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The Keyholder (The Keyholder #1)

3.21  ·  Rating Details ·  192 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Cody McCall woke up in a hospital with no immediate memory of how he got there. He did remember being on vacation in Florida and getting epically drunk, but after that things were pretty much a blur. When he realizes he's on suicide watch and that Jake Rogers, his best friend and his partner on the police force back home, is sitting by his bedside, things become even more ...more
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Published July 5th 2014 by Dark Hollows Press (first published July 4th 2014)
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Theresa
Aug 22, 2015 Theresa rated it really liked it


Warning - I really liked this first book but gave the second book in this series only ONE star because Jake is a really bad Dom. My Review for The Submissive
Dee
Oct 16, 2014 Dee rated it liked it
3 stars.

It was very short, it ended pretty abruptly and there were a couple of editing issues - however I had an amazon credit that gave me books 1, 2 & 3 in the series for merely 1.50 which works out to only 50p a story so. . . yeah, I think it's an OK price for it - be interesting to see what they charge for the complete series when they've all been released especially if bound in one volume. Otherwise they're 77p each. . . and depending on how long the series goes on, that might p*ss me o
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Nile Princess
Ok, seriously, what is this new thing authors are doing where they split one book in parts and sell each part individually? This isn't a series, or even a short story; it's clearly just a couple chapters in a book that just ends abruptly (there is a clear difference in the feel). Just sell one book at the regular price! Ugh.

Ok, now about the actual (partial) book, it's interesting so far. I will be continuing. I do think that Jake's approach is a bit unrealistic and heavy handed, and Cody just
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Lilia Ford
I read it in less than 20 minutes and found it hot enough to read the second part (which was even less satisfying,) but by the end I felt like I'd read a description of a story rather than an actual one. The idea itself had potential and there are some very steamy moments, but altogether this is too short and undeveloped to really work. Cody is okay, but Jake is more brooding presence than person, with no discernible motivation, and the story was missing about eleven of the steps needed to get ...more
~SexyBookWorm~
Ya know this book had a great start. .but it didn't quite pan out for me. it felt unfinished to me. I liked the characters and the premise but there just wasn't enough to even call it a short.
Poppy
Jul 20, 2014 Poppy rated it it was amazing
Shannon West has popped on my "recs" for over a year now. I've read all of her work

Her imagination is great and she never fails to deliver. A great little read that honestly left me wanting more
Missmeanie
Jul 22, 2014 Missmeanie rated it really liked it
Can't wait for the rest of the story!!!
Timeforme
Main Characters:
Cody McCall - A cop who gets in trouble during a drinking binge
Jake Rogers - Cody's work partner and best friend

Synopsis:
Cody McCall woke up in a hospital with no immediate memory of how he got there. He did remember being on vacation in Florida and getting epically drunk, but after that things were pretty much a blur. When he realizes he's on suicide watch and that Jake Rogers, his best friend and his partner on the police force back home, is sitting by his bedside, things becom
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Wandering Reader
This story started well with MC1, Cody McCall, waking up in the hospital after almost killing himself while experimenting with autoerotic asphyxia. By his side when he awakes is the MC2, Jake Rogers, his "partner on the police force". After Jake checks Cody out of the hospital, Jake shares (decrees?) that not only is he gay but from here on out he and Cody will be in a D/s relationship and as Cody's Dominant will make sure Cody stops the downward spiral that his personal life has become.

This sto
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Mary Tillman
Dec 17, 2015 Mary Tillman rated it it was ok
Shelves: same-sex
I'm going to give these SHORT short-stories a chance by reading the 1st 3. But they are truly no more than what I consider to be a chapter of an actual story. Which is disappointing in that it appears the author broke them down to super shorts in order to gain more income. I get that but I don't necessarily like it.

Cody is a bit too complacent in his acceptance of Jake's sudden proclamation of Cody belonging to Jake. There was never any discussion just this is how it is. And that's not how it wo
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Tessi4M
Nov 30, 2014 Tessi4M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: max-100-pages
Cody wakes up in the hospital after something of a fuck-up and Jake decides to take over since Cody obviously isn't capable of taking care of himself.

It's a very short but quite promising start to the series. And it is a real series - no point reading just this one as the end of it it is more a beginning than an end.

I did subtract for the editing, though. I counted at least 4 cases of getting the characters mixed up. Which should really not be too hard to avoid - there are only two of them, afte
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Sue bowdley
Mar 07, 2016 Sue bowdley rated it really liked it
I love short reads and I really enjoyed Shannon West's Weekend Getaway books...this one was just as good....Ideal for a cup of tea read.....Cody and Jake were great together even for a short scene book....Apart from one tiny slip up with a wrong name a really great read x
Livia
Dec 21, 2014 Livia rated it really liked it
Good start to a series. Good plot line and well rounded characters. On the short side but a good read none the less.

Well be seeking more from the author
jules0623
Bullying a friend into a sexual situation does not make a consensual sexual encounter. Nor does explaining it away by telling him you are a Dom and you now hold the key to his dick cage. God!
Katy Beth Mckee
Sep 13, 2014 Katy Beth Mckee rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, m-m
Cody has gone too far and Jake is not going to let this happen again. Work partners who seem to finally find out maybe they should be together.
Tammy
3.5*

Holy hotness! I enjoyed this book and the characters Cody and Jake. The only drawback was the abrupt ending. Going to check out the next one.
Joelle
Oct 12, 2014 Joelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A terrific short

Liked this a lot. There are some editing issues but they are easy enough to overlook. Story is good. Can't wait to read what comes next for Jake and Cody.
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