Danny Newell has known Locke for six years and he has a crush on him while he seems pissed off he is even around. Danny tries to reason with himself to stay away from Locke. When Danny goes on a mission himself, Locke follows to keep him safe and maybe more?
The beginning of the story leaves you wondering how this will turn out in such a short story. At the end of the first chapter, I could not wait to finish the book. The world the author created was very realistic and included a sense of time and location helping the reader picture the world. The author also did a good job of drawing the reader into the world she created. The pace of the story was very fast from the first page to the very last. The main characters and the secondary characters were exciting and realistic. I loved that both Danny and Locke were not perfect and each had faults that they had to deal with making them genuine.
The point of view alternated between Danny and Locke, giving the reader a glimpse inside both characters. The changing point of view was done with care so the reader did not get lost or repeat story lines. The main conflict of the story is Danny and Locke dealing with their feeling for each other while they are on a mission. The level of conflict was perfect anymore and the story would have had to be longer to accommodate it. The dialogue between the characters was open and distinct. The characters voice matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but due to the length of the story, at only 74 pages, it was not unexpected. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Locke’s Love is the fourth book in the Lakehouse Security series by April Kelley. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel.
Danny Newell has loved Locke for six years. Every time they have to work together that love grows just a little bit more desperate. Of course, it would be easier if Locke gave him the time of day. When Danny gets a phone call late at night and goes out on a mission by himself, the last person he expects to go after him is Locke. Being stuck on a mission with a man that despises him is not his favorite thing, to say the least.