Release Day Review: The Sweet Spot by Adriana Locke

She wants forever. He plays it day by day. They’re both wishing for the best in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s charming and sexy hopefully-ever-after romance.

Single mom Palmer Clark will not be sidelined by the new man in town. Sure, the honey-tongued baseball legend is gorgeous, loves puppies, and has charmed his way into the community’s heart, but Palmer craves stability. Nothing about Cole says forever. So why is he so hard to resist?

Cole is swinging through town to visit his parents when he meets the kind of down-to-earth distraction he’s been looking for since retiring from the majors. True, his long-term relationship score is zero. But even though raising his average with Palmer seems impossible, it’s worth a shot.

As promising as the summer nights are, fate turns small-town dreams upside down, and some lessons are learned the hard way. But having faith in love and choosing hope over fear might get Palmer and Cole to the sweet spot they’re looking for.

**ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

What a wonderful light contemporary romance. What really made me enjoy this novel was the amazing characters. I love the single-parent trope, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. Palmer is a very strong and independent woman who puts her son Ethan before anything else. But she has been hurt and betrayed a lot, so she is very hesitant to start anything if it doesn't have the potential of becoming serious. Cole is a retired baseball player and is visiting his parents in a small town. He feels an attraction to Palmer the moment he meets her, but Palmer doesn't have time for a relationship. However, Cole doesn't give up and eventually finds his way into Palmer's heart.

I fully connected to the characters and was invested in their lives. Cole is such a wonderful guy and I loved his interaction with Palmer's son Ethan. There were some emotional moments but mostly this was a light and fun romance. I really appreciated that there wasn't any unnecessary drama and that the relationship developed organically. The characters were very likable and I was rooting for them. The story didn't feel rushed and I really enjoy Adriana's writing style. I would've wanted more steamy/spicy scenes, but overall The Sweet Spot was a great contemporary romance.


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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