Locke and Key by Sandrine Gasq-Dion ~ Book Review by Caroline

25991572Title: Locke and Key

Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/01/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

Werewolf Locke Renfro has spent most of his life hunting and killing rogue werewolves — vicious murderers who take pleasure in causing misery and destroying lives. Including his own when they slaughtered his parents. After a rogue bites his lover, it triggers the process of turning him into a rogue also and Locke must kill the only man he ever thought he’d love. Years later, the fates have finally given him a mate — smart, funny and sexy Mitch Devan. Locke is afraid to seal their bond, though, terrified that it will make Mitch a target of rogues who despise him — who would love nothing better than to murder his soulmate.
Mitch Devan has spent so long waiting for Locke Renfro to claim him as his own that he’s not sure everything will work properly if the time finally arrives. But Locke has slain more than his share of rogues; he is convinced that mating with Mitch will put the human at the top of the rogues’ revenge hit list. Mitch isn’t sure that would be any worse than his platonic existence with the man he adores. When a simple business trip lands him in grave danger, Mitch finds out exactly how far Locke will go to retrieve the key to his heart.
Loyalties are tested and enemies are revealed, as the Skull Blaster team comes together to rescue their own.

My View:

This is a little bit different for a couple in the Skull Blasters world. Locke and Mitch are fully aware that they are mates, they are best friends and spend a lot of time together but Locke won’t complete the mating until he feels Mitch is safe and the rogues have been disbanded. There is a lot of frustration in this story!

There was a previous lover in Locke’s life and although Locke knew he wasn’t his mate he had loved him deeply. EJ wanted to be bitten and turned by Locke and when Locke refused him he turned to another wolf. Unfortunately that wolf was a rogue and Locke had the heart breaking task of having to kill his lover. The past still haunts him which is why he is so determined to keep Mitch safe.

Mitch is understanding and frustrated in equal measures. He knows most of the why and as much as he tries to support Locke in his decision small doubts spring up in his mind every now and again. All he wants is for the man he loves, the man he knows he shall spend the rest of his life with, to claim him and show the world they are together.

There is a slightly scary feel to the rogues in this book as they seem to be getting the upper hand. All of Locke’s actions count for nothing when Mitch is kidnapped. Grab your tissues as Sandrine writes a scary couple of scenes that will have you hanging off the edge of your seat!

If you are new to this series, and it is a hell of long and intricate series, don’t be put off by the number of books. Honestly, once you have read the first one you will not be able to step away. Every single one of them brings something to the world Sandrine has built but I would almost insist you start at the beginning as you need to know the friendships, the fights and the love that these guys have lived through and are still living through.

Links

Locke and Key on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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