Review: The Lock (The Dark Path #3) by KT Grant

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Title:  The Lock
Author: KT Grant
Publisher/Year: KT Grant 12/13/15
Length:  199  pages
Series:  The Dark Path #3

Overview

The dark path continues for Erika and Max as secrets unfold and threaten to destroy all they hold dear…

Erika Walsh’s every dream has come true. She’s received both critical and public acclaim for her best-selling erotic romance, and has chosen the magnetic millionaire and BDSM club owner Maxwell Crawford as the keeper of her heart. Although, her former crush Chris Milton still refuses to accept her decision. As she plans her wedding to Max, she’s confronted with his past and the many secrets he’s kept under lock and key –for good reason.

When Max’s older brother, Daniel, a big Hollywood producer falls ill, Erika and Max rush to Los Angeles to help him recover. Max is shocked to find Daniel has become the victim of a blackmailer who seeks revenge against the brothers. Max must confront the loathsome Abraham Rovner, a former classmate from high school, who has never forgiven him for breaking off their relationship.

Abraham brings out Max’s lurking deviant nature, which sends him to a dark place in his mind. Erika must find the strength to help her lover purge his demons, even though it may come at a major cost for them both.

My Thoughts

Well, it’s been a while since i was immersed in this series so i have to admit that i was a bit worried that i’d be off in the point of the story that we were in.  Low and behold, that’s not the case at all, and i was quickly up to speed with all things related to Max and Ericka and even Catherine, Raymond and Bryan.  With the injection of Daniel (Max’s brother), and Abraham, Raymond’s nemesis, well, things are bound to get dicey.

It’s interesting where this story takes us.  We’re still deep in the mix of the relationship with Max and Ericka, where they are trying to figure out how to take the next step in their relationship since they are engaged – we know that they want a big wedding for Ericka, but they also don’t want all the fanfare at first.  Is it Vegas? and will they get there?

Then there’s the issue of Catherine and Bryan.  We learned that Bryan is Raymond’s nephew (or is he???) and that Raymond lost a bet leaving Catherine and Bryan to go back to NY together.  OF course, this break isn’t the first or second for the couple, and we know that Raymond has his sights on being with Catherine forever.  we’ll see if that happens.

Our least favorite mistress from The Gate comes along – Louise and she’s never a welcome site.  Then there’s the whole Daniel / Abraham issue that’s bringing everything to a climax.  Daniel is being blackmailed by Abraham who has been plotting his revenge since high school and it’s really just a matter of who’s going to strike first and what it’s going to mean for all of those adjacent.

Where we’re left off in this story is with someone dead, still no idea who’s going to get hurt or ruined in the next installment, but a few weddings being planned.

What is typical of KT Grant’s writing are the scenes that we get to watch.  There’s no shying away from the lifestyle that our main characters have been a part of forever, and it’s not just that it’s descriptive, but it’s hot.  We get to see that there are boundaries for most, and when those are reached, everyone involved gets a ot of pleasure from it.

So on that note, it’s on to the next installment when ever we are graced with it.  i hope that you’re all having a great end to 2015 and i’ll probably be back at the turn of the new year.

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