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 is 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?
Contains light BDSM, including spanking, restraint, and anal play
Note: This book is the first part of a trilogy that is designed to be read together, much like The Blackstone Affair. Sebastian and Sophia will get their happily ever after, but not until the last book
5 Lock Me Up Stars
This is an old one. I was really interested in this series when it first came out, but at the time I wasn’t reading cliff-hanger books (oh how I have changed). I took a break from some BDSM books, but I’m getting that itch again.
If you are a fan of FSoG (I know, I know, but it really does remind me of it) and if you are a BDSM junkie like me, then Locked is PERFECT for you.
Locked is the first book of the series and it must be read in order. I listed to the audio version of the first book and it was the PERFECT way to experience it. It’s a fairly short audio, about 4 hours, but I liked that. I listen to tons of audio books, so I kind of like the short ones, well if you listen to the whole series, it’s not short, but I’m a fan of the serials.
Sophia is a lawyer and she’s out with her girlfriends one night, having drinks, when she notices a secret room at the club they are at. Sophia is super curious and wants to go in.
And she does and she meets Sebastian Lock.
I like Sophia. I like older heroines, she’s still in her twenties, but she’s a lawyer. She doesn’t have any hang-ups and she has a great social network. She’s just really curious. It’s new and refreshing to read a character with little issues.
Sebastian is very alpha and dominate. He’s a busy man and he likes his side hobbies, which includes women. He loves restraining, spanking and playing with women. He’s also very interested in Sophia. He knows she isn’t experienced in his world and he’s okay with that. He’s willing to put it aside all of that if she is only interested in soft play.
I like how Sophia didn’t fall head over heels over Sebastian. She knows what kind of man he is and she wasn’t willing to go into a relationship with him. I liked how she made him chase after her. I loved Sebastian. He’s the Hero I like to read and the kink was an added bonus.
This was my first Carmen Rose narration and she made the book five stars for me. I love her voice and I loved her voice transition. Sophia is Australian, did I mention that? So the Australian accent completely worked for me. I love listening to narrators with accents. Even though the whole book is from Sophia’s POV, Sebastian is European and has a European accent, which Carmen also nailed.
Locked is a fast, spicy and fun read. It was exactly what I needed.
I’m going to finish out the series. It’s really good.
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Maya Cross is writer who enjoys making people blush. Growing up with a mother who worked in a book store, she read 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 now 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.
She believes in writing familiar narratives told with a twist, so most of her stories will feel comfortable, but hopefully a little unique. Whatever genre she's writing, finding a fascinating concept is the first, and most important step.
The Alpha Group is her first foray into erotic romance, and she absolutely loved writing it.
When she's not writing, she's playing tennis, trawling her home town of Sydney for new inspiration, and drinking too much coffee.