Who is Sebastian Lock?

Sophia had never felt attraction like that before. Raw. Electric. Irresistible. Swept off her feet by the dashing, enigmatic billionaire Sebastian Lock, she was taken on a journey of self-discovery, taken to places she never dreamed she’d go.

But things are never as simple as they appear. Sophia’s trust is a fragile thing, and Sebastian seems insistent 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 the background of 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 finding the answers could be deadly.

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I was super excited to get my hands on Lockout (Book #2 in the Alpha Group Series) and Maya Cross has proven that she couldn't disappoint me even if she tried. I absolutely loved Locked (Book #1) and I adored Lockout (Book #2) far far more.

One reason why I'm praising book #2 more than I did for book #1 is because it's longer - Book #1 (Locked) was more of a sort of novella read really and I do love novella's, especially if it's your first read from a particular author. (It gives you a feel as to what to expect from their writing, without spending to much time on a full novel)

Now because it's longer, it's jam packed with even more delicious Seb ♥ Soph - Yum. With a longer book you get more for your money and with Lockout -> not only do you get more bang for your buck, you also get for banging…lol :) No seriously, Maya Cross has an amazing ability to present you with sexy, sultry and seductive sexcapades that don't feel like the churned out skin crawling cliche's that are infecting the book world lately… We all know it's true… there are a handful of authors out their who think that if they add naked and lust together in a book, it's automatically a sexy erotic romance… blah… it's not the case at all… I have found many over the course of my blogging life (and post Fifty) to be extremely Tongue-in-cheek. True erotic romance is done with class and yes ladies and authors, there is a fine line between naked lust and sexy naked lust.

Anyway,I was smitten and did a girly swoon every time Sebastian open's his gorgeous mouth…. to speak and to… um… smile? Haha… #flustered :)

If you have yet to read book #1, you don't need to worry, I won't spoil anything for you in this review. But speaking of which, if you have not read Locked yet, get it immediately… (find a purchase link at the bottom of this post). So the story of Sebastian Lock & Sophia continues in yet another amazing offering from Maya Cross. I love that they are based out of Australia… Yes, there are Dom / Sub relationships that take place outside of Seattle haha… I know I'm not the only one who wonders if there's something in the water over there… how come majority of the dom/sub books are based in the Emerald City? Who knows but like I said, it's great to see that it does happen all around the world… gives some of us girls hope that one day we too could find our own Christen / Gideon / Sebastian.

If you have read book #1, a little warning… Lockout has a really "Gasp" ending. Yes, there's a major cliffer, just so you know. But don't let that stop you or make you hold out until you can get your hands on Book #3. I still felt somewhat fulfilled with this book even considering the way in which it ends.

Another aspect I did love about Lockout was that it took off where Locked ended. No time was wasted reminding us of what happened… but I'll admit, I did reread the last chapter of Locked before I started Lockout… because I wanted the full effect again before I went on with the second book. So I do suggest you do that… it does add to the drama :)

Anyhoo…. So yes, another winner from author Maya Cross… another one of those Time Well Spent books, another book that you can just tell has been well thought-out and I must add that's it's very well written… (and I received an ARC copy, so WOW)… oh and of course another reason I simply can't wait for July to arrive… Book #3 will be released then… along with many other long awaited books (for me at least)… and um it's my birthday month :)

Lockout (The Alpha Group, #2) is sinful, sexy, sultry and it just so happens to contain the swoon worthy Sebastian L♥ck…

Rating: 5 Stars!

* Read my review for Locked (The Alpha Group #1)

RELEASE DATE: May 19th, 2013
GENRE: Adult Romance / Erotic Romance



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Hi. I'm Laurynne (Pronounced 'Lauren') & I'm a 30(ish) year old Graphic & Web Designer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I spend majority of my time either reading, blogging, browsing Amazon or when the mood strikes, designing something. Welcome to my blog.
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