Review – Restraint (Mason Family, #1) by Adriana Locke

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 shattered.

A one-night stand turns into something more in this heart-filled, steamy romance from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke.

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Restraint was a sweet, sexy, funny, and entertaining standalone contemporary romance and start to the Mason Family series, and I really enjoyed Holt and Blaire’s story.

   Adriana Locke crafted a wonderful storyline and lovable characters, and I loved her prose. The plot was fairly predictable and pretty much what I expected, at least some parts, and didn’t really have any twists and turns. I loved Holt and Blaire. They had great personalities, although I found it slightly difficult to connect with Blaire since she was more closed off, and fantastic chemistry together. Holt and Blaire’s relationship wasn’t easy, and they had some obstacles to overcome, but I was pleased with the conclusion. I also really enjoyed seeing some familiar faces again and being back in Savannah, Georgia. Holt and Blaire’s families were amazing, and I’m really excited to see where the author takes the rest of the Mason Family series.

   I really enjoyed Holt and Blaire’s story in Restraint and thought Adriana Locke did a great job with the first standalone in the Mason Family series. She definitely writes sweet and sexy small town romances, and I can’t wait to read the next standalone, Reputation.


About Adriana Locke

USA Today and Amazon Top 10 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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