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Monday, 15 August 2022

Fling by Adriana Locke Release






4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

What is a girl going to do when you she breaks off her engagement but her honeymoon to the Bahamas is not refundable?   She ends up advertising it on social media after a drunken night with the girls to pick her date.

Enter Maddox to the rescue that has always had a crush on her through childhood.  They’ll end up having a fling on their pretend honeymoon.  They will realize what they really want is each other.

Be ready to be charmed by another Carmichael.

 

Friday, 8 April 2022

Flirt by Adriana Locke

FLIRT by Adriana Locke Release Date: April 8th Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance/Office Romance/Fake Dating/Friend to Lovers   AVAILABLE NOW!!! FREE IN KU!!! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3L1Nefm Amazon Universal: https://geni.us/FLIRT     Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59775481-flirt Blurb: WANTED: A SITUATION-SHIP I’m a single female that’s tired of relationships ruining my life. However, there are times when a date would be helpful. If you’re a single man, preferably mid-twenties to late-thirties, and are in a similar situation, we might be a match. Candidate must be handsome, charming, and willing to pretend to have feelings for me (on a sliding scale, as the event requires). Ability to discuss a wide variety of topics is a plus. Must have your own transportation and a (legal) job. This will be a symbiotic agreement. In exchange for your time, I will give you mine. Need someone to flirt with you at a football party? Go, team! Want a woman to make you look good in front of your boss? Let me find my heels. Would you love for someone to be obsessed with you in front of your ex? I’m applying my red lipstick now. If interested, please email me. Time is of the essence.   About the Author: USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.   She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.   Connect w/Adriana: Website: https://adrianalocke.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoradrianalocke Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/booksbyadrianalocke Twitter: https://twitter.com/authoralocke Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authoradrianalocke Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8379774.Adriana_Locke Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ivy7xd Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/adriana-locke Newsletter Signup: http://bit.ly/NewsletterAddy   


Review

4 out of stars Kindle Copy for Review

The author gives us a new family of drool worthy small town guys.  Known for her small town romance we met a new set of men when who will give her other guys a run for your heart.

Girl  needs a fake relationship finds unexpected love.   He isn’t looking for love either as the two play the game for their families.

Flirt is a sweet story that will rival your other Locke series for a place in your book heart.  Fans will  love this indulgent.


Monday, 28 February 2022

Sweet by Adriana Locke



Title: Sweet

Author: Adriana Locke

Cover Designer: Kari March

Release Date: February 28, 2022

Buy link: https://geni.us/SweetLocke

 

TROPES: single dad, workplace romance, grumpy hero, age gap, forced proximity

Synopsis:

USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke delivers a “fresh and fun!” romance between a grumpy single dad and his beautiful, spunky employee—the one he can’t have.

 Chemistry is not love.

That’s what my boss, the grumpy single dad with brilliant green eyes, says anyway.

  have my V-card. He’s ten years older than me. I work for him.

Nate Hughes has a million reasons why a relationship between us would never work. Honestly? It’s all a farce.

 

He can’t deny our connection. His soft smiles, brief touches, and protective behaviors come too easily. And when I need a place to stay? He can’t stop himself from offering me a room—though I’d prefer his bed. After all, there are sparks—delicious, sizzling sparks—when we’re together.

 

Our forced proximity brings things to a head. Our shared experiences and traumas draw us closer. Our undeniable attraction has us toeing the line between friends and lovers—whether Nate likes it or not.

 

He’s right—chemistry is not love. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t fall in love with him … even if he can’t love me back.

 Excerpt:

“I had nowhere to go, Nate,” she says, sticking her bottom lip out. “But I knew my friend Nate would be more than happy to help me out of my bind. You weren’t here so I came on in. I waved to Shaye as I walked through the front door so it’s not like I was being sneaky.” 

Review:

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Even if the chemistry is sizzling you should not fall for your sexy boss nor should you.

Watch as Paige and Nate realize they are in love.  But will they sacrifice their friendship for love or will they give up on their chance for happiness.

Who is willing to fight for each other as the battle has begun.   A sweet romance that has Landry and Gibson roots.


Tuesday, 25 January 2022

SWEET Cover Reveal

 



Title: Sweet

Author: Adriana Locke

Cover Designer: Kari March

Release Date: February 28th

Preorder: https://geni.us/qF0A7uA 

 

Synopsis:

 

Chemistry is not another word for love.

