In Isabeau’s Eyes is the first book in the Kentucky Nights series by Lora Leigh. Being a long-time fan of Lora Leigh, and a Kentuckian, I was eagerly awaiting this new series! This romance did not disappoint; it is full of intrigue, family, and fiery passion.
Tracker Calloway is a mercenary back home in Kentucky on break. When Tracker’s sister almost gets killed, he vows to protect Isabeau, the target of the attack. Isabeau Boudreaux has been blind since a family tragedy. Alarming accidents have occurred around Isabeau for years, and Tracker knows these incidents are more than they seem. Tracker wants to eliminate this villain and is uncomfortably attracted to Isabeau. Isabeau knows Tracker will never stay, that he’ll be gone when the danger is eliminated. However, she cannot resist the sensual pull Tracker has over her.
Tracker was a great character; he was lethal, yet his handling of Isabeau was protective. Tracker had no heart, yet Isabeau opened him to feelings he thought impossible. I loved everything about Isabeau! Isabeau commanded the page with her quiet strength and haunting beauty.
The only drawback with some of Lora Leigh’s books is they can get formulaic at times; however, I didn’t feel that in this story. There are a lot of secondary characters in this book, and having read the previous series, it was so lovely to see Rowdy, Dawg, and Natches again at a different time in their lives. I can see where a new reader may get a little lost in all the family. The plot commanded my attention, and the sensuality burned the page. This was a fast-moving plot with hardly time to breathe. Lora Leigh has created a superb, outstanding romance that takes us to a small town full of reluctant heroes and strong-willed women that capture their hearts. Tracker and Isabeau’s romance is not to be missed!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Publication Date: March 21, 2023