Swing by Adriana Locke

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Screw him and his perfect stats.

Sinful smirk.

Delicious body.

Lincoln Landry probably even has game-winning stamina.

I’d like to screw her and her perfect ass.

Dangerous curves.

Sweet smile.

Danielle Ashley probably even has a game-changing personality.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them. It’s so fiery, it’s undeniable. They partake in it. Enjoy it.

They really enjoy it.

Attraction is not a problem. Nor is their banter, relationship status, or habits. That’s all fine. Perfect, actually.

The problem is as tangled up as their sheets.

A STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.

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It’s a Swing and a GRAND SLAM!!!!

I’d say its common knowledge that I love Adriana Locke and her writing. But this book was a homerun, pun fully intended.

I finished this book and found myself beaming at Linc and Dani’s love story. It was perfection.

I’m going to list a few of my favorite aspects of this book, but just know that I really loved the whole book. My review would be pages and pages long if I listed everything I liked. The first thing I really enjoyed was that Linc and Dani are really on the same page. I think sometimes, we see the guy with this incredible lust and desire for the woman, but we don’t always see the woman reciprocate that as carnally. Dani has no problem voicing her physical desires for Linc. Its not taboo, or uncomfortable for her. When Linc admires Dani, it was really easy for me to see why he was so attracted to her.

Lincoln is a really phenomenal character. I loved seeing him in a more introspective light. He’s at this pivotal point in his life where things are changing, and he’s seeing things differently. I think a lot of people go through that and I enjoyed seeing his journey through that. The best part for me is that he was already there. Meeting Dani, and falling for her, didn’t push him to that point.

Another facet that I loved is the incorporation of characters from other books, and even series, being subtly tied in. We obviously get to see Barrett, Ali, and Huxley (and the rest of the Landry family), but we also see tiny glimpses of the Gentry extended family, and Stone Lockhart from “Stoned” by Mandi Beck, and Johnny Outlaw from the Hard To Resist series by S.L. Scott. The reason I love these tie-ins is because its so subtle. Its a great treat to the reader who has read these books and knows these characters. But if you hadn’t read those other books, you wouldn’t know any different.

I truly cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed this book. When I finished, I was absolutely beaming because I was just so happy with the story. Adriana Locke gets better with each story she churns out.

I think the saying goes “never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” There are no strike outs in this book, only homeruns.

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The Revolution by S.L. Scott

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The Revolution by S.L. Scott

A brand new full-length SEXY as SIN Rock Star STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling Author of The Resistance.

My world was rock solid.

Until I saw her.

Lara Kessler showed up as if heaven sent her to me, and suddenly my priorities changed. Love is funny like that. One minute you’re living the dream, then BAM! Half my soul shows up backstage wearing a purple shirt and sexy skin-tight jeans, making me realize what I’ve been missing all along. Loving her means exposing a life I’ve tried to bury.

My heart had lost its beat.

Until I saw him.

Kaz Fabian caught my attention the moment I laid eyes on him. Love is funny like that. The famous guitarist was every woman’s fantasy–great face, chiseled jaw, cut biceps. The rock star was pure sex on and off stage, but his charm and charisma won me over. Loving him means burdening him with a life I’ve tried to leave behind.

With her future dim and his past in the spotlight, can they overcome their fate or will they just be another tragic love story?

This book is the latest from S.L. Scott, whom I absolutely adore. This is, technically, a standalone, but has characters from the Hard to Resist series. So you can read this by itself and everything will make sense, but you could also read the Hard to Resist series and get the other characters’ stories too. Which is something I intend to do.

I really don’t know what it is exactly, but rock star books are some of my favorites. This book is no different. Lara and Kaz have met before, but the timing has never been right for them. But things start to change as the opportunity to spend more time together joins these two together.

I really liked Kaz. I think my favorite aspect of his character is that he showed Lara he cared with his actions. Even when he was hurt or not sure where her head was at, he made sure that his actions reflected his feelings for her. At one point in the book, you start to see the big picture for Kaz and how he is working towards the life he wants. I truly admired that in his character. I also liked that he just does these things. He doesn’t need to consult with his friends before he acts. He follows what is in his heart.

