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Officer out of Uniform (Lock and Key #2)

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The only thing better than a man in uniform is a man out of uniform. Sasha has never been more certain of anything in her life, and she’s never wanted anyone more than she wants Officer Henry Dryden. Tall, tough and battle-scarred, he’s the first man to capture not just her eye, but her heart. With curves and the confidence to use them, it’s not hard to attract his ...more
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Claire Robinson
Sep 18, 2014 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3.5 - "Your safety is my first priority, not my dick." Stars!

Officer out of Uniform is the second book in Ranae Rose’s Lock and Key series. I don’t think it is any secret how much I love this authors work, I pretty much gush over every book that Ranae releases. Fan-girling aside, I do have legitimate reasons for it, her books always offer down-to-earth, well written, developed and likeable characters.

”I’ve never been one for bullshit. I’d sooner hear what you really think than a lie.”

Her storie
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 Chele
This was a good book. Although the H was a little annoying. I like a tortured hero but Henry was an internal whiner. He suffered Ptsd from his time in the military and he beat himself up about surviving a bombing when two other comrades did not. He blamed himself for many things and continually had a "why me?" playing in his head. I think if the h knew what was going on in his head, she would have dumped him as soon as she had enough of him sexually. (view spoiler) ...more
Pamela
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Jessica
Dec 26, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it
While in many ways I loved this story even more than the last it did have some spatial issues that irked me
Heroine: She is fierce and sassy and knows exactly what she wants and isn't afraid to go get it. She's so passionate and she feels very deeply even if she doesn't always articulate it. In many ways she's fearless but she does have some deep scars from her past. She's basically a blonde me so i can't help but adore her.
Hero: Man in uniform? Check (doubly so). Military? Check (formerly). Yumm
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Donna
Sep 11, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Officer Next Door (Lock and Key #1) we met three men (Liam, Henry and Grey) and 3 women (Alicia, Sasha and Kerry) destined to be theirs. Officer Next Door (Lock and Key #1) is Liam and Alicia’s story. Officer out of Uniform (Lock and Key #2) is Sasha and Henry’s tale. At first glance bright, flirty, outgoing Sasha seems to be quiet, dour, former Marine Henrys opposite. Despite that the attraction between the two is palpable. After the events that take place in the first book Sasha and Henry ...more
Mandi Suddath
Sep 24, 2014 Mandi Suddath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
just finished this amazing book!!! After reading the first one I couldn't wait for this book and I was not disappointed!!! Henry is the strong silent type in the first book so you know he has a story behind all that dark and broody!!! Sasha is a strong woman who knows what she wants and that's Henry!!! So when they get together it's a whole lot of hot!!!!! There is not only a strong attraction but a strong love that takes them a minute to realize but when they do whoa!!! They are both very ...more
Heather andrews
Sep 12, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sasha that girl is a trooper, "believe me, your pathetic chicken breasts mean the world to me." She reached out and laid a hand on his arm. "You're definitely getting lucky." Henry he's a moody one, and well doesn't take to some things, "go back to bed and get some rest. I won't let myself be in there with you, no matter how much you argue." She opened her mouth to argue anyway. "Go. I want to be alone anyway." He's a very passionate boy, "aw, eff, yeah..." He reached down with one hand and ...more
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
I'm a little on the fence on this one. It was a light read, despite the dark-ish plot (an escape convict is murdering the townspeople of Riley) and by light I mean that I wasn't really emotionally invested with the couple, it was cheesy at times and dare I say it a little boring. If it didn't have the suspense plot I doubt it would have kept my interest. It says a lot when I read a couple of books at the same time as reading Officer Out of Uniform because I usually sit down and devour a book ...more
Karim
Dec 05, 2015 Karim rated it liked it
Dont know what to say. Just that I expected more from this.



I loved the first book. This one not so much. One of the main characters, Henry, was good at times, but mostly his attitude just pissed me off. He was always putting the bad guy first and Sasha second. For a second, I thought I wasn't even going to finish it. But I was just about to finish the book so I pushed through. Wanted to read the next book on this series but have to seriously think about it.
Erika Daman
Sep 20, 2014 Erika Daman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story takes place in small county in North Carolina where Henry is a retired Marine, that was injured in an IED explosion, and is currently a prison guard at Riley Correctional Center in North Carolina. He had an amazing dog name Wolf; that he raised since he was a pup. Sasha is the head chef at Wisteria Plantation House Restaurant on the grounds of the Wisteria Plantation House; which is home to Brutus the Alligator and a variety of ghosts. However, it is a wonderful tourist attraction and ...more
Shirene
Sep 18, 2014 Shirene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-finish
I'm so thrilled to have a chance to review book 2, Officer Out of Uniform. Some of you may remember I reviewed Officer Next Door back in June (Wow where did summer go?) which can be found HERE. As soon as I finished that book I was longing to sink into Sasha and Henry's story because I knew it would be a real doozy and I was right.

