Every time a book by Adriana Locke hits my Kindle, I have to get my grabby hands on it immediately. And that was the case with this one too. Though the personalities of these characters weren’t a perfect fit for me, I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish and read it in one sitting. These two workaholics may start their relationship in an unconventional way, but it’s clear from the start that they are perfectly suited for each other.
The story follows Holt and Blaire, two strangers who both value their work more than complicated relationships. When they meet at an airport, sparks fly between them immediately, and it’s not long before Holt is convincing the strong-minded Blaire to have dinner with him. Sharing one steamy night together, it seems like that’s all that will ever be between them until an offer from Holt has both of their worlds spinning. As the two spend more time together – out of the bedroom this time – they realize that they might just fit together in a way neither one expected.
I love Locke’s brand of romance; I always know I’m in for a good read when I start one of her books. This was exactly that. The pages flew by and this love story was over before I knew it. Really, the only thing that holds me back from a 5-star rating is personal preference. I struggled at times with how serious and unemotional these two are; their personalities are so similar that I needed something to lighten things up and feel the love. I wanted that hometown feel that I know and love from Locke, though you definitely get a feel for the family connections. It’s a great start to a new series, incorporating old favorites while starting something completely fresh. We’re introduced to the rest of the Mason family and I cannot wait to see where the series goes next. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC via Candi Kane PR and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy romance.
Blaire Gibson knows better than to have one-night stands.
She prides herself on her decision-making skills. It’s the one asset that has never let her down. But even the best thinkers have weaknesses. Hers is a delicious business mogul with a quick tongue. Unfortunately for her, that tongue is good for more than just talking.
Holt Mason doesn’t need to justify anything to anyone.
He wants Blaire. He pursues Blaire. And he gets Blaire because that’s how his life works.
Until it doesn’t.
What begins as a single night in a hotel room spirals into an unusual agreement. As late nights provide the space to trade secrets and walls come tumbling down, more is shared than just pillow talk.
They both should’ve known better. They should’ve shown restraint. Because when guards are dropped, hearts get hurt.
*RESTRAINT is a brand-new standalone romance from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.
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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.
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