From USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes a dark, retelling of a classic story that takes place in present-day New York City.
Before Zell was born, her fate was sealed.
Held captive in a high-rise overlooking New York City since the age of twelve, she had no friends her own age, no life outside of the penthouse, and absolutely no choices of her own. But what she didn't realize was the tower where she lost her freedom would one day become her salvation. Her prince would arrive, they would fall in love, and they would come up with a plan for her to escape so they could live happily ever after.
If only it were that easy.
Every girl dreams of her life becoming a fairy tale, even Zell, who's knowledge of romance was simply from the books she stole from other girls at the brothel.
In a world where sex, drugs, and manipulation is solely the life she knows, the only fairy tale poor Zell would endure would be a sinister one ...
Because freedom always comes at a price.
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Modern day Rapunzel
Wonderful modern day with a slightly dark twist on the Rapunzel fairy tale. There are two main characters- Zell the fair maiden and Frankie the rich privileged son of the King. These characters along with the supporting characters are well developed and their stories are well thought out. Their pieces interweave together in the best twist of fate and make for an enjoyable story.
Better than I expected
What a ride! When I realized that the main characters were so young, I wasn't totally sure if I would enjoy the book. But I was wrong! I devoured it. There were ups and downs, and some times that I wasn't sure how things were going to go. This isn't a happy version of Rapunzel, this is more like the Grimm brothers version in its darkness. But it's not all dark because they do get a HEA, we just don't get fun little animal sidekicks ;)
From the Darkness comes a beautiful love
I started Lock early last night. I finished Lock last night. The author sucked me in with the characters. The author kept me reading with the drama and tension. The author left me completely satisfied with the epilogue giving the characters and the reader closure.
It was a pleasure to read a retelling of a fairytale that wasn't sugarcoated. The originals were dark. Lock is dark. Frank Russo is a mob boss. He has no problem pulling the trigger. The only thing that matters to him is money and he doesn't care how he gets makes it.
Frankie is not his father's son. He has values. He has plans. On his 18th birthday, plans will change. It may not be love at first sight, but Frankie will find purpose in a penthouse suite.
Zell has been hidden away in a penthouse for all her life. She only knows what the working ladies have told her, taught her. She works behind the scenes until Frankie's 18th birthday. Little did she know how her life would change.
Frankie is the white knight. Zell is the princess. Frank Russo is the monster they must destroy if they want to have a happily ever after.
Unlock your day with journey into the world of fairy tales. Lock is a story full of secrets. Lock is a story full of twists. Lock is ugly. Lock is beautiful. Lock is evil. Lock is good. Lock is a teeter totter that I want to ride again and again.