fingers of scotch in a heavy crystal tumbler. I didn’t know why, but just being close to her helped. I made myself vow not to enter. It had taken an immense level of control to cut her off the first time, and every moment in her presence stretched my willpower just a little more. I would keep her safe and solve all this, and then when it was all over, I’d let her go again. It was the only way.
HOLY SHIZ MAN!!! This book is just off the walls crazy with all the action and drama that takes place had me staying up late just so I could finish reading. Everything that I had hopes for during the first two books in the series came into play during this book and answered any questions that I had from the previous books.
We find out A LOT of Sebastian in this book, more than I had thought that he had hidden. I don’t want to give too much away about this book but I will just say this, things aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes the actions of others can affect you in ways that you didn’t even see. With the way that the last book ended we are left wondering what will come between Sebastian and Sophia.
Things between Sebastian and Sophia go back and forth during this book, but I was really happy about that. I enjoyed the fact that it wasn’t a quick forgiveness and they both had to give to make their relationship, or whatever it is between the two of them, work out.
One great thing that about this book is that we are able to see things from Sebastian’s point of view. He takes over quite a few parts of the story and it ends up adding to the story in many ways. I do like the fact that when Maya was writing things from his POV, you could tell that it was a different character completely. That shows a great writing talent on Maya’s writing ability.
Overall, I am completely glad that I have read this series and it is a complete MUST read from me!
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 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?
When I first read the blurb for this book, I think that I had the same ‘fear’ as many other people, that this book was going to be just like all the other erotica books that are out there right now. But after reading it, I am completely glad that I read this book! While it does have some aspects that are in other books out there, this book has it’s own sense of originality about it that makes it stand out from all the others.
Sophia is a character that is willing to do whatever she wants, without care of the consequences. She shows that part of her personality many times throughout the whole story. Sebastian is a completely mystery, which usually bugs me when it comes to the main male character in books because that seems to be the trend. But Maya was able to pull of his mystery in such a way that it kept me interesting.
One thing that I did completely enjoy about this book was that although it is an erotica book, it was not just sex. There was more to the story than them getting ‘jiggy wit it’, we were able to learn more about Sophia. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to learn more about Sebastian but I have hopes that we will learn more about him in the next book.
All in all, this is a really good book, a great start to the series and a complete recommendation from me!
But things are never as simple as they appear. Sophia’s trust is a fragile thing, and Sebastian seems intent 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 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 knowing the answers could be deadly.
After reading the first book, Locked, I had hopes that Sebastian would become less of a mystery, but that didn’t happen a lot during this book. His character confused me more than ever! While he was very much a strong man, he doesn’t seem to have all his ducks in a row to me.
Sophia was also confusing to me at times, she says how she wants to be with Sebastian it appears that she is more concerned about everything else but him. I do have to say though, seeing as what she was going through at work, I can understand why she was stressing out.
This part of the series I did enjoy because we were able to learn a bit about Sebastian’s past. You could tell the battle that he was dealing with when it came to sharing parts of his past with Sophia. Once again though, one thing that I enjoyed about this book was that it wasn’t overtaken with sex. We were able to spend more time with the two of them.