Review: Lockout (The Alpha Group #2) by Maya Cross


Title:  Lockout
Author: Maya Cross
Publisher/Year:  Maya Cross 5/2/13
Length:  150 pages
Series: The Alpha Group #2


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 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 knowing the answers could be deadly

My Thoughts

as their story continues, it’s interesting to see where it goes.  I think that while i’m rooting for all of Sebastian’s secrets to come out, i don’t think that we’ll get to be that lucky.  We left off book 1 with Sophia and Sebastian’s growing relationship for however casual it’s supposed to be.  As all of these types of stories go, you know that can’t last and while Sebastian has put up his walls, Sophia has managed to break in a bit and make things more challenging.  All the while though, her own life is kind of crumbling a bit.  her professional life is being compromised for a few reasons, 1 she’s spending time with Sebastian which takes her away from her 80 hour a week+ job and 2. jennifer – a co-worker has it out for her so she’ll never get to make a positive upward move.

so…where does that leave us?  on a steamy roller coaster of emotions with the duo, since they are in uncharted territory on what a relationship can look like and it’s steamy and passionate.

there’s also the underlying story of what Sebastian actually does, and what the A means, and what the ties there are.  While Sophia was uncommonly watching TV, she hears about a british man who’s been murdered and who has the same A tattoo that Sebastian has and of course wonders more about that.  it all comes to a head with the couple though  when Sohpia goes to surprise him at his office, learns that she’s not even really allowed up and when she does get up, she wanders around the floor and discovers a locked door with the same A on it.  (flashbacks to book 1 at the bar when she realized that she saw the same A on the doors at the bar party).

so, where does that leave us?  a very anxiety ridden last paragraph.  Sophia has been abducted.

yes,  i’m going to leave you there since we don’t yet know any more.  The question here is

1) who’s behind the kidnapping

2) what do they want

3) will sebastian come to save her ?

4) what will happen to her professionally.

we’ll have to see – fortunately i just downloaded book 3 – the finale of the trilogy so i’m sure i’ll know more tonight!

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