Princess Emma Reviews: Random & Rare (Lock & Key #2) by Cat Porter

Princess Emma Reviews: Random & Rare (Lock & Key #2) by Cat PorterRandom & Rare (Lock & Key, #2) by Cat Porter
on March 10th 2015
Pages: 262
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5 Stars

I am that gash in her soul.Once I loved Grace, really loved her.And she loved me, and it was so fucking beautiful.Once.That pendulum swings to and fro.We’re here,and then we’re—No.How can that rare beautiful be rendered irrelevant, intangible when I still feel so damn much?Does all that energy, that glory, that significance simply dissolve?Turn to smoke?To nothing?It can’t. It just can’t.Are the moments that shape us absolutely random?Is time not fluid?I made promises to them, to her.Especially to her.Promises I still burn to keep.

Series: Lock & Key #2
Also by this author: Iron & Bone (Lock & Key Book 3), Blood & Rust, Fury

5 Crowns 

Book 2 in the Lock & Key series. This book should be read after book 1, Lock & Key. If you haven’t read it yet, get 1-clicking. 

I was unsure what to expect from this book. I LOVED Lock & Key, but didn’t know whether another book was needed. I certainly didn’t feel the love story that began with Dig and Grace, but that ended with Miller and Grace had anything more we the reader needed to know. HOW WRONG WAS I!

This is Dig’s story essentially. Yes, Dig is dead, So I was shocked to say the least that his story would be told. I admit that I was a little worried that it would just be a re-hashed version of book 1; be assured it isn’t. Yes we cover some things that of course we know about, but we also learn so much more. We get to know Dig. The person, the son, the brother, the biker, the friend and ultimately the husband. What made Dig tick? Well let me tell you… a lot!

Dig is your quintessential bad boy biker, he is loyal, he protects and he is well respected by both his club brothers and other opposing MC’s. His death was always a bolt from the blue, but it seems it was a long time coming. Dig had 2 weaknesses; Grace and the demons of his past. It is those demons that rule his life, that he is unable to escape and that eventually lead to his downfall.

His journey is an emotional story of family, tragedy, love and loyalty. The assumptions that you may have made about his lifestyle, the path he’s chosen and his foolhardiness will be shot to pieces. But it’s the love he has for Grace that makes it such a beautiful, yet heartbreaking read.

And whilst his spirit still lingers waiting for Grace to find her happiness.

We catch up with Grace and Miller in the present, and watch their attempts at starting a family. The turmoil and the personal struggle this causes for Grace in particular will break your heart. With the deep love of 2 men, one in the flesh and the other in spirit, surely she can find the happiness that has alluded her since losing Dig. The past may align to do just that, but I will leave you to find that out yourself.

This is a beautifully written and essential part of a story arc that Cat Porter has created. I have read some reviews that have used the word re-hashed. What a load of bloody tosh! My biggest hate in a book is reading a story that is retold in a different POV. Let me assure you, that isn’t this book. This book adds another layer to an epic love story that ended so sadly. It gives a senseless death meaning and leaves the reader desperately sad for Grace’s loss, but also hopeful for her future with Miller. It made me cry on 2 occasions, that is a rarity in itself; to provoke that emotion in an MC story – NEVER!!

This is a MUST READ book and one of the best I have read this year. Cat Porter you are a genius and I am in absolute awe of your talent. I reinforce my request to you again now – Please give us more; preferably of the B variety!

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