5 Star Review for The Scarlet Lock (Love Unlocked) by Caraway Carter #MM #Romance @CarawayCarter

CoverTitle: The Scarlet Lock (Love Unlocked)
Author Name & Publisher: Caraway Carter (Beaten Track Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 14, 2016 – 55 pgs


Brandon Marshall, in Paris for his twin sister’s wedding, has a fling before the big day. At the end of a whirlwind week of discovering each other, Brandon and his lover place a scarlet lock on the Love Lock Bridge.

Follow Brandon through six years of letters – to the citizens of Paris, on everything from how to make love, to eating passionate fruit – and to the lover, who is now his brother-in-law.

The locks are being removed, the bridge refitted… What will be the fate of The Scarlet Lock?

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A story from Love Unlocked – a collection of seven short stories and novellas – unique LGBTQ romances inspired by the Love Lock Bridge.

The Trap by Claire Davis and Al Stewart
Writer’s Lock by Victoria Milne
Locked in the Moment by Dawn Sister
The Weekend by J P Walker
The Scarlet Lock by Caraway Carter
He Melted Us by Ofelia Gränd
Chain of Secrets by Debbie McGowan

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The meeting of Brandon and Hubert. I suspect, that most readers will have an issue with the beginning of this story, as did I. I was able to overcome that part of the story. I think their affair was sweet and the beginning of a fantastic relationship. We should all be so lucky as to find our one true love and be able to hold out for that person.

The more I read about the locks on the bridge the more I got this déjà vu feeling. I’m almost positive I’ve heard about this. Did this really happen? Did this bridge of locks exist? I’d like to think it did. How amazing and creative to think of doing something like this. Kudos to the first couples who thought of doing this.

I loved Brandon’s letters! I wish I was adventurous enough to do something like that. I laughed, I smiled, I cried. What if someone really did write anonymous letters to anyone and left them around the world? What would you do if you came across a letter like that? Would you respond? I’d like to think I would.



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Caraway Carter has worn numerous hats. He’s been a furniture salesman, a dresser, a costumer, an actor/waiter, a rabble rouser, a poet and most recently a writer. He married his husband on Halloween and they are the loving parents of two rambunctious cats. He loves words and stringing them together, he loves sex and sexy men, he loves seeing how far his muse will take him and he’s looking forward to entertaining you.


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