Saturday 22 December 2018

πŸ”“ LOCK ✪ Debra Anastasia ✪ #BlogTour πŸ”“

© Bianca Janeane

• 14 December 2018
• Connected Standalone
• Dark Romantic Thriller
(but ... if you're weird like me, and like things in their proper order, you should read BEAST first - followed by Mercy & Havoc! In this case especially Mercy & Havoc - those two are in here a lot and Ember has been in their books!!!)

4.75 Stars

I met her among the chaos of a gang fightone that I inadvertently started.


Beautiful, feisty, and passionate. And the sister of Mercy, an infamous assassin.

We fell for each other, hard.

Until forces outside of our control intervened.

Now, she's a prisoner, doing everything she can to keep her family safe. And I'm her guard, doing everything I can to set her free.

I'd take a bullet for her...Hell, I’d take a few.

In this dark, twisted world, we only have each other. But I have to wonder, is that enough?

We already know Ember from the previous books - which you should read first to get the whole picture about this family!!!!
Ember is 19 and she wants to go to a college a few hours away from her overprotective brother. But he's not having it - he's sending three bodyguards along!
On her first day she meets Lock. Under very dangerous and exciting circumstances.
Her brother is ready to ship her back home, but Ember wants to stay. She wants to be in the same city as this beautiful boy.
Lock is 19 too and he just joined a dangerous gang. He felt he had to - there's no other way to financially take care of his mom and little sis. But it's very dangerous being in, or rather, getting into a gang.
And then on the worst aka most painful day of his life - after being almost killed twice - he meets his future wife.... ☺ And that's only the very beginning of their story ...



Awww - finally Ember's book!
And we get lots of Animal and Nix and T too!!
And Lock. Phew. Such a great and smart guy. He only wants the best for his family and it's so sad and heartbreaking to see him joining that idiotic and dangerous gang!
We just want him and Ember to ride off into their happily ever after sunset immediately. But they can't and we know that dangerous things will happen to both our darlings until that happy end can become a reality ....

I really loved this story.
It starts as this sweet college love story. Ok, we have the mega criminal background for both our darlings, but still. Sweet College Romance. Two adorable people who find their forever person at such a young age ... but in such dangerous surroundings... We're constantly afraid of what could happen, because we just know that it won't keep on being this cute college romance.
And yup ... the story won't be all cute and adorable. It's getting really dangerous.
Ember, Lock and Animal, Nix and T have a difficult fight to fight.
It won't be easy but there's so much love and hope and trust between them all - we just know that we'll get that happy end soon. But it won't be easy.

GREAT BOOK with lots of amzingly exciting moments. Scary moments. Heartbreaking moments. Dangerous and suspensy moments. Romantic and funny moments. Prisoner and Guard moments. Creepy Bad Guy moments, Crazy moments, Rescuing moments. So many great scenes with an amazing cast. I wouldn't mind seeing this whole series on Netflix! #SkullfaceInc ☺

If I had to find some things I didn't love? Maybe the title Lock? Lock wasn't really the main part of the book. It should've been called Ember - or Havoc II. or #SkullfaceInc ☺ But don't worry, there's still enough of our hero Lock in here to perv on!!!
Also ... some of the stuff that's happening here - it's a bit over the top crazy and silly and unnecessary. BUT... it's fiction and therefore allowed! ☺

LOCK was a sweet College Love Story slash Heartbreakingly Beautiful & Scary Romantic Thriller!! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Lock - this one is MINE!!!!

ARC received for an honest review.

You will need to have read at least Mercy and Havoc before reading Lock to get the full effects, as things with Ember did start back in their books.

I won't lie - it did take me a little while to get into Lock, and it wasn't until about 45% that things really did kick off for me - however I think this is probably just me, and end of year book blogger weariness and not the book.

This does start out as a sweet college romance, however it does not take long for things to turn darker, however with Ember being Nix/Mercy's sister, it should not really surprise you.

To me, this book should have been called Ember rather than Lock, as I felt we got so much more of her than Lock. I loved the journey Ember takes in this story, and whilst yes it is a lot of .... Lock it is more her story.

But this is just me.

I don't want to give anything away, as I feel that this is a story that you need to immerse yourself in , heart and soul.

You will be taken on one hell of a ride with this lot!

Buy it. Love it.




Check out For All The Evers:

There are a lot of eyes in Debra Anastasia's house in Maryland. First, her own creepy peepers are there, staring at her computer screen. She's made two more sets of eyes with her body, and the kids they belong to are amazing. The poor husband is still looking at her after 17 years of marriage. At least he likes to laugh. Then the freaking dogs are looking at her—six eyeballs altogether, though the old dog is blind. And the cat watches her too, mostly while knocking stuff off the counter and doing that internal kitty laugh when Deb can't catch the items fast enough.

In between taking care of everything those eyes involve, Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there's no paper and pen around. Within all of the lies she writes hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.

Debra has written a smattering of books in a few genres. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim Series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, Fire Down Below and Fire in the Hole, complete the Gynazule Comedy Series. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is finally in the light, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!)