Friday, July 5, 2019

Tangle by Adriana Locke

Sparks fly between a die-hard romantic and a sexy cynic in this fresh, funny romance from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke.

That cream-filled, caramel-topped doughnut should have been hers. Still, Haley Raynor can’t deny that the pastry thief with the dreamy blue eyes looks even more delicious. But moving in on a handsome devil like Trevor Kelly is bad news for a die-hard romantic like Haley. Trevor doesn’t believe in love. She does. Giving in to a fling and Trevor’s irresistible charms can’t end well. Can it? What can it hurt to give it a shot?

Girls always fall for Trevor, and in the end, he always ends up looking like a bad-boy cad. Still, spending some time with Haley and her smart-talking, kissable mouth sounds pretty perfect. Besides, he’s only going to be in Dogwood Lane for one week. How much trouble could they possibly get into?

The only answer? A “no falling in love” contract. All Trevor and Haley have to do is follow the rules and resist the attraction sizzling between them… before their hearts get completely tangled up in temptation.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/F Romance

I mulled over this review a few days before writing it, because I wanted to make sure that I was being fair. I did read the previous book, but never thought you'd need to in order to understand what is happening in this one.

Haley is a woman who is living her life as best she can. Her good friend supplies her coffee and donuts and where we meet Haley and Trevor for the first time – well, that scene is hilarious. It got me in the mood for a light-hearted romantic story. However, once you really delve into the book, it became almost muddled by the issues that each character brought. Haley is on a dating hiatus because she seems to choose men who are not good for her. Her favorite people are her friends and family and even they can agree that she needs some guidance or growing up in that department. So, when she meets Trevor, despite his looks, she knows that he'll be trouble for her.

Trevor, for all that he is gorgeous and smart, is still somewhat of a teenager in his emotional state. He has grown up with a poor example of love and therefore, has sworn it off. He is a serial dater. His brother loves him and tries to help him along the way, but knows that if Trevor is going to change, he'll have to see what he's doing on his own.

Their courtship is fun, light, and almost a friendship start. I liked that a lot. It wasn't an insta-love connection, but rather two people who acknowledged their attraction, but tried to stay friends first.

I think my biggest point of contention was that so much of the book was taken up by Trevor's belief that love didn't exist. It became almost all he was. I think the story would have been more powerful for me if it had contained more of their relationship and not so much about their issues and how they were to work around them.

Haley has to decide whether or not she can love someone who doesn't believe in love and Trevor has to decide whether he can break his own vicious cycle.

It was a quick read that made me laugh and roll my eyes. I hope more books are to come.

This is the second book in the series, and I would recommend that you start with Tumble, where we get Dane and Neely's story. In this book we get to see more of them, as Dane's cousin and nanny, Haley, features in this story.

Haley is a romantic who has had her heart broken many times, as she always goes all in. She is currently trying to stop the trend and be super sensible – but then she meets Trevor when she fights him over a donut... and the challenge to be sensible is on. She sets down rules and all, which Trevor readily agrees to, as he has no interest in love at all. The reason why is rather sad, and sweet, but one feels he needs to get over it sometime soon!

Everyone else can see the obvious, but as Trevor is only in town temporarily and Haley is on a no-relationships break, they continue to torture themselves and each other by carrying on with their friendship. However at some point something has to give, and we are left wondering just how this can become what we want it to be.

With a community full of lovely characters, some of whom definitely deserve their own story to be told, I think Locke is developing a series which should be on your look-out-for list – it is certainly on mine.

Also Available in the Dogwood Lane Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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~  Also Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our Tumble post.

USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys dreamed up by other authors, she decided to create her own. She is the author of Tumble, the first novel in her Dogwood Lane series; the Exception series; the Gibson Brothers series; and the Landry Family series.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, her sons, two dogs, two cats, and a bird. 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. Besides cinnamon gummy bears, boxing, and random quotes, her next favorite thing is chatting with readers. She’d love to hear from you!

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Tangle (Dogwood Lane #2) by Adriana Locke to read and review.

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