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Publisher's Summary

Shattered by the past

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.

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Love this series!

I absolutely LOVE this series! Each book builds on the last, mostly, and reveals each character a little more. I love that there is a whole town of folks who love the ménage lifestyle! Not a single one of these books are cheesy either! The narration is fantastic too! Can’t wait for the next book!

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Great

This is one of my favorite authors. It is good but does not have the secret spy element of previous books. Kitty Bang does a great job!

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This Series - 1 through 12

This series is wonderful and I enjoyed listening to it so much. Waiting for next one to come out!!

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Another great installment

I loved this! I just love being back in Bliss… There’s only one thing that would have elevated this to a 5 star for me. IYKYK.

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Middle of the road

This review is for the audiobook format, Bliss book 12 and I listened at 1.1 speed.

I’ll start by saying I read Masters &Mercenaries: Og, LB, and Reloaded first before reading the spin-offs. As the stories were more complex, had series arcs with excellent characters, dialogue, and fabulous narration I come into the Bliss series with a certain expectation. “Far from Bliss” centers around the main characters relationship, second chances and self-forgiveness. I wouldn’t recommend this book to those who want more story than sex, or do not appreciate explicit sex scenes.

Overall, it’s a HEA, with some great sex scenes, and ok book story line.

What I enjoyed: Ty & Michael’s byplay, the dichotomy was fantastic! I preferred the male narration with Michael’s gravelly voice and Ty’s enthusiasm; the female narration for the female characters was good. I liked how Blake introduces characters prior to their primary story. I connected emotionally to the story through Michael and LoL with Michael/Ty’s “odd couple” relationship.

What didn’t hit my preferences:
The story had potential as did the characters backstories but they felt out of balance with each other & the sex scenes. While I prefer more intrigue and a series story arc with the book plot, the book story plot was built sufficiently but again seemed like a sideline effort. The book dialogue felt more clunky when transitioning topics. I prefer sassy, smart, kind, flawed females, and Lacy’s character seemed too passive for my tastes. I felt there was chemistry for Michael and Ty which was hinted at but could have been actively explored. I wish the character’s backstories were integrated to drive the story more. The narration was good but not on point for me and I don’t know if some of it was editing/production. For instance, the male narrator spoke without as much delay between words and sentences as the female. I listened at 1.1 to help bridge the gap; 1 being too slow for the female and 1.2 too fast for the male narrator. My preference when listening to an audiobook with multiple narrators is performance style rather than alternating chapters.

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Loved it!

Although I guessed who the bad guy was pretty early on, Lexi did a great job throwing in twist and turns making you question if your right.

I love listening to Kitty and Lee, they do a great job bring the story to life. I find myself laughing out loud in public at the crazy scenes. The meeting of the men was amazing.

Lexi does a great job pulling you into a story and making you feel like part of the Bliss family. I have listened and read every book in the series and have grown with the characters.

With these stories I am able to escape the real world and hang out with some crazy people who always keep you entertained. I can’t wait to see how Van and Hal deal with the new lady in town. And wonder if she is clearing the way for Sawyer and Stella’s niece or she could bring Trina back. So many possibilities I can’t wait!

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Lucy, Michael and Ty's Story

I loved this book especially the murder mystery component and the twists and turns revealed in Lucy, Michael and Ty's lives. This series has been a joy ride all the way. From scorching hot ménage scenes to quirky as heck citizenry to boundless loving relationships. This series has it all. Including excellent narration all around. BRAVO to Lexi, Sophie, magnifique!!!

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Good 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

This was book 12 in the "Nights in Bliss, Colorado" series. I love this town. This was a really good book Lucy has been in love with Ty for years but she saw him as a manwhore. We first met Michael Novak in book 5 he is a US Marshall who was sent to protect Alexei Markov only his ex fiance Jessie sold him out she also drugged Michael. He has spent the last few years living on the mountain in a cabin that doesn't have a toilet. Lucy has spent her life taking care of her siblings has the oldest she thought it was her job. Ty is finally making his move he has always looked out for Lucy making sure she ate or her car is working. Michael is ready to rejoin the living he has been watching Lucy but he doesn't trust himself to make the right choice when he sees Ty kissing her he decides not to get involved when he leaves Ty follows him a they form a plan to go after her together. This was a good read with some misunderstandings along the way. When Lucy is accosted by a customer she handles it but the customer comes back and threatened her, but she didn't tell the guys. Lucy gets a new job at the resort. While at a party the customer that she had the conflict with dies she becomes the prime suspect and Michael thinks he has been fooled by another woman he did not believe her when she told him he didn't do it. Michael had to do some soul searching. I liked that the citizens of Bliss stood by Lucy and helped to prove she didn't do it. I liked that Michael was able to come to terms with his past and to start to forgive his ex first by talking to her sister while they were all snowed in at the resort and the ex came to him m in a dream. This book had some good sex scenes in it. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling and I also liked the narrators as I read and listened to this book. I can't wait to read the next book in Bliss.

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Great story

I loved the story by Lexi Blake and the narrators did a wonderful job bringing the story and characters to life as usual.

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I absolutely love this series. I can’t wait for more books in this series. Lol always makes me wonder what it would be like to date 2 men. 💋😉

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Wow

This was an awesome story of trust and recovering from betrayal. Loved every word. So super that Ty and Lucy knew that he would come back to them. They just had to wait and let Michael work himself out. Great read. Always fun to return to Bliss.
Narration was awesome too.