Well Adriana Locke, you did it again! This is Graham and Mallory's story; it's book three of the Landry Family series and though it can be read as a stand alone I recommend reading Sway and Swing first. The Landry brothers are utterly gorgeous and unique and the family dynamics are great fun to read. When Mallory tumbles into Graham Landry's arms (and office), the CEO and the brains behind the Landry business is forced to defend the walls he's put up between his family's fortunes and his own heart. This really is the case of two complete opposites clashing together and just fitting. Graham is hard headed, everything is either black or white - there is no in between. Mallory beats to her own drum and doesn't care about girly material things - she's a yoga-holic and thinks that an aromatherapy rollerball is a cure all!! But Mallory is also the super glue that puts Graham back together and holds on tight. She completes him in more ways than one. This story is full of explosive chemistry, just the right amount of sexual tension and an unexpected sweetness. With some great laugh out loud moments you expect from our OCD CEO makes this a super fine read. 5 Stars from Me.
Switch is another successful instalment into the Landry series. The Landry series is the only series that I have read from Adriana Locke so she is still relatively new to me but that doesn’t make her any less amazing.
I have been waiting for Graham’s story since the very beginning because I was so curious about how he would change and grow as a person when he fell in love. Switch didn’t disappoint. I loved that we got to discover a new side to Graham that we hadn’t seen before when we caught glimpses of him in the previous books. I really loved getting to know Graham even more. I loved finding out just how sexy Graham is with his dirty talk and learning about that side of him.
I loved Mallory, I thought she was a hilarious woman who knew what she wanted and wasn’t scared to go for it. The chemistry between Graham and Mallory flies off the page, I loved it. I loved that the two of them had funny banter and then in the next minute were having sexy time. I loved that this story made you feel the emotional connection between the two characters.
One of the other things I also loved about this book was that we saw more of the Landry Family and how they interact with each other. It was great seeing characters from previous books and see how they have blossomed. Watching the family grow together and interact made me love this series even more.
Adriana Locke transports you into the world of the Landry Family as you read because it is so well-written that you can’t help but lose yourself for a moment.
I honestly can’t wait for Ford's book even though I have a feeling it’s going to be the story that hurts me the most.
*ARC was kindly received in exchange for an honest review*
What can I say? Adriana has done another amazing job!
Graham has taken on every aspect of Landry holdings when Harris handed the reigns over. He's the smart, anal, highly strung brother who everyone in the family relies on for advice, to make them money, to always ensure their interests are protected. He feels and has the whole families weight on his shoulders. After his assistant leaves on short notice the replacements that come and go are either not good enough or can't handle working for him. Enter Mallory! And what an entrance she makes. From the moment these two re meet she tips his world upside down and inside out! Can graham handle his life out of order? Can Mallory live up to what's expected? This book has laugh out loud moments, with sweet awe, tear up moments. You won't be disappointed with this, I do suggest you start at the beginning of the Landry series to follow along the journey :)
I've read a couple of Adriana Locke's books previously, but I hadn't read any of her Landry series, until Switch. I have to say it was a surprisingly delightful and thoroughly engaging read after a slightly slowish beginning - a minor point, though. So, now I need to download books 1 & 2 to catch-up. In Switch, Adriana created real and relatable characters that were perfectly flawed. Graham was a handsome guy who lived to work - organised, exacting, measured, reserved, safe, neat as a pin and a confirmed bachelor. All that might sound like a turnoff, but he was actually very sexy and desirable. Mallory, Graham's new employee, was stunning, alluring and smart, but not big on organisation (to the point of OCD that is) and certainly not the neat and tidy type. However, she was sweet, kooky, cheeky, hardworking and tough (yet vulnerable). She was also a take-me-as-I-am kind of person who kind of smashed into Graham's planned and structured world, and things might never be the same again. So, the stage was set for an 'opposites attract' scenario as each character found the other extremely exciting, but annoyingly different at the same time. Would they work their way towards a major realisation - that as a pair, they were complete? Adriana's writing was a real draw as she packed in all the emotions required for a good romantic plot; including drama, conflict, humour and seductive scenes. There were really no major negatives to Switch. In addition to all the pluses I've noted, the dialogue/banter was wonderful, the pacing was, for the most part, appropriate and it was well edited. I can highly recommend Switch to lovers of this genre.
Compared to his brothers, two of whose stories can be found in the first two books of the Landry Family Series, Graham Landry might seem to some to be boring.
The one who always has a plan, is always looking out for the best interests of his siblings (though rarely himself) Graham is the one who's typically found dressed in a suit, unable to shut off, conducting business over the phone even at family functions, he likes things neat and orderly, with everything mapped out in advance with even his backup plans having back up plans.
None of those plans accounted for Mallory Sims. Turning up late for her first day of work as yet another in the long line of Personal Assistants who've attempted to fill the role vacated months before, she also turned Graham's head so fast that he might be suffering from whiplash.
Slowly getting her footing after a long term relationship imploded, Mallory find's herself equally attracted to her new boss, and suddenly ready to take chances again, so long as they can be taken with him.
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
Yes, I know all caps can be seen to be rude, but really, it was necessary.
The chemistry between Graham and Mallory was instant and explosive, with off the charts sexual tension and banter that was both witty and clever.
Of course you can't have a good romance without complications and Adriana Locke serves them up with relish as each of the Landry boys try to stick their nose into their brother's business and heap dramas of their own upon his shoulders.
With a sense of playfulness that permeates the entirety of the book, it was difficult to keep a smile off my face, and I can't wait till the audio comes out so that I can play it for the wife giving myself an excuse to enjoy it all over again.
I felt this book wasn't as strong as the first 2 in the series. It felt a little rushed, or like it needed a bit of extra padding or something. It was still a great read, just not my favourite so far. Off to read book number 4 now 😊
I absolutely loved this book. Mallory was my favourite kind of character. Great dialogue, well developed characters and smoking hot chemistry. Everything I want in a romance. Another awesome read from one of my favourite authors. Definitely recommend
I have been in love with the Landry family for some time now and even though Linc is still my number one brother Graham is a close second. Who wouldn't fall want to get to know the sweet and sexy CEO, Mallory is one lucky lady. This book is a mix of comedy and hotness throughout that will keep you wanting to know what's to come next. I love seeing that the Landry family is still strong and supportive of one another through everything. Such a great story and wonderful read, can't wait for what's to come next. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.