January 9, 2018

RE-RELEASE REVIEW: Small Town Siren (Texas Sirens #1)

Small Town Siren (Texas Sirens #1), by Lexi Ryan
Publish Date:
January 9, 2018
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment LLC
Format: e-ARC, provided by the author and Inkslinger PR
Genre: adult erotic romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: 4.5 STARS

(Synopsis) Two cowboys looking for love… 

Jack Barnes and Sam Fleetwood met in foster care. Over the years, they’ve become best friends and partners. They share a business as cattle ranchers and a house. There’s only one thing missing: a woman to share. The men are sure they’ve found that woman when Abigail Moore arrives in their small town, Willow Fork, TX.

A woman trying to find her place in the world…

Abby left her hometown twenty years before under a cloud of scandal. She’s raised a daughter, forged a new life for herself, and is ready for the next phase when she meets the handsome cowboys.

One small town that’s ready to explode…

They’re a dream come true—Jack is the sexy Dom, and Sam the playful lover. It’s everything she’s ever fantasized about. There’s only one problem. She’s still not welcome in Willow Fork, and someone is willing to kill to keep her away.

Did you know that Lexi Ryan hasn't always written under the name Lexi Ryan? She wrote two full (completely awesome) series as Sophie Oak before Alex McKay and Ian Taggert ever even existed to start McKay-Taggart and the Masters & Mercenaries series. 

Recently, Lexi Ryan was able to re-tool the series she wrote as Sophie Oak and incorporate elements from the Masters & Mercenaries series to bring them all into the same world. The first book she's re-releasing with a brand new cover and added elements is Small Town Siren, and if you've never experienced Lexi Ryan in all her menage glory, this is a perfect place to start.

In Small Town Siren, Abby comes back to Willow Fork, Texas 20 years after being run out of town by the town's rich mayor. She's coming back to care for her sick mother, but as soon as she's better, Abby intends to leave again. The rich people in the town still label her and her mother as trash, and no amount of time will change that. 

However, there have been some new people to move into town who aren't aware of all the drama that happened twenty years earlier. The most notable are Jack Barnes and Sam Fleetwood, wealthy ranch owners that have spent the past ten years building up their business and wealth so that even the worst people in town can't touch them. Therefore, they don't care one bit about Abby's past or how her reputation could blow back on them - they want her, so they will do what it takes to have her.

I liked that Sam was so eager and Jack so reluctant when it came to her. It was a nice dynamic to start things off - and very satisfying once Jack got on board. And it reminded me very much of another popular Lexi Blake triad that came a few years later in her Masters & Mercenaries series.

Let's face it - a triad relationship is not exactly traditional, and although Abby is a little reluctant at first to take on both men, they quickly are able to convince her it would be worth her while to give it a shot. VERY worth her while. Now - come on. This is Lexi Blake. Even her earlier works were full of so much sexiness and heat - Small Town Siren was absolutely no different and not lacking in the hotness. For the most part, the relationship remains m/f/m for the majority of the book, however, toward the end, the guys finally cross those lines and we start to see some delicious m/m/f dynamics.

Although the drama created in Small Town Siren is wrapped up in an exciting and satisfying way, it's clear that Abby, Sam and Jack's story isn't done yet. Sam and Jack are just starting to explore their physical relationship with each other, and their triad relationship is still so new.

As for this remastered version of this seven year old book, I am SO in love with it. Knowing that Lexi has added elements from her other series, I was on the lookout for them, and that was so much fun. It was like searching for Easter eggs. And these new cover designs are so awesome too.

Everything that I love about Lexi Blake's books are in Small Town Siren. There's danger and drama and even some humor. There's tons of heat and those BDSM elements that she does so well. I loved all three main characters so much and was rooting for them to figure out how to successfully be together. I am so looking forward to the rest of her Texas Sirens series to be rereleased so that I can rediscover them all over again.

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