Monday, December 19, 2016

Swing ~ Adriana Locke ~ New Release and Review

Title: Swing
Series: Landry Family #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 19, 2016


Screw him and his perfect stats.
Sinful smirk.
Delicious body.
Lincoln Landry probably even has game-winning stamina.

I’d like to screw her and her perfect ass.
Dangerous curves.
Sweet smile.
Danielle Ashley probably even has a game-changing personality.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them. It’s so fiery, it’s undeniable. They partake in it. Enjoy it.
They really enjoy it.
Attraction is not a problem. Nor is their banter, relationship status, or habits. That’s all fine. Perfect, actually.
The problem is as tangled up as their sheets.

A STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.

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The bell chimes as the front door closes behind me. I’m to my car in record speed. I need space. I need air. I need to think. When my phone buzzes right before I pull out of the parking lot, I know it’s Pepper and she’s not going to quit until I give her something to occupy her mind.

“Fine!” I nearly shout into the phone. “His cock is about ten inches, if I’m guessing, and he fucked me in about every position I could explain. My favorite, though, was the corkscrew. Not sure what that is? Google it.”

My finger goes to swipe off the call when I see the name on the screen and drop the phone. “Shit!” I cry, digging through the items on my passenger’s side floorboard until I find the glowing device.

My heart is pounding as I try to decide whether to end the call or talk to Lincoln. Mortified, I bring it to my ear and squeeze my eyes shut. He’s silent.

Maybe he didn’t hear. Please, God, don’t let him have heard that.

“Hello?” I eke out.

“I’d say ten inches is fair and I’ve made a note about the corkscrew. Glad I called,” he chuckles.

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Author Bio

USA Today 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.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana's Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.

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Elizabeth's Review

4.5 stars - One of the Best

Review copy provided by author

It's a super cold day here, so curling up with Lincoln Landry was just what the doctor ordered.

I have to confess that a "sports" book would normally not be an almost 5 star read for me, but this isn't your typically "sports" book. Yes, Lincoln is a baseball player. His profession plays a huge part in who he is and how he identifies himself, but a shoulder injury has him primed for reevaluating his life when he and Danielle cross paths.

I loved these two together from the first time they met! She's (with good reason) reluctant to spend time with a professional athlete, but she sees something in Lincoln that makes her go outside her comfort zone. He's had women throwing themselves at him forever, but something about "Dani" makes him want to work for her attention.

I appreciated that even though Dani and Lincoln's relationship moved quickly, Ms. Locke allowed them the time to slide into things and let them form an emotional and well as physical connection. One of my favorite lines in the book actually happens during the "conflict" stage where it looks like things may be going south romantically. The thing that has Lincoln so upset is that he not only is losing his girlfriend, he's losing his friend and the loss of the friend is what has him really torn up.

While this is a romantic, sexy, and fun book - it's also an emotional one. Danielle has issues with her parents (that I think may have been a little over the top - their appearance toward the end of the story may be my one real complaint. The conflict with Dani was bad enough, but their sudden appearance in person was never really explained. It served it's purpose, but felt like a little bit of a loose thread.) that she and Lincoln have to work through and he also has to work through potential changes in his career and how he identifies himself. We see a softer side of an incredibly alpha star athlete. We also have visits from the extended Landry family and learn a little bit more about them and how their relationships work. There are also some unexpected guest appearances that fans of Ms. Locke's work will get a kick out of.

Overall, this is a fantastic story. It's part of a series, but would easily stand on it's own. Lincoln and Danielle are at the center of the story and while his siblings make appearances, it's done in a natural way - the interactions are organic and not just a "set up" for future stories.

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