That’s what my boss, the grumpy single dad with brilliant green eyes, says anyway.

I have my V-card. He’s ten years older than me. I work for him.

Nate Hughes has a million reasons why a relationship between us would never work. Honestly? It’s all a farce.

He can’t deny the sparks when we’re together. His soft smiles, brief touches, and protective behaviors come too easily. And when I need a place to stay? He can’t stop himself from offering me a room—though I’d prefer his bed.

Our forced proximity brings things to a head. Our shared experiences and traumas draw us closer. Our undeniable attraction has us toeing the line between friends and lovers—whether Nate likes it or not.

He’s right—we do have an intense chemistry. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t fall in love with him … even if he can’t love me back.

 

SWEET can be read as a standalone novel. 

Friday, 10 December 2021

Resolution




TITLE: Resolution
AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
RELEASE DAY: December 10, 2021
BUY LINK: https://amzn.to/3ExNT5k  

BLURB:

From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a workplace romance between a grumpy, alpha architect and his new client—who just so happens to have the blueprint to bring him to his knees.

Romance is not in Wade Mason’s portfolio.

This is tragic. It’s unfair that a man so maddeningly gorgeous—an architect with a deliciously squarish jaw, adorably dimpled chin, and the hottest black glasses that straddle the line between professional and provocative—rebukes all things love.

I knew this well before I walked into his office.

The man is a conundrum—a complicated, steel wall of a puzzle. On the one hand, he brushes against me in the conference room with a broodiness that sets me on fire. He demands in-person meetings about the house we are working on together. I catch him watching me out of the corner of his eye with a look that’s anything but platonic. But any talk of hookups, love, or relationships—even in general? Completely off the table.

I’m determined to peel back his layers until I get to the bottom of the mysterious businessman. But my plan is foiled by a surprise that leaves both of us reeling. Neither of us sees it coming, but it changes everything … forever.



Excerpt:

Much to my surprise and annoyance, she laughs as she walks by me. Her elbow grazes my stomach in a move that I think is intentional. Before I can react, she’s down the hall and standing in front of Eliza.

“That dress is stunning on you,” she tells Eliza as if we weren’t in a strained conversation five seconds ago. “Where did you get it?”

“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” I grumble as I slam my door. The framed copy of the first building I ever designed shakes against the wall.

I lean against my desk and suck in a deep lungful of air. The scent of coconuts only intensifies my frustration.

I open a window and then sit down.

“Busy men always go through the motions and never have time to be creative. I’m not sure that fits my needs.”

What the hell?

Relational intimacy.

Loads of rubbish, just as it was ten years ago.

Instead of listening to spoiled, silver spoon-fed women who want their ridiculous projects handled, I have real work to do.

My heart pumps from the interaction with Dara, and I find myself replaying much of our conversation. It’s not until I get to relational intimacy do I realize how much time I’ve wasted—and am still wasting.

I put my phone on Do Not Disturb and get back to the only thing I ever want to know intimately—my work.

Review


4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Can the Mason guys get any hotter?  Adriana brings us another charming small town romance featuring the Mason family.   

This time it is Wade turn the less than romantic architect who will steal your heart and the woman who will get under his skin.

A woman he used to know will stir up trouble in his neat little world as she’ll be more than a distraction while they work together.

You will enjoy the witty banter as the two collide.


About the Author:

USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

Connect w/Adriana:
Website: https://adrianalocke.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoradrianalocke
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/booksbyadrianalocke
Twitter: https://twitter.com/authoralocke
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authoradrianalocke
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8379774.Adriana_Locke
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ivy7xd
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/adriana-locke
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Friday, 3 September 2021

Relentless Release Promo




TITLE: Relentless 
AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
RELEASE DAY: September 3rd, 2021
BUY LINK: https://geni.us/6IwidQC (feel free to substitute yours here)

BLURB:
“I had to sneeze.” 

I should’ve taken her insurance information and driven off like any reasonable CEO with places to be would. 
She crashed into my car, for heaven’s sake. Because she had to sneeze

What did I do? I didn’t get in my car and drive away if that’s what you’re thinking. 

Nope. I stuck around. I could suggest I stayed because she needed help, but the truth? She was really, really hot.

We became fast friends. Then friends with benefits. Before I knew it, we were involved in an illicit office romance that had me fumbling through a drawerful of panties to get a Post-It. 

