Review~Lock & Key by Cat Porter

Title: Lock & Key 
Series: Lock & Key #1
Author: Cat Porter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 394
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

I suppose some of us have to get really dirty before we can become truly clean.

I was allegedly South Dakota’s most famous old lady.
Sixteen years ago I survived my old man’s murder

Never again.
Never again will I surrender my heart.
Never again will I sacrifice to the Club.

But that all changed in one night.

I came home and crashed into him,
and my past and present blew up in my face.
Both of us lonely, running on empty, and unwilling to admit it.

Until now.
Now I feel things I’d forgotten about, want things I’d cut out of my insides.

Love not only stings when you lose it, when it’s ripped away from you.
When it first sinks its teeth in you, it can cut just as raw and sting just as deep.

I’d forgotten that.

Who holds the keys to betrayal? To suspicion? To trust?
To brotherhood? To family?
To redemption and a bleeding heart?
Right now, I just might.


This book was suggested to me by a Goodreads friend who also loves MC romance. I’d heard of the author but hadn’t got a chance to read her yet. After the suggestion, I decided to move her up on my TBR and give her a go. I’m very glad that I did.

This story was a very emotional story that tugged at my heart from page one and kept me engrossed. I would’ve finished it sooner but the family was on vacation and we had family stuff to do. It’s a story of having a second chance at love despite losing your first one. Sometimes when you read a book with two different love stories in them, one gets over shadowed by the other one. Not here. I felt her love for both men and understood it. I saw what she was willing to sacrifice not only for her late husband or the MC but for herself.

Great characters, family loyalty, good suspense and hot sex. A winner in my book.
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