Title: Wherever It Leads
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Smooth. Sexy. Irresistible.
Those qualities equal only one thing.
Big. Freaking. Trouble.
Brynne Calloway knows that anything that seems too good to be true usually is. Fenton Abbott and his cashmere voice, Adonis body, and a magnetism like no other clearly falls into that category. But what’s life without a little risk?
It was supposed to be a rebound, an uncomplicated escape from reality. But nothing ever goes as planned. Fenton turns out to be so much more … in ways Brynne never sees coming.
This is my first Adriana Locke book and I’m happy to say that I was extremely impressed. I’m impressed by her writing, I’m impressed by the unique story line and above all I’m impressed by the way Adriana Locke has given depth and complexity to her characters and plots. Successfully avoiding any romance novel clichés, Wherever It Leads is filled with distinctive mystery, angst, passion and heartache.
Meeting both Fenton and Brynne early on in the book, the connection between characters AND the readers is instant. Blanketed with mystery and strategy, their individual backgrounds and their calculated interaction is attention-grabbing from the get go. With the intention of engaging in some ‘summer lovin,’ both Fenton and Brynne start out wanting something light and fun. As they both try to use each other to escape the hardships and complications life has brought to their doorstep; their chemistry explodes into something they were not expecting.
As each chapter passed, I was desperate for more and effortlessly, Locke’s writing knows how to pace the story to give readers exactly what they need. Using a rainbow of emotions Adriana Locke has created characters that will resonate well with readers. Fenton has a myriad of traits that make him a memorable book boyfriend. Attentive, passionate, compassionate and endearingly dominating, he exudes all that Brynne, didn’t know she was looking for. Brynne is a perfect leading lady. Strong, confident, assertive, witty and loving, Brynne’s adoration for her friends and her family makes her unforgettable.
With an unravelling of twists, turns and revelations that will shock the readers as much as they did the characters, Wherever it Leads is refreshingly heartwarming. Beyond the growing relationship between Fenton and Brynne, Adriana Locke’s use of secondary characters and a marvelous side story, is what allows Wherever It Leads to go the distance.
The blankets rip away and Presley jumps off the side. “You need to be more instinctive. Fenton is not going to give you swoon regret.”
“Swoon regret? Seriously?”
“It happens,” she sighs. “I swooned over this rocker guy once. Hot and sexy and a voice—not cashmere, but more like whiskey—and in the morning, I regretted my swoon. He wasn’t that cute in the daylight and he had a smoker’s cough, two things I didn’t see in the strobe lights of the bar.”
Laughing, I climb out of bed, too. “Want to watch a movie?”
“Let’s order Italian and watch Netflix.”
“I’m not really hungry. Just get me some breadsticks.”
“Is that some Freudian slip?” Presley laughs.
“Probably,” I say, shaking my head and realizing I might be a little more affected than I even realize.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
There is a giveaway for a signed paperback of Wherever It Leads (US only) and 2 x $5 Amazon gift cards (3 winners)