A little 2021 treat to look forward to! I’m always excited when Adriana Locke releases a new book, and this one is no different. We met the hero in the first book in the series, Restraint, and I’m definitely curious to learn more about him. I love enemies to lovers and I also love Locke’s writing, so this should be right up my alley, but I do need to put an asterisk on my excitement for this one. Something about this blurb has got me a little hesitant and I need to know more about the relationship. I’m very picky about my second chance romances, so I’m hoping this leans more towards frenemies to lovers – we’ll see. Regardless, I’m definitely looking forward to reading Reputation when it releases on January 5th – details below!
Coy Mason is a jerk.
If there is one truth that Bellamy Davenport knows, it’s that. Hands-down. (Well, that and the fact that she didn’t mean to hurt him. Physically. Coy can’t be hurt emotionally because he doesn’t have a heart.)
Coy is not just the small-town, literal boy-next-door. He’s a heartbreaking, womanizing, mischief-making (and delicious) man and was all of those things well before he became a hot-shot country music sensation.
He’s a dream standing in her doorway with no shirt, messy hair, and a ‘Do you wanna?’ grin. But he’s also a nightmare for her heart and she knows it.
Their enemies-to-lovers relationship always ends the same way—heavy on the enemies, light on the lovers.
So why is she still standing there?
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Start the series with Restraint!
Restraint is a standalone romance with heart and heat from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke. Join readers everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Mason brothers.
Author’s Note: Restraint originally appeared as a short story. Due to reader demand, it has been expanded into a full novel.
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 shattered.
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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.