Sirens in Bliss

Sophie Oak
Sirens in Bliss
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Publisher
Siren Publishing
Release Date
September 2013
Genre
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Reality-Based Romance (TM)

SUMMARY
It's the event of the year. The wedding of Leo and Wolf Meyer to their beautiful sub, Shelley McNamara, has all of Bliss up in arms—and makes everyone think about love and marriage and family.

Wolf and Leo have to deal with the sudden reappearance of their father. Rafe Kincaid is handed an opportunity that might take him and his family away from Bliss. Aidan, Lexi, and Lucas O'Malley find themselves at a crossroads in their marriage. And Stefan Talbot must face his biggest fear—possibly losing his wife in childbirth.

So come to the Feed Store Church, pick a seat, and enjoy the chaos as all your favorite characters from Texas Sirens and Nights in Bliss, Colorado, come together for one eventful weekend.

And some of them may never be the same again.

Note: This is a reunion book, which shares an overall story arc and many crossover characters with the Texas Sirens and Nights in Bliss series. This is not a stand-alone.

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Oct 29, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
92 people found the following review helpful
What happens after the "happily ever after"? Erotic romance author extraordinaire Sophie Oak brings together many of the happy sets from both the Siren and Bliss series and present it in a wedding, funeral and birth extravaganza. This book is filled with babies, pregnant ladies, precocious children, marriages on the rocks and a dead body.

With all these threads, one would think the story would be chaotic and confusing. Ms Oak does a great job of weaving all the threads together to show an ideal community. A community which above all is a family. They may not be perfect, but they will help out and love unconditionally. This is a powerful message and one which is demonstrated over and over again in each marriage unit. Sometimes it's the love of a new mother-in-law who lives in a world where eating beets prove that a person is human. As a side note, I'm not sure why people abhor beets. I love them. I must be eating a different kind because my teeth don't stain purple for that long.

Other times, it's the acceptance that the blood relatives may cut a person off from because they disapprove of the marriage arrangements. Instead of spitefully cutting that blood relative off, the person lets them know the door is always open if they want to start the relationship up again. This takes a lot of love to be able to still reach out after being violently rejected. Ms Oak does a wonderful job of character building and bringing the human side of life to light.

Sometimes, it's a little too illuminating. It feels as if having children is the death of a sex life. It seems that way in many of these previously happy ménages and couple's relationships. With children, the D/s elements also fall to the wayside. It's a rather frighteningly reality and Ms Oak does a nice job of balancing out the love of a child with the love of a lover.

The sex in this story is a bit sketchy and rushed. It seems to mimic real life when married folks with kids try to have sex. Just as the foreplay is getting heated, a fast climax is pushed through due to stolen moments away from prying children's eyes. It leaves a reader high and dry. The kinky BDSM though is very subtle as it takes a back seat to more pressing problems such as trust issues, secrets, alien anal probing and blackmail.

The humor these characters bring to life with wacky ways to solve life's problem is always entertaining. What is really surprising is a story filled with people who have different opinions on politics and social issues, yet they all still get along. This is truly admirable and lovely to read. This story is heartwarmingly filled with people who have become beloved characters. Recommended for romance lovers who wonder what happens after a "happily ever after".
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