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 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.”


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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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Have you met the Landry family yet?  Well let me tell you, you will need a bib and a muzzle if you are with Lola. The Landry men are H-O-T!  Drool is not required but a guaranteed reaction.  You may  spontaneously beg for gratification.  It has been known to happen.

Alison is a single mom supporting herself and her child after her nightmare of an ex.  She is not looking for a man, a quick hook up, or any thing that will jeopardize her son. So running into the sexiest man she has ever met is a small bump in the road.  She can walk away everything will be fine.  But what if that man doesn't let her walk away?  What if he insists on being around? What happens when he gets under her skin?
Barrett Landry is the hottest mayor Savannah has ever had.  He uses that and he enjoys the benefits.  He has never had trouble when it comes to women.  He enjoys the freedom.  So much so that when Alison offers him champagne, he assumes she's offering more. Barrett may have had everything handed to him before but he is about to learn that not everyone says yes.
Trying to navigate her fears and the new feelings that Barrett brings into her life, Alison must make a choice.  Not just for herself but for Hux too.
The characters are realistic.  I will be honest Barrett is a condescending prick that thinks he is God's gift to women.  So much so that he couldn't understand why Alison would turn down his propositioning her moments after meeting. Now does that sound like your dream guy...I wanted to strangle the spit out of him.  He changes but only slightly and not instantly either.  He puts his feet in his mouth more often then a politician should.  But I love the realism.
I loved the twist that is foreshadowed the entire book because hey its politics- its bound to happen.
But I loved the story and the characters.  I love the anticipation of what's next and I can not wait to get my hands on Linc's story.

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