Review: Small Town Siren by Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak (Texas Sirens #1)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Originally released in 2010 and published under the pseudonym of Sophie Oak, bestselling author Lexi Blake is independently re-releasing Small Town Siren, the first in the Texas Sirens series, and now includes a prologue and three new chapters. This series starter tackles the story of thirty-seven-year-old widow Abigail Moore, who was forced out of her hometown of Willow Fork, Texas at seventeen and pregnant after a car accident took the life of the boy she loved. Twenty years later, she's become a nurse, got married but lost her husband to cancer, and her daughter is in college. She finds herself back in Willow Fork to take care of her mother who is recovering from surgery, but it's clear that she's still the outcast--the girl from the wrong side of the tracks who fell in love with the golden boy who belonged to the most powerful family in town. Her return to Willow Fork doesn't go unnoticed, and even though so much time has passed, the forces that be are still very much around and want nothing more than to see her gone. But Abby's caught the attention and affection of a couple of thirty-two-year-old ranchers, broody Jackson Barnes and friendly Samuel Fleetwood. They're about to prove just how serious they are about not only pursuing but keeping Abby and what they're willing to do to protect her from those that want to do her harm.

I fell in love with Lexi Blake's writing after reading her Lawless series, which also happened to be my first read from her (shameful, I know). Even before I could work my way through her Masters and Mercenaries and Topped series, I've stumbled upon her back list under her pseudonym of Sophie Oak! So many books, so little time, but if the rest of her Texas Siren series are as decadent as Small Town Siren, then I'm itching to get my hands on every single re-release that Blake is going to dish out. Now, if you're familiar with my reviews, you know how wary I am when it comes to books about threesomes or three-sided relationships (though I consider the former casual and the latter more committed, but that's just me). In the case of Abby, Jack, and Sam, the only pre-existing couple is that of Jack and Sam and it's a platonic yet extremely close friendship, having both been in the system as teenagers. What I liked best about this particular trio is that we don't just see the development of their relationship between Abby and the two guys but also the relationships between Abby and Jack, Abby and Sam (though to a lesser degree), and yes, Jack and Sam (woohoo!). There's even some suspense thrown in with the romance and sex, making this an even more scrumptious read, and with book two, Siren in the City, still being about these three, I'm excited to find out how much further their relationship can and will evolve. If you like your books dirty yet sweet and well-written and enjoy love stories about throuples, I recommend you check out Small Town Siren. I'm giving this one 4.5 stars. ♥

Date Read: 02 January 2018

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