I will be transparent here and say Lara was not my favorite character. With that said, based on the situations she encounters in the book, I felt her character was written correctly. I don’t want to give any spoilers but I will say that Lara does have an ex-boyfriend that she is dealing with.

I think Lara acts as a lot of women would have in her situation. So while I didn’t necessarily love her character, I do think she acted like a lot of women probably do. For that, I gained a lot of respect for the author. I think its easy, as a reader, to look at a character and be frustrated that they did one thing vs another. But this book takes on very real issues and sheds light on them. I thought that was truly invaluable. It made me see things differently than I originally did.

I would recommend this book. I loved seeing Lara and Kaz come together, despite the many road blocks that are in their way. Their story actually reminded me of a quote I heard once before, that with the right person, life can be restful. I think Lara and Kaz are the epitome of that quote. No matter what was going on, they could come together and everything would become better for them.

Dirty Talk by S.L. Scott

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Dirty Talk by S.L. Scott

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One month.

 One movie.

 One shot at a second chance.

 I fell madly in love at first sight with Jane Lewis.

The girl with bright green eyes, a pretty smile, and great ass owned my heart. I thought she was happy with the status quo, but ten years later, I foolishly let her go. Despite dating other women, no one compares to my first love. We are meant to be together, and I’m going to try my damnedest to convince her of that.

Luke Anders tricked me. The deal was sealed before I knew he was behind it.

We agreed to be just friends. Simple. Easy. But it’s not just the weather that’s hot in Texas. I was a fool to think I could resist him. He knows how to work his charms and those kissable lips, that great jaw, and biceps. We are here to work, but he has become downright distracting.

I’m strong. I can handle one month of his flirtatious sexual torture. But if I happen to fall in bed with that sexy bastard for a night, or three, does that make me weak? Asking for a friend, of course.

I guess I’m about to find out when love gets messy, it’s not just the talk that’s dirty.

Luke Anders is finally here! FINALLY!!! So I’ve known about this book for awhile, and I got to meet S.L. Scott back at Love-N-Vegas back in August and she is just a sweetheart.

So now that Luke is here…I am so freaking pumped to review this book.

Based on the synopsis, you know this is a second chance love story. But Jane and Luke are so different than what one would expect. I have to start this out by saying that I normally don’t really care for second chance love stories. I don’t hate them or anything but I usually want the characters to have closure and sometimes, I feel like second chance love is done almost too easily. I think if you go to the extent of breaking up with someone and then try to get them back, years later, you’ve got some baggage accumulated.

I feel like S.L. Scott really nailed this aspect of the book. Luke and Jane both have things that they need to say, but are leaving unsaid for the sake of the other one. But they both still care deeply for each other. Another aspect that I respected that the author included is that they both have to forgive each other for their time apart.

At some point, Jane and Luke have to confront what went wrong and what part they each played, not just what the other person did. The reason this was valuable to me is that, to me, true love isn’t just about the other person. It’s about loving yourself, but also seeing yourself and being aware enough to realize how your actions affect the person you love.

Obviously, the book is titled “Dirty Talk”, but I actually think its done in sort of a tongue in cheek way. I thought it was sweet how Luke and Jane could talk dirty to each other, but again, this is a part where I felt the author made it dirty enough to be authentic to them. To expect Luke or Jane or bust out tons of dirty talk at the drop of a hat to each other wouldn’t have made sense for their characters. I also enjoyed that this couple will indulge in new things but its always done in a caring way.

Its not like we see “public” Luke and then “dirty” Luke, and the same for Jane. Yes, the characters may explore with each other or push some boundaries but S.L. Scott always made it make sense for them. It was absolutely believable and made sense.

I would completely recommend this book. I loved reading it, and obviously, as a blogger, I read a lot. But of everything I’ve read, this is one of my favorites just because the characters maintain who they are throughout. We see flashbacks in the book and I enjoyed seeing the adult Luke and Jane remembering the kids they were. Even though they’re in Hollywood now, they still are the same people. Seeing their love story come full circle actually brought me a lot of happiness. I left this book feeling satisfied and though it may sound off, fulfilled.