Review: Sirens in Bliss

sirens in blissReviewed by Shelly

After reading Back in Bliss, which I didn’t think was all that great I was a little skeptical about this one but I shouldn’t have been because this one is a definite winner. Sirens in Bliss gives us the EA in HEA for some of Oak’s Nights in Bliss and Texas Siren characters. I like Oak’s writing. I like it a lot. She makes me laugh (out loud sometimes), yell, cry and believe in her characters. I can’t really ask for more than that.

If you’ve not read any of the mentioned books in the series, I would be remiss if I told you that you can read this story as a stand alone with maximum enjoyment – you can’t. This is one of those stories that I would strongly suggest that you read at least a majority of the previous stories. I, myself, have not read all the stories, but I’ve read enough that I was familiar with all of the characters and their relation to each other. If you’d like a list of the books in reading order, Oak’s site is up to date with the information.

Wolfgang and Leonard are getting married to Shelley McNamara. Wolf and Leo work for Julian in Dallas, but they’re going home to Bliss for the wedding because that’s what Wolf and Leo’s mother wants and Shelley’s brother, Trev McNamara, lives a short distance away. So it’s a win-win for everyone until Wolf and Leo’s mother, Cassidy, wants Shelley to go through the beet ceremony to prove that she’s not an alien. The absolute ridiculous craziness of Bliss is in full effect. I couldn’t believe how many times I really did laugh out loud at the antics of Cassidy and Mel who’s just as out there as she is. Oh my goodness, there’s a sweat lodge scene that had me rolling with laughter.

As this is not just about Wolf, Leo and Shelley; Stef and Jen also have an on going story about Jen’s pregnancy and the reality of pregnancy – from the lovely extra hormones to Stef’s fear of what a child is going to do to his perfectly controlled life style. There were moments were I was slightly tempted to feel sorry for Stef, but nope that ain’t gonna happen. Stef’s need for control, from the town to his wife and home is over the top, but funny nonetheless.

Aiden, Lexi and Lucas make an appearance and this storyline quite possibly touched me the most. Lucas is feeling like an outsider in his own marriage; Lexi is sewing her oats as a writer – there’s some insight there about authors having to keep up with the market so they don’t get left behind or worse yet – forgotten. Then there’s Aiden who’s being the overprotective Dom and not giving his subs the credit that they deserve. It’s all the way a big ole nasty mess that put me through the paces.

For those that read Rafe, Cam and Laura’s story, they also have their EA told. This didn’t touch me as much as I didn’t read their story. But thankfully the way that was written, I didn’t feel lost at all; it just felt in line with a triad trying to make their way in the world and how the choice that each makes not only affects them but the family unit as a whole.

All of the other couples/triads from the other stories do have a place in this story even the certifiable Harpers. For those diehard Oak fans, there’s a little ditty at the end for us that you’re going to absolutely go gaga for (trust me). If you’re interested in knowing what’s going on with your favorite Oak characters I’m telling ya, you’re gonna have to pick this one up. Siren Reborn – Cole, Kitten and Mason’s story is up next; really looking forward to that because Kitten is one of my favorite characters.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: B+

Click to purchase: Amazon

Sirens in Bliss
by Sophie Oak
Release Date: September 20, 2013
Publisher: Siren

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