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Lucky's Lady

(Doucet #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  6,015 ratings  ·  246 reviews
A story of a psychologist Serena Sheridan, who has come back to the small Louisiana town where she'd been raised --- and where her grandfather has suddenly gone missing. Successful, ambitious, beautiful, Serena always found the darker world of the bayous far less predictable --- and far more treacherous --- than the life she'd chosen.

And for help, she must turn to a man as
Mass Market Paperback, Revised Edition, 368 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by Bantam (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*~*
Mar 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First time reading this author but will definitely be checking out more books by her. Very enjoyable read about an alpha ass!! What's not to like? Will try and do a longer review when the holidays are over.
Jul 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of dark, dangerous, tortured heroes using sexy Cajun phrases
Recommended to Shawna by: Melissab, Kathrynn, East, & Kim
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!
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
May 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Jan 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Rally good, kinda reminded me of a poor man's version of Slow Heat in Heaven, by Sandra Brown...which I adored beyond reason. The setting was similar and some of the plot elements, but still quite different. Anyways, this was very steamy, atmospheric and full of sexual tension. If you like a bad Cajun boy that drips sin, then this is the book for you.
I loved how Lucky tried so hard to bank his feelings for Serena and how epically that failed. The suspense was pretty obvious and a little disturb
Miss Kim
Jan 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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

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
Kara Jorges
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Jan 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
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:)
The second book in the Doucet series by Tami Hoag. This can be read as a stand-alone. Serena Sheridan seeks out Lucky Doucet's help in finding her grandfather.

One of those stories that suck you in from the first page. I loved the characters and tension was sizzling. Lucky's Lady is one lucky lady. Sigh!
May 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Romance with a touch of mystery. I enjoyed this. Not something I typically read but I will continue with the series.
*The Angry Reader*
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
That was so damn good. Okay, the beginning was aggravating. They played right into these ridiculous stereotypes. But then that became part of the story, and it was wonderful.

Serena is an uptight shrink who comes to visit her family in Louisiana. Her grandpa has run off to live in the swamp bc people are trying to buy the family plantation. Lucky, a wild violent Cajun, helps Serena get to her grandpa while pushing alllllllll her buttons.

Their push and pull is epic. Each of them have hang-ups an
Jane Stewart
Dec 22, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Nov 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars, b-2018-read

4.25 ⭐️

I’d forgotten just how much I enjoy Tami Hoag’s books. Even though I have read this one many moons ago, when I picked it up it sucked me straight back in.
I liked Lucky. He was an alpha male without being a jerk. He tried the whole jerk thing, but he just couldn’t do it. I enjoyed his passion for the bayou, I thought the author did a great job of describing the bayou and the problems there without being preachy and made me want to go and see the place. The story had me engaged early
Bookphenomena (Micky)
This was the re-read of all re-reads. It must be my 20th time arenas and Lucky Doucet is just a combination of Cajun heat and trouble. Partner that with prim Serena and a vicious plot and you have a perfect weekend read. What made this book even greater was sharing it with friends in a group read. Timeless.
Aug 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
I read this book when it first came out, and I thought it was one of the best romantic suspense books I had ever read. Reading it again, I was a little disapointed. I didn't find it quite as good as I did years ago. I still enjoyed it, but I can't rate it the 5 that I would have originally.

Read for the 3rd time in December 2018. I think I enjoyed it more than the 2nd go round, but still not as much as the first time.
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.
Evelyn Wilson
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well, this says Doucet, #2. The first one must have been able Lucky and Shelby, the twin. Twins and yet so different.

Page 225 . . . She didn't want to see the old house destroyed. She didn't want to see strangers living here. She didn't want Tristar Chemical building a processing plant where the OLD SLAVE QUARTERS STOOD IN SLIENT TESTIMONY TO PAST LIVES. She didn't want to see high wire fences surrounding what once has been cane fields. She wanted Chanson de Terro to be owned by a Sheridan; she
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pretty good suspense element, though a bit more “romance” than “suspense” in this one which is FINE by the way, just a bit of a letdown if you’re looking for more gruesome, grisly crime solving elements (I’m apparently glomming onto a rather bloodthirsty vengeful period in my reading selections. Go figure.) Now the Cajun flavor? Oh mais oui!

The other little issue I had was in the resolution of the villainous characters. One found Lady Justice, but two went relatively unscathed when the fallout
Mark Boyd
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I've read 3 or 4 of Hoag's books and enjoyed them. I saw this one at my favorite used book haunt and the jacket was newish looking and I thought, "Oh, a new one out. I'll read it." was a reprint of a 1992 novel, the first one she wrote trying to break into the thriller/suspense world, which she has a dominant place in today. She was specifically a romance author before that. The story was okay, but pretty predictable for a romance novel. Suave Cajun loner badass Lucky Doucet, trying to ...more
Cris (the_book_adventurer)
Engaging, intense, hot 😆 Not at all what I was expecting from a Tami Hoag novel, but it wasn't completely disappointing. There were a lot of good aspects to this novel, and although the thrill aspect was not as thrilling as I would have expected, it was interesting enough.
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tami-hoag
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 nothing but
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