This is a first book for me by Adriana Locke! I did enjoy this book Sway! Alison is a work in progress, single mum to a son Huxley. Barrett has it all power, money and having a politicians life. By chance they meet get to know one another. The chemistry between these two l loved, WOW the grape scene amazing!!!! Has a HEA! Sway is a must read!! Well done Adriana!! Looking forward to reading more!
I've read this twice now, this is the first book in the Landry family series. I love this book, I love how persistent that Barrett is with Ali. I love that she chooses to face her fears head on and only does so with Barrett by her side. I'm so happy he was able to prove to her that he deserved a chance more than once. From the moment Barrett met Ali everything changed, he was drawn to Ali the same way Ali was drawn to him. Ali is a super sweet girl and is the first woman to ever want him without an agenda, but her fears are valid especially when it comes to her son. She's protected him once before and no matter what he is her number 1 Huxley is an amazing little boy and I especially love the fact Barrett included him in everything, well not just Barrett but the whole Landry family:)
Adriana Locke is a brilliant writer who writes in ways that are so similar to real life versions of events, it's so relatable to the readers and it takes a gift to be able to do that. Thanks for the awesome read x
I was thrilled, and so excited to start another first book to the most incredible brilliant series, Landry Family. Written by the wonderful first time timed read author, Adriana Locke. I thoroughly enjoyed this most exciting, hilarious book. It was a wonderful Political romantic book. I adored all the wonderful characters finding this book and series so very hard to put down. A blast!!
We meet Alison Baker, who works in a restaurant. She isn't wealthy, and she has had a pretty hard life too. As a working in the single mother to her only son, Huxley. With her working in the day-time, and studying at night to become a journalist. She doesn't really have time off from that at all.
As she meets at work that day the most gorgeous bachelors, one including Barrett Landry. Such a wonderful man he is. So damn sexy and such beautiful man. Alison was now in complete lust. And everyone was just in love with him.
As she looks further over she notices the rest of his well known wealthy family.All from the southern state of Georgia. She then heads over them with the drinks to pass out to them all. Now meeting their sister, Camille Landry who is ever so sweet. She is just so sophisticated and attractive. So sweet and just so kind and so proud of her family in their Political standing in her lives. They are just all so charismatic!!
I absolutely adored this most thrilling and exciting romance. I loved all of this most wonderful character with so much humour and poise. I found it just so hard to put down. I am the happiest that I have already purchased all three books of this series. This is a Winner!!
Sway is the second 'Landry Family Series' Adriana Locke book I've read (I read book 3 first, out of order, I know). This book is a very sweet, seductive and engaging read with some drama for balance. Beautiful Alison Baker is a single mum who has been burned by her wealthy, high ranking ex husband, so she is very tentative about forming a connection with Barrett Landry, the famous politician who she fears may be cut from the same cloth. Ali's hardworking, principled, nurturing and focused on building a better future for Huxley, her son. Huxley's character contributes a great deal to the narrative and provides opportunities to not only display his own qualities but those of his mother and Barrett, too. Barrett is a smooth operator with the ladies, but he's also committed to his career, family oriented, loyal, good hearted and ethical. The politician stereotype really sticks in his craw and he hates playing the game to achieve his goals. Then there's the need for fake charm that urks him. Lastly, the media...appearance is everything and they are constantly looking for a story to stir up a frenzy or to put their own slant on Adriana has the method for creating good plots and characters down pat. The clandestine relationship between Barrett and Ali is nicely developed and their steamy attraction sizzles. To step forward as a couple will require a lot of courage and resilience, though. Of course Adriana gives just as much attention to all parts of the storyline which maintained my interest throughout the book. I recommend Sway to readers who like this genre.
Alison Baker is a single mom. doing her best, with the help of her parents and her BFF , to raise her son Huxley and rebuild her life. Having had everything the good life has to offer within her grasp only to have it slip through her fingers as her marriage crumbled, she's not about to let that happen again. So she's taking control and taking the reins on her own terms.
As part of this plan, she's not averse to finding a man to share it with, though she's not particularly on the lookout for one, but she does have an idea of the kind of guy she doesn't want.
Rich, poised, entitled, assured, living it up as a public figure, Barrett Landry is the perfect example of the kind of guy Alison is trying to avoid, but her part time job forces her right in his line of fire, and you can bet that he notices.
In a tale where the political intrigue as Barrett makes a run for the governor's seat even while taking a run at the engaging waitress who ever so politely rebuffed his advances, Adriana Locke spins a yarn of two very different individuals, each with priorities that would have then deny the attraction they have for one another.
Set against a tableau of the modern South where in some quarters, family is still everything, the members of two closely knit families each factor into the unfolding drama as Barrett and Allison strive to work out how much they're prepared to risk for the chance at something that both recognize could be spectacular ... if they let it ... if everyone else, and everything else doesn't get in the way.
The sense of family that shines through this book was heartwarming, as the passion between these two heated things up to scorching levels in other areas, and while the story is told alternately from the perspective of the two main characters, in some respects it all comes down to one little boy, the mother who'll do anything to protect him, and the guy who can't throw a decent baseball pitch even if the race for the governorship depended on it.
This was an adorable read filled with a memorable cast of characters that I surely hope will pop up again in future books in the series, and you can be sure that there are a few hints as to what might be coming up scattered here and there.
If you want a book to put a smile on your dial, this one should do the trick
I was really excited to read this book, the synopsis really appealed to me and I'd heard great things about Barrett Landry. So I dove into it with enthusiasm! Sway tells the story of Alison and Barrett. Ali is a single mother working hard to raise her son and put herself through Journalism school. She has had a bad experience in the past that dictates her life decisions, and she is determined to rely on no one but herself. Enter Barrett, a candidate for Governor, who brings along with him all the things Ali thought she never wanted again. Barrett himself is going through a crisis of conscience and struggling with elements of his life. They are immediately drawn to each other and it is in their feelings for each other that they find the strength they both need to move on. Sway is very well written, capturing the struggle between heart and head and the difficulty in which people fight to do the right thing, while trying to remain true to themselves. The characters were strong, and while Barrett is incredible book boyfriend material, Ali is the epitome of a strong woman striving to be the very best she can be for her son and herself. The minor characters are great as well. Ali's son Huxley was a delight and his interactions with Barrett were a real highlight. As was Ali's banter with her best friend Lola. I really enjoyed this book, and am already looking forward to "Swing" the 2nd book in the Landry Family series that will centre around Lincoln Landry.
This looks like being a good family series. It was steamy and sexy with some great chemistry. My only complaint was it got a little repetitive with the "is it worth it?, is it not? from Alison. She dragged the story down slightly in my opinion. Her son was awesome though. I am really looking forward to reading about Linc. 3.5 - 4 stars for this one.