Throwback Thursday: Trouble in Mudbug

Throwback Thursday is a topic hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk. It’s a chance to share some old favourites or books that have been on your ever growing To Be Read list.  You can check out Rene’s picks here.


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Today’s pick is:

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Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana.  Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit.  DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

(Note: This book is part of the author’s backlist, originally released in print in 2009 by Dorchester Publishing)


Bullet Book Review of Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Mystery)
by Jana DeLeon


○ i have a physical copy
○ read an e-version, will definitely purchase physical book
○ read an e-version, a physical book will be appreciated
● read an e-version, not interested in its physical book
● a page-turner
● less than 500 pages
○ diverse in any way
○ something’s lacking
○ took me a long time to finish
● an LMAO read
● i laughed more than a few times
○ it’s j u s t awkward
○ gave me goosebumps
○ one of the best books i’ve read
○ painful & sad
○ tear-jerker
○ a roller-coaster of emotions
○ thrilling
○ confusing
● sooo relatable
○ it is kind of annoying
○ it has a lot of flashbacks
○ it moved me
● would recommend!
● great even for a reread (I did re-read)
● definitely a YAY
○ i’m sorry it’s a NAY
○ it’s between YAY and NAY

Favourite character: Luc

 P L U S
This was my first Jana DeLeon book.  I got hooked into her bayou setting right away.  It’s a paranormal cozy because Helena is a ghost but that’s not the focus of the story.  The funny moments are really where poor Maryse tries to deal with the fall-out of things caused by a ghost no one else can see!

I enjoyed this one and the rest of the Ghost-in-law series.

If you liked this Bullet Book Review style be sure to check out Merv’s page at mervreads as that’s where I ‘borrowed’ it from.  She’s got some pretty awesome content to share.  Go give her some blog love!

32 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Trouble in Mudbug

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  1. Alright, Nina! first, loved the cover–way too cute
    loved the concept–unique for sure
    loved your introduction to the Bullet Book Review style–oh, yes, i’ll swing over there and check it out. i can see where that style would come in VERY handy for a few of the books i’ve read.
    where did you assess the stars? come in about–four?

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    1. 😄 Glad you enjoyed!
      I think it was around a 4.5. I really liked this one and possibly think it was the strongest of the three in this particular series. There was another Helena series after, but I can’t remember the name.


  2. I was wondering where the traffic is coming from. Oh, it’s you! I’m so happy you used the bullet book review ❤ in case you’re gonna use it again i just want you to know that you can tweak the bullet points. I used those points cause that’s what appears on what I mostly read. Loved your review! Have a great booky day 😄

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    1. Lol. It’s a really useful style!! True. I will have to tweak it for the next time depending on the book. I might do another one soon and put in Misplaced Mondays. I’ve got the latest to read in a series that I started before blogging 😄

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