The fact that the heat level not only in the love scenes was stellar but somehow Ms. Rose built even more tension with the return of Randy Levinson, our wonderfully ev
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Miriam
25% giving up. annoying heroine. under developed characters.
Embrace Your Book Addiction
After reading the first book, I knew Henry and Sasha's story was going to be awesome. From the first words out of Sasha's mouth I knew she was going to be my best friend. She is outgoing, funny, and goes after what she wants...literally. plus she cooks. I also love the strong, silent and brooding type of alpha males. The ones you know don't need to say much to know exactly what they plan on doing to you next. I love Henry's no bull-ish attitude and his honor code runs very deep. I knew in the ...more
Sarah
Jan 12, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Officer out of Uniform is book two in the Lock and Key series and gives us the story of Sasha and Henry who we got to meet in the first book. The two of them couldn’t be much more different in a lot of ways. Sasha is loud and outspoken, fiery and boisterous but she has been crazy head over heels for Henry since she first got to meet him at Alicia’s house in Officer Next Door. But once she realises just how much Henry truly means to her you come to see that they both share the same determination ...more
Theresa
Oct 08, 2014 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She couldn't get him out of his uniform quick enough...

I loved the second story in the Lock and Key series!! There is lots of passion, a little gore, suspense and even a ghost. My favorite part was imagining Sasha running towards the woods in her bikini with her knife in hand. No one else would have brought a kitchen knife to a gun fight and been successful. And now a bit about the story...

Sasha finally got Henry in bed. Though the idea of a relationship with a man of so few words was starting t
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Melvina
Mar 28, 2016 Melvina rated it really liked it
Henry & Sasha are chalk & cheese, complete polar opposites. Henry is your straight up, no nonsense, by the book, slightly conservative man, whereas Sasha has a devil may care, flirtatious, free spirit thing going on. She's flirted all summer & there was no way Henry could resist when she donned her red bikini, showing all of her womanly curves. This book is hot from page 1 & i needed a fan to cool down. The things Henry wants to do to his woman is enough to make a nun blush, but ...more
Romantic Reads and Such
A follow up to Officer Next Door, Officer Out of Uniform picks up where the first book left off and keeps going full-tilt. For once, I’m actually reading a series start to finish and I think that it is important here. The jailbreak that played such a central part of the first story continues with this one. And while Officer Next Door wasn’t open-ended, I think that a lot of the momentum from that book continues on here.

I love Sasha. She’s got a big spirit and she’s not afraid to show it to the
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Nicole
Feb 04, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** ARC provided by the Author in return for an honest review***
Though this can be read as a stand alone book, this story picks back up where Officer Next Door (Lock and Key Book 1) left off. The relationship Sasha and Henry started in book 1 begins to develops into someone more. I loved seeing how helpless Sasha and Henry where to their attraction to one another. Unfortunately it is still a dangerous time for everyone with the prisoner who hasn't been captured yet on the loose. Because of this,
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Jeannie Platt
Jul 28, 2016 Jeannie Platt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
This is the second book in the Lock and Key Series by Ranae Rose...Sasha and Henry where introduced in the first book in the series Officer Next Door.

Sasha is a strong woman who goes after what she wants and she wasn't Henry. A Sassy woman who knows her way around a kitchen and how to handle a knife. She tends to be impulsive but that is what I love about her.

