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Lock and Key

Carinna Channing has been hiding her sisters ever since their mother was killed by someone in their mob family. She's getting pretty tired of having to run from danger. She and her sister Bianca are finally settled in Virginia Beach, and trying to move on with their lives. But Carinna was sent a key by her father and she has no idea why she has it or what it goes to. She determines that the best way to find out would be to take her boyfriend, Jay, and go visit her father in prison. Unfortunately, her father is terrified for both of their lives and refuses to tell her, saying only that more information would be coming when she needed it, and that she already has everything she needs to figure it out. But, someone from the family knows where her dad is being kept and they are keeping a watch. Carinna has no idea that her mob family has followed her home to Virginia Beach, again.... She and Jay must figure out a way to keep her and Bianca protected and the key as well, that seems to be the key to everything.

I love these books about the Saint Squad. I really loved that this was a sequel to Code Word, I was hoping that Carinna and Jay's story wasn't over yet. I love the way that Traci Hunter Abramson writes, her characters are awesome. I love the way you feel like you get to know them. You never know what's going to happen next in the story, there were several times that left me guessing. You also never know if any of the characters are going to make it out of the story alive. I always have to hope, but never know for sure. I can't wait to read her next book!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 


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