#Review “Restraint” by Adriana Locke

RESTRAINT by Adriana Locke

Release Date: August 3rd

Aundi’s Musings…

5 Savannah Crowns

I’ve been dying for Blairs story ever since I first picked up Crank and got lost to the world that Adriana created. I needed to know all about this powerhouse of a woman and what makes her tick. I always knew there was more underneath her need to take care of her rowdy and tumultuous brothers and I was not wrong. Blair and Holt will tug at your heartstrings and show you that even the most closed off person can open up when the right opportunity presents itself. 

Blair is so much more than I anticipated, she’s still this strong independent woman who is a little cold at times and closed off. But underneath that façade is a woman who just wants someone to stay, she needs someone to show her that it’s okay to break down and trust another with your heart. My heart broke for her when she finally opens up to Holt and lets him see the real her. The one that was crushed when she was younger so she developed that cold persona so that she would never be hurt again. The girl needed someone and she didn’t get it, this Blair had Holt there to lean on and let her know that she was not alone. 

I loved Holt. Gahhhh this man is Alpha personified and the tone of voice he uses when he wants Blair to submit, holy lord my Kindle almost burst into flames. He falls hard and fast for Blair because he could tell from the moment they meet that she is unlike any woman he has ever met. He is so used to woman falling at his feet having someone push back and make him work for it was exactly what he needed. She wasn’t with him for what she could get from him, she just wanted him. 

These two are absolutely perfect for each other. They are both closed off and laser focused not leaving much time for anything else, so it was oh so satisfying watching as each of them slowly started to open up and become vulnerable to the other making my heart physically ache. I legit cried while reading this because of all the emotions that Adriana pulls from you. 

I was beyond excited to delve back into this world that she so deftly and meticulously crafted and seeing some of the Landry’s and Gibson’s again made me smile. I missed Walker something awful. This story is beyond anything I could have asked for and I can’t wait to see where Adriana takes us next. 

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy 


Blaire Gibson knows better than to have one-night stands.

She prides herself on her decision-making skills. It’s the one asset that has never let her down. But even the best thinkers have weaknesses. Hers is a delicious business mogul with a quick tongue. Unfortunately for her, that tongue is good for more than just talking.

Holt Mason doesn’t need to justify anything to anyone.

He wants Blaire. He pursues Blaire. And he gets Blaire because that’s how his life works.

Until it doesn’t.

What begins as a single night in a hotel room spirals into an unusual agreement. As late nights provide the space to trade secrets and walls come tumbling down, more is shared than just pillow talk.

They both should’ve known better. They should’ve shown restraint. Because when guards are dropped, hearts get hurt.

*RESTRAINT is a brand-new standalone romance from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.

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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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