Texas Sirens Book 4
By Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak
Aidan O’Malley walked away from his fiancée, Lexi, and their best friend, Lucas, after a night of passion left him shaken to his core. Years later, Aidan returns home from Iraq haunted by all he has lost. The enemy broke his body, destroying his dreams of a career in music. Worse still, he lost Lexi and Lucas. That damage he’d done all by himself. While he can’t restore what combat took from him, he’s determined to reclaim the two loves of his life.
Lucas Cameron is a changed man. After connecting with his brother, he found the discipline to get his life on track. His legal career is flourishing, but his love life is a train wreck. The woman he loves is spiraling out of control. After Aidan abandoned them, Lucas and Lexi clung together but no matter how hard he tries, Lucas can’t find a way to heal the wounds that Lexi carries.
Lexi Moore feels like a jigsaw puzzle with too many missing pieces. Losing Aidan was hard, but the true reason for her shattered spirit is a secret she only shares with her beloved Lucas. She knows she is drowning and the time has come to heal, but the holes in her heart hold her back from moving on. Shedding the burden she carries is her only hope for a happy future, but she fears she will never have the strength to reveal her secret.
Lexi realized she was in serious trouble the minute the words left Lucas’s mouth. Hell, she’d realized she was in trouble the minute she opened her mouth. What was she thinking? She knew damn well how to behave in a dungeon, but something about this Master made her want to push him. Damn it. She’d been this way all of her life. She had to push. She thought about taking a step back, but before she could make her feet move, Master A had her in a fireman’s hold.
“Hey!” She shouted as her world upended. She turned her head up to throw a desperate look Lucas’s way.
Lucas stood there, a stony cold look on his face. In that moment, he was all Dom, and she’d never seen him look hotter. There was a confidence about him she had rarely seen when he was around her. Lucas was utterly in command at work, but his surety faltered when she walked into the room. Even when he performed a scene with her, she knew he worried about her comfort. He didn’t look worried now. He looked ready.
Her heart started to pound as Master A turned, and she lost sight of Lucas.
“I need a chair, Lucas.” The words came out of the Master’s mouth like a judge delivering a sentence.
“Yes, Sir.” Lucas’s words were silky smooth. There was not a hint of hesitation now. She could hear him moving to do Master A’s bidding.
“What do you think you’re doing?” she asked, though she was a bit less hostile now. She’d fucked up. She was glad Julian wasn’t around to witness it, though Leo would probably tell him. Tears pricked her eyes. Damn, she was proving to Leo she couldn’t handle the lifestyle. “Look, Sir, I’m sorry. It was wrong of me to be rude to you, but I was merely pointing out that Lucas and I had a plan for tonight.”
Reason. She could reason with him, surely. It worked on all the men in her life. Of course, usually she was looking at them instead of trying to plead her case to a group of back muscles. The muscles were unbelievably tight, but his skin—oh, his skin had been decimated in his lower back. It was a mess of white, puckered flesh, and she could see both neat, surgical lines, and jagged edges. She reached out to touch the mass of scars, but she was jerked back over his shoulder and set on her feet before she could make it. She wobbled on her heels, but Master A’s big hands held her shoulders.
“I don’t think you understand how this is going to go, sub. I am the Master, and you are the one being punished. I won’t put up with a spoiled princess telling me how her punishment will go. It will go the way I say it will go. First, you will pay for the insult to me, and then we’ll proceed to the sawhorse.”
“I don’t like the sawhorse.” The words came out breathy and small, because she was beginning to understand that this was serious.
Master A didn’t look like he was planning on giving in. And she hated being called a spoiled princess, but a part of her worried that he was right. The last few years, she’d allowed herself to become spoiled and dependent. She’d fled from everything that hurt her. She’d hidden. She’d let her stepfathers and Lucas coddle and provide for her so she didn’t have to face the truth.
Master A didn’t flinch. “I don’t care. Lucas has done the best he can, but the truth is he wasn’t trained to be a Dom. He might enjoy it from time to time, but he prefers bottoming. You require a firm hand. If you don’t want it, then you’re free to leave. No one is holding you against your will. This is all about consensual play, so you have to make the choice. Do you want the session to continue?”
