Book Review: In Isabeau’s Eyes by Lora Leigh

Posted March 20, 2023 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 22 Comments

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Series: Kentucky Nights #1
by Lora Leigh
Publication Date March 21, 2023
Published by Penguin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Suspense, Fiction / Women
Pages: 288
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

The first novel in a new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh—you've met the Mackays; now it's time to meet their friends.
Danger is stalking Isabeau Boudreaux. After the deaths of her parents ten years ago during a violent attack that left her blind, remnants of her vision are returning. But a series of accidents has convinced her friends the Mackays of Somerset, Kentucky, that someone wants her dead. When a roadside blowout proves to be almost fatal for Isabeau and her good friend Angel, Angel’s brother mercenary Tracker Calloway knows this was no accident.
After a particularly bloody job, the last thing Tracker wants to do is get involved. But whoever is after Isabeau almost hurt his sister, and Isabeau is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. Tracker is determined to protect her but knows staying away from Isabeau is impossible. He begins a steady seduction to tempt the innocent woman into a world of hunger like she could have never imagined. And keeping her is the only option—if he can save her from an unknown enemy as her sight begins to slowly return.

In Isabeau’s Eyes by Lora Leigh is the first book in her new series, Kentucky Nights.  This spicy, emotional story took me on a roller coaster of emotions. 

Story Recap:

Isabeau Boudreaux lost her parents in a violent attack ten years ago that also left her blind.  Now, after a series of accidents her friends, the Mackays of Somerset, Kentucky, believe Isabeau is in danger.  Her best friend, Angel and Angel’s brother, Tracker Calloway, know she’s in danger and they work to keep her safe. 

Mercenary Tracker Calloway is reluctant to get involved until he realizes his sister is also in danger.  He’s immediately attracted to the very beautiful Isabeau, but he’s done with relationships and doesn’t want to lead Isabeau on.  But, as Tracker helps Isabeau escape danger, they begin to fall in love. 

My Thoughts: 

I enjoyed this steamy, sexy, emotional story.  It was a bit steamier than I’m used to, but the story was good, and I grew to love both Isabeau and Tracker.   I appreciated the way the author handled Isabeau’s blindness, and I thought she handled it with empathy.  It’s always nice to see issues like this highlighted in books.  

I thought there were a lot of characters in this story that made it a bit confusing at the start.  But eventually, I figured everyone out and was able to enjoy the story.  Although this is the first book in the series, it’s a continuation of another popular series the author wrote, so if you’ve been reading the author’s other series, you’ll fit right into this one more easily than I did.  


I recommend In Isabeau’s Eyes to anyone who enjoys romance.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Lora Leigh

Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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22 responses to “Book Review: In Isabeau’s Eyes by Lora Leigh

  1. Yes, this was a little spicier than I usually read! I felt like I would’ve enjoyed it a little more had I read the previous series, but I had fun and zipped right through it. I’m looking forward to the next book.

  2. I also got the email for eARC but as I see this is spin-off and I didn’t read the previous series I let it go. And looks li was right, this can be enjoyed more if one has read the previous series. Great review!

  3. Oh my goodness, this one sounds a bit too dark for me – I think I’d want to cover my eyes through more of it than actually read what happens haha. But I’m glad you enjoyed it! I liked reading your review 🙂

  4. That cover does give off steamy story vibes. That would mean a lot of fast forwarding for me 😂. Excellent review!