Rene Ledeux is laying back and working on his bayou cabin. The stress of Washington D C and working for the preservation of the bayou of Lousianna have led to burnout. Our bad boy just needs to get it together, decide what he wants to do next, and avoid Tante Lulu and her Hope Chest. But fate or rather St. Jude has him in his sites, and the poor boy is on a downhill slide.
Valerie Breaux nicknamed "Ice", is a reporter on Trial TV. At least she was until recently when she was fired. With her life in tatters she comes home to be kidnapped by two of Rene's activist friends. Then taken to Rene's and dumped on him until she agrees to do a documentary on the bayou. Not only is she hot about the kidnapping, she is raging at Rene, who was her biggest opponent in school. NOt to mention what happened the night she got snockered with him at age 15. She had hoped to never see the creep again.
Tante Lulu just looks at them and declares that they had been hit by a lightening bolt. As unhappy as she is to see who St. Jude has choosen for REne, she sets out to do her best to see it accomplished. At 80 years old and smitten by Richard Simmons nothing can hold this wildcat back. While they fuss, fight, and fall she is "sweating to the oldies", filling his hope chest, and helping them against the oil tyrants who are trying to stop the filming of the bayou.
While the book has alot of humor and hot romance like all of Sandra Hill's books. The plot is not quite as good as TALL DARK AND CAJUN, THE LOVE POTION, or her Viking series. It is still a great way to spend some time. And if you like me, enjoy alittle (or alot) of humor, you won't be able to put it down.