Under Locke by Mariana Zapata

Under Locke

He was my boss, my brother’s friend, a Widow, an ex-felon, and a man I’d seen casually with a handful of women. But he was everything that gripped me, both the good and the bad. Worst case scenario if things turned awkward between us, I could go somewhere else. I’d gotten over epic heartbreak before, one more wouldn’t kill me. 

After moving to Austin following six months of unemployment back home, Iris Taylor knows she should be glad to have landed a job so quickly… even if the business is owned by a member of the same motorcycle club her estranged father used to belong to. Except Dex Locke might just be the biggest jerk she’s ever met. He’s rude, impatient and doesn’t know how to tell time.

And the last thing they ever expected was each other.

But it was either the strip club or the tattoo shop.

… she should have chosen the strip club.

“Babe, I’ve handpicked everythin’ and everyone in here. I know what I want and I get what I want,” he breathed. “And I keep what’s mine.”





3.5 Stars!

Iris had no choice but to ask her half brother, Sonny, for help, cause she was broke after months of unemployment. Sonny is a member of a motorcycle club, Widow. Sonny then took her in and found her a job. As receptionist to a tattoo shop owned by Dex, also a member of Widow, an ex-felon, hot, gorgeous with lots of tattoos and whom she has seen casually always with a handful of women.

Iris did not want to work for Dex but she had no choice and Dex definitely didn’t look like he liked her, he was rude and impatient. So, much as she hated Dex, it was either the tattoo shop or the strip club.

The good:

I always love a bad ass biker romance story… and Dex is definitely bad ass. 😉

I like that they didn’t get together instantly…. they started off obviously in the wrong foot, then friendship, then love and sex.

love that Dex calls her “babe” even before they got together.

Iris, I felt bad for her, after everything she went through, add to that an a-hole of a father… she’s a survivor and a fighter. She doesn’t want to be anyone’s burden. And she will do everything for the people she love.

There is humour, tension and some action. Not to forget, the romance and the hot sex. And I like the ending.

Not so good:

The story is so long! Not that long is bad. But a lot of it is Iris’s thoughts rambling on and on. Like when on a conversation, you have to wait for her answer after her after she’s finish with her thoughts.

Then there’s her constant gagging… like a lot on anything and everything almost! Seriously, that’s not good.

Then there’s her term for her grandma, “yia yia”… which at first I really didn’t get.

I wish this wasn’t written on a single POV… though I’m not sure if that’s a bad thing considering the story is already too long.

So all in all, it was alright.

By Casperfitz

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