Title: Keys to My Cuffs
Series: The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: February 5, 2015
You’re the Keys
Loki’s life was a lie. Everything he’d done for the last eight years was under an assumed name for the Benton Police Department. He’d lied, cheated, and stolen all in the name of the law. He wore himself thin, and not even the open road could take away the pain anymore. Then his little next door neighbor moved in, and suddenly he had a reason to get out of bed every morning. Except he was an officer of the law, and a member of a prominent motorcycle club in the area, The Dixie Wardens MC. Neither of which she could deal with.
It wasn’t the scars that covered her new neighbor’s body that scared Channing. It was the badge. The fact that he belonged to The Dixie Wardens MC was only icing on the cake. She should be running away as fast as her legs could carry her. But there’s something about Bryce ‘Loki’ Rector. Something that eased the unreasonable fear she felt every time she came into contact with something that reminded her of her past.
They say love isn’t easy, and it definitely isn’t for the two of them. Loki has to learn to feel again, and Channing has to learn to live. Their road isn’t an easy one by any means, but Loki makes two promises. One, he’ll never let anything hurt Channing again. Two, it’d be over his dead body that he’d ever let her go.
This is the fourth book in the Dixie Wardens MC series. They can be read as stand alones, which is great since I read this one first. It doesn't take away from the story if read out of order. This book had me laughing at the little "life lessons" and such, at the beginning of each chapter.
"I don't want to let it go. I want to beat you over the head with a nine iron while 'Let it Go' plays in the background."
Channing is funny, so funny. I really enjoyed reading about her. At the beginning of the book, she has her lazy brother living at her house. He is worthless tough. He doesn't help around the house at all. Which lead to her meeting the hot neighbor.
I said she was funny, and a great example of that is when she is getting stitches at the hospital. her little outbursts while there, even had the nurse/doctor trying not to laugh. She does have a fear of cops though, because of what happened to her when she was 16.
She hasn't had the easiest life. Hurricane Katrina took her mom from her. Her dad is a trucker, so he wasn't around much.
Okay, back to the hot neighbor, Bryce, "Loki", is undercover, trying to gather evidence against a serial rapist. He moved next door to Channing for that reason. He is also a member of the Dixie Wardens MC. He has an instant attraction to Channing, but can't really act on it yet. Even after the rapist is caught, he has to take a step back from her because of the death threats, attempted car bombings, and everything else that has been happening to him. He wants to keep her safe.
The Dixie Wardens MC, is not the normal outlaw MC, they aren't outlaw at all. They use to be, but now they are mostly "legal". I found that sort of funny, since the majority of the members are cops, military, or firemen.
This would have been a 5 star read, but there is some editing that could be fixed and Loki being stabbed/sliced across the stomach in the morning, but he was fine that night and said it didn't hurt or bother him. Yea, that would hurt and bother people. Other than that, I enjoyed this story and have gone back to read the first book and have already started the second one.
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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.