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The Restless Heart

(Doucet #1)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  297 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Remy Doucet was a wicked Cajun rogue, but world-class photographer Danielle Hamilton was desperate enough to hire the dark-eyed hunk with the boxer's build and the sexiest grin she'd ever seen. Could his searing kisses convince her that her destiny lay with the best bad boy of the bayou?
Mass Market Paperback, Bantam Loveswept #458, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by Bantam Books
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Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Restless Heart was a short sweet book about a world-famous photographer Danielle who comes from a family who have bad luck in love and marriage except her sister who has been married for twelve years and has five kids.

Danielle knows nothing about children and domesticity and a bad experience one year ago has sent her in a shell, her family is worried so they hatch a plan. She is left in charge of the kids and is totally exhausted, so she calls for nanny.

Remy is not a nanny, but he is unemployed
Apr 05, 2013 rated it liked it
The Restless Heart is a very light romance with a sexy, too-perfect, could-only-be-a-fantasy-type hero (almost saccharine sweet--gag). While it was an enjoyable read with a few memorable steamy scenes, there is not much to draw one in to reading a series. If this had been my first Tami Hoag book, it also would have been the last. Fortunately, that was not the case. I first read #3 in the Doucet series, Cry Wolf, which is a very suspenseful thriller and romance. Lucky's Lady, which is #2 in the s ...more
Jacqueline J
This was fairly good. A globe hopping photographer comes to New Orleans to babysit her sister's children. She hires a nanny to help out, a cajun hunk named Remy Doucet. They fall in love but she is convinced, because of things that happened in her past, that she is a bad bet for a wife and mother plus she is 9 years older than him. They both eventually decide to change themselves to suit the other. Pretty well written without being too deep as it is a fairly short book, originally published as a ...more
This is an early work by Tami Hoag the romance writer before she became Tami Hoag, the suspense writer. As long as you know what you're getting, this is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. It's very different form the related book, Lucky's Lady, which tells the story of Remy's brother, Lucky. Lucky's Lady blends a healthy dose of suspense into the mix, which I suppose was part of Hoag's evolution from romance writing to writing suspense with a few romantic elements. Hoag's writing talent, whi ...more
Byron Varvel
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was a masterpiece! Cajun romance is a spectacular genre of book and for an Iowan author to have such a mastery of the subject is outstanding. Hamilton and Doucet were very believable characters and the romance they built between each other was good too. The struggles of middle-aged love are very potent in this novel and the common themes between man and woman are explored very well, i.e., Hamilton struggles to fall in love again because of past failed loves and worried about losing her ...more
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
My first Tami Hoag book was Lucky's Lady. I loved it and went on a quest to find the other Doucet series books. This one was near impossible to find and finally I discovered it as an e-book paired with Tempestuous / Restless Heart. I really love the way Tami Hoag makes the Cajun world come alive with this really sweet romance.

Danielle is a wealthy photographer who is running from an experience that has only solidified, in her mind, that she is not marriage and parenthood material. Her sister is
Dianne Johnson
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Sappy, stupid, love-at-first-sight blather. But I did finish it.
Rebecca Metzger
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Very dated.
2.5 Stars

I don't read many books that are singularly romance novels, though I AM a hopeless romantic--I like my romantic suspense novels and I HAVE indulged in few romantic comedies and like to enjoy other genres if they happen to have a side of romance to accompany them.

I read this book because it is listed as the first book in the Doucet romantic suspense series and introduces to us the first Doucet sibling, Remy, as well as mentioning the protagonist of the second Doucet book, Lucky. I came a
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Oct 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
The Restless Heart (Doucet, Bk 1) (Loveswept, No 458)
Author: Tami Hoag

As a disclaimer to this review, you must know that I am a woman who doesn't typically read, prefer or enjoy a romance novel. I find them unrealistic, underdeveloped and uninspiring. Nevertheless, someone gave me this book in a "box of books" with another Hoag novel so I decided to give it a try. I was glad that it was a short book and a quick read. It was exactly as the back cover laid it out to be - a woman falling in love wi
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
The only reason I read this book was because it is the first of a series that I wanted to read - the other books in the series seem to be a lot more interesting. I'm not normally a romantic book reader and this book reminded me of why. I liked Remy simply because I find the image of a man cuddling a baby to be very sexy. Danielle annoyed me with her incessant harping on the age difference between her and Remy. The way she acts, her family may as well start looking into nursing homes for her as s ...more
Chris Porter
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Don't have high hopes for this one, but it's the first of a 3 book series and the other 2 sound interesting.

I was right; this one just kind of laid there. I like more story and less sexual tease. This is why I never read romance novels.
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
I was kind of disappointed with this book. I read it after reading Lucky's Lady, which I loved. Remy was almost what I wanted him to be. I was expecting him to be a bit more belligerent, not so docile.
Oct 25, 2012 rated it liked it
I didn't know Tami Hoag had written romance, so was surprised, but a nice quick easy read
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