LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN, an all-new sexy, standalone contemporary sports romance by USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke, is AVAILABLE NOW on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited!
Cover Designer: Kari March Designs
Genre: Sports Romance
Title: Lucky Number Eleven
Author: Adriana Locke
Release Date: September 7, 2017
People say not to believe the things you read in magazines, but you know what? Most things you’ve heard about me are probably true.
I totally banged the reporter in the locker room after the championship game last year.
Those pictures in Expose from last summer? Those were not modified.
I’m also not really six-foot tall. (But let’s keep that between us.)
Now, I know you’re wondering about that last Expose headline—the one about me and my teammate (and ex-best friend) Finn Miller’s sister, Layla James. That one is a little more complicated.
Here’s the thing: I’ve played football my whole life. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to adjust when the game changes. And if there’s one thing I always do, it’s find a way to win.
Granted, the stakes are higher. The playbook has changed. There’s more on the line than (another) MVP title. But guess what hasn’t changed? Me. I’m still Branch “Lucky” Best and I’m not about to fumble this one.
Grab a seat and a subscription to Expose. I’m about to make some headlines. (Again.)
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Lucky Number Eleven was amazing and one of the best sports romances that I’ve ever read! It was my first novel by Adriana Locke and it certainly won’t be the last. I loved her writing style and the storyline and characters she created. I love sports, especially football, so it was a no brainer that I loved Lucky Number Eleven so much.
Branch and Layla were awesome characters. I’ll admit it took me a little while to warm up to them and get invested in the story, but once I did I was hooked. I quickly fell in love with Branch and Layla, and couldn’t have been happier to read their story. I loved their personalities and chemistry together, and I enjoyed how their relationship progressed throughout. They certainly had their up and down moments, but all of the heartache was completely worth it in the end. I loved reading the story from both Branch and Layla’s POV, and I immensely enjoyed their banter and interactions with each other. There was no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments in this book, and most of the characters had me smiling quite often. Branch and Layla’s story took a few surprising and unexpected turns, but I loved all of them and truly enjoyed reading every single page from beginning to end. Most of the secondary characters were wonderful as well, especially Finn and Poppy. They definitely added an entertaining element to the story, to say the least. I’m hoping that maybe Finn and Poppy will get their own book, but I’m not sure if that’s in the cards for Adriana Locke or not.
Lucky Number Eleven was sweet, sexy, humorous, and addicting, and I absolutely loved it. It completely exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t have loved it more if I tried. It was amazing from start to finish, and I loved the conclusion to Branch and Layla’s story. It was perfect and I couldn’t have been more thrilled for them. Adriana Locke truly won me over with Lucky Number Eleven, and I honestly can’t wait to read the rest of her books, starting with the Landry Family series!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
FIVE “Branch & Layla” STARS!
“One question,” Poppy interjects, looking at Branch. “What position are you?”
“I typically like the bottom so I can watch—oomph,” he says, getting another elbow from Finn. “Wide receiver. Why?”
Looking at Poppy, I can’t help but laugh as her eyes light up.
“You got a problem with wide receivers?” Branch asks.
“You do,” Finn interjects, giving me a narrowed glare. “They aren’t any better than quarterbacks.”
Branch looks from me, to Finn, and back to me. “Why do we not like quarterbacks?”
“My sister was dating Callum Worthington.”
“No shit?” His face puckers like he just bit into a lemon. “How in the hell did that cocksucker end up with you?”
“He didn’t. We’re not together anymore.”
Branch’s eyes heat, the look causing my pulse to quicken. “I’m not a bit sorry to hear that.”
“You better forget you heard any of that,” Finn warns. “This is my sister, Branch. Not a cheerleader or reporter or some chick from a dating app. Got it?”
“Finn, relax,” I say, shoving a swallow past the lump in my throat. “I appreciate the big brother spiel, but I can handle myself.”
“I know you can,” he says, pulling his gaze away from Branch. “But you can’t handle him.”
About the Author
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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