Title: Locke

Author: Harper Sloan

Series: Corps Security Book 5

Publication Date: September 20, 2014

Publisher: —

Main Characters: Emmersyn, Maddox Locke


Personal Rating: 




Erotic RomanceContemporaryRomantic Suspense


Sex Scenes:

Fiery Passion



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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.


Finally, after all that crap I had to go through to get to this book, I now have a book from this series that I could give three red hearts too. Yes. The best I could give this series is three red hearts. And even that isn’t coming from the bottom of my heart.

Honestly, I have these doubts because there are some things that I really did not like in the book. First, Emmy seemed to be a quiet little miss in the previous books. Her back story makes her the complete opposite. She is not quiet or meek or shy. She gets raped every single day by ther father’s right hand man, but she fights him every time for a long time before she figured that it was what turned him on more. This would show that she has fire in her. What happened to that fire when Coop died? I don’t know. All we now, as readers, is that she went back to her parents and to her life as the Princess of Syn, working as a stripper destined to inherit the strip club owned by her parents. I don’t even have to mention that in doing so, she went back to her rapist. And yes, here, we again have a heroine with a shitty set of parents who even sent her rapist to track her down and assault her.

Maddox, the hero, won’t be beaten too because he also has a mother and a brother who were so cruel to him it’s just not believable at all. I mean, every sentence his mother ever spoke in the book always had to be about how she hated Maddox and that he was the demon and all that shit. This is really getting pretty old, you know.

I do, have some things I quite like in the book. First, I liked Maddox. Emmy, not so much. I couldn’t connect with her at all. Maddox, though, his issues were unreasonable, but, hey, a lot of men have reasons that aren’t always logical. I liked Maddox and Emmy together because there was never a question of how they felt about each other. There was also no sign of crazy ex-girlfriends who wish to harm the heroine. What we do have is a crazy rapist who put the heroine in a hospital after beating her up and almost raping her. Again.

I’m so glad this series is done. I don’t think I will be looking into other books from this author, though. Writing style was sub par. Character development was frustrating. Plot was lazy. I don’t know. A few weeks down the like, I don’t even think I’ll remember this series at all.



Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed ‘Estrogen Ocean’, much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero–the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn’t take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.



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