Henry is a former Marine who works at the prison that has many a battle scare both mentally and physically. He is determined not to lose
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Donna
Dec 02, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Officer Next Door (Lock and Key #1) we met three men (Liam, Henry and Grey) and 3 women (Alicia, Sasha and Kerry) destined to be theirs. Officer Next Door (Lock and Key #1) is Liam and Alicia’s story. Officer out of Uniform (Lock and Key #2) is Sasha and Henry’s tale. At first glance bright, flirty, outgoing Sasha seems to be quiet, dour, former Marine Henrys opposite. Despite that the attraction between the two is palpable. After the events that take place in the first book Sasha and Henry ...more
Jackie
Sep 15, 2014 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I'm a huge fan of Ranae Rose's books. Her Inked in the Steel City series is one of my favorites. I loved the first book in her new Lock and Key series and was anxiously waiting for book 2, Henry & Sasha's story. Well, it was well worth the wait. Henry, still suffering both physical and mental scars from his two tours of duty in Afghanistan, falls for sassy Sasha almost from their first meeting. Sasha, still mourning the ...more
Tina
This is the second book in the Lock and Key series, and my favorite so far. Ms. Rose gives us everything that I enjoy when reading a romance suspense story. There is such a fantastic plot wrapped up in this story that I did not want to put it down. I absolutely loved the personalities of Sasha and Henry and finding out what made them who they are. The chemistry between these two people is very steamy, and when they are confronted with danger each one is determined to protect the other with their ...more
Angela
Sep 18, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The chemistry between these two is instant and intense. Throw in a psycho out for revenge for the death of his is equally psycho brother and the situation gets that much more intense. I love how Henry wants to take care and protect Sasha at all cost. Henry has lost so much in his life and he won't loss her. Sasha is independent and knows she can take care of herself but what woman doesn't love a man going all protective over her. This love story is sweet and another great from Ranae. I can't ...more
Angela
Sep 18, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The chemistry between these two is instant and intense. Throw in a psycho out for revenge for the death of his is equally psycho brother and the situation gets that much more intense. I love how Henry wants to take care and protect Sasha at all cost. Henry has lost so much in his life and he won't loss her. Sasha is independent and knows she can take care of herself but what woman doesn't love a man going all protective over her. This love story is sweet and another great from Ranae. I can't ...more
DemetraP
Dec 10, 2014 DemetraP rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did not finish book. We saw glimpses of this couple in book 1. I was really anticipating their book. In page 1, we find out the couple already had sex, off page. Ummm, what?

Ok, so I kept reading. The heroine keeps saying she made the first move by sleeping with him, so it's up to him to make the next move. The hero's just wondering why she left so quickly. Sigh.

I stopped reading at this point. I liked book 1. Maybe book 3 will be better.
Rachel
An Alpha Male with Handcuffs, protecting from a serial killer

When I finished reading Sasha and Henry's story I ended with a smile on my face and a very rumbling tummy from all the amazing food descriptions. I really enjoy Ranae Rose novels and I can't wait for Grey and Kerrie's story....I wonder what danger will lye ahead?
Susan
Sep 14, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying this series. I loved this one because the characters and the story line, even though it was similar where different enough to not feel like it was the same book different people. the only thing I didn't like about it was that Grey didn't encourage Henry to get help and there wasn't any follow up to that. Otherwise, can't wait to read the next one.
Sarah
Good light read. It wasnt as good as the first book in the series, but it was good enough that I still want to read the third. Sasha and Henry make a good couple and the storyline was decent. I like the multiple POVs. It really lets you connect with the murderer.
I didnt connect with Sasha(2nd book) as much as I did with Alicia(first book). Still a good overall read though. I enjoyed it.
Pamela Lunder
May 27, 2015 Pamela Lunder rated it really liked it
I love Henry. He is sweet shy hero that almost gives his life for the one he loves. Sasha is the loud sassy girl who wins his love. I love how she isn't scared to fight for who she loves. Such a good story. I loved this book. Now onto the next in this series.
Jennifer Gamboa
May 30, 2016 Jennifer Gamboa rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Ranae Rose and once I start one of her books I can't seem to put it down. The characters in the book are down to earth relatable people that you can easily connect to. The love story between Henry and Sasha is hot, adventurous and sad, but mostly hot with lots of steamy sexy. ;)
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I write what I know and love: adult romance with blue-collar heroes and real-life flavor. Tattoos, handcuffs and men in uniform are a few of my favorite things, and it shows in my thirty+ published books.

I live in the South with my man in uniform, who I married for the entertainment value. Just kidding - it was the handcuffs, err, true love. ;)

So far, our happily ever after includes a couple kids,
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“I want to be around you whenever I can. Doesn’t matter what we’re doing. You don't have to take your clothes off to get my attention. All you have to do is look my way. Exist.” 1 likes
“Does anyone ever actually use the strawberry syrup?” Henry poured some of the original old fashioned flavor over the pancakes that’d come with his omelet. “I’ve always wondered that,” Sasha replied. “I like the butter pecan.” She leaned forward in the IHOP booth, taking a long sip of her coffee.” 0 likes
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