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Monday, November 7, 2011

Lost in Bliss by Sophie Oak

Lost in Bliss by Sophie Oak
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (300 pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, spanking, anal play/intercourse
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Laura Niles left her past behind. She fled Washington, DC, with her career in ruins and her love life decimated. In her desperate flight, she found a home in Bliss, Colorado.

For five years, Rafe Kincaid and Cameron Briggs have searched for the only woman they’ve ever loved. The FBI agents couldn’t share her before, and it tore them apart. Now they have tracked her down, and they want answers. Why did she run? Why did she hide? Why are there so many naked people in Bliss?

Laura is shocked when her former loves show up in her new home. And when they bring the full force of the FBI with them, Laura knows Bliss is in for a rough ride, because a killer has been watching and waiting for a second chance. And so have Rafe and Cam.

Laura Niles, aka Laura Rosen, thought she had buried her past and any connection to the nightmare she survived over five years ago. When the two men who both showered her in love and broke her heart come looking for her she quickly realizes she must face a passion that never went away as well as the monster that tried to end her life!

Welcome to Bliss, CO. If you’re here as a tourist you might want to make a quick stop by The Trading Post on Main Street and pick up some Kevlar…after all they didn’t get featured in Time Magazine as possibly the most dangerous place to visit for nothing!

Is there such a genre in literature as “homicide light”? If there is, I’m pretty sure author Sophie Oak has the market cornered. Lost in Bliss is the 4th story in the Nights in Bliss series and without fail someone in each story is killed (not dies, KILLED). But it’s okay! They’re all bad people…or tourists. You’ll have to read one of the books to understand but this really is one of the most fun and action packed series I’ve ever read. Loyal fans would tell you that each book is more highly anticipated than the last.

The impression that I had of Laura Niles from the previous books was that she was an intelligent and independent woman with a lot of self-confidence and a love of sexy shoes. After reading Lost in Bliss those impressions were reinforced except for the level of self-confidence. Thanks to a betrayal of the most heart wrenching kind and then being kidnapped and tortured, Laura’s self-confidence took a major hit and it’s literally taken years to rebuild it to a sustainable level. The return of FBI agent Rafael Kincaid and his former partner Cameron Briggs will put her hard won confidence to the test. If that wasn’t enough to deal with, they inadvertently lead a serial killer right back to her doorstep.

Don’t get bogged down with the idea that this is a dark and bloody thriller. This is Bliss and the amazingly quirky groups of individuals that live there have no problem coming together when it means protecting one of their own. I loved seeing all the reoccurring characters that breathe life into this small mountain town. I’m not sure how many stories Ms. Oak has planned to write for Bliss but I can’t wait to read both Holly and Logan’s stories!

If you can’t literally get lost in Bliss, Colorado, do yourself a favor and get lost literarily. Even from the standpoint of a voyeur watching their lives from a distance you’ll feel welcomed and at home. Come along and get Lost in Bliss as soon as possible. You’ll never want to leave!

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