Friday, June 16, 2017

Review - - The Cajun Doctor

The Cajun Doctor
By Sandra Hill
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Reviewed by PJ

Dr. Daniel LeDeux and pilot Aaron LeDeux travel to the swampy bayous of Louisiana, where they discover a long-lost family. The usually stoic Daniel, a burned-out pediatric oncologist, is especially startled by the interfering LeDeux matriarch, Tante Lulu, bless her crazy heart, who wastes no time in setting him up with local rich girl Samantha Starr.
Scarred by a nasty divorce from a philandering New Orleans physician, Samantha has sworn off men, especially doctors. When Samantha’s step-brother gets into serious trouble, she must ask Daniel for help. But Samantha faces even more trouble when the handsome doctor casts his smoldering Cajun eyes her way.
The steamy heat of the bayou, along with the wacky matchmaking efforts of Tante Lulu, a herd of animal rescue rejects, including a depressed pot belly pig, and some world-class sexual fantasies create enough heat and humor to make both Daniel and Samantha realize that love and laughter can mend even the most broken heart.

Fans of Sandra Hill's Cajun books know they're filled with plenty of heart, quirky characters, sexy men, and over-the-top humor. The Cajun Doctor begins with a different vibe as Daniel and Aaron LeDeux deal with deeply emotional issues. But when the brothers - who have grown up with no knowledge of their Cajun roots - head to Louisiana to investigate their heritage, the book takes a turn with Tante Lulu's unique brand of crazy like a fox, a new romance, danger, and plenty of hot LeDeux men.

I'm a long-time fan of Sandra Hill and inhaled each of her nine previous Cajun books as soon as they were released. With their steamy romance and laugh-out-loud humor, they were the perfect escape and always left me excited for the next release. While The Cajun Doctor was good, it didn't reel me in like her previous novels have done and I've been trying to figure out why. The two main characters are well-rounded and their romance, once we finally get to it, is well done. I like Samantha and Daniel together. The villain of the story is believable and his actions, realistic. Secondary characters, as always, provide a lot of color and commentary but there were times when I felt a little overloaded with them. Maybe that's it. I would have enjoyed a little less page time for all the characters from previous books and more focus on the hero and heroine. The secondary animal characters (Samantha's pets), however, were adorable with her depressed pot-belly pig leading the pack and I never tire of Tante Lulu's Cheetos- obsessed pet alligator (though I would never want one in real life!). 

All in all, The Cajun Doctor is another enjoyable trip to Sandra Hill's Louisiana bayou and though it may not have knocked my socks off or had me laughing out loud as previous books have done, it's still a fun way to pass a summer afternoon. I'll be back for the next book in the series, Cajun Crazy, scheduled for release in late November.  

Have you read any of Sandra Hill's Cajun Men books yet? Or her other books?

Do you enjoy her brand of humor?

Would you ever have a pet alligator?

One randomly chosen person leaving a comment before 11:00 PM (eastern), June 17, 2017 will receive a print copy of The Cajun Doctor
(U.S. / Canada only)


  1. I do love Sandra's humor. I've only read one of her Cajun books and one of her Vangels books but really enjoyed both of them! Oh, and I'll pass on the pet gator. I'm more of a mammal lover as far a pets go.

    1. I enjoy her humor too, Glenda. Her Viking time-travel and Navy Seal time-travel books are hilarious.

  2. Sandra's novels are memorable and the humor is wonderful. I don't care for gators.

  3. I would love to read Sandra's Cajun Men books. I enjoy her unique brand of humor. No gators for this girl.

  4. I have read many but not in awhile. Love those Cajun men. Would love to win.

  5. i've read other series by her -- they always make me chuckle if not laugh out loud ;) though gators belong no where near me thank you ;)

  6. I remember enjoying Sandra's 'Tall, Dark & Cajun' - it's fun to read her books that have some humor and include a different setting.

  7. I haven't read any of Sandra's books, but this does look interesting. I live in southern Florida and they're lots of alligators here. They give me the creeps!

  8. I have not read her books, would never have a pet alligator. Book sounds like a good read and always like some humor in a book.
    Natalie's Mama.

  9. I love Sandra Hill's books, I have read them all! I patiently wait for the next installment and immediately pre-order, if I can! Her books always seem to get me when I need a laugh and they all provide that!!! Well doesn't Tante Lulu's alligator not have teeth?? Have to look that up!

  10. I love her books, and I have read several of her Cajun books and the vanangel books. They always make me laugh. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

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  12. Love Sandra's Cajuns, but I would never have a pet alligator!

  13. Ms. Hill certainly does have her own brand of humor. It is enjoyable and fun. I haven't read one of her books in a while, but do have several on my TBR shelf. We have had just about everything for a pet and if the circumstances were right, we would take care of a small alligator.