Release Day Blitz : ARC Review + Giveaway - 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.”


**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**

"I've been thinking about you since I met you, and you've given me a reprieve from my life without even trying."

Sway is the first book of Adriana Locke's new Landry Family Series. This book is about Barrett Landry, the oldest of six kids, who is also the Mayor of Savannah. He is currently a candidate in an election to become the next Governor of the state of Georgia. Alison is a single mom who is working two jobs to pay for school and provide a stable life for her son Huxley.

Barrett and Alison first meet at a banquet where Alison is working as a waitress. Pretty cliche right? Rich guy and "making ends meet" waitress meet at a party and fall in love. No, this book was so much more than that. First Barrett was a pretty decent guy for a politician. He was such a gentleman and down to earth. Alison was a very strong woman who always put her son first. After their first meeting Alison is hesitant to become involved with Barrett because of her past. I love that she acts responsible and isn't all over him.

"You make me better. Don't you see that? You make me feel like I can conquer the world, Alison. You make me smile, give me little glimpses of something I'd never considered before."

I really enjoyed seeing their relationship grow and how Barrett's family, especially his brother Linc was with Huxley. There were some hiccups in their relationship but that was to be expected. Some of them Barrett handled great others not so much. I love the Landry family and can't wait to read about them. I am really happy we are getting Linc's book next. Summarized this book is a great start to an awesome series with amazing characters.

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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