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The Key to Love


Loved it! 😍

Enthusiasts of steamy romance, rock n' roll, and two souls fighting the odds to be together at any cost will LOVE this book!

This novel had me hooked from the start. I am a sucker for stories that combine music, intense friendship dynamics, hate-to-love, and super sexy characters. This has it all.

Mia is a super smart, sweet, and headstrong protagonist who is weary of love (and for good reason). She is especially weary of Keys Johnson. He loves the ladies (if only for a night) and has sworn off love and all that comes with it. But from the night that he sees Mia, he just had to have her.

I really enjoyed how the relationship developed between the two of them. Keys and Mia both have tragic and disturbing pasts, and while Keys has escaped his, Mia is still living with and running from the consequences of hers. I immediately fell for Keys (even for all of his arrogance and cliche lines) and sympathized greatly with his struggles. I found him to be strong even in his weaknesses and I was thoroughly pleased with his emotional growth as he grew in his relationship (situationship?) with Mia. The story arc of their relationship had all of the realistic highs and lows, something that I think a lot of romance novels are missing.

The music element of this story was AWESOME! As a music lover, I was fascinated by the dynamic among Keys and his bandmates. While I wish that each of those side characters had a tad bit more development, I understand that can be hard to accomplish in 500 pages, especially when the music aspect was not the main focal point of the story.

While this was an easy read, there were some unexpected plot twists that made my jaw drop and sit forward in my chair.

There was accurate representation of PTSD and anxiety - which I think can be tricky for some authors. It's easy to get wrapped up in stereotypes and writing plot lines for shock-value, but Bardot wrote in way that added to the characters' arcs in an emotional and relatable fashion. Trigger warning for domestic abuse and violence.

I felt thoroughly satisfied with the ending. I grew to really care about Keys and Mia and what happened to them.

What can I say? This book was dark, delicious, and sexy - I couldn't stop reading! Make sure you set aside a few hours because once you open this book, you will not want to put it down.

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Chapter One - Keys

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My books have landed on the NY Times and USA Today Bestseller's list, as well as #1 Amazon bestseller categories. If I'm not writing, you can find me adventuring, saving lives as an EMT, or exploring my breathtaking surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, alongside my sexy, firefighting guy. view profile

Published on March 12, 2020

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80000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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