Say It Like You Mane It (Boys of the Bayou Gone Wild Book Six)

· Erin Nicholas
18 reviews

About this ebook

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. 

18 reviews
Eileen Aberman-Wells
February 1, 2022
Say It Like You Mane It, by Erin Nicholas, is another “can’t put down,” laugh out loud story, that has everything I've come to love about the Boys Gone Wild series plus a little intrigue to add even more spice to town of Autre. Hot cop Zander Landry's life, personal and professional, is turned upside down when a woman in a wedding dress carrying a lion cub comes into his grandmother's bar. Caroline, who has a drive to keep the world a safe place, shows up in Autre, wearing a wedding dress, and carrying a baby lion that she wants to surrender to the animal park. Zander, who believes his life purpose is to keep everyone safe, realizes she is his soul mate the moment he sees her but is determined not to give in to it. But the Landrys, “loved big, and loud, and hard, and had no problem falling head over heels in the blink of an eye,” so Zander is fighting a losing battle from the first moment he saw Caroline in her tiara. Caroline discovers so much more with the Landry family; including one broody, protective, sexy cop. These two clash at every turn, but soon, Zander and Caroline find their attraction is hotter than the Bayou in August. There is a lot these two need to learn about each other, as well as some self-discoveries about themselves, before they find their happy ending together. Ms. Nicholas wrote a tale rich with emotions, sizzling chemistry, sassy and charming characters who are engaging, magnetic, and ready for some between the sheets time. She wrote an amazing story with a hot-mess, bride on the run and in need of hiding heroine, a hot, tattooed bad boy who’s protective, brave, and a romantic at heart, a supportive family of Landrys, all creating a book which should definitely not be missed. I highly recommend Say It Like You Mane It to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Sandy S.
February 1, 2022
SAY IT LIKE YOU MANE IT is the sixth instalment in Erin Nicholas’ contemporary, adult BOYS OF THE BAYOU GONE WILD erotic, romance series, a spin off from the author’s BOYS OF THE BAYOU, and HOT CAKES series. This is interior designer/attorney Caroline Holland, and police officer Zander Landry’s story line. SAY IT LIKE YOU MAN IT can be read as a stand-alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Zander and Caroline) SAY IT LIKE YOU MANE IT follows the building romance and relationship between attorney Caroline Holland, and police officer Zander Landry. Caroline Holland is a runaway bride whose fiancé gifted our heroine with a lion cub for their wedding. Unable to marry said fiance in the face of 1) an surprise wedding she knew nothing about, and 2) the illegal sale and transport of exotic animals, Caroline Holland headed to Autre, Louisiana where she knew someone would be able to look after the weeks old cub but Caroline never expected to come face to face with her future in the guise of Autre police officer Zander Landry, the man with whom she would fall in love. With no money and no place to stay, Zander offers Caroline his home for the foreseeable future, as Zander, Caroline and the FBI begin an investigation into the possible animal smuggling ring in New Orleans, Louisiana. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Zander and Caroline, and the potential fall-out as Zander’s need to protect Caroline pushes our heroine out of his life, and possibly into the arms of someone else. Caroline Holland is an heiress, of sorts, a young woman whose future has been planned by someone else but Caroline, along with her best friend and journalists Max, worth together on the side, in an effort to take down the corrupt, and powerful of New Orleans.Falling for Zander meant falling for the people of Autre, Louisiana, people that had easily accepted our heroine as one of their own. Zander Landry doesn’t do relationships, in fact, Zander has spent his life protecting everyone else but a runaway, princess bride finds Zander on the defensive, constantly reminding Caroline she isn’t a part of the life he had planned for himself. The relationship between Caroline and Zander begins when Zander, as a police officer in Autre, Louisiana, comes to the rescue of our story line heroine. Armed with only a tiara, some jewels, her bridal gown and trousseau, Caroline finds herself penniless and homeless, hoping to stay in Autre for a night or two. Zander knows that his life with always be in Autre, Louisiana, and has no plans to to involve a stranger in a lifestyle in which she would never be comfortable. As Caroline and Zander’s relationship develops, Zander’s need to protect Caroline threatens a possibility of a happily ever after. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top sexually graphic language and text. Once again, there is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including many we have met in the previous story lines. And, again, the author has added an index and breakdown of the main and recurring characters at the beginning of the book, revealing and reminding of each connection, relationship, book and series. SAY IT LIKE YOU MANE IT is a story of family, relationships and love; of passion and betrayal; of obsession, power and control. The premise is entertaining and consuming; the characters are stubborn, energetic and determined; the romance is captivating and seductive.
Erin Lewis
January 27, 2022
5 star review Say It Like You Mane It (Boys of the Bayou Gone Wild #6) by Erin Nicholas Oh how I love my visits to Autre and the Landry family who I have come to love whilst reading this series. Book six is just as witty and entertaining as the other books in the series and I loved it. From the first chapter I was drawn into the story that Ms. Nicholas wove about hot cop Zander Landry and heiress Caroline Holland. Meeting the hot and most definitely alpha Zander, Caroline’s plans are thrown into chaos. Zander is speechless when she turns up in town wearing a wedding dress and carrying a baby lion club. I really liked both Zander and Caroline, she is so much fun and I can easily see her as a friend. It was heart warming to watch the journey they embark on and their relationship develop. With heat and a little mystery this book was one I had a hard time putting down. Erin Nicholas brings the Bayou to life for me with her well written and addictive stories.

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!).

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