Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Review: Siren Enslaved - Lexi Blake
Julian Lodge has everything a man could want. He's rich, successful and owns the most exclusive 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.
Texas Sirens Series:
(Originally published under the pen name Sophie Oak)
Small Town Siren
Siren in the City
Siren in Waiting
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After meeting Julian at The Club in the previous book I was really curious to find out more about him. I wasn't convinced I'd be a huge fan of his because he came across as so harsh with his "Slaves" and he was quite cold towards them but I was curious to see who would be able to capture his heart. I really liked both Dani and Finn, they've been best friends since they were at school together and were both always treated as outsiders by the rest of the town. Dani has been in love with Finn for as long as she can remember but since he's gay she knows they'll never have more than friendship. What she doesn't realise is that Finn is actually bi and has been secretly in love with her for their entire relationship, he just doesn't think he could be happy with just one woman and doesn't think it's fair to start something with her when he needs more.
Julian is the catalyst that brings the two of them together, he's more than dominant enough to handle two subs and he knows exactly what they need to make a relationship work. I did like getting to see more of Julian, learning about his past makes it easier to understand why he acts the way he does and we do see him breaking a lot of his own rules when it comes to Dani and Finn so from that you can tell he really does care even if he's not willing to admit it. I did feel like it took him a little too long to properly show his true feelings towards them both though, I wanted him to warm up a little faster than he did but he keeps himself at a distance until very near the end of the book. It was good to see Dani and Finn fighting for what they wanted and I'm glad Julian came through for them in the end.
I still don't like Willow Fork as much as Bliss, in general a lot of the town are incredibly judgemental and they still all look down on Jack, Sam and Abby's relationship so immediately Julian is tainted in their eyes by his association with them. They've also never accepted Finn because he was gay and even Dani, who has never done anything but bend over backwards to look after her ungrateful younger sister since the death of their mother, was looked down on because their mother was unmarried. Bliss has more fun and quirky characters and is more of an anything goes type place so the stories set there feel lighter and more humorous. I'm enjoying the suspense side of the Willow Fork books though and Julian's life is turned upside-down by the reappearance of a not so friendly face from his past.
I have been eating up these rereleases of Lexi Blake's old books and I can't seem to get enough of them. Next up in this series is, Siren Beloved, which stars Lexi (Abby's daughter), Logan (Jack's brother) and Aidan, the ex we haven't met yet but have heard about in previous books. I have very high hopes for their story and can't wait to get hold of a copy!
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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