By: Ranae Rose
Series: Lock and Key #1
My Copy: Amazon.com
The BookWhisperer's Rating: 3.5
How can anyone resist temptation when it’s right next door?
Riley County North Carolina has a lot to offer: coastal views as far as the eye can see, and men in uniform who are even more gorgeous. Home to the most notorious prison in the state, Alicia’s new hometown is crawling with men who carry their own handcuffs and know how to use them – like Officer Liam Alexander, her one and only neighbor. After catching him out of uniform, she can’t resist pausing to enjoy the show. When Liam’s Southern charm drives him across the property line, life gets hotter than the Carolina summer could possibly account for. Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to life in the coastal haven, even with an officer next door.
Coordinating special events at a historic – and supposedly haunted – plantation is enough to have Alicia questioning her senses and her sanity, but the spirits of the past take a backseat to a pair of escaped convicts who blaze a trail of mayhem across Riley County. Not even the most intense chemistry can survive the perils that make a sunny seaside town a dangerous place to be after dark … can it?
I was pleasantly surprised by the story that from Liam and Alicia. I guess I thought that this book would have more of a ghostly element to it than what was presented. I mean, it did have some hauntly measures added for some fun of it but this book was mostly about Liam and Alicia’s attraction to each other and two escaped prisoners from the state prison that Liam works for.
This brought more of a dangerous plot than I expected and turned the tables pretty quickly in my eyes. Once these two prisoners escape from the transfer bus, Liam invites Alicia to stay with him so that she will be protected and then that is when the story takes off.
I am excited to see what else this series holds. Alicia’s two friends met Liam’s two friends in this book and it looks like more love and possible dangerous situation are in store for this group.