Thursday, October 2, 2014
This book should probably win every award for best cover! I'm going to start my review right there. It's an awesome cover! Locke is the latest and final book in the Corps Security series by Harper Sloan. I've read them all and this was a fitting final chapter for the series.
Maddox has always played a pivotal role in the previous stories. He was always the one to support the women when they needed something whether it was a safe place to stay or a rescue. Yet he never had anyone of his own. The relationship with Emme seemed one sided until this book.
<Spoilers ahead if you haven't read the series yet... And what are you waiting for? Go buy the books!>
This book gives the reader the back stories to Maddox Locke and Emersyn Rose and they are not pretty by any stretch of the imagination. Emmy has left Georgia to return home after Coop's death because she feels responsibility for it. He died protecting her.Maddox finds her dancing in her parents' stripclub where she is their star act. What a horrible family legacy to have! Her parents have done nothing to protect her except to teach her to dance. She is rescued from the club years earlier by Coop. That is how she comes to be working for Corps Security.
Maddox has been fighting his own battles. His family is horrible but on a different level. His mother is abusive to him and has raised him to feel he is nothing more than a curse to his family. Between her machinations and the death of fellow marines in an explosion he survives, he feels that he may really be cursed.
So Locke brings us story of how these two heal each other and find their place with each other. It's beautiful but not without a lot of struggles. Go read!