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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  7,708 ratings  ·  1,157 reviews
USA Today Bestselling novel

My life changed forever the night my husband died.
I was left with a shattered heart, a heap of bills, and our daughter, EVERLEIGH. I don’t want to rely on anyone, least of all CREW GENTRY. He’s my first love and the man who almost destroyed me, the man who has let me down every time I’ve needed him.
But when tragedy strikes a second time, Crew j
Paperback, 325 pages
Published July 13th 2015 (first published June 22nd 2015)
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Mandi Beck
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a story, sat back when it was finished, closed your eyes and just cried? I have. With this book. I cried happy tears, I cried sad tears. What could have been and what will be tears. It was one of the most emotional, poignant, perfect stories that I've ever read. It's one that will stay with me forever and I'm okay with that because I never want to let these characters go.

I'm a huge fan of Adriana, respect her as a peer, and I can honestly say that I loved her other books, the
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars!

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Sacrifice is the perfect title for this book. Both of these main characters make huge sacrifices for the ones they love. This was a heavily emotional read, but those are my favorite. I loved both Crew and Julia, and little Everleigh.

Julia has been through more tragedy than any woman should. She lost her husband, and now, it’s struck again. Crew Gentry is Julia’s brother in law, but he also dated Julia way back when. He still loves her. She hates depending on him, but with her daug
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****4.5 STARS*****

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Somebody decided to step outside of their comfort zone and veer away from the typical romance books they normally write.

This is not your sweet, hearts and flowers kind of love story. It’s grimy and deep and true and real. If you are looking for a light read, then this is not the book for you. But if you are looking for a book they may cause real emotions and you’re ready to put your feelings out there, here you go.

I've loved both of the stories Adriana Locke has given us. Her hot, cocky, alpha males and southern gentlemen are what book boyfriends are made of. But something about this story is different. Something has changed. This story came from somewhere different and with every word that I read I was very aware that that place was her heart. Crew Gentry isn't a book boyfriend, he's a hero. He's a man you want on your side when the chips are down and you have no where else to turn. Because he will prove ...more
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TITLE: Sacrifice
AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: July 13thth 2015

This is the first time I've encountered or read anything by this author before so I'm pretty keen to see what she's going to bring..

This book was a beautiful emotional story about letting go, forgiveness, second chances, and sacrifices..

The reason why I'm rating this at 5 stars is beca
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

DNF 40%
I didn't like the characters, the writing or the narrators. 😬
A.L. Jackson
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've had Sacrifice on my TBR ever since one of my reader friends got to read it early and fell in love. I finally got to read it, and oh my gosh, am I glad I did. I always go for the more emotional stories, and Sacrifice definitely had me swimming in the feels. It's sad and profound, but throughout the story, I felt hope and belief building. I loved the way Adriana was able to capture the intense love between Crew and Julia, without belittling the love of Julia's first husband. That's an emotion ...more

I finished reading Sacrifice at 5:25AM crying my eyes out (happy tears? Sad tears? I am not telling). This book had me feeling so many emotions. It was such an AMAZING book. Ever was one of the sweetest girl I read about. This book was unpredictable,emotional, hot and sweet at the same time.

Julia tried to stay so strong for her daughter. It is not easy being a single parent and doing everything on your own (it wasn't easy asking for help). I respect that a lot, but at some point you have to let
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
destroyed.... I am going to need a few days before I even think of picking up another book. #myhearthurts
Sammy ⭐️
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, stand-alone
5 Stars

Julia Gentry's world fell apart two years ago when her husband died. Getting her life back on track and raising her daughter, feels like a constant battle especially when the person she holds responsible won't give up trying to right his mistakes.

Crew Gentry walked away from the girl he loved, only to return home to find her in the arms of his brother. After a life threatening end to a fight destroys his dreams, his life spirals out of control. Living everyday with the guilt that his bro
Adriana Locke
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I haven't read a book this fast in a really long time but I couldn't help myself.This book completely sucked me in and made me getting nothing done.I didn't leave my house today and the only time I moved was to take a freakin bathroom break.Crew Gentry you have completely destroyed me!!

Julia Gentry has been a widow for the past two years and is barely holding it together.She goes through the motions and she struggles everyday to move on and have a life while taking care o
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This just freaking messed me up. This messed me up so bad I had to hold my breath the entire time reading the epilogue.

This book was so heart-wrenching. I cried myself silly tons of times. Seriously. This book was so painful to read I had to stop reading during the hardest parts. Which was a lot. Holy hell, I will hold this story close to my heart for the rest of my life.

The way the story was written was really great. Each word gutted me and tugged at my heartstrings in the most beautiful and ag
A cute, sweet second chance read with two really likeable characters and the sweetest little girl Everleigh.

Trigger warning (view spoiler)
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Sacrifice and I just loved it. Julia's husband Gage has died and 2 years later she is still heartbroken. She has to deal with barely being able to pay bills and take care of her daughter, Everleigh. What makes matters worse is Crew, Gage's brother and her one time ex is always trying to help. She doesn't want his help. It's bad enough he is responsible for Gage's death even though it was unintentional. You can understand the bitterness and guilt that's involved with them two. Som ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sacrifice was an okay book. I enjoyed some parts of the story but what really made me struggle was the pace. It was too slow for my taste and my attention wandered away numerous times. I liked Crew and he was definitely my highlight of the story. He tried to redeem himself for his past mistakes and succeeded in my opinion.
I struggled with Julia. Her animosity towards Crew was strong and I felt it was resolved way too quickly.
When they got together I had difficulty feeling their chemistry but t
This book was amazing, and beautiful, and just had so many feels!! Ahh, I want to read it all over again!
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
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☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

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Sacrifice was one hell of an emotional page turner.

