Shadow’s review & blog tour ~ Far From Bliss by Lexi Blake (Sophie Oak)

Posted November 17, 2021 by Sharon in Menage, Reviews, Shadow / 0 Comments

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Shadow’s review & blog tour ~ Far From Bliss by Lexi Blake (Sophie Oak)Far from Bliss by Lexi Blake, Sophie Oak
Published by DLZ Entertainment on November 16, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Pages: 300
Format: ARC, eBook, Paperback
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5 Stars

Shattered by the past

Michael Novak was a US Marshal with his whole life figured out. Right up until the woman he called partner betrayed him. He’s been hiding in Bliss, CO, trying to pull himself out of the darkness. The only bright light is Lucy Carson. Something about Trio’s favorite waitress calls to him, but he can’t trust his instincts anymore. 

Yearning for the future

Lucy has loved Tyler since they were kids, but he never seemed to feel the same way. She worried she would never want a man the way she does Ty, and then Michael grumbled his way into her world. Beyond the broody exterior she sees a burning fire in his eyes, and she is drawn to that flame. 

The time is finally right

Ty knows Lucy is the one for him, but Lucy wrote him off romantically long ago. If he could get her to see him in a different light, he knows she would realize that they’re perfect for each other. His obstacle is the town’s reclusive former lawman, Michael. But this is Bliss. A rival can turn into a partner for the right woman. And Lucy is definitely the right woman.

Ty approaches Michael with a plan to get Lucy between them. A bargain is made, and Lucy is their target. But Lucy is already in much more dangerous crosshairs. Murder has come to Bliss, and Lucy is at the center of the investigation.

Far From Bliss, an all new moving romance filled with second chances from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak, is available now!

Overall, this was a delightful read, with well-drawn and sympathetic characters, a plot full of twists and turns, and a town that knows how to protect its own. ~ Shadow – Simply Love Book Reviews

    With Far From Bliss, it felt good to return to the quirky little Colorado town, although we missed some of the characters that make the town so unique. They are mentioned but not present. No, this was a murder mystery, where the prospective killers and investigative lawmen are snow-bound together at the resort near town. Throw in the complication of a love triangle, Bliss style, and you have the makings of a first rate and funny who-done-it, in the style of the television show, Murder She Wrote. Lucy has been in love with Ty since they were children. Ty also loves Lucy, but a series of missteps complicated by pride and jealousy has left them as friends but not lovers. Ty sees Lucy’s interest in wounded warrior Mike, who has holed himself up in an unheated cabin notorious for outdoor plumbing, and rather than throwing down with him, comes up with a Bliss-type cure-they should share Lucy. But there are lots of complications in the way. First is Michael himself-is he ready to move on from the betrayal inflicted by his former lover? How will he react to what he sees as another betrayal? Then we have the fact that Lucy is accused of murdering a wealthy man who refused to take “No” for an answer when he accosted her. With a swift knee to strategic places, Lucy took care of his assault, but he is gunning for revenge. Can she prove her innocence, especially with the family of the murdered man setting her up to take the blame? Overall, this was a delightful read, with well-drawn and sympathetic characters, a plot full of twists and turns, and a town that knows how to protect its own.

5 Stars

About Lexi Blake

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are six more books available in the series: Their Virgin’s Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, Their Virgin Secretary, and Their Virgin Mistress.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first nine novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master’s Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, A View to a Thrill, You Only Love Twice, and Master No are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, Cherished, Luscious, Adored, and Just One Taste. The tenth novel, From Sanctum with Love, is coming February 23, 2016, along with a new novella, Devoted, on April 12, 2016.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first two books in a spin-off of the series, Ripper and Addict, were released in 2015. Look for Sleeper, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2016.

Lexi again collaborated with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, is now available. Book two, Seduction in Session, will release on January 5, 2016, followed by book three, Big Easy Temptation, on May 3, 2016.

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Posted November 17, 2021 by Sharon in Menage, Reviews, Shadow / 0 Comments