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Go back in time to Bliss’s first happily ever after…

Once Upon a Time in Bliss, an all-new sexy romance in the Nights in Bliss, Colorado Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak, is available now!

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CIA operative John Bishop arrived in Bliss, Colorado, seeking a respite from the high-stakes game of blood and lies that sent him to the worst corners of the world. A week playing the role of vacationing professor Henry Flanders would recharge his batteries, especially if he found a gorgeous woman to occupy his time.

Nell Finn has spent her life focused on helping others, but when she meets the tall and mysterious Henry Flanders, she can’t stop imagining what he might do for her. When Nell and her mother are threatened, Henry comes to her, offering his protection and comfort.

But as the threats escalate out of control, Henry discovers that the beautiful and innocent Nell is much more than a plaything. Can he save the woman he loves without exposing the secrets that would drive her away?


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My Review

In Once Upon a Time in Bliss, Lexi Blake takes readers back to a time before Bliss became a safe haven for so many – one where they could be themselves and fully experience life in all its glory, without judgment and with the protection that seems to come with being in a town that is willing to fight for each and everyone of its members.

In some ways, Nell Finn is the matriarch of Bliss, in the sense of what she believes in and how those ideals seem to transfer to the town as a whole, so being able to get into her head and understand her through her own perspective allowed readers to truly see what drives her, what frames her outlook on life, and what has her offering assistance to anyone who needs it.

Henry Flanders has always been an intriguing character, so to see how Henry came to be as well as the man he was before he arrived in Bliss and saw Nell for the amazing woman she is brought things full circle. What I found most interesting about the dynamics of Henry and Nell is just how different their outlooks were and how finding what they both desperately needed in each other allows them to transform into the characters readers have seen throughout this entire series.

Being back in Bliss, Colorado, always feels like returning home, catching up with old friends and being introduced to new residents who are sure to bring a bit of danger and mystery to this already unusual and quirky town. But in Nell and Henry’s story, readers get to see the path that was taken to shape Bliss’ present-day and how important its history is for understanding both the town and its inhabitants.

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About Lexi Blake

New York 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 that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

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