Locked (The Alpha Group #1) by Maya Cross

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?

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I can’t tell you how happy I am that this book totally exceeded my expectations. It’s not that I went into it with an already set frame of mind… it’s just that so many books that carry the same theme of ‘boy meets girl… boy’s controlling and wants girl purely for sexual satisfaction’… that I’ve found that when you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. But Locked didn’t frustrate me in the slightest. The plot was good. The writing was awesome. The story begin on a high and keep going right through until the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a little on the short side, and yes, it ends with somewhat of a cliffer, but it’s well worth the read if you are looking for something fun and flirty and of course, if you looking to feed your controlling alpha male fetish. I can’t really say there was anything in this book that made me think back to FSOG or Bared to you… not really. It’s so unique and refreshingly so. If you love BDSM genres, but you are looking for something completely different – then Locked is the book you should most definitely read. I really love Sophia. Again… it’s refreshing to have a strong willed female character who doesn’t just drop her panties when a dominant man crooks his finger. The damsel in distress get’s a little sour after a while. But Sophia is bright, really cute, funny and I really loved her character. She doesn’t have issues, she’s pretty stable and I really enjoyed getting into her head. I found myself grinning often and really having fun while I read Locked. Sebastian is still somewhat of a mystery to me. In fact, he’s somewhat of a mystery to Sophia too. She’s knows there’s something… she’s trying to figure it out and that’s pretty much the plot to the story. BUT it’s not abuse or rape that he’s hiding, it’s something far more exciting and I honestly can’t wait to find out what it is. As soon as I got to the end, I wanted the second part (Lockout) which will be released in May this year. So the wait isn’t tragic, but yes, if you are one of those who get really annoyed with books that leave you hanging in the end, then hold off for the second part. But again, you definitely need to pick this one up if it’s your type of genre 😀

Rating: 5 Stars!

* Read my review for Lockout (The Alpha Group #2)

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