What would it be like to have the love of two brothers? One-- who you married but is now deceased. And the other—an old flame of yours, who has always been there for you, through thick and thin, but is also an echo of the past and ever present factor that could be your future.

I really liked the plot of this, as it was something I personally never came across
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Recommended in case you're looking for an emotional read or a good fighter romance book :) ...more
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it
3 Stars..... Oh Gosh, this was another very conflicted read for me:(


OK, so I finished this last night and when I woke up, I still felt the same. Sometimes I read a book and while left to ponder, it actually gives me time for it to sink in and sometimes I realize, hey, I loved it. This story wasn't that feeling for me.

What I didn't like:
Sex with OW...yea for me I don't want to read a graphic sex scene with lead male with other women, yes, it was just one
Overall Opinion: This story really was touching. The idea of going through having a child with cancer is terrifying, and I think that Ms. Locke wrote about it beautifully. I am a mom, and it made me so grateful that I have healthy children. I loved the overall message that Crew finally got by the end of the story which was that it is the simple things that matter in life. I lost my mom to cancer and in the past I was unable to read/watch anything regarding the subject of cancer because it was to ...more
Eileen Robinson
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I have to tell you, and as a reader you will totally get this... we read books, and we enjoy them, we read books and we say "oh i loved that story". BUT every now and again we read a book, that opens the door, draws us in, and and then it never ever again leaves our heart because we have found one of those magical books, that pulls every emotion out of us, tears our hearts apart and puts us back together again and leaves no part of you untouched.This book is about love, hope, despair, faith, bel
Anna Jackson
5+ Stars!

That was freaking amazing!
Crew Grentry, can I just keep him for ever and ever? My gosh I loved every single thing about him, and I mean every single thing.

Honestly? I just can't even with this book. My emotions were everywhere. Seriously I cried, I cried big ugly fat tears, pretty much the entire book. Please, PLEASE have your tissues available and ready.

So if you know anything about me, you know that, with kick ass books, I'm not going to go into detail, because sh
Oh the feels!

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This book is sad and beautiful at the same time. You can feel the love, the insecurities and the pain of the characters.

"Sacrifice", that word will have a new meaning after you read this. Our main characters, Crew, Julia and Ever are so real. So believable.

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This story is about a mother ( and a widow ) ready to do everything and anything for her child and A man willing to do the ultimate sacrifice for them!

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You do not want to miss this story.

“I turn, touch the side of h
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sacrifice by Adriana Locke is a must read for anyone's TBR list. This is her third novel (she has also written a novella) and her best work to date. Sacrifice will immediately pull you in and take you on a journey that will engage all of your emotions. Crew is not your typical alpha bad boy, he is a man with many past regrets, a man who always walked away when things got difficult. Now he has a chance to prove that he has changed and can be the man he always had the potential to be. He will have ...more
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦
+++ 2.5-3 STARS +++

First off let me say, Adriana Locke gives us an amazing alpha in Crew Gentry and Everleigh stole my heart, while Will became what I loved the most about this story. I'm hoping right now with my fingers crossed, that he too will get a book.

Now let's get down to business.

Oh man this book. I feel like there was so much hype about it and I expected more, but ended up disappointed. Maybe my expectations were set to high, or maybe it just wasn't for me. Especially with one scene in
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.5 EVERything Stars

Wow...just wow! What a gut wrenching, beautiful story. So many times, I found my heart stopping just getting ready for the flood gates to open.

Such an excellent job at developing these characters - especially Jules. I loved how the author represented her switching from a total bitch bit by bit and not just "suddenly" does a complete turn around.

Also, this was a great premise of a story. Yeah, it may have been done in a different way before but not like me...this was
Tiffany Readz
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An Emotional Ride!

Wow. I needed a minute to get my bearings after finishing this book. Talk about an emotional roller coaster if I've ever read one. Not a huge crier when I read, this book caused me to well up more than once. Consider this a notice, have the tissues ready!

Crew Gentry and Julia have known each other since they were seventeen years old and were also each others first love. While young and dumb, Crew made some selfish choices and ended up losing Julia to his brother Gage (I loved
Ashley Reynolds
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Sacrifice in exchange for an honest review.

Everyone has been talking about how this book has been different for Adriana Locke. I wasn't sure if I believed it because, honestly, she had only written two books up to this point about characters from the same "series". I had insanely high expectations and was prepared for disappointment.

I was NOT disappointed.

I cannot even begin to describe the love I have for this book. The character development is very strong. I could pictu
3.5 very, very close to 4, but still not 4*

I am a bit torn on how to rate this book. I had no idea this book is so depressing and heartbreaking. I mean, I LOVE that, and I did like it here, but it was a bit like watching someones's really tragical life, like all that was written in the stars for that person is only misery. Like, how much shit do they have to go through?!?! And I just knew it would end like it did. I just knew. Because come on, it would be too weird to actually end perfectly. Ser
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USA Today and Washington Post 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

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