She hated this part. This was the part that she’d never understood. She had to make the choice, and she couldn’t put it off on anyone else. She wanted for him to simply do it. Then she could blame him later, but that wasn’t what The Club was about. She’d been coming here for over a year, and she finally had to decide to make the choice—stay and put herself in the hands of a stranger, or go and never know what it was like. And then there was the fact that Master A was right. Lucas needed something she couldn’t give him.
She cast her eyes down submissively. How bad could it be? “Yes, Sir.”
Kim's 4 Star Review
Lucas Cameron and Lexi Moore have been trying to do their best to keep it together after the departure of Aidan O’Malley, Lexi’s Fiancé. Leaving was the biggest regret Aidan had and now that he is back, and he will doing anything to get them to forgive him and bring their trio together.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
Lexi Moore is a stubborn woman in life but very submissive in the bedroom. She knows what she wants but letting a person get close has been hard. Lexi is used to people leaving her and she’s afraid that Lucas will leave her next. She loves Lucas but she also loved her ex-fiancé, Aidan O’Malley too. Having feelings for two men is hard, especially when you know that one of those men loves both her and her fiancé. Lexi knows what she wants isn’t normal or accepted by others but if her mother can have it, why can’t she?
Lucas Cameron is the black sheep of his family. He may play the dominant some time but he also likes to submit just as much. Having a senator for a father hasn’t been easy but add being bi-sexual and he is the last person his father wants around. Good thing Lucas’s half-brother Jack showed him he can be himself without making a big splash all over social media. The other good thing Jack brought to his life is Lexi. She is the daughter of his brother’s wife and is one of the two loves of Lucas life.
Aidan O’Malley had everything he could ever want. Lexi was the perfect woman for him and her best friend was great to both of them. But after a night of passion where the lines became blurred, Aidan couldn’t handle what he felt. Use to being told that life was supposed to be one way, how could it be normal to be what they shared. This was what had Aidan running away from the two loves of his life. Realizing what he left behind Aidan take control and lets his dominant side out and learns how to handle not one but two submissives.
It’s been years since Aidan left Lexi and Lucas behind. Both of them seem to be moving on but Lexi isn’t coping as well as everyone thinks. She is still in love with Aidan but doesn’t want to be. He left her just like everyone else. On top of that she had some bad luck since he left. Now that she is carrying secrets from the ones she loves that are about to be revealed as she spirals out of control. Lucas does everything he can to be what Lexi needs. He loves her more than anything and he knows she needs help but getting her to accept it is a whole other story. After being outed by Julian, her Step father Jack’s close friend, both he and Jack step in and force Lexi to deal with the crisis she is having.
After spending time in The Club, Aidan has learned everything he needs know how to be what both Lucas and Lexi want and need from him. It’s freeing for Aidan to let out the side of him that he kept from everyone else. After being pushed to move his plan forward faster than he wanted, he is ready to take back the two people he loves the most.
The chemistry between these three is explosive throughout the book. It may not always be the good kind as Lexi is too afraid to let both of her men in. There is no doubt they are meant to be together but getting back to the way they should be, is going to be hard as Lexi is determined to hold back. This trio pulls you in and takes you along for the ride. Aidan, Lucas and Lexi may not be the perfect couple/trio but somehow they make it work. They balance each other perfectly which is how they make all work. That is until someone decides that it’s time to show Aidan that getting his memory back is not a good thing. This puts not only Aidan’s life in danger but it puts the two most important people in life in danger too. The saying what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and in this case it is more than true for this trio.
Lexi wrote a truly amazing story that gave her readers a roller coaster ride of emotions, suspense and a whole lot of love. I found it hard to put the book down as I wanted to know what was going to come next for this trio and if they would make it through. One always has to wonder if love is really enough to keep people together and Lexi showed her readers that we all need to stop and appreciate what you have because some day you make have to fight to keep it and it will all be worth it in the end.
ABOUT LEXI BLAKE
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.