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Review: Say It Like You Mane It by Erin Nicholas

What happens when a hellraiser turned hot cop is stuck with a headstrong heiress he’s determined to protect…and resist?

A run-away bride, wearing a freakin’ tiara, and carrying a stolen lion cub, of all things. This was not how rowdy, bad-boy-turned-small-town-cop, Zander Landry expected his day to go.

He really didn’t expect his night to end with her sleeping in his bed after her near-kidnapping.

But his intense attraction to her and the feelings of protectiveness she stirs up? Oh, yeah, he knew those were coming.

She’s stunning, whip-smart, and trouble with a capital T.

Which means, he needs her to head right back the way she came. ASAP.

His town is exactly the way he wants it . . . crazy and trouble free.

Well, the crazy trouble he’s not related to anyway.

Stranded in a tiny town in her half-million-dollar wedding gown with no money and no place to go . . . today is going pretty much exactly the way Caroline Holland expected it to.

But the grumpy, tattooed, oh-my-god hot cop being the answer to all her problems isn’t at all what she expected.

Now that she’s turned all the criminal (and obnoxious) info about her exotic-animal-dealing ex-fiance over to Zander, she can kick back in a hammock with some sweet tea and relax.

Or not.

Turns out Caroline’s not the spoiled heiress Zander thinks she is. The gorgeous hellion wants in on the action and soon discovers just how dirty things can get in the bayou. And the bedroom.

More and more, Zander just wants her safe on the sidelines. But Caroline isn’t going anywhere until justice is done.

It’s a clash of wills that’s gonna get hotter than a crawfish boil in July. And the most fun the Landry family has had watching sparks fly since . . . well, the last book.

This story had me laughing out loud in the first few pages and can best be described as zany. Zander is the tough town cop, stoic and unemotional. He likes everything to be calm and relatively uneventful because when there’s action in Autre, it’s usually something crazy that means a lot of work for him. His life is turned upside-down by one stunning blonde in an expensive wedding dress who walks into his family’s bar with a lion cub. He doesn’t want to get attached to Caroline Holland but he doesn’t have a choice because he falls hard from the moment they meet.

Caroline’s life is complicated so the six-figure wedding dress and engagement ring are no big deal, even if she ran out on the wedding carting a lion cub along with her. She’s spent the last few years reveling in everyone’s perception of her as a ditzy, airhead socialite because it lets her fly under the radar, doing good in her own way. They’re a classic example of opposites attract and it’s more than physical.

Zander’s a diehard romantic but he’s scared. Caroline’s confused because her life is in shambles and he seems to good to be true. Their story is fun but it’s the town that makes it great. The history and many characters of Autre are what stole my heart here, even more than the hot cop or lovable heroine. Their story is funny, steamy with a touch of suspense and it’s a fun read. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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