Title- Rue Toulouse
Author- Debby Grahl
Publisher- The Writers Coffee Shop
Release- January 15th, 2015
It’s Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. Attending a masquerade ball, wealthy fashion designer Caterine Doucette, dressed as a shimmering ice princess, has her cool façade shattered when she encounters Bayou-born ex-cop Remi Michaud, disguised as the darkly handsome pirate Jean Lafitte. Their true identities hidden, the princess and the pirate come together in an explosion of passion and desire. But when fantasy turns to cold reality, Caterine panics and disappears into the night, unaware this man will soon be sent to rescue her from a killer and will capture her heart.
Orphaned at a young age, Caterine grew up in the home of her beloved grandmother, Miss Dauphine Doucette. Despised by her Doucette relatives for the devotion she received from her grandmère, Caterine suffered years of envy and disdain. The young Caterine learned quickly how easily the love she had to give could be thrown back in her face.
After Miss Dauphine turns over ownership of the century-old fashion house, Ma Chérie, to Caterine, an attempt is made on her life, for there are those in the Doucette family who will stop at nothing to possess what they feel is their rightful inheritance.
Not knowing whom to trust, Caterine goes into hiding. Miss Dauphine, convinced someone in her own family is behind the attack, hires Remi, now working for a private security company, to track her down and unmask her would-be assassin.
Learning that the affluent Caterine Doucette is the beautiful princess he held in his arms at the ball, Remi is torn between his growing desire for her and painful memories of another rich socialite’s betrayal. Caterine finds herself falling in love with Remi, but old embedded pain leaves her afraid to open her heart.
Down in the Big Easy, Caterine and Remi must learn to trust one another if they are to survive in a world of family greed and ruthless revenge
Caterine and Remi met like they were in as though they were in a fairy tale. They originally met on the street when Caterine was fighting with her boyfriend. Their second meeting however their second meeting reminded me of a more scandalous version of Cinderella involving a pirate and not a prince (and I am not complaining). At the ball they danced, had sex in arbor, and she left a hair clip while running away. The only difference was this pirate knew exactly who his princess was. Who would not want a night like that, I think most girls have a fantasy like that, even if they don’t admit it. I was rooting for these two to be together and not let the fact that they were from different economy classes get in the way.
Rue Toulouse was filled with so much mystery; I kept trying to figure out who was trying to kill Caterine. Each time the charterers suspected another character I completely agreed and saw how they could have been after Caterine. Once I found out who it was I was shocked, but all ythe little pieces fell together and I saw how they could be the ones after her.
I loved that this book kept me on my toes and kept me guessing. The time passed so quickly and I was finished reading after a short period of time.
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