Wednesday, November 12

Review: Locke by Harper Sloan

Title: Locke
By: Harper Sloan
Series: Corps Security #5
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 Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to exist. The day I lost it all and the demons of my past consumed my every waking moment.

I tried to keep others at arm’s length. Tried not to let my darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave. Refuse to let me suffer alone.

If I hadn’t been so focused on keeping those demons from flying free, I wouldn’t have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way under my skin—refusing to let go. Making me want things I don’t deserve.

She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises tempts me every time she’s near. But that pure heart that makes her MY Emmy is the one thing I’m convinced I’ll destroy if I ever let her close.

I’m a broken man. A broken man with too much darkness in his soul to ever let her light shine upon me. But even that doesn’t stop me from craving her with every single breath in my body.

I have been waiting for Locke’s story for a while now and I finally got it!

Locke and Emmy’s relationship has intrigued me throughout this entire series.  I guess it is that push you away and pull you to me aspect that had me craving for this book.  There is a lot of background information that is revealed that highlights both Locke and Emmy and why they do the things they do. You understand why Locke craves Emmy but runs away from her love and you figure out why Emmy ran away from the Corp Security gang.

Their background was not easy to read about.  It definitely dealt with a darker past for both of them and I found myself wanting them both to rise above and settle into their much-deserved relationship with each other.  However, it isn’t that easy. Both are broken and Emmy has fought for so long for Locke and he continues to push away and she wears down. 

What shocked me was the difference between the Emmy presented in the beginning books to the Emmy that I read in this book.  It is almost night and day differences, which threw me for a loop.

I am excited to see what else Sloan has in store for us with what seems to be a spin off of this series. 

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