More Than I Could by Adriana Locke

MORE THAN I COULD by Adriana Locke

Release Date: September 30th

Genre/Tropes: Single Dad/Blue Collar/Nanny/Close Proximity/Grumpy-Sunshine/Small Town Romance

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Blurb:

This grumpy hero makes things hard for the nanny.

You know what? I’m over him.

His moods.

The verbal sparring.

Those biceps that look like they were cut from marble.

Okay, maybe I’m not over him being shirtless.

Chase Marshall is a single dad with a daughter to love, so fighting with me shouldn’t be a priority. But he can’t seem to stay away.

The lingering looks when he thinks I’m not watching.

The seemingly innocent touches while making breakfast.

The smirks gracing his lips after I’m irritated by his antics.

He’s ridiculously sweet to his daughter. I even catch glimpses of how charming he could be to me—if he wanted to.

But that’s the problem. He acts like he doesn’t want to. That he doesn’t want me.

He does. It’s in the innuendos, the way he places his hand in the small of my back—the almost kisses while we’re putting away groceries. The way he comes running when I see a spider and checks on me before he goes to bed. Even if he does grumble about it.

I might not be totally over my boss, but I’m going to make him think I am.

Let’s see how frustrated Mr. Marshall gets now.

From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a grumpy/sunshine, blue-collar single dad, nanny romance. This small-town romance is a standalone novel with tons heat and even more heart.

More Than I Could is a standalone in the Coming Home series where one author a month will be delivering a brand-new story about coming home.

About the Author:

USA Today and Washington Post 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.

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Hating the Player Review

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Ever since learning that Violet hated Gavin in the first book, I couldn’t wait for their story. I am so glad I didn’t have to wait long!

Gavin is a player. He is in the middle of all the parties at “The White House” (his college house) and never is without a girl. Violet use to be his girl a year ago, til he cheated on her…with her roommate. Now she hates him. She did a good job avoiding him, until they ended up at a campsite, with one tent left. What could go wrong?

I loved watching Gavin struggle to figure out how to let Violet know how he feels, and how to make up to her for his past misdeeds. Gavin is also struggling with dealing with his dad, and his misgivings towards him. It was nice seeing multiple sides to Gavin. He was so much more than a player, he just had to prove it to Violet.

Violet is Gavin’s opposite. She’s artsy, more on the outside of things, and not as in the middle. Violet has every right to be hurt by Gavin. It was great though to see her move past that anger to acceptance, and then forgiveness. She isn’t afraid to tell Gavin how she is feeling. She was hurt but didn’t let it make her afraid to try again. I enjoyed the interactions between these two and enjoyed finally reading their story. The ending made me extremely happy though, as I am sure it will you too.

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More Than I Could Cover Reveal by Adriana Locke

Check out this cover reveal!! MORE THAN I COULD by Adriana Locke is releasing September 26th!! 

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This grumpy hero makes things hard for the nanny.

You know what? I’m over him.

His moods.

The verbal sparring.

Those biceps that look like they were cut from marble.

Okay, maybe I’m not over him being shirtless.

Chase Marshall is a single dad with a daughter to love, so fighting with me shouldn’t be a priority. But he can’t seem to stay away.

The lingering looks when he thinks I’m not watching.

The seemingly innocent touches while making breakfast.

The smirks gracing his lips after I’m irritated by his antics.

He’s ridiculously sweet to his daughter. I even catch glimpses of how charming he could be to me—if he wanted to.

But that’s the problem. He acts like he doesn’t want to. That he doesn’t want me.

He does. It’s in the innuendos, the way he places his hand in the small of my back—the almost kisses while we’re putting away groceries. The way he comes running when I see a spider and checks on me before he goes to bed. Even if he does grumble about it.

I might not be totally over my boss, but I’m going to make him think I am.

Let’s see how frustrated Mr. Marshall gets now.

From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a grumpy/sunshine, blue-collar single dad, nanny romance. This small-town romance is a standalone novel with tons heat and even more heart.


More Than I Could is a standalone in the Coming Home series where one author a month will be delivering a brand-new story about coming home.



