Tall Dark and Cajun Author:Sandra Hill Rachel Fortier, a thirty-something home design consultant, has had it with her fiancÚ. It's bad enough that he gave her a Thighmaster for Valentine's Day and a Butt Buster for her birthday, and that their seven-year engagement has no end in sight. But she just learned that he's had a vasectomy! Rachel packs up and heads south to meet her great-a... more »unt Gizelle for the first time and take a few days to regroup. She imagines a Grandma Walton living in a picturesque house surrounded by wondrous nature. What she finds is a cabin on stilts deep in the bayous, with alligators and snakes the size of telephone poles. As for Aunt Gizelle, she's a former taxidermist who can outcreep Hannibal Lechter any day of the week.
And if that isn't enough to make a girl turn around and head right back to her ex, Gizelle is feuding with a Cajun bad boy -Remy LeDeux, a helicopter pilot and Air Force vet whose face is scarred from battle. Rene wants to buy a piece of property from Gizelle, but the feisty senior makes it clear she wants nothing to do with any LeDeux. But the moment Remy sees Rachel getting out of a red truck, it's love at first sight for the long-time bachelor, despite all the turmoil she brings into his life, with her ideas of Feng Shui-ing his houseboat and her ex chasing after her, not to mention her great-aunt threatening to shoot his heinie. But getting Rachel to say "I do" is worth it. After all, he's never met a woman before who looks at him like he's a Whitmans Sampler box and she's a chocoholic.« less
Another Cajun story from Sandra Hill. This one's my favorite; it's Remy LeDeux's story - tall, dark & Cajun (just like the title!), but badly scarred (he's a pilot - bad war experience -the angst! *sigh*). Rachel Fortier, D.C. decorator, sick of rich boyfriend always hounding her to exercise & generally re-make herself, dumps the chump & comes down to the bayou to meet/live with her granny. Sparks fly, of course, & as usual with Sandra, there's some low-down, dirty, snake-in-the-grass baddies, too.
From the back:
After finally dumping her fiance, whose idea of romance was making sure she toned her butt and abs, decorator Rachel Fortier hightails it out of DC, straight for Cajun country. Throw in a pet alligator named Useless, a herd of Southerners born and bred, and Remy LeDeux, the smoldering-eyed pilot angling for her family's property, and Rachel's in for a passel of trouble.