Monday, May 16, 2016

Release Day Blitz - SWAY by Adriana Locke

Title: Sway
Series: Landry Family #1
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Release Date: May 16, 2016


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've never been a big fan of any type of political romance but Adriana really changed my mind with this book. 
I was pretty skeptical because I didn't know what to expect but this book couldn't have been any better. Alison and Barrett are perfect for each other in every way, and I was really impressed because I felt Barrett really grew as a person in this book. 
Barrett Landry is the mayor of Savannah and running for Governor. He doesn't have time for a relationship until Alison Baker changes all his rules. 
Alison is a single mom, trying to make a life for her and her son Huxley. She's working and going to school while trying to be a mother and father to him. She has been destroyed by her ex in the public eye so meeting Barrett is the last thing she expected. 
Alison and Barrett have this connection and while thinking he's just a playboy, he even changed my mind, too. Even though he seemed to abide by what his father pressed him to be, I love how he was a take-charge kind of guy with Alison. He's hot and sexy with a heart of gold. He knows Alison has a son and knows that if he pursues her that her son is part of the package with her. I admired that about his character because he really liked Huxley. He wasn't trying to just impress her by liking him, he wanted it all. 
I want you.  All of you, Alison.
But, finding out about Alison's past, he knew he had his work cut out for him when trying to break down her walls. Who can blame her? She was completely humiliated by her ex. 
Adriana did a great job in the way she executed this book. So many times when a child is involved, the kids seemed to be pushed aside and you don't hear much about them. Not this book. Huxley is a major character in this book and I was so glad to see that. I just loved all of Barrett's family and I am intrigued by Lincoln, Barrett's brother, so I cannot wait to get his book now!
I was hooked from beginning to end and finished this book with a smile on my face. The sex scenes were hot, the characters made me feel right at home with them, and I recommend this 4 star book.


“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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