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Hating the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

Currently reading “Hating the Player” by Rebecca Jenshak. This is another book in her Campus Wallflower series and I am here for it!

From Goodreads:

Gavin Leonard is the worst.
He lives in the best party house off campus at Valley U, overrun by jocks galore.
I live next door, watching Jane Austen adaptations with my sketchbook in hand.
He stays on his side of the fence.
I stay on mine.
Now we’re accidentally on a camping trip together, but there’s only one tent left.

Gavin Leonard is the worst.
And he’s the last guy who broke my heart.

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Never Look Back by A.L. Jackson Review

Before I read this, Trent was my favorite Lawson brother. I can honestly say, Logan took that spot from him big time. I didn’t think it was possible, but boy did it happen.

Logan is his funny, seemingly carefree self in this book. But you see what is behind the facade. You learn about his pain, and how he pushes through by playing the carefree playboy. And then we meet Aster, and we learn why he is the way he is.

Aster hasn’t been tough most her life, ’til she finally finds her backbone and learns to stick up for herself, and for what she wants out of life. It takes her a bit, but she finds it. It takes Logan a little bit to look passed their past, and same with Aster, but eventually they both do, and boy is it fire.

These two are hot together. You feel their connection in the book, and how even though they both were heartbroken, that they were meant to be together. This book made me feel all the feels. I definitely cried and had a hard time putting it down. This is definitely my favorite in the Redemption Hills series (and honestly, after Trent, I never thought I would find one I liked more). Definitely worth reading!!

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Never Look Back by A.L. Jackson

Never Look Back by A.L. Jackson is now live! 

Never Look Back by A.L. Jackson is now live! I am starting this book tonight!

From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes an enemies-to-lovers, close-proximity, second-chance romance…

Logan Lawson won me in a bet.

The second I saw him sitting at the illegal card table, I knew I was in trouble.

Years ago, he sealed my fate and condemned me to a life I didn’t want to lead.

Yet he’s filled with untamed fury and thirsting for vengeance against the husband I hate.

Aster Costa is everything I never should have wanted.

The second she showed with her pompous, prick of a husband, I should have gotten up and walked.

But there’s no looking away from the woman who wrecked me.

Worse, I can’t stop myself from plotting to get her back.

I want nothing more than to be free of my husband.

I’m afraid Logan Lawson is the only one who can make that happen.

He might hate me for our past, but now it’s me on my knees begging for help.

Finding each other in the middle of it wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain.

But once Logan touches me, I’m gone.

A torch is rekindled. A fire is lit.

Aster Costa has always been mine.

And this time, no matter the cost, I won’t give her back…

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Narrated by: Erin Mallon & Zachary Webber

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From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes an enemies-to-lovers, close-proximity, second-chance romance…



Logan Lawson won me in a bet.

The second I saw him sitting at the illegal card table, I knew I was in trouble.

Years ago, he sealed my fate and condemned me to a life I didn’t want to lead.

Yet he’s filled with untamed fury and thirsting for vengeance against the husband I hate.



Aster Costa is everything I never should have wanted.

The second she showed with her pompous, prick of a husband, I should have gotten up and walked.

But there’s no looking away from the woman who wrecked me.

Worse, I can’t stop myself from plotting to get her back.



I want nothing more than to be free of my husband.

I’m afraid Logan Lawson is the only one who can make that happen.

He might hate me for our past, but now it’s me on my knees begging for help.



Finding each other in the middle of it wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain.

But once Logan touches me, I’m gone.

A torch is rekindled. A fire is lit.



Aster Costa has always been mine.

