Sway by Adriana Locke Release Blitz

 

 

Title: Sway
Series: Landry Family #1
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2016

 

Blurb

 

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.

 

My Review :

Thank you so much Give Me Books Promotions for sending me a copy of Sway!! I’m very honored and grateful!! This book is going down as one of my favorites of 2016 for sure. 🙂

5 Landry has my vote Stars!!

This was my first time reading Ms.Locke’s work and now i know why I’ve heard so many wonderful things about her books! Sway is original as can be and i absolutely loved every single second i spent reading it! It was more than i expected and i was happily surprised. The cover is so beautiful and i think it captures the main characters in the story perfectly. Politics and The south go hand and hand in this sweet as pecan pie read! When books are based in the south it instantly warms my heart and this one did just that!! I’m actually one of those people that’s interested in politics. Sway brought to light how cruel at times and crazy the world of politics really is. I felt like throughout the book i was getting an inside look to that life and not only was i intrigued i was shocked as well. With a lot of gossip, politics, romance, revelations and the state of Georgia to add a southern flare all mixed together makes for one heck of a story!

The flow of the story was perfect in my opinion and by how both of the main characters got their own point of views just made it even better. Not once did i feel like the pace was too fast or dull it was steady and very exciting. The writing was superb!! Ms.Locke impressed me beyond words and i seriously could kick myself for not having read her work sooner. She created a story that was not only beautiful and all out sexy but captivating in the sense of showing how life is so much better when you take those risks that leave you with a fuller heart. I must pick up all of her other books as soon as possible!! Once i reached the end and saw that Lincoln is getting his own book i totally freaked out! Winter can’t come soon enough! 😀

Alison Baker was a character who did everything in her power to bring some sort of normalcy into her and her sons life. When Mayor Barrett Landry popped up into her life he was everything but that, the opposite definition of it really and all the more high-profile. She was such a sweet woman who didn’t deserve to be burned the way she had been in her past. She was an amazing mother who wanted nothing but the best for her son Huxley. By putting her son first she won me over completely. The way she guarded her heart was very understandable and i found her more intriguing that way because it led me to wanting to know the reasons why she was like that. Alison cared about others and she didn’t take crap from anyone either. Many times during the story i thought she was brave and held her own. I adored her friendship with Lola and i hope she gets her own book!!

Barrett Landry was a character that’s life was filled with women, family, and the daily fuss of campaigning to be the next Georgia Governor. At the beginning he was very arrogant and i was terrified that i would dislike him right off the bat. As things progressed and i got to read what was he was exactly thinking he pushed his way into my heart with his southern gentlemen like ways to the point that he is going down as my favorite book boyfriend of 2016!! He had my mind all over the place and i think a story is so much more thrilling when a character like himself keeps the reader on their toes. The way he treated not only Alison but her son had me a swooning mess and i knew then that he had won me over even though he could’ve stood a few smacks to the face at times. All i could do was cross my fingers that things would work out for him and Alison and that he would finally get the courage to fight for what he believed in.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a read that will be sure to make you smile, blush, think, and laugh your socks off! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever read a political book before this one and it wasn’t just refreshing it was a terrific change in what i usually see in romance novels. If you are looking for a read that will be sure to hold your interest and shock you in the best ways possible then this book is just for you!! Honestly after reading Sway i don’t think i’ll ever be able to look at a Grape the same way again and the term getting Graped won’t leave my mind anytime soon. If you haven’t already One-Clicked this book, what exactly are you waiting for? Go right now and see what all of the buzz is about!! You won’t regret! I’m so looking forward to Lincoln’s story!! Landry definitely has my vote! 5 Stars all around!! 🙂

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK

 

Excerpt

“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.”

 

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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