Saturday, August 31, 2013

[Review] Locked - Maya Cross

Released: March 25th, 2013

Who is Sebastian Lock?

The bar Sophia Pearce is in doesn't look like much. The wine is bad and the decor worse. But when a sudden attack of curiosity leads her to sneak past security and into the back room, she discovers something unimaginable. The most lavish party she's ever laid eyes on, in the most unlikely of places.

But that's nothing compared to what comes next, to the man she meets back there. Sebastian Lock. Gorgeous, commanding, and radiating charm, he ix exactly the sort of silver-tongued rake Sophia has sworn to avoid. Unfortunately, he doesn't care much for her promises.

Every instinct tells her to run, but the chemistry between them is as inescapable as gravity. Soon, he's opening her eyes to a whole new world of pleasures, pleasures she never thought she'd enjoy.

There's just one problem. Sebastian is more than he seems. Between the famous company he keeps and the almost paranoid secrecy of his employers, he's a puzzle Sophia can't quite solve, and his insistence on keeping things casual forces her to confront the demons of her past.

Can she learn to trust again? Or will Sebastian's privacy tear them apart?

"Pain and pleasure wound themselves together, until it was difficult to see where one ended and the other began."
Well, this book was exactly what I expected it to be. An erotica that mostly focused on the sex rather than the romance. Though, the mysterious aura the sexy Sebastian Lock gives out definitely is a plus!

Oh, by the way, this is just a novella, so it's super short and easy to read! The story moves pretty fast too so I finished it in two hours or so. And since it's super short, I can't really write much about it hehe so this will be a quick review.

First of all, I really liked Sophia's character. She was an intelligent, independent woman. She works for herself and not to please anyone. Although, I wish she could've been more tough. I wanted her to be more stern towards Sebastian, but then again, he's a dom so *shrugs*

Sebastian Lock! *swoons and melts into a puddle of feels* He is the next Christian Grey! But, definitely not as hot. Christian Grey has this certain appeal to him and he's a freaking sexy billionaire. So is Sebastian, but Christian has a special place in my heart :")

Of course, as a dom, he's an arrogant arse.
She'll have a glass of the Krug thanks Amber. And i'll take another Laphroaig. Neat. The Krug is lovely. Dry, fruity, but with a hint of sweetness too. And the smell is to die for. I think you'll like it." - Sebastian
He's the typical caveman or just an average man actually, always assuming that they know what women wanted.

But he's also fucking sexy with his sensuality and, since, everything about him just oozes sex inside out.
You could make it up to me by coming home with me tonight." - Sebastian
OH YES PLEASE! I'd take that hot ass with me home anytime.

Though, there was this one particular line that was SO CHEESY.
Mr. Keys. Mr. Lock. 
And then she was shocked. I mean, really? How did you not see that coming?

Minor Faults:
  • Blurb was too exaggerated
  • Character barely had any appeal to them
  • Plot too underdeveloped but it'll probably be more in the second book



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Lockout (The Alpha Group #2) ❊ 3.5 APPLES!!!
Unlocked (The Alpha Group #3) ❊ 3 APPLES!!!

About The Author:

Maya Cross is an author who enjoys making people blush. Growing up with a mother who worked in a bookstore, she had a lot from a very young age, and soon enough picked up a pen of her own. Her previous work spans many genres, including horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and she has no started this pen name as an outlet for her spicier thoughts (they were starting to overflow). She likes her heroes strong but mysterious, her encounters sizzling, and her characters true to life.

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