Gotta Be Bayou (Badges of the Bayou)

· Erin Nicholas
20 reviews

About this ebook

How do you get over a woman you never should have been, ahem, under in the first place?

Just when FBI special agent Spencer Landry had decided to forget about investigative journalist Maxine-Max-Keller and their one hot night together, there's a threat made against her and Spencer's protective instincts get all riled up. Again.

So now they're shacking up on the Louisiana bayou and pretending to be in love so he can keep Max safe until the guy is apprehended.

Considering their chemistry and that he can not stop thinking about the gorgeous-and-doesn't-know-it, smart-mouthed, bold-and-yet-vulnerable redhead, this could be a fun few days, right?

Nope. She's all wrong for him.

And she hasn't forgotten he can be kind of a jerk.


Sure, the naked-times are great, but he told her exactly what he wants— a bubbly, sweet school teacher who bakes him brownies and loves to cuddle—and Max ain't it.

Max not only doesn't bake, no one has ever called her sweet. And cuddling? Shudder.

Plus his bossiness is super annoying for someone who's been taking care of herself all her life. But now they're stuck together and dammit, besides being hot and very good with his mouth, Spencer is pretty irresistible with baby goats, little kids, and attempts at baking. And don't forget alpha-protective. All of which makes her stomach feel very swoop-y. No wonder her clothes keep falling off.

But this is a temporary situation and they're only faking it. So falling for the guy is a terrible idea. 

She really should have kept that in mind.

20 reviews
Fedora Chen
September 13, 2022
Readers, hold onto your hats! Spencer and Max bring all the flirty, hot, satisfying joy you can handle and then some! GOTTA BE BAYOU is the first in Erin Nicholas’s Badges of the Bayou series, set in fictional Autre, Louisiana. FBI agent Spencer Landry’s and investigative reporter Max Keller’s paths have crossed in the course of some crimes involving wild animal tracking and because of the involvement of their close friends. It doesn’t explain their desire to continue crossing paths… or mor
Barbara Barber
September 16, 2022
The Landry’s are a Cajun Bayou family full of Laughs, Sass and Love. Lots and Lots of family both by blood and by association. They’ll suck you in and have you rocking in your shoes at the family Fasi-do-do (Cajun Dance Party). I can’t say enough about Ms. Nicholas Bayou Books. Book 1 is Special FBI Agent Spencer Landry’s story and I’ll give you a hint, it's fill with lots of Hilarity, Hot Times and Landry commotion. 2 Thumbs Up!!
Nicole's Book Musings
September 15, 2022
4.5 Stars This is the first book in a new series. I can't tell you how happy I was to be back in the Bayou. Spencer and Max had me hooked. Spencer has this idea in his head what a perfect girlfriend would entail, but what you want is not what you need. There is plenty of heart and feels. Plus the perfect amount of humor that I love with the Landrys. I just gobbled this book right up and it was so hard to put down. I would highly recommend this one! The epilogue was the perfect touch.

About the author

Erin Nicholas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

You can find Erin on the web at,

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