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Random & Rare

(Lock & Key #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,955 ratings  ·  314 reviews
Dreams can come true for lost souls, even in the most broken way

Years ago one impetuous decision, one random act of kindness changed their lives forever,
Only Grace had no idea how deep those consequences ran.
Now she’s about to find out

Grace’s happy ever after doesn’t turn out the way she’d hoped
Overwhelmed with guilt and regret she retreats from everyone, even her b
Kindle Edition, 323 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Wildflower Ink, LLC
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Cat Porter Hi Holli! You could....but everyone tells me NO, it's better to read L&K first. Thanks for asking! all the best, Cat…moreHi Holli! You could....but everyone tells me NO, it's better to read L&K first. Thanks for asking! all the best, Cat(less)
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Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

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Lock & Key was one of my favorite biker books of 2014. I love Cat Porter’s writing, I loved that the hero/heroine were a little older, and most of all I loved getting into Grace’s past story. The majority of Random & Rare IS that story. It’s the story of Dig and Grace. And it’s told from Dig’s pov.

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Dig was one of my favorite characters in the first book. I adore Miller, don’t get me wrong. But Dig is something special. Seeing his relationship with Grace, the things leading up to
★★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★★

Amazon UK:

Random & Rare was a powerful and emotional book that was packed full of detail relating to the events that occurred in book 1 Lock & Key.

Split into two parts, Part One takes us back to the very beginning of Grace's story, but told in the point of view of her first husband, Dig. Life with the One Eyed Jacks MC was always a hectic life and we are thrown knee deep into the intricacies of the club business th
Laura Elizabeth
ARC from the author. Thank You.

Some spoilerage ahead.

I buddy read this with my Edgy girls and they all slapped a five star on this, so I am the minority here.

Well I was super excited to get this one. I really liked Lock and Key despite the fact I felt the H was not alpha enough to stake his claim on our h by 60% in on that book. I also enjoyed this author's historical romance, Wolfsgate. Lock and Key had great side characters and I was excited to see who was up next. So , I get blurb from the
Omg this is just amazing.

Cat Porter is becoming one of my favourite authors and I 've only read 2 of her books. I thought the first book Lock & Key was brilliant but this book was even better. Getting to know Dig and understand him was so good and I felt I needed it. I actually feel so much h for these characters it's crazy I think I mite be goin a lil mad. I luv Miller he is everything you want in a hot biker but Dig just has more. Once I got a few pages into this book I knew I would luv hi
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"I will either find a way or make one".

This book has just moved to FAVORITE status, and that's saying a lot since I read non-stop. My standards are very high and this book exceeded them. Cat Porter, I am a fan for life and your books are on auto-click for me. Ok, deep breath, wipe tears, here we go...

This book starts off with Dig. I was initially upset because I prefer my multiple POV to be in the same book in alternating chapters rather that making me feel like I'm re-reading the same story. I
April 2021 series re-read. Still 5 stars and still a fabulous read.

Yeah, so Ms Porter you broke my damn heart!! I bawled my bleedin' eyes out the last couple chapters. I very nearly didn't read this, I was so scared that Grace and Miller's HEA was going to be messed with. What I didn't expect was to fall totally and utterly in love with a dead man. I mean, seriously? Well, I did - head over heels for Dig.

I didn't do a re-read of Lock & Key before starting this, and I'm glad I didn't as I think I
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JavaGirl's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

SPOILERS if you have not read book 1 - LOCK & KEY.

I loved Cat Porter’s debut novel, LOCK & KEY, and was anticipating reading the next book in the series, a book I assumed would be about another member of the One-Eyed Jacks, but Cat Porter rarely does the expected. RANDOM & RARE is a prequel to LOCK & KEY, told mostly from Dig Quillen’s POV. It’s a different story than the one Grace told in LK, although they certainly have both characters a
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
How can that rare beautiful be rendered irrelevant, intangible when I still feel so damn much?

