Siren In Waiting by Lexi Blake, Sophie Oak
Series: Texas Sirens #5
Also in this series: Small Town Siren, Siren Enslaved, Siren In Bloom
Published by DLZ Entertainment on September 4, 2018
Genres: Erotic Romance
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Re-released in a second edition with new content.
Bethany “Mouse” Hobbes spent her entire life waiting, especially for the love of Bo O’Malley. But for the first time in her life, she is ready to start living, with or without him. She has found her dream, restoring a rustic farmhouse on the outskirts of town.
Trev McNamara left Deer Run a high school hero and has returned, his football career in ruins. When Trev meets Mouse, he discovers a passion strong enough to overcome his past. But can she accept his need for control?
Bo O’Malley has lived his whole life in the shadow of his brother, never committing to anything or anyone. When the woman he secretly loved all his life begins an affair with the man who betrayed his trust, Bo will do anything to claim her as his own.
Transformed by their love, will Mouse be enough woman for both of them?
Goodness, where the town of Bliss is quirky and fun, the town of Deer Run is freaking awful. Full of prudish, narrow-minded asshats with a mean girl or two, it’s not a place I’d want to spend time at. The best thing about it is it’s the home of Lucas, Lexie and Aiden, the MC’s from Siren Beloved, the fourth book in the Texas Sirens Series. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Siren Beloved, Deer Run just sounds like a sucky place to live.
Trev McNamara, Bo O’Malley, and Bethany Hobbes are all seriously broken. Trev is a disgraced ex-football player who is also a recovering addict. Bo has serious family issues and has been let down by every male figure in his life, including Trev, and Bethany is the town doormat. Seriously, these three getting together was a disaster in the making, which made it all the sweeter when things started working out.
All three had lots of growing to do before they could pull off being in a relationship, much less a menage. It’s unusual that the sub is the most mature of the bunch, but Bethany needed to find her backbone and fast. It worried me a bit that Trev was the dominant of the trio as he was fighting an addiction that he didn’t quite have a handle on yet. As for Bo, his maturity level seemed to be stuck at the angry teen which brought its own set of worries.
The more they trusted in each other, the farther each came into their own. My problem was I closed the book hopeful for them but not as sure as I like to be that they would make it in the long run. I think I needed more time with them working as a group to fight back all their demons to fully believe in them.
Siren In Waiting dealt with the tough subject of addiction which made for an angsty read, but the little bits of humor, especially from Leo and Liam helped even it out. I enjoyed my time spent with Trev, Bo, and Beth, even if I still don’t like the town of Deer Run as a setting. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Blake has in store for Leo and Shelley when I get my hands on the next book in the series.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Bo walked up, his boots resounding against the pavement. His dark-blond hair was curling over his shirt collar. He was so beautiful, but in a different way than Trev. His hand came out to touch her shoulder. “What’s wrong?”
And he’d always been able to read her when he bothered to try. “I didn’t get the loan.”
She tensed a bit. Bo hadn’t wanted her to buy the house in the first place. He would probably tell her it was for the best and now she could sell the land to a developer and move someplace safer and way more boring.
“Oh, baby, I’m sorry.” Bo pulled her against his chest right there in the middle of Main Street. He wrapped his arms around her. “I know what that meant to you.”
She froze for a moment. He usually kept his affectionate nature private. It was sweet to be held by him, something she’d dreamed of a thousand times. He still smelled like the soap from the shower he’d insisted on taking before they left for town. His well-worn cotton shirt was soft against her cheek, but his chest was all muscle. After a moment, she let herself sink into him. The tears were back. She couldn’t hold them off when he was giving her a place to cry.
“I don’t know what to do. They said I don’t qualify. I have to have that money. I can’t fix up the house without it.”
His hand found her hair. “It’s going to be okay. We’ll find another bank. Hell, Aidan knows lots of people with money. You’ll see. It’s going to be okay. Now, come on, dry those tears and let’s go get some pie. I was talking to Jerry at the feed store, and he said Patty had pecan today.”
She loved pecan pie.
Relief washed over her as Bo began to lead her toward the diner. She’d been terrified that Bo would be angry that she was seeing Trev. She’d played it off as nothing, but she’d been scared he would turn away.
Instead, he opened the door for her and started to ask her about her plans. He seemed interested for the first time. Bo ordered for them both and then gave her his full attention. He was quieter than she’d ever seen him before. Well, except for that night when she’d had to find her way to Austin to get him. He’d been quieter then. He hadn’t talked for days. She didn’t like to think about that night.
“Hey,” Bo said, leaning over and putting a hand over hers. “It’s going to be okay, you know. We’ll find a way to get your house fixed up. Tell me something, is that boyfriend of yours going to be worth anything beyond hauling you into bathrooms in the middle of the day? Does he know anything about home repair?”
She flushed, but Bo had said the words with no accusation in his tone, just a sad smile on his face. She shook her head. “He told me to buy a book.”
Bo sighed. “We’re in trouble. Well, show me your plans. Let’s see how screwed we are.”
He gave her that smile that lit up her world and reminded her of all the reasons she’d fallen in love with him in the first place. He was a sunny presence. He always made her laugh, and deep down, he understood her.
Trev was her lover, but she would miss Bo. She would miss him so much.
She showed him her list, and by the time they were done, she felt better.
She would find a way. She would fix her house, and she would keep Trev and Bo in her life. She needed them.
About the Author
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.
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