Tuesday, September 3, 2013

[Review] Lockout - Maya Cross

Released: May 19th, 2013

Who is Sebastian Lock?

Sophia had never felt attraction like that before. Raw. Electric. Irresistible  Swept off her feet by the dashing, enigmatic billionaire Sebastian Lock, she was taken on a journey of self-discovery, taken to places she never dreamed she'd go. 

But things are never as simple as they appear. Sophia's trust is a fragile thing, and Sebastian seems insistent on testing it. He has his own demons to battle, and nobody has brought them to the fore like she has.

As their relationship deepens, and Sophia begins to break down his walls, all that greets her are more questions. Why is Sebastian fighting so hard to keep her at a distance? Who is the girl on the background of his phone? And why does the strange tattoo on his chest seem so familiar?

These puzzles plague her, but as Sebastian's mysteries begin to unravel, she must face an entirely different truth. Staying in the dark may be painful, but finding the answers could be deadly.

"Love was supposed to be a connection that triumphed over everything else."
This book was slightly better than the first one I must admit. We see more of how their relationship has developed and also a glimpse into Sebastian Lock's mysterious life and past. But, of course, there were such heartbreaking scenes in this book. IT'S A CLIFFHANGER BY THE WAY!!!

But, damn, this book was good honestly. Since this was a novella, this is going to be a pretty short review.

Sebastian is still as perfect as always. I still love how closed off he was. It gives him a certain personality unlike in the first book where he was just slightly too bland. But sweet mama the things he says!!!
"Everything you saw was real, Sophia. I'm a lot of things, things that might not be easy to understand, but I'm also the same man I was a few days ago. The man who danced with you and held you and felt so impossibly lucky to wake up next to you. The man who thinks he's falling in love with you."
THE LAST LINE. SWEET JESUS. Now, that's a confession.
I might or might not be in love with Sebastian Lock ;)

And unf, when he gets feisty!
"Why would I need to lie? You think I'm so hard up I need to trick girls into coming to bed with me? You think I stand on porches for hours on end on the off chance it might get me laid?"
HOLY SHIT!!! Sophia was upset, thinking that he had lied to her and then he waited for hours on her porch, waiting for her to come back so he can explain (since she wasn't picking up her phone).

But Sophia had trust issues. It was because of a previous relationship that it's become so hard for her to believe completely in someone. And when Sebastian kept hiding secrets from her?
"How am I meant to be with a man who keeps things like this from me? How can I trust anything you say?"
Although I must admit that Sophia got a bit too insistent in the end. I get it that she wanted answers but she has to wait until Sebastian was ready. It was as if she was giving him an ultimatum.

Sophia: "I'm not going to pretend like I have any idea what the hell is going on here, but I can't deal with the constant questions anymore, Sebastian. I can't keep finding new secrets behind the curtains."
Sebastian: "I know."
Sophia: "So can you promise an end to all that?"
Sebastian: "[long pause] I don't know."
Wait, wait, do you hear that sound? It's not that loud.

It's the sound of my heart breaking into a million pieces.


Minor Faults:
  • Sophia was too demanding here



Locked (The Alpha Group #1) ❊ 3 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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