An Alisa Review: Lock and Key by Z. Allora


Rating:  3 stars out of 5


Lock and KeyRejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.


Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.


After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.


Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.


This was a nice story.  When Zack meets Drew for the first time it’s shortly after his eighteenth birthday.  Zack and his younger brother have just moved in with their older brother when they were kicked out by their mom.  Zack knows instantly that Drew is the man he wants to be with forever.When Drew turns Zack away he is devastated and runs to a bad situation.


Zach decides that if he can’t have what he needs, he will make sure that other submissives are able to and that they are not hurt by an incompetent dom as he was.  They both go through the motions while dying a bit inside every time they have to see each other.  Once Drew admits he made a mistake and wants to move forward in a relationship with Zack he feels so frustrated Zack keeps part of himself back.  Drew realizes waiting for Zack to admit his feelings isn’t the right approach and it will take him completely opening himself up for Zack to be open as well.


This story is told from Both Zack and Drew’s points of view.  It made it easier to connect with the characters and know how they were feeling.  All of the characters in this book were great and were supportive of the MCs, they are their own little family and will always stick by each other.  I hope this author does another book in this universe as I would love to see how Zack’s little brother, Jordan, grows up and finally gets a man of his own.

Cover art by K-Koji is great and really give a visual for the turning point of the story.


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Book Details:

ebook, 300 pages

Published: July 15, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 9781634771696

Edition Language: English