I can’t even find the words to describe how much I loved this book. Random & Rare is one of those “rare” books that I actually read slowly because I just didn’t want the story to end. Sexy, incredibly thrilling, creative, emotional, uplifting – this book has it all. I really didn’t think anything could match the power and beauty in Lock & Key but the author did it again.

Cat Porter is the real deal. She
Elfina Renee
Jan 18, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Based on other readers approval of Random & Rare I will not discourage you from getting your own copy. There are plenty of fans who absolutely loved it. This is strictly my opinion, my thoughts and feelings regarding the book. Everyone is entitled, including me. You may not share them or even agree with my rating but I ask you be tolerant. Now onto the review....Spoiler Alert.....spoiler...alert

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I'm angry and outright pissed! I thought Random & Rare was a sequel but its not! Instead its the r
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I am 100% completely head-over-heels in love with Dig right now. This is one of the best "original story rewritten from the hero's pov" I've ever read. Porter knocked it out of the park. Not only did we get key scenes from Dig's pov, we also learned about his past, his family, his fears, his guilt. And his love for Grace knows no bounds. It was simply amazing. That kind of love is the reason I read romance novels.

Porter also surprises us with a present day continuation of Lock & Key from Gr
Sammy ⭐️
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biker, 4-star, series
4 Wildflower Stars

Random & Rare is the second book in the Lock & Key series and although I went into this with mixed feeling because after all Dig, Grace's first husband is dead, the story delivered an understanding I didn't realise I needed. We're taken back to where it all began. We not only get to know Dig but also Wreck, Miller's older brother. We get to witness Dig and Miller together in the early days, that painful phone call after Wreck is killed and the day Grace's life changed forever.
Despite the club trauma exposed in the first installment, it ended things on a hopeful note. Lock and Grace have settled into their biker version of domesticity. Right on the verge of getting their happily ever after the universe starts playing games again. This book explores themes of fate, destiny, both lucky, and unlucky coincidences.

The Good:
1. Though this is book 2, in the series, it works beautifully as a standalone. The beginning is Dig's (Grace's first husband) interpretation of their lo
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dear Cat: You should have named this book Random and Wrecked because by the end I was sobbing and completely, totally wrecked. I wasn’t sure about a book from Dig’s POV because alternate POV’s aren’t my thing. Plus, Let’s face it, since I’ve read Lock & Key, I knew that it was going to be like watching a movie about the Alamo – it wasn’t going to end well.

I see what you were doing though, because Dig’s story needed to be told, and you did it well. I am so glad I sucked it up and read this book,
Amber’s reading
4.5 stars. Beautifully written and touching. I was a little skeptical when I read the summary about how a dead man could help a dream come true years later. But I was completely wrong. Cat Porter brought the story full circle and had me crying my eyes out. I loved it.

I wish I would have read this book right after Lock & Key. I didn’t because I thought it was going to be the same story just told from a different POV (which I’m not a fan of). I was wrong though. There was so much more to the stor
Suzanne (Lily)
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, biker-mc
ARC received & read.

My review was originally posted on EDGy Reviews as part of a group review -

Random & Rare takes this story back to when Dig and Grace first met, only from Dig’s POV. First up I thought, what? This is Dig’s story? No, surely not? Had my memory failed me? Was it going to be a paranormal book or had something occurred that we weren’t aware of? Well, needless to say I went into Random and Rare a little confused. I usually read the previous
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

5+ Once again Cat Porter will be on my top 10 of the year list. Just WoW!!

I would like to thank the person that spurred Cat to write about Dig. You are doing yourself a disservice if you skip this book knowing it is about Dig. I will be the first to admit reading about a character that is gone, or old loves when the new love is in the picture, have never been my favorite. That being said it did not stop me from picking this up at all. Maybe that is because they haven’t been written as well as M
This book kind of threw me for a's actually a prequel to Lock & Key.

We get the POV from Dig who is Grace's first husband and their love is truly something to behold. Dig has been through so much (view spoiler) that it still affects him.

