Published: February 23, 2021
This is the final official book in the Boys of the Bayou series but no one should be too sad since we are not done with the Landrys. This series will spinoff into the Boys of the Bayou Gone Wild series that will start with Griffin. Who happens to be Mitch’s roommate. We do get to see a bit of his surly ass but he will be the focus of a future book. Mitch is the focus of this book and he is so great. He has been a background character in all of the books so for him to finally have his book and his own HEA is a big deal. If you have read Oh, Fudge! in the Hot Cakes series you know that Mitch had a thing with Paige in Appleby, IA and though Paige doesn’t want a relationship she does like the friends with benefits option. Paige decides she needs to get away because she is proposed to again so she heads south to Louisiana and hopes like hell that Mitch doesn’t turn her away at the door.
The story of these two and how they are happy to just be together but also trying to navigate the uncertainty of if Paige was going to stay or not was simply a great storyline. I could have used way more of their story because I kind of felt like the ending was a bit rushed but I’m sure that we’ll see more of this couple (and everyone else) in the next book. I find the Landrys to be great characters all around so it will be fun to meet a new cousin from a different town. That was the other really good part of this book is that we met three of the cousins that had only been mentioned previously. That simply tells me that they are going to be getting their books as well. Once more I will say that Mitch was such a great character because truly good guy characters are rare even in contemporary romances. Too often they are good guys but they are not as selfless as Mitch was so I’m glad that he finally got his HEA book.
—“Not without me!” Ellie called back. “I will cut you off from fried pickles for a month!” / Mitch did really like fried pickles. All pickles, but especially ones dipped in batter and fried. He waited.-Ellie & Mitch—