Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Lost in Bliss by Lexi Blake - Release Day Review



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Author: Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak
Publication Date:  25 September, 2018
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Series:  Lost in Bliss, book 4
Genre:  Contemporary Erotic Romance, MFM
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

Laura Niles walked out the door and never looked back. As she left Washington, DC, her career was in ruins and her love life decimated. Her desperate flight eventually led her to Bliss, Colorado, where she managed to find a new home and a little peace. That will have to be enough because Laura cannot imagine finding happiness without the men she left behind. For five years, Rafe Kincaid and Cameron Briggs have searched for the only woman they ever loved. When she disappeared, everything became crystal clear. For one night, everything had been perfect and instead of embracing what they had found, they let it all slip away. They had let worries about their FBI careers and what others might think destroy the most precious gift they had ever been given. Now they have finally tracked her down, and they want answers. Laura is shocked when her former loves show up in her new home. When the full force of the FBI arrives with them, Laura knows that the quirky little town is in for a rough ride. The killer that ruined her life has been watching and waiting for the opportunity to strike again. For Rafe, Cam, and Laura it’s time for second chances — to stop a monster, and to reclaim everything they lost.    

My Review:

I really enjoyed Lost in  I think because the suspense aspect of this one was so much more diabolical   I don't know but that just really made it fresh for me, but the romance wasn't quite what I have come to love in this series. 

 I loved that we got the Bliss charm that we have grown to love, though I wouldn't have minded a bit more of the quirky.  The romance between the three main characters was swoon worthy but it was also missing a little bit and I think it was just Rafe and Carmeron throwing me off.  I loved them individually...though it takes Rafe a long time to get himself in the game and I wanted to shake him a time or two, but the constant back and forth with turns threw me off for a long time in this book.  Typically the MFM seems to work so seemlessly together that I don't even notice that it's an a-typical relationship, but this one kind of set me on edge a little.  I wanted them to just get it together for the majority of the book and realize that they can make a threesome work.  

This story is really a second chance romance read, the love that can never be forgotten.  I adored how Cameron spent years of his life with the sole goal of tracking his love down.  I loved the redemption aspect for both heroes but also especially for Rafe who I think needed redemption more than any one else out of the threesome.  He needed his butt proverbially kicked and he gets it in this book.  Laura is the firecracker we never knew she was but always hoped was under there.  I adored that she wasn't willing to settle and to let those two men profess to love her but not truly understand what it means to love her.  Even if this doesn't end up being your favorite of the series I know that it will still have you wanting more and more!  

I loved the set up for the coming books, oh how my heart breaks for Logan, his story is going to be an emotional roller coaster I just know.  Caleb the town Dr, I can't wait for your book and for our local Russian and our sweet Holly to straighten you out, haha.  

Bring me ack to Bliss, Colorado!  I can't wait for book 5!  



 Rafe didn’t miss the way Laura’s body went still, her muscles stiffening where a moment before she’d been laughing with her friends. She changed the second she became aware of them. It wasn’t the greeting he would prefer. Back when they were friends, when she would see him coming, her whole body would go soft and a welcoming smile would transform her face from something professional to an intimate visage, one only meant for someone close to her. He’d taken great pride in the fact that he’d only ever seen that look on her face for one other person. “Hello, bella.” She frowned at him. Even with her lips turned down, she was stunning. She looked only slightly out of place in her yellow heels. The rest of her outfit was charmingly Western. She had on a full cotton skirt, a yellow tank top, and a light denim jacket. It wasn’t far off from what many of the other women were wearing, yet Laura made it seem elegant. Everything she did had an air of grace to it, even when she was bitching at him. “I thought I asked you to stop calling me that.” He wasn’t going to let her push him. He gave her what he hoped was an easy smile. “And I asked you to stop calling me asshole. I doubt you’ve done that. Dance with me.” Her eyes widened, a look of horror crossing her face. “No.” “Come on, baby. Don’t say no.” Cam crowded her, but she held her ground. Those heels were planted firmly in the grass beneath her. “I can’t dance with you until you dance with him. I lost the coin flip.” “Oh, that’s romantic.” Her hands found her hips, and those gorgeously full lips pursed. “Every woman in the world wants to be won by the flip of a coin.” “We didn’t have time to play cards,” Rafe admitted. He was well aware that people were listening in. Oh, they were pretending to be doing other things, but they leaned over and then talked behind their hands. The citizens of Bliss seemed to be enjoying the drama. Damn, he couldn’t get used to it. In DC, no one paid a bit of attention to what was going on around them. He tried to ignore it. “We weren’t sure how else to handle it, bella. You have to teach us.” Her lips rose in a sarcastic grin. “See, that’s easy. Let me teach you how to handle a situation like this. You both turn around and walk out the way you came in. You get in your car and drive to Alamosa and get on a plane back to DC.” Cam sighed. “That’s not going to happen.” Cam ran a hand up her arm, and Rafe was satisfied with the way she shivered. She still responded to Cam. Would she respond to him? He reached out and took her hand, studying it. Her hand was small in his, her skin fair against his olive tone. Her nails weren’t as long as she used to keep them, but they were still manicured and painted a pretty pink. “Come on and dance with me. We came all this way. We’ve looked for so long. Can’t you spare a moment of your time? I promise to behave.” He wouldn’t behave. He had every intention of reminding her of the chemistry they’d had, but he wasn’t going to announce it. “Fine.” She pushed off of the picnic table she’d been leaning against. “One dance and that’s all.” “With both of us,” Cam added quickly, pushing the advantage. “It’s only fair. Otherwise, we’ll both dance with you here and now.” There it was. Rafe’s heart soared. Her eyes had flared momentarily, and it wasn’t with disgust. When they had checked into the odd motel at the edge of town, they had decided it would be best to come at her together. She’d been turned on by sex with both of them. They needed to remind her of what they had to offer.    

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.



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