At first, he wants to stay away from Grace because he doesn't want to soil her but he just can't resist. Their story ends we knew from t
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Life's random hits may have brought us pain, but they also gave us rare beauty, rare to lost souls like us."
While reading the second in the 'Lock&Key' series, the beginning of the book gives us a look into the past. You know as a reader what is inevitable and yet we get to see how the relationship of Grace and Dig started and how it grew. We also learn of certain events that have a impact on Grace years later.
"For years, I had thought that love had ended in a blaze of regretfully hasty decis
Dusti Hanrahan
5 "it's up to you to either find a way or make one" stars!

I can't do this book justice, I can't do GIF's, meme's, or hot pic's w quotes....what I can do is tell you how amazing this book-this series-is! Who knew a HOT, dirty, sexy, raw and gritty MC story could make me feel so much!

"Life's random hits may have brought us pain, but they also gave us rare beauty, rare to lost souls like us. Like when a girl had taken a chance asking a group of bikers to save her sister at a keg party. Like when a
What a unique concept. After reading Lock & Key and everything end with them riding into the sunset as it were, comes Random & Rare, the story of Dig. And what a story. The road to love and happiness really can be used twisted and long. I highly recommend this book to any one who has read the first book.
Susan W
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biker, violent, z2016
I didn't re-read book 1 and I had forgotten the story. I ended up reading last two chapters of book one to try to remember. I never had a good feeling while reading this one because I didn't remember Grace and Miller's story from the first book. Just a depressing read. ...more
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mc-reads
4.5 stars! !!
Michelle [Helen Geek]
February 2017 --

I tried, but I just didn't like this one. I was worried this would be the case. I should have trusted my gut. Others loved it. I just couldn't do the "life after" comfortably.

Happy Reading!
I read Lock & Key four years ago, and if I’m honest I never had the intention of continuing this series. Not that I didn’t like L&K or this writer, but because when I read it I was coming off a 3 year binge of reading MC books and I was burnt out! Then there is also the fact that before Grace and Miller got involved she was married to Dig who died. I wasn’t too keen on reading about Dig & Grace in this prequel. I generally like my love stories between one man and one woman, even if one or both h ...more
I was so sure this was going to be a three star read for me. It was real slow going in the beginning and I didn't see why what I was reading was relevant or necessary. But it picked up in the middle and the final 30% was so fecking brilliant that I had to bump up to four stars!
I can't actually believe how this story panned out and I am so so glad that I read it. I have a newfound respect for Dig. Was he perfect? Not by a long shot. But he was strong and always tried to protect and care for thos
Marie Vasquez
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m in Awe!

This book was a two parter that totally blew me away! With a more in depth look at Grace’s life with Dig, we’re shown more sides to their relationship. The parts that weren’t as rosy as the memories she shared in the previous book. I got to know Dig on a much deeper level and that limitless love her had for her. It was so surreal to watch it transcend from the beyond is a series of events that could only be a result of a love so powerful it goes beyond time and space. It’s a soulful d
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Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well this just sucks...if I could have made this book last even longer, I would have... should have read it slower because damn if it didn't just make me break down and cry with happy tears at the end. This author...OMG can she ever spin a tale that will cause the reader to experience ALL the feels...and you will beg to be put through that torturous ringer over and over again because it is THAT good.
Lock & Key blew me away last year when I read it and I loved that it was about an older couple an
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a confession; it’s a big one… I DID NOT WANT TO READ THIS STORY! I bought it and it sat on my kindle for weeks. We already knew the fate of Dig from reading Lock & Key. I didn’t want to read a book from Dig’s POV.

Finally, I decided to crack it open and I was hooked from the first line. I ended up devouring it in one giant sitting.

From the beginning, we are clearly told the fate of Dig (which already we knew from reading the first book). Random & Rare is intense and we learn a few pieces
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-favorites
I lost a little piece of my heart to this book and to Dig.

This is his story told from the grave, as he looks back on the love he has for Grace and the events that led him to her and ultimately to his death.

I knew this was going to hurt. I DONT EVER do death books but I just couldn't leave so many questions that I had after Lock & Key. Being in Dig's head and getting to know everything that made him tick, all his reasons for his actions , his plotting and planning, and all of those ghosts from li
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