for this ARC copy of Butterfly Bayou by Lexi Blake!

Publication Date for Butterfly Bayou by Lexi Blake is scheduled for May 5th, 2020

Trigger Warnings: Domestic Abuse/Violence (National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-7233)

When I request this book on Netgalley, I thought I was getting a sweet summer romance, full of light-hearted fun and some steamy love. This book is so much more. It is full of depth, important issues, small town drama, and a lot
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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings ...more

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