- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- February 2011
- Book 3 of Texas Sirens
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Julian Lodge has everything a man could want. He's rich, successful and owns the most exclusive BDSM club in Dallas. But something is missing.
Finn Taylor has worked his way up in the world from humble beginnings in Willow Fork, Texas. The only thing he still loves in his hometown is Danielle Bay. He never told her he was actually bisexual, and he never confessed his love for her. Now she's getting married, and Finn is sure he's lost his chance with the only person he'll ever love.
Julian's vacation to the Barnes-Fleetwood ranch brings them all together. After Dani jumps into Julian's car while fleeing her wedding, Julian knows he has to have her. But nothing is easy in Willow Fork. A danger from Julian's past threatens them all. Julian will have to convince both Dani and Finn that being his will be the best decision they ever made.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Feb 24, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
177 people found the following review helpful
Oh wow! Just when I thought she couldn't keep getting better, Sophie Oak has blown me away with the latest installment of the Texas Sirens Series, SIREN ENSLAVED. I laughed, cried, cringed, shouted, and everything else in between as I watched Master Julian's nice and orderly world come down around him--and I loved every minute of it!
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I found out that this book was about Master Julian and two unknown characters. I wasn't quite sure that I would be invested enough in the characters, and boy, was I ever wrong! I should have known better than to doubt Ms. Oak, the new queen of the menage, as she not only made me interested in the characters, she also made me care about what happened to them.
This is the story of Master Julian, aka the owner of The Club, aka Mr. "Every Sub has to know his or her place". This is about four years after SIREN IN THE CITY, the second book in the series, and Julian has given his last sub over to a permanent master. He now has no sub and he's restless. He decides to take a vacation in Willow Fork, the town where Abigail, Jackson and Sam live (the triad from the first two books in the series). While he's there, he decides to go through the applications he's taken for the next two subs he will put under contract (really, applications?!?). On his way, he happens upon an interesting scene of a woman running away from her wedding, and who Julian thinks is her groom since he's in a tuxedo. The bride, Danielle, gets in his car and orders him to drive away, and his life will never be the same.
Danielle is an untrained sub who makes Julian long for things that he knows he can't have, and when her best friend Finn is added to the mix, he gets a taste of what could be. However, Julian is scared of the feelings they all have for each other and tries to push his two subs away. And when Julian's past comes back to haunt them all, he may realize too late that the one thing he's been running away from may just be what he needs the most.
This book was incredible. The characters were very tangible and three-dimensional. Master Julian, who I thought was a bit cold and detached in the last book, had so much depth and longing that he made my heart ache more than once. For all his money and success in business, he only had a few people that he could truly count on. He kept himself firmly guarded due to a very traumatic childhood.
Danielle, on the other hand, had many disappointments in life as well, but she continued to love because that's what made her happy. It made her complement him quite nicely. And Finn, poor guy, finally gets the nerve to tell the woman he loves that he's actually not gay, and he finds out she's getting married. And when she runs away from her wedding, it's not into his arms but the arms of an uber Dom, mega billionaire, sex god! Talk about bad luck!
But watching Finn come to terms with his own sexuality and dark desires was a fascinating process. The plot was very riveting and and very well paced. I just couldn't stop reading. There was a good amount of suspense to the story even though we knew who the bad guy (or guys) were. We also got to revisit some favorite characters from the previous books in the series. Abby, Jack and Sam are very prevalent in the book as well as Abby's older daughter Lexi and Jack's brother Lucas. It was especially nice catching up with all of them, but I'm very intrigued and what's happing with Lucas and Lexi. I'm sure there's more to that story, I just can't wait to read all about it.
Now, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the smokin' hot lovin' that is in this book. Very erotic but also very emotional, I was taken aback by the depth of feeling that this seemingly cold character (Julian) displayed through the act of making love. This is a M/M/F menage so there is M/M interaction as well, but all of it was sizzling, making you sweat and fanning yourself hot. There are some BDSM elements but they were surprisingly mild. And everything just came together to make a phenomenal, highly suspenseful and wonderfully erotic read.
Sophie Oak has made quite the name for herself with her erotic romances that have great plots. She's an automatic buy for me, and I continue to be impressed by the amazing work she's done with this whole series. If you haven't tried them out yet, go ahead a take the change. I promise you, you will NOT be disappointed!
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