Siren in Waiting
Author: Sophie Oak
Rating: 5 of 5 kinks!
Trevor is the hometown hero turned football star until he gets mixed up with drugs. With his career in ruins, he finds himself with an unusual offer to get clean. Realizing how far he’s crashed, he accepts the offer. After two years being sober in a controlled situation, he needs to find out if he can do it alone. He returns to his hometown… but he’s not exactly welcomed with open arms.
Bethany Hobbes has spent her life hiding in the background and taking care of everyone else. She’s in love with her best friend, Bo, who only sees her as a sister. She’s ready to experience what life has to offer, but in a town where everyone calls her “Mouse” that’s easier said than done. When Trevor helps Mouse out of a sticky situation, she hopes they can help each other move forward.
Bo has always known that no matter what, Mouse would always be there when he needs her. When he learns that she has started an affair with another man, he realizes that his feelings are stronger than just friendship. He’s determined to fight for her because he won’t let someone else take her from him … especially not a screwed up addict like Trevor.
Now, I’m sure you can tell by now that I like Sophie Oak’s books. I’ve not yet found a series of hers that I do not like, be it Faery, Bliss or Siren. I’ve liked or loved pretty much all of the main characters. But, I have to say, Trev hits just a little bit deeper. From the beginning of this book, I was wrapped up in what he was going through. I was alternately sad, ticked off, and ready to cheer. Trevor is not the “perfect” man. He’s a strong man, but knows his weaknesses and is not too proud to let others help. Ok, so I guess in my book, that makes him darn near perfect.
I did feel like the turnaround with Bo and Trev’s relationship was almost too easy. I would have liked a bit more detail there. I also have to confess that I was a little disappointed at how easy Beth got punished… I’m pretty sure you’ll know which scene I’m referring to when you read it but come on, punishment is supposed to be a deterrent, I doubt she wants to avoid that happening again. I’d go out of my way to make it happen again.
I wish the book was longer because I was enjoying the progression of Beth as she became more confident. I hope to see more of these three in upcoming books. I’d love to see them in The Club. Oh, and what’s with the mobsters but no appearance by Julian?? That’s just a little disappointing. I love it when Julian gets his mean hat on with the bad guys.
As with most series books, the story is better when you know the series from the start, but this book would also work as a standalone. If you haven’t read the series, do not let that stop you from reading this one. If you have read the others, then why haven’t you read this one yet?? Siren in Waiting is an awesome addition to an already amazing series. Thank you, Ms Oak, for giving us a chance to escape into your world once more. For more information on Sophie Oak and all of her books, please visit her website.