Shadow’s review ~ Unexpected Bliss by Lexi Blake

Posted May 9, 2023 by Sharon in Erotic, Polyamourous relationship, Reviews, Romantic Suspense, Shadow / 0 Comments

Shadow’s review ~ Unexpected Bliss by Lexi BlakeUnexpected Bliss by Lexi Blake, Sophie Oak
Published by DLZ Entertainment on May 9, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Pages: 300
Format: ARC, eBook, Paperback
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5 Stars

Elisa Leal is looking for some joy in her life. Years of tragedy and struggle took their toll, and now she is searching for new connections to raise her spirits. When she discovers proof that her biological father is alive, she decides to find him and make contact. Her quest leads her to the small town of Bliss, Colorado, and the strangest man she’s ever met—Mel Hughes. He believes in aliens and sasquatch conspiracies, but he’s also kind of awesome. And there might be even more in Bliss to make her smile.

Sylvan Dean and Hale Galloway have enjoyed wandering their way through life, always in motion. Always searching for the woman who could make their life complete. Living in Bliss made them realize it’s time to settle down. Van’s finally going to college and has a job lined up with his brother when he finishes. That job is in Dallas, and while Hale is happy for Van, he can’t imagine leaving Bliss behind. It feels like everything is coming apart until they meet Elisa. She’s the one they have been searching for, and she is worth the wait.

The future looks bright until the guys’ past comes back to haunt them. Danger lurks in every corner, but it may not be the biggest threat to their happily ever after. The citizens of Bliss know how to handle a killer, but handling Elisa, Van, and Hale might require some cosmic intervention.

This is a delightful addition to the Nights in Bliss series, with humor, pathos, hot sex and suspense. ~ Shadow – Simply Love Books


This is a delightful addition to the Nights in Bliss series, with humor, pathos, hot sex and suspense.

When Elisa Leal recovered from breast cancer, she decided she didn’t want to live her mother’s lonely life. Armed with information in her mother’s journals, she heads for Bliss, Colorado to see if she could connect with her dad. Not only does she connect with Mel and Cassidy after she manages to circumvent Bliss’s ability to hide their own, she also finds herself in between the two hottest men she has ever met, Sylvan Dean and Hale Galloway. The two are best friends and all three leap into a relationship. There are some bumps in the road and as they try to figure their way through, someone attempts to kill Hale. At first everyone suspects the target is Van, but neither man has any idea of why someone would try to kill them. Can Elise and her men navigate the bumpy road to a relationship while trying to solve the mystery of who is trying to kill Hale.

We get to meet some familiar characters, including Maurice the Moose, Mel and Cassidy and the usual Bliss inhabitants-with Max Harper serving as Hale’s mentor. We also have some cross-over into the Masters and Mercenaries series as Sylvan Dean is Jake Dean’s brother.

The book kept me laughing and turning the page to see the end. Lexie Blake uses her own battle with cancer to imbue this story with the right amount of information about the disease, and as always, it’s about family.

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 May 9, 2023 by Sharon in Erotic, Polyamourous relationship, Reviews, Romantic Suspense, Shadow / 0 Comments