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Far from Bliss (Nights in Bliss, Colorado Book 12) Kindle Edition
Michael Novak was a US Marshal with his whole life figured out. Right up until the woman he called partner betrayed him. He’s been hiding in Bliss, CO, trying to pull himself out of the darkness. The only bright light is Lucy Carson. Something about Trio’s favorite waitress calls to him, but he can’t trust his instincts anymore.
Yearning for the future
Lucy has loved Tyler since they were kids, but he never seemed to feel the same way. She worried she would never want a man the way she does Ty, and then Michael grumbled his way into her world. Beyond the broody exterior she sees a burning fire in his eyes, and she is drawn to that flame.
The time is finally right
Ty knows Lucy is the one for him, but Lucy wrote him off romantically long ago. If he could get her to see him in a different light, he knows she would realize that they’re perfect for each other. His obstacle is the town’s reclusive former lawman, Michael. But this is Bliss. A rival can turn into a partner for the right woman. And Lucy is definitely the right woman.
Ty approaches Michael with a plan to get Lucy between them. A bargain is made, and Lucy is their target. But Lucy is already in much more dangerous crosshairs. Murder has come to Bliss, and Lucy is at the center of the investigation.
- ASIN : B09DLH3DKT
- Publisher : DLZ Entertainment, LLC (November 16, 2021)
- Publication date : November 16, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2186 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 361 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,674 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Unfortunately, throughout past books in the series we see his character continually use women for hook ups while supposedly loving Lucy. Not just occasionally either... To the point it's actually disgusting/disturbing. He spent years hooking up with any willing woman... But then, when Lucy seems ready to date Michael THEN Tyler decides to buckle down and stop hooking up with other women??? Seriously? What part of that screams love? Or even true affection?
He wasn't willing to sacrifice those other women so he could be with Lucy... FOR YEARS! He kept up the behavior. He didn't stop until she's finally had enough and considers moving on with someone else? Wow. Yeah, that just screams love and romance to me. Except, it doesn't. Not at all.
He kept Lucy around, but in a kind of limbo for years! He even mentioned how Lucy was always his "end game." That is just plain insulting! Seriously?? WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE IS THAT? You really want to teach women that it's okay to be treated as an after thought for years?? But, all is forgiven because now HE has changed & HE'S finally ready to spend the rest of their lives together... But ya know, only when HE'S ready to give up sleeping around! Forget what the female wants! Forget her thoughts/emotions!
The author tried to offset his past by have him be celibate for a year prior to this but, it didn't seem like genuine care... It felt forced. He was on a time crunch set b/c he was about to lose her to Michael.
Initially, I loved Michael. He looked out for Lucy and offered what he could emotionally while he was healing from the betrayal of his ex. I liked how he called Tyler out on his crap... Yeah, at first I was 100% team Michael. Then Michael goes completely off his rocker and accuses Lucy of some terrible out of character behavior. On one hand I understand the point... "his damage made him do it" but also... No! Not good enough! These are adult characters, not adolescents. He's an adult and has had plenty of time to face his demons. He was ridiculously over the top awful to Lucy.
I didn't think either of the "heros" particularly deserved her by the end. Which is such a bummer because, initially I loved these characters! Maybe, I've outgrown this author? Idk. I hope not because I used to love Lexi Blake's writing.
As a reader, I find a hero much more attractive when he is loyal, steadfast, and not an utter manwh!re who only settles down out of fear of losing the heroine for good. Don't make your heroine settle for being second best or only an after thought.
As a reader I want to empathize with the heroine and route for the hero to win her heart. However, I can't route for a hero I don't respect. Nothing about Ty's character made me respect him. He came off as a man child who wanted to live it up all while Lucy sat around waiting because duh... "She's his endgame!" and Michael well I guess he has the excuse "My damage made me do it."
Michael Novack, Lucy Carson and Ty Davis are the newest thruple in Bliss. Mr. Gloomy Grump and the Sunshine Kid both have it bad for Lucy. Figuring out that they need to work together to give her what she deserves and needs is a no-brainer, it just took them a while. Along the way Michael finally sees it's time for him to leave his pity party and rejoin the here and now. Oddly enough it's someone from his past that puts it in perspective for him. But it's Ty and Lucy's willingness to forgive and fold him into their loving arms that finally gives him the permission to see the what a treasure they are.
Before you get the idea this was one big tear jerker, which it in no way is, let me leave you with a couple of quotes. "I don't speak tact." ". . . his dick might have an over inflated sense of importance." "And he'd lost his bacon rights." These, along with much more, made me laugh. You will have to read the book for context and who said or thought them. After all, we can't have spoilers.
One final thought. The teaser at the end . . . I have been whining for months, "Is it here yet?" over this book and we get left with a question like that? You are evil Lexi Blake! Could be why you are one of a very few authors I auto-buy. Can I pre-order yet?
Lexi Blake is a must buy, must read author. This stand-alone is easy to follow and difficult to put down. No editing errors, gratuitous violence or drag-you-down drama.
Entertaining storyline of love, friendship and forgiveness. Descriptive, emotional writing that draws the reader into each scene. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct personalities and great banter. Thought-provoking and memorable dialogue.
I will re-read this story and always look forward to, pre-order when possible, new works by this author.
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There are no grammatical or editorial errors.
The characterisation, as ever from the pen of Lexi Blake, is absolutely flawless. We have waited a long time for this book, with the characters taking a place in other Bliss books they feel like old friends already, and all we needed was for Michael Novak to realise how much he needed to connect.
The characters are fully rounded with individual personalities that complement and resonate with readers.
The plotline is a good murder mystery, with a list of previous characters getting in on the action, however I did feel that the storyline stuttered a little and on a couple of occasions it felt a bit repetitive, mostly around the emotional angst.
There are some sex scenes of MFM menage and some swearing.
The romance element is properly explored enabling the reader to follow the emotional ties (none of that Insta love here!)
If you are a fan of the genre I can highly recommend the series but would advise reading from the beginning to obtain the best reading experience.
I absolutely can't wait for Mel's book!
Am so looking forward to the next book in this series, Mel's secret daughter!!