RESOLUTION by Adriana Locke ~ Release Blitz

SEE MY REVIEW BELOW

TITLE: Resolution
AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
RELEASE DAY: December 10, 2021
BUY LINK: https://amzn.to/3ExNT5k (feel free to substitute yours here)

BLURB:

From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a workplace romance between a grumpy, alpha architect and his new client—who just so happens to have the blueprint to bring him to his knees.

Romance is not in Wade Mason’s portfolio.

This is tragic. It’s unfair that a man so maddeningly gorgeous—an architect with a deliciously squarish jaw, adorably dimpled chin, and the hottest black glasses that straddle the line between professional and provocative—rebukes all things love.

I knew this well before I walked into his office.

The man is a conundrum—a complicated, steel wall of a puzzle. On the one hand, he brushes against me in the conference room with a broodiness that sets me on fire. He demands in-person meetings about the house we are working on together. I catch him watching me out of the corner of his eye with a look that’s anything but platonic. But any talk of hookups, love, or relationships—even in general? Completely off the table.

I’m determined to peel back his layers until I get to the bottom of the mysterious businessman. But my plan is foiled by a surprise that leaves both of us reeling. Neither of us sees it coming, but it changes everything … forever.


Excerpt:

Much to my surprise and annoyance, she laughs as she walks by me. Her elbow grazes my stomach in a move that I think is intentional. Before I can react, she’s down the hall and standing in front of Eliza.

“That dress is stunning on you,” she tells Eliza as if we weren’t in a strained conversation five seconds ago. “Where did you get it?”

“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” I grumble as I slam my door. The framed copy of the first building I ever designed shakes against the wall.

I lean against my desk and suck in a deep lungful of air. The scent of coconuts only intensifies my frustration.

I open a window and then sit down.

“Busy men always go through the motions and never have time to be creative. I’m not sure that fits my needs.”

What the hell?

Relational intimacy.

Loads of rubbish, just as it was ten years ago.

Instead of listening to spoiled, silver spoon-fed women who want their ridiculous projects handled, I have real work to do.

My heart pumps from the interaction with Dara, and I find myself replaying much of our conversation. It’s not until I get to relational intimacy do I realize how much time I’ve wasted—and am still wasting.

I put my phone on Do Not Disturb and get back to the only thing I ever want to know intimately—my work.


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.

Connect w/Adriana:
Website: https://adrianalocke.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoradrianalocke
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/booksbyadrianalocke
Twitter: https://twitter.com/authoralocke
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authoradrianalocke
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8379774.Adriana_Locke
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ivy7xd
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/adriana-locke
Newsletter Signup: http://bit.ly/NewsletterAddy


I’m at a loss on where to start. Resolution embodied everything I admire about Locke’s writing: searing passion, amusing banter, feels, and a family that loves with a fierceness that we would all be fortunate to possess.


Dara had lost her only parent, and to make matters worse, she had no other family, and her identity had been irreversibly shattered. And, while she could have let it affect her bright personality, she didn’t; she was sarcastic, quick-witted, and curious.

Who wouldn’t be intrigued by the broody, enigmatic brother who keeps to himself? I’ve been looking forward to Wade’s story since I first “met” him, and who wouldn’t be attracted by the broody, mysterious sibling who keeps to himself? Even with his family, he kept his feelings hidden, yet it was always evident that he adored each of them. He was broody, kept everyone at a distance, had a dry sense of humor that made me laugh out loud, and a broken heart that dictated his actions from that point forward.

Dara and Wade’s chemistry is palpable the instant they meet, and it’s evident that their personalities are polar opposites: she’s chatty, he’s quiet, she wears her emotions on her sleeve, he wears his as tightly, but it was those differences that helped fortify their route to a once-in-a-lifetime love.

The emotions that bled through the pages, in my opinion, demonstrated a new depth of Locke’s writing; they were more real than anything I’ve ever read, as I’ve had those same thoughts and emotions, and Dara’s emotions were so beautifully and heartbreakingly real, she has secured herself in the deepest parts of me.

She had such a bright personality that she was able to poke Wade with her wit and inquisitiveness, allowing him more light and laughter into his otherwise dark existence. I’m not sure I’ve ever read characters who were more suited for each other; in one another, they discovered what they had been missing, a piece of their soul.

Locke is a true master of her craft; she’s created an enthralling fictional world with characters who have infused themselves into the hearts of her readers, a respite from what weighs on us on a daily basis, a world brimming with so much love that we feel it long after we’ve read the final word.

Resolution is my new favorite in The Mason Family Series, and it’s one of the best books I’ve read in 2021. An unputdownable blend of white-hot chemistry, a broody hero, a cleverly curious heroine, and emotions seeped through every word, from lighthearted giggles to tightness in your chest as tears flow down your face, all within the Mason family world, a family brimming with love, unfaltering support, and the fierceness that allows you to carry that love with you long after you reach the end.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.