And this time, no matter the cost, I won’t give her back…

  Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wmYU7U

Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/NLB    

Audible: https://adbl.co/3POjWmc

Narrated by: Erin Mallon & Zachary Webber
Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/39uJw0q

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Never Look Back by A.L. Jackson

An Enemies-to-Lovers, Close-Proximity,Second-Chance Romance from A.L. Jackson

Coming August 29th

Aster gripped him by the shoulder. “Jarek, don’t do this.”
I had to wonder exactly what he had riding on the line. Why he was there. Why I could feel the chinks in his armor coming apart.
Flinging off her hand, he cut her a hard glare.
“Don’t,” he warned.
The word was coated with his humiliation. With desperation.
Ah.
There was the chink.
Weakness wept through the powerful persona.
Reluctantly, Aster withdrew her hand, and her delicate throat trembled as she swallowed. She lifted that stoic chin that I’d caressed more times than I could count.
Okay, fine.
That was a goddamn lie because I remembered every fucking touch. Every glance. Every broken promise she had made.
Jarek met my stare as he pushed nearly the rest of his chips into the pot, raising me by a thousand.
I raised him another ten.

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Fling by Adriana Locke Review

Maddox and Ashley were a fun and cute couple. I really enjoyed their banter, sweetness, and friendship.

Maddox to Ashley is probably one of the sweetest best friends/boyfriends ever. He is so sweet to Ashley, and knows everything about her. He’s always around when he needs to be, and truly does care about her. I fell in love with his character in this book. I also loved his banter with his siblings, especially Banks. He just can’t say no to him, and always ends up in one of his shenanigans. What’s not to love?

Ashley had me cracking up at times in this book where I literally laughed out loud. Her and Sarah’s relationship was great, and Sara is such a fun side character. I love both of Ashley’s best friends, and enjoyed their part in the book and in getting Ashley and Maddox together.

Who doesn’t love a friends to lovers romance? This one is definitely that, and worth the read.

Not going to lie, the best part though was Banks. Well, the whole Carmichael family dynamic. I love all of the texting threads between Maddox and his siblings, and Banks is so hyper and all over, he cracked me up.

You can get Fling on Kindle Unlimited, or buy it here: Fling – Kindle edition by Locke, Adriana. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.

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Fling by Adriana Locke out August 15th!

Buy link: https://amzn.to/3vMSbUa

Excerpt:
Grab your suitcase and prepare for the time of your life in this swoony tale that’s as hot as the tropical destination itself. Fans of runaway brides, close-proximity, one-bed, and friends-to-lovers tropes will fall hopelessly in love with this fling-to-forever romance.  

CONTEST: WIN A DATE TO MY HONEYMOON

I realize that a social media post isn’t the usual way to secure a date to your honeymoon—for obvious reasons—but here we are.

My wedding was canceled. What’s not canceled is the nonrefundable, ten-thousand-dollar all-inclusive vacation at a luxury resort, and I’m not about to let it go to waste.

I’m packed and ready to hit the beach. But I can’t deny that it might be more interesting to honeymoon with someone.

Since my track record of picking dates isn’t exactly golden, I’ve done something that I hope I don’t regret. In a moment of weakness—mixed with panic and fueled by margaritas—I agreed to let my friends choose someone to go with me. 

It’ll be a blind date / postnuptial vacation—without the nuptials. A few fun days in paradise with no expectations. No obligations.

Before you say, “pick me for a free vacay!”, a few things to consider …

The perfect candidate will be single. He won’t talk too much on the plane. And he’ll be able to leave town quickly.

He will also be okay with sharing a bed. It’s a honeymoon suite, after all.

If you want to be considered, email Rebecca and Sara your application at the address below. (Get creative. There’s a free vacation on the line.)

Wheels up next week!

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Give Me a Reason Book Review

Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson

Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson book review

Honestly, the first thing that made me read this book was the cover! It is probably my most favorite cover ever!! I bought the book just for that reason alone.

Now onto the book, I really enjoyed it and am glad the cover drew me in. I loved Trent. He was an alpha male who was strong, brash, rough around the edges…but really sweet on Eden. He wanted to deny his attraction to her (and her to him), but it happened anyways. There were twists and turns in this book that I didn’t see coming, and was shocked a few times.

Eden is such a sweetheart. She is all that’s good, and is only trying to save the school her dad runs. Her sister is no good, but she still wants to try to see the good in her. She is wholesome and that never changes, I like that about her. She helps soften Trent some, it makes them perfect together.

I definitely enjoyed this book, and the second one too. Looking forward to book 3!

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