Top positive review
A story of love, acceptance, strength, and trusting yourself. And some searing ménage.
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2018
Lexi Blake, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… I’m gonna tell you after this book I have to add at least three, but when I think about the secondary and tertiary characters, there are several more I’m sure I’ll be adding to the list. Even if Bliss was, perhaps, the most bizarre town I’ve ever read about, Three to Ride was a fascinating story and the idea of living in a place where everyone accepts everyone else without judgment was wonderful.
Three to Ride is the first book in Lexi Blake’s Nights in Bliss, Colorado series. These books were originally published under the pen name Sophie Oak and have been re-edited with content added. Three to Ride is written in third-person semi-omniscient perspective. The narrator follows a number of characters including, but not limited to, Rachel, Max, and Rye.
As always with Lexi Blake’s books, Three to Ride is far more than an erotic ménage novel. It was a story of acceptance, strength, and learning to love and trust yourself, despite the misgivings of others. It was full of suspense and hurt, and had me bawling during the prologue. Rachel’s story was heartbreaking, especially since it didn’t feel like fiction at all. Far too often women all over the world find themselves in the same position and not all of them have a team of guardian angels working to give them a new start in life.
I found Rye’s part in the relationship both intriguing and frustrating, which I am sure was the point. I loved how much chemistry he and Rachel had before they were anything beyond two people who cared deeply for Max. It made the transition from a two-person relationship to a ménage feel much more natural. There was never any question, to me, that the three of them all needed one another and despite how the relationship began and everyone’s reservations about asking for everything, they’d all realize they weren’t complete without the other half of Max.
I’m full-blown obsessed with everything Lexi Blake writes. I’m slowly making through her backlist, and I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to read these previously published titles as they’re re-released with additional content. Her writing feels different from almost anything else I’ve read, and her characters are all so intriguing. I love how flawed they are, yet each of them possesses an undeniable strength that is unencumbered by their shortcomings.