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Review of Small Town Siren by Sophie Oak
Small Town Sire (Texas Sirens #1) by Sophie Oak
Jack Barnes and Sam Fleetwood have been best friends since they met in foster care. They share a business as cattle ranchers and a house. All they need now is a woman to share. The men are sure they’ve found that woman when Abigail Moore returns to Willow Fork, TX.
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. 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
When I started this book I walked into it blind. I seriously picked the book from the title, and nothing more. I have never read Sophie Oak, and I had no clue this was going to be a menage book (yes, I really didn’t even see the cover!). As soon as I started reading, I got sucked in though, because the story was written very well.
Abby Moore is an outcast to the extreme in her hometown of Willow Fork. As a teenager she was a little wild, and got blamed for a tragic accident that she wasn’t the cause of. Run out-of-town and pregnant to boot, Abby pulled herself up by her bootstraps and moved on with her life as best she could. Twenty years later, she returns to help her mother and finds the world might have moved on, but in small town Texas, people have long memories and are better at holding grudges than accepting change. She has no idea the change about to come into her own world though, and it’s coming in the form of two hot cowboys.
Jack Barnes and Sam Fleetwood are the best of friends, cattle ranchers and looking for a woman. For them to share. When they run into Abby, she consumes their thoughts and they put a plan into motion. Wooing Abby is a sensitive thing, and the dating is going to make Sam go crazy. Jack, the level-headed left brain, is always in control. In response to Sam’s rushing, I really liked what Jack said.
“No, Sam. You asked me to give this a chance, and I’m giving it the best chance I can. She’s not a one night stand,” Jack said firmly. “She’s nervous now. We need to set this on the right footing. We need to let her know we’re going to treat her like a lady. Let’s ask her out to the ranch. We’ll have a nice meal and show her around. She’ll see how serious we can be.”
Sam looked disappointed, but he rarely argued. “All right. I’ll follow your lead, but damn, Jack, don’t take too long. I’m likely to die of sexual frustration.”
The dating was funny, due to misconceptions and assumptions, mostly on Abby’s part. From the asking of the date (I laughed out loud at this point) to the “time for a new plan” (that had me rolling) I was easily caught up in the world of Abby/Jack/Sam. Things don’t go that easy though – I mean how does a woman with a grown child decide to become the meat in that kind of manwich? Abby makes the choice, but it seems like it’s not only her past that will haunt them. All three have baggage, and we all know it’s easier to carry when there are strong hearts there to help with it. What could be better than two cowboys and a trauma nurse to mend a trio of broken hearts?
What I liked: Two major things:
1) The relationship between the boys. They we perfectly matched and to quote the book “Sometimes it felt like they were two halves of a whole person—Jack the serious half, while Sam was all about the light.”
2) The drama from the past. I really loved the Ruby Echols, and the parts written from her point of view were extremely well done.
What I didn’t like: Well, it’s small and nit-picky-ish, but right at the start of the book Abby is introduced as Abby Moore, then just a few pages later, she is called Abby Barnes. It made me double take and go back to reread to make sure I had got her name right to start with. I told you it was nit-picky.
Overall I really enjoyed the ride this book gave, and I liked the way it was written. For those of you interested, it is a menage book, contains some mild BDSM, detailed sex scenes and some very sexy cowboys.
3 1/2 Meows
(that cat was too cute to cut in half)