The third in the Jinx series, this cajun story is blazing hot with humor and talent !
Celine Arseneaux is a reporter looking for a hot story. Given the chance for a great scoop, she puts on some next-to-nothing attire, and
enters the Playpen. The Playpen is a Baton Rouge club for men and women. There, she is quite surprised when John LeDeux approaches her. She hasn't seen him in five years, and is shocked he even remembers her! John is afraid she is going to screw up his under-cover operation, and steals her camera.
To get even, she writes up a story for her newspaper about the police bust that shortly followed their meeting. Without naming names, she was able to express about a police officer posing as a gigolo just to bust the Dixie Mafia. Her story puts John in danger, and he quickly needs to hide from the public eye.
Tante Lulu , John's 92 year old aunt, has decided to call in Jinx, Inc., the treasure company to come to the bayou. She believes there is pirate treasure hidden in the swaps. A perfect opportunity for John to hide. But Celine pursues her story, and quickly the sparks heat up between her and John. Tante Lulu decides John needs a wife, and puts her plans in motion with the help of St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes . Soon, the thunderbolts strike and Celine and John are both a bit confused and a little in love.
But Celine is wary around John and he can't figure out why. With a little investigative work by Tante Lulu, it is soon revealed. Before long, Celine and John are fighting and things don't look so good. Will they work it out? With some help from family and the various statues of St. Jude, anything is possible.
Tante Lulu is a wonderful character. Full of vitality and humor, she really brings this story to life. Firmly believing in family first, she tries to do what is best for everyone. The characters were believable, and the storyline fresh and energetic. The historical facts about the Bayou was detailed but didn't overwhelm the story. I quite enjoyed it!