Review // Keys to My Cuffs by Lani Lynn Vale

June 26, 2021

Keys to My Cuffs by Lani Lynn Vale

He was like an incandescent star in a pitch-black sky to me.

Keys to My Cuffs by Lani Lynn Vale

Keys to My Cuffs by Lani Lynn Vale

Standalone - The Heroes of The Dixie Wardens MC #4
Release - January 23, 2015
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person/Bryce "Loki" Rector & Channing
Heat Level - 4 out of 5
Format/Source - Kindle gift
Length - 271 pages
Publisher - Indie

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.

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I finally found out the truth of Loki and I'm extremely satisfied! This man made me sad in previous books, with his heartbreak leaking through, and I'm so happy he got his happy ending.

There were plenty of things I loved about this story...
Loki was an undercover cop, going after a dangerous drug lord and murderer
Loki was tired of living a lie, especially when he met a woman he could picture living a life with. Too bad she had a healthy fear of cops.
Although I had planned to dislike Channing because in a previous book, she was making Loki question even being a cop anymore (seriously, this guy was made to be a cop), I ended up really liking her. She had her reasons for being afraid and slowly but surely, with the help of Loki and his people, she was able to conquer them. Brave girl!
After meeting Peter Parker Penn in Maybe Don't Wanna and loving him, it was a bit of surprise to see a younger version of him in pain and why he was so heartbreaking.

I'm a huge fan of the way this author creates a connection between her characters. They feel genuine and I can't wait to see them all again!

My Note(s)

I do wish there was more to be said as a resolution to the suspense part of the story. I'm happy that there was a happy ending, but there was a death that affected Channing and it was just swept away. Not cool.

Loki & Channing's family tree:

    Their children
        Justice (son) - Make Me
        Glory (daughter

    Loki's family
        Andrea (mom)
        Zeth (step-father)
        Unnamed father
        Unnamed older brother

    Channing's family
        Colton (father)
        Andrew (brother)

Check out my reviews of the previous books:
Lights to My Siren by Lani Lynn Vale Halligan to My Axe by Lani Lynn Vale
Kevlar to My Vest by Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She writes contemporary and romantic suspense, and has a love for all things romance. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world...that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.

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