Monday, 16 May 2016

Sway - Adriana Locke - Release Blitz, Giveaway & Review

Title: Sway
Series: Landry Family #1
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: May 16, 2016

4.5 Stars 

Sway is based in Savannah, Georgia, where the Landry Siblings are prominent in the media. Our hero, Barrett Landy is a politician, the Mayor of Georgia, and is in the running for the position of Governor. He is hot, charming, driven, determined and being in the public eye and single, he has no shortage of female companionship and he isn't looking for a relationship. Barrett is loosing a part of himself as he tries to compete in the political sphere of lies and manipulation. When he meets Alison, he can't get her out of his mind, will she help him to recover the parts of himself he has lost? 

Alison is a strong, sincere, hardworking, determined single mother. She has been through a lot, and come out the other side stronger, determined to never create a good life for herself and her son. Barrett and Alison share an undeniable chemistry and attraction but she wants nothing to do with someone in a position of power. She is very wary of the press, and unlike the women that Barrett normally associates with, she isn't going to just fall in line with his wishes. 

This book is fun, sweet and sexy and I was captivated and hooked from the very first page. Adriana Locke sucked me into the story and I couldn't put it down until I had finished the whole book. The characters were interesting, like able and believable and the secondary characters where just as captivating as the hero and heroine. As a mother myself, I found Alison's character completely relateable. I loved Alison's son Huxley, he is adorable, lovable and protective. I loved the connection he and Lincoln shared over their shared love of baseball. 

This book is a really lovely heartwarming story that has a perfect mix of romance, humor, heat, suspense and angst. All the elements that I look for in a great romance. 

Sway is the first book in the "Landry Family Series" and I cannot wait to read more. I highly recommend this book, its a fabulous contemporary romance, and I haven't read anything like it before. I cannot wait to read Lincoln's story next and see what Adriana has planned for us next.


BARRETT LANDRY has it all.
Power, prestige, and plenty of women, the dapper politician’s life is pretty phenomenal. But in the midst of the biggest campaign of his life, he needs to focus. The last thing he can afford is a distraction.

ALISON BAKER is a work-in-progress.
As a single mother to HUXLEY, she’s rebuilding life on her terms. She’s focused on family, faith, and a future for her son that can’t be taken away. Putting her child first means not being careless, no matter what.

A chance encounter forces Barrett and Alison to redefine what they really want out of life. But everything comes at a cost ... and sometimes, even for love, it’s a price too steep to pay.

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“I want a chance to win you over,” he breathes, peering at me. The way his eyes search mine make it seem like time stands still. “Will you let me try?”

He forces a swallow and the look of hesitation, the internal fight he’s having, isn’t lost on me. It’s there, right beneath the surface, and when I add my concerns to the mix, it’s enough to make me balk. Just a bit.

"I'll think about it," I whisper, holding on to the little strand of courage I have left.

“Say yes.”

Instead of responding, I ask, "Where'd you get that scar over your right eye?" I reach out and press gently on the raised skin. I expect him to pull back, but he doesn't.

My hand shakes as I touch his warmed skin. His forehead is silky and smooth. I'd like to run my hands over every inch of it, feel it ripple beneath my fingertips.

The corner of his lips twitch. "Lincoln hit me in the head with a baseball."

"Bad reflexes on your part?"

"Wicked curveball on his," he says, his face breaking out into a full smile.

“I thought he played center field?”

“He does. But he pitched some growing up.”

We stand inches apart, my hand gently brushing down the side of his face. Although I feel like he'd stand here all night and talk to me, it’s not possible.

"I really need to get back to work," I say, trying to unlock my eyes from his.

“Dinner? This week?”

I can barely resist the look in his eye, the one that implores me to say yes. The one that makes me believe he really does want to have dinner and spend a few hours with me.

I need to get away, put some space between us while I can.

“We ran into each other tonight,” I shrug. “If we’re supposed to see each other again, then I guess we will.” I start to turn away before I completely buckle under his gaze.

“How am I supposed to get ahold of you? I don’t have your number,” he calls after me.

Heading up the steps to the Savannah Room, I glance at him over my shoulder. “You’re the Mayor. Figure it out.”

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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