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.
Locke by Harper Sloan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 oh you knew this was going to be goooooood STARS
“I’ll be spanking that ass until it’s bright pink and you’re begging for me to make you come. Then I’m going to eat you until you’re screaming for me to let you come. When you think you can’t take a second more of just the mere thought of the pleasure that I’m going to give you, only then will I think about giving that to you, but it will most definitely be after I spank the sass out of you.”
Important things first...note the quote above...we are dealing with a dirty talker...I say again DIRTY TALKER! I know some of you don’t need anything else to add a book. You’re welcome.
So I went in completely blind...didn't even read the blurb. And damn, that's just the way to go. Pretty much from page one my jaw was somewhere around my feet and my eyes were all wide and I was scaring my man screaming things like...'where the fuck did that come from?'...'I didn't see that coming!'...'what the fuck just happened?'
Yes, I was screaming most of the time. LOL. There is one thing in particular I didn't see coming and I went back to book one where I thought I had read something about it and ....(view spoiler)[so, Em was a stripper before she came to work with the boys? Completely took me by surprise...I went back and yup, it said she looked and acted like the girl next door...huh...odd (hide spoiler)]
I knew I was going to love this book because of Locke, but I had no idea what kind of story Em would bring....and holy shit did she deliver.
“Chin up, buttercup.”
Of course if you read some of the other books before you know who Locke is. If you haven't let me give you a little ‘nut shell’ summary.
Maddox Locke is the technical specialist for Corps Security and he is one tough cookie...also very good on the eye, but that's a given at Corps Security.
We've known for a long time that he has some very dark demons in his past, raging nightmares and maybe a little thing for Em. Unfortunately said 'thing' is something he fights with every fibre of his being. I wonder why?!
Emersyn “Emmy” Keeke was the secretary for Corps Security until the day that Coop was murdered. The pain and guilt drove her away, back home...or if that's what you want to call it. Also, she couldn't deal with the constant rejection by our one and only brooding hero Locke.
”I'll taint her. I'll ruin her. And in the end, it will destroy her. One smile from her made me fall. So I pushed her away. I told her that she would never be what I need--that I would never want her. God, if she only knew. I crave her and everything she keeps trying to hand me. I crave her and everything she could give me. My very being calls out to her, and I work daily to refuse it. So I pushed. Until she ran. But that ends right now.”
So, the damsel runs, the hero is in hot pursuit and what he finds is not what he or I expected. Everything after he finds her is a bit more boring dealing with their relationship stuff, but insanely hot too. Yup.
As you see I'm being all vague and shit, but you won't hear anything from me...read the damn book if you want to find out more. ;P