Book Review — LOCKE (Corps Security #5) by Harper Sloan

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Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to exist. The day I lost it all and the demons of my past consumed my every waking moment.

I tried to keep others at arm’s length. Tried not to let my darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave. Refuse to let me suffer alone.

If I hadn’t been so focused on keeping those demons from flying free, I wouldn’t have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way under my skin—refusing to let go. Making me want things I don’t deserve.

She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises tempts me every time she’s near. But that pure heart that makes her MY Emmy is the one thing I’m convinced I’ll destroy if I ever let her close.

I’m a broken man. A broken man with too much darkness in his soul to ever let her light shine upon me. But even that doesn’t stop me from craving her with every single breath in my body.


My Review



I was both happy and sad to see this book pop up on my kindle. I started off with Axelsometime last year and have counted down the days to each release. These Corps Security boys had taken over my life with their love and passion for the women in their lives and that need to protect was just so. damn. hot. 

Locke was a beautifully told story of our broken man so in love with the women he has tried for years to push away. It answered every single questions we had accumulated over the past 4 books in this series. I know I had about a million. Maddox Locke made my heart hurt, my eyes water and my soul cry and I loved every minute of it!!

“Six weeks. It’s been over a goddamn month since Emmy ran from me.
Just gone.”

Maddox Locke is a broken man. The situation with his family is heartbreaking and incredibly sad. He has been made to believe that from the day he was born, he was the reason things fell apart. He destroyed everyone and everything. His mother blames him for everything she has lost over the years and it has deeply affected his ability to love. 

“I’ll taint her. I’ll ruin her. And in the end, it will destroy her.”

Emersyn Keeze has her own past she’s running from. Also from a family who has broken her soul, Emmy is slowly trying to piece herself back together. She has been in love with Maddox Locke for almost the entire time we have known her and has been continuously heartbroken by Locke’s decisions to push her away. 

If you’ve read the other books in the series you know that Emmy packs up and moves away. After losing Coop, she takes a lot of the blame and it’s breaking her. She heads back home to where she feels like she belongs. Locke is the one that goes after her and their story begins with Locke tracking her down and bringing her home. The revelations that follow are ones to be discovered on your own. They need to be felt to reallyunderstand him. To understand them and the train wreck of a situation they’re in. 

“She doesn’t want to be found. I know that, but damn if I’m going to let her run off and get away for good. I’ve pushed and pushed her away. Every bone in my body has screamed at me to take what she’s been offering for years. I’ve seen her, I know what she wants, but I won’t let my demons hurt her. Not my Emmy”

It would not be a Corps Security book without action. Although this one isn’t quite written around the action like the others. It goes deeper into their pasts and them working together through each others insecurities and honestly, it was a breath of fresh air in this series. 

“I see you,” she whispers. “All of you.”

Harper Sloan has written a wonderful book that has truly done our Maddox justice. It also ends with a wonderful epilogue that has me just a teeeeeny bit impatient for what is to come!!!

Corps Security Reading Order


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