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Sweet Revenge (New Orleans Trilogy #2)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  651 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
He was looking for a killer. What he found was a woman who turned his lonely world upside down-and touched him as no other woman had ever done.

Auri 'Creole' Levalois is a man on a mission. Determined to put his foster-brother's killer behind bars, he has taken a leave of absence from New Orleans PD to hunt the man down. Following his last, desperate lead, Creole sets up a
Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Intimate Moments #1163, 249 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Silhouette Books (first published 2002)
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4 stars – Romantic Suspense

I’d rate this.....

3 stars for the story.

5++ stars for the yummy, hot-as-sin Cajun cop hero who’s the purrrfect combination of sexy alpha bad boy, swoon-worthy protective and sweet, and so tortured you wanna hug him tight.

5+ stars for the YOWZA steamy and touching sex scenes.

-1 for the heroine and the lack of communication and misunderstandings between the H/H.

5+ stars for the sigh-worthy epilogue.

Okay, I stink at statistical equations, but I think that works out to so
What a fabulous, emotional, steamy story of revenge, healing and love. I love the old Silhouette Intimate Moments line when the books were a meaty 250 pages. And Nina Bruhns was so well-suited to them, if she would quit the vampire!sheikh stuff and go back to writing like this, I'd snap it up in a second. Can I add how much I love New Orleans settings? And is there anything hotter than a Cajun hero?

The plot is good, without overshadowing the romance. The hero is a cop on leave who's trying to t
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hola hotness! Romantic suspense - 4.5 blazing hot stars!

Welcome to Bourbon Street and Louisiana where hot Cajun men are ready to charm your pants off! Bad boy, rough cop Auri was no exception! The New Orleans heat wasn't the only heat radiating from the pages in this wonderful romantic suspense!


Sometimes it is not only about the book, but it is also about the book fitting your mood and this was the perfect match!

Auri is a bad boy Cajun cop who has gone rogue in his search of his brother’s murde
Apr 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cajun hero fans
Recommended to MelissaB by: AgentScully
The star of this book is the sexy Cajun hero Auro "Creole" Levalois. The story is good but the hot hero makes the book. A little inspiration from The Big Easy:


"Chere, your luck's about to change"

3.75 Stars Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Nina Bruhns is an author who caught my eye when I first stumbled across her Passion for Danger series which I just devoured upon discovery. I found Nina Bruhns to write a well balanced romantic suspense whilst juggling a lot of characters, delivering edge of the seat suspense together with enough heat to make her books the kind you can count on to keep you entertained throughout.

Sweet Revenge is the 2nd book in the New Orleans trilogy featuring the very
♡Karlyn P♡
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
A fun HOT romance suspense set in New Orleans.
Auri "Creole" Levalois is a cop investigating the murder of his foster-brother. His foster brother was there for him in a terrible childhood and when all people left him and betrayed him, he stuck around and even though their life took different directions(he became a drug-dealer), they stuck together. Auri hides his scars both physical and emotional and uses the name "Creole" for that reason(it doesn't have the best meaning stemming from childhood). In order to find out the man behind Luke's mu ...more
Grace was kind of dull but then again, Creole was really fucking awesome so he would have overshadowed most types of heroines.

Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Challenges: Read for Fun, Why Buy the Cow, Men in Uniform
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00

First Thought when Finished: It has been to long since I have been to NOLA!

What I Loved: Nina Bruhns did a fantastic job of getting you into that Louisiana mood through the setting, dialogue, and fantastic characters. I was pretty much sucked into the richness of the area and it was perfect for a romantic suspense novel. I loved Nina's usage of Cajun sayin
Nina Bruhns
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
New Orleans Trilogy, book 2

Brand new re-release in Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and other popular ebook formats!

He was a very bad boy…

Auri ‘Creole’ Levalois is looking for a killer. Determined to put his foster-brother’s killer behind bars, he has taken a leave of absence from New Orleans PD to hunt the man down. But what he finds instead is a woman who turns his lonely world upside down—and touches him as no other woman had ever done.

