Sunday, June 30, 2013

Book Review for Going Home Green Bayou Series (Book #1) by Rhonda R. Dennis

Going Home
Green Bayou Series (Book #1)

by Rhonda R. Dennis

Reviewed by:Tonya
Published:Rhonda R. Dennis
Source:Purchased Gene:Romance, Mystery, Thriller

About Book

Paramedic Emily Boudreaux believes New Orleans is the perfect place for a young trauma junkie to see some action. Things start out fine enough, but years pass, and the job brings nothing but strife. Emily decides to make a fresh start by returning to her roots. She moves to the small town of Green Bayou, Louisiana. Thinking she will find peace and tranquility, Emily quickly learns that her imagination steered her wrong. Small town life offers far more tumult than she remembered! Mystery, excitement, deceit, and passion run rampant along the murky waters of Bayou Assumption. She struggles with the decision of which man to love: her amazing, new Paramedic partner, Jacob Templet or her handsome, former high school sweetheart, Deputy Pete Bergeron. Her ultimate struggle won’t involve the decision of which man to be with. It is a quest for her personal survival! Praying to get out of a disastrous situation alive, Emily hopes that going home won’t be the wrong decision.

My Thoughts

I’ve got to say this book grabbed me right at the start. Pretty female EMS, yep made me think of myself lol no I am not bragging but I was very pretty and spent 8 years in the US Army as a combat medic driving an ambulance so I sorta had a connection right away with Emily.
Emily is a strong independent woman who stands her ground against a partner who is out of control. Though it gets her the raw end of the deal for doing the right thing she bounces right back, heading home and getting a new job doing what she loves thanks to an old time friend. I applaud her for doing what was right even with the outcome in the end. And like I said the outcome was in her favor anyway. Fate always has a way of working things out in the end. And come on “PETE” hello yeah I would move to Green Bayou for that too. He made my heart flutter and my knees wobble.
Some of the calls that Emily and her partner Jacob would get called on were pretty bad but I don’t think any were near as bad as the one they get called out for on Halloween. That one would leave me with nightmares for sure. Phew let’s just say Emily handles herself rather well but man what a mess that was. Kudos girl.
And Jacob her partner and this “thing” between them, *phew* that man is steamy hot, I mean down right southern Louisiana hotness right there and sweet. Mmmmm could eat that right up like jambalaya and po-boys – lol. Unlike Emily I couldn’t have said no I would have been “Yes, Yes, Yes.” Just another reason I loved Emily thought her very strong character and morals even when her body was so telling her “you know you want to do this.” She did not listen and did what was right. But man you know she was thinking about it…..
And Pete, oh make my heart flip flop, my knees wobble and the butterflies go crazy in your stomach Pete. A man in uniform well you can’t get any hotter or better than that and sweet. And his proposal to Emily had me tearing right up. So sweet and wow I didn’t see it coming but so glad it did.
Then there is Kent, what he did during the Christmas dinner had my gears spinning and then again at New Year’s Eve. I am just feeling it in my gut there is something not right with him. There is something there, something more than everyone else sees. He’s a bad one, real bad, I could feel it in my bones and it wasn’t going to be good.
“Green Bean – String Bean – Red Bean” – **Roaring in Laughter** OMG my sides hurt so much after reading that part (get the book to find out and you will be laughing too). LOL
This book had me laughing one minute and tearing up the next. From Alphonse and his goofy self, to the banter between Emily and Jacob, to the friendships between Emily and Pete and Connie and Bert. To the twisted minds of Bart and Kent and the funny and sweet relationship of Emily’s parents oh man I loved them. From the EMS call outs to a funny dispatcher, the bimbo store clerk, sleazy sheriff to the horrible events and the amazing outcomes. Laughter & tears, loss and gain. This book rocked and I cannot wait to read the next book in the Green Bayou Series.


Tonya Gauthier-Kellum said...

You are making me blush sharing all my reviews - I really loved this book and downloaded book two to read.