It was supposed to be easy—a fling, if you will. A dashing millionaire hero (*adjusts tie*) and a beautiful (stubborn, frustratingly independent, hell-on-wheels) damsel in distress. (Don’t tell her I said that.) 


It wasn’t supposed to be forever, but we did want a happy ending. (Pun intended.) We could’ve made it work, too. 

But one of us overcomplicated things with the L-word. And the other? They omitted a truth that changed everything.


Author's Note: Relentless, a full-length, standalone novel in the Mason Family Series, delivers a dose of heat and heart. Enjoy!

Excerpt:

He fiddles with his tie. “Otherwise, I’ll be back upstairs in a few hours, and we can head up to legal. You’ll be communicating with them a lot, and I want to make the introductions.”

“Okay,” I say, following his lead and standing.

He comes around the corner of his desk and stops a few feet in front of me.

Our eyes lock, his irises shifting colors again—deepening—as he takes me in. If we were in another place—any other place—at another time—besides the office in which we both work—I’d raise on my tiptoes and kiss him.

At least, I think that’s what I would do. It’s been so long. But the version of me that lives in my head and plays out fictional romantic interludes believes that’s what would happen.

My mouth goes dry, and my lips are downright parched. But as the reel of the make-believe kiss we’d share finishes in my head, I scamper back to reality and the fact that he’s my boss. And no matter how kissable he is or what I wouldn’t give to lean in to this feeling—the one that feels pretty and desired—I don’t.

I can’t.

Because life is about priorities and having a roof over your head is a big one. So, too, is ensuring that you don’t give people the ability to screw up your life.

Kissing my boss would surely put me at risk for the first one. It would definitely be wading into the waters of the second.

“Let me know if you need anything from me today,” I say, my voice a little raspier than I would like.

His eyes darken, but all he does is nod.

I lift my chin and give him my best-practiced smile. Then I turn on my heel and escape into my office.


Review

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

He knew he should have just gotten her insurance information after the car accident and just leave afterwards. But no he had to prolong things which lead to more.

One thing leads to a supposedly one night stand but once is never enough between them.  Will this charming CEO get caught in love or will he break her heart?

Once again you will get to meet another charming Mason guy to swoon over.  


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Sunday, 6 June 2021

608 Alpha Avenue by Adriana locke

 


It doesn’t matter that I’ve worked at Fireside Bar and Grill for two years or that I’ve spent countless hours behind this very bar while Grayson sits on the other side, I can’t think straight when he looks at me. I also can’t look away. It’s quite the predicament.  

“It just perplexes me,” I say, sinking my gaze into the steely depths of Grayson’s eyes. My voice isn’t quite as confident as it was a few seconds ago. It’ll come back around, though. It just takes a moment to get my bearings. 

Grayson’s features are void of humor. Or emotion. Or curiosity. He watches me as if I’m a toddler and he’s in charge of making sure I don’t choke on a peanut or small coin.  

I bite my lip. “I just … Natalia …” I shrug, my voice fading into the rock music playing overhead. 

Grayson’s thick, engine grease-stained fingers grip the bottle. “Am I supposed to ask?” 

The grit of his tone washes against my skin, leaving a flurry of goose bumps in its wake. It’s this way every time he talks to me. And whenever he talks to Corbin, the bartender who’s training me in the art of bartending so I don’t have to just waitress anymore. Come to think of it, I also have the same physical reaction to him when I’m in the Cherry Street Market Grocery Store buying bagels and I hear him talking from an aisle over. 

Who am I kidding? I react this way every time I’m in Grayson’s proximity. Hell, I shivered in my flip-flops when I caught wind of his cologne outside of Pearl’s Pawnshop and Liquor Store last week. 

“Are you supposed to ask what?” I ask him. 

“About whatever you keep jawing about other there—about Natalia, I reckon.” 

“Well, since you asked—”

“I didn’t.” He smiles a lopsided, amused smile that makes me wonder if he’s smiling with me or at me. “I asked if I was supposed to ask. I didn’t ask.” 

I narrow my gaze. “You know what, Grayson Blake? You’re an asshole.” 




Review

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

If you love small town romances featuring a handsome, broody mechanic you will fall for the writer new male lead.

He will meet his match with a hopeless romantic who has set her sight on him.   She will get more than she bargain as she goes after him and so will he.   Each will indulge in their attraction as she will get him to admit his feelings.

A charming small town read.