She was a very good girl…

Grace Summerville’s identical twin sist
Aug 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was more about the relationship between Grace and Creole rather than a mystery/thriller. It did have a small storyline about sister Muse and the search for her but I kept waiting for more storyline about the events with her. The story really never went in to how Muse came up missing. I enjoyed the first book in the series, 'Catch Me If You Can' and expected some of the characters from the 1st book to be in this more than they were. The only character, Remi Beaulieux, [cousin of Simon B ...more
Sarah  Platt
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Sequel

The only downfall I saw for the second story in this trilogy, it really didn't have anything to do with any characters from the first book. Sure, one of the main characters from the first book makes an appearance towards the end but it would have been nice if the author touched with those characters as well.

That being said, the story of Grace and Creole was written well. The ability of both characters overcoming their obstacles and finding love during a time where they aren't looking
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-during-2011
This was better than the first in the series.

Grace Summerville's identical twin had disappeared without a trace in the shadows of New Orleans' French Quarter. And the only way to find her was to become her - to masquerade as her wild, live-for-the-moment sister....

It was a difficult role for this shy, quiet woman to play, and Detective Auri "Creole" Levalois wasn't making it any easier. He was as seductive, and perhaps even as dangerous, as the city he loved - and he was drawing her into his ow
Oct 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Decent read.. I didn't know this was book two in a trilogy though.

Did I miss anything by not reading book one? Maybe.. But I don't know what.

Would I recommend the book? Sure, mainly because it wasn't a bad read and it was a quick read at that.

Would I buy this author? I don't know- I'm more into paranormal romance and urban fantasy than I am romantic suspense.
University of Chicago Magazine
Nina Bruhns, AM'84

From the author: "The New Orleans detective was a very bad boy... The Carolina school counselor was a very good girl... He was looking for a killer. She was a woman who turned his lonely world upside down—and touched him as no other woman had ever done."
Nina Bruhns
Aug 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The New Orleans Trilogy, book 2

Winner of:
2003 Daphne du Maurier Award for
Best Romantic Suspense of 2002

Best Short Contemp of 2002
Romance Reviews Today

2002 Dorothy Parker Award
2002 Lorries Winner

Rosie stein
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
## I liked the heroine. She was strong and sweet. I even liked the plot (twin taking the place of completely opposite twin). What I didn't like was that the hero was a heavy smoker and his speech pattern was so distracting, it took away from the story. 2 stars was all I could manage.
I started reading this, but was extremely disappointed not to recognize characters from book one. I totally expected to read about Remi or Deputy Doug. Honestly, I didn't get further than chapter two because I wasn't invested.
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved Creole's character. Thank goodness for Grace :)
Great story and romance. Very tortured soul in Detective Creole
Laura Elizabeth
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-4-stars
I really liked this one. It was my second read by Nina Bruhns- I read her first one in this Cajun series, Catch me if you Can.

Both were really cute, and really pretty good!
I am new to Nina Bruhns, but i have to say I am loving what I am reading. Great characters, loved Creole, he is great. Love a tortured hero. can't wait for Remi and Muses story.
Feb 05, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Parry El-Wahey
That was too much fun. Why I didn't read for Nina Bruhns before is beyond my understanding!
Sep 19, 2007 rated it it was ok
Sweet Revenge - Ok
Nina Bruhns
Good twin replacing "bad" twin in New Orleans. Cop across the courtyard. Plot ok, sensuality ok.
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Feb 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Hot Bad Boy Cajun Cop redeemed by good girl. Steamy, fluffy fun.
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New York Times and USA Today best selling author Nina Bruhns is an avid world traveler and adventurer with two graduate degrees in archaeology -- all great fodder for her stories, giving them broad dimension, vivid settings and characters that are out of the ordinary. In addition to hitting both the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, her novels have earned two RITA nominations, and won numer ...more
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