Published by Entangled Publishing on June 9th 2015
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He might be innocent.Or he might be very, very guilty...
Olympic skier Lock Roane was on top of the world: smashing world records, collecting medals, and basking in the love of a nation and his beautiful heiress girlfriend. It all comes crashing down after Lock discovers his girlfriend had an affair - then wakes from a drunken bender to find himself covered in her blood. Disgraced and dethroned, Lock awaits his murder trial with dread, not knowing if his girlfriend died at his own hands.
Journalist Jordan Sinclair is out of options. To satisfy her blackmailer, she must get the inside scoop (and its cash reward) on Lock Roane. An attraction to the arrogant athlete was not part of the plan. Neither is trying to find out what really happened that night. Now Jordan risks everything - including her life - to help the man she's falling for. A man who just might be a cold-blooded killer...
I liked the unusual setting for the story, but thing progressed at such a surreal and breakneck pace that I never felt like I’d gotten to know Jordan and Lock even by the very end after the number of facades that they pulled off, let alone make a connection with this pair.
There hadn’t been sufficient contrast between the careful but coarse ‘Lock and Load’ and the real Lock for me to sympathise with the latter. Is the real Lock the notorious manwhore as well, or someone different from what we see in the media? Is he the caring man that Sarah Andre makes him out to be? I couldn’t say definitively, even at the end. On the other hand, Jordan’s determination to get her story made her seem more distasteful than unwavering. Not having a good grip on these characters – personally at least – made the book a downer for me.