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Sway

(Landry Family #1)

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BARRETT LANDRY has it all.
Power, prestige, and plenty of women, the dapper politician’s life is pretty phenomenal. But in the midst of the biggest campaign of his life, he needs to focus. The last thing he can afford is a distraction.

ALISON BAKER is a work-in-progress.
As a single mother to HUXLEY, she’s rebuilding life on her terms. She’s focused on family, faith, and
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Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published May 14th 2016 by Umbrella Publishing Inc.
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Adriana Locke Yes! Lincoln's book, Swing, comes out on December 19th. Graham's book will be out in 2017. Ford's in early 2018.
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Yes! Lincoln's book, Swing, comes out on December 19th. Graham's book will be out in 2017. Ford's in early 2018.
Camilla and Sienna are both getting a book and both will be out next year. They will be standalones and not officially a part of the Landry series. Watch my Goodreads account for new book additions! :) (less)
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Carleen
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two words people...Vote Landry. I know I am! It's no secret that in the real world election season divides people. It's full of slimeball politicians, heated debates and crazy antics but Adriana Locke gives us another side to that. A fun side. A sexy side. A sweet side. Yes, the main character in Sway is a politician and he deals with his fair share of controversy but this book is so much more than that. It has everything; laugh-out loud banter, swoon-worthy moments and just enough angst to make ...more
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦


Well, this was lovely. I'm going to do a very short review because, well, got ARCs breathing down my neck.


I've read the first two books in this series back to back in preparation for Switch (Landry Family #3) by Adriana Locke which is coming out in Feb, 2017. Very much enjoyed them both.


If you enjoy romances with politicians for heroes then do check this book out. This particular Landry brother, Barrett, is a mayor and he's running for governor. He is in the middle of a very intense campaign when he runs into Alison at one of the
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4 STARS

Such a fun, sweet and sexy read with the right amount of angst moments and a little bit of drama! I really enjoyed Barrett and Alison's story! It's a light and refreshing story about a single mother and a politician!

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Allison is the kind of character that is easily to like her from the beginning! She is sweet, funny and strong! And Barrett is smart, super hot, gentleman and cocky! I loved seeing how their relationship grew.There was tension and sparks between them! Their steamy moments
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Sabrina
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Currently on sale!
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Alison Baker knows how evil the media can be. Knows the lies they can spin and how they can ruin someones life. So she has no desire to ever be in the limelight again. Instead, she keeps her head down, works her two jobs, goes to school, and takes care of her son, Huxley.

Then she meets Barrett Landry and her perfect life starts to seem a little boring and need of some spice. As badly as she wants to take a risk and go wild with Barrett, she has more than
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Joy
I'm over the moon excited about this series. Adriana Locke has set a solid foundation for a family series. There's something here for everyone. A politician, an athlete, a military hero. Need I go on?

The dynamic in a series like this is so important. The relationships that are forged that you hope to continue to witness throughout the series are what keep you wanting more and these characters don't disappoint. If you love a series that revolves around a family you've hit gold with the Landry's!
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Christy
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

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I love reading series that center around families and I just know I’m going to love this Landry clan! Barrett Landry is a politician, and he has siblings. One is a soldier and one is a pro athlete (I can’t wait to read those books, too!) and I loved all the Landry clan!

Alison is a single mom who doesn’t do drama and isn’t interested in dating anyone in the spotlight. She’s had enough of both to last a lifetime and she doesn’t want it for her, or her son Huxley. She works hard, goes to
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Jayme
Wonderful book. I love every minute of it. Adriana Locke is a great love storyteller. I already can not wait for the next book about further siblings. It will be an incredible series!



About the plot: The Mayor of Savannah, Barrett Landry is a full package. He is this, handsome and charming politician who is on the run to the gubernatorial election. Everyone wants a piece of him or gain something from him. He is determined, but tired of deceitful and devious political campaign.

Alison Baker is a
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Jeannine Allison
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4.5 stars...

I really enjoyed this one! It was a wee bit predictable and the drama bordered on OTT, but I didn't really mind because I loved the characters and the romance between them.

Also, before I begin, I have to mention this... I will never look at grapes the same way again! Holy shit that first sex scene was hot...

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Anyway, moving on...

-Barrett-

He was definitely someone you'd classify as a manwhore, and while I've been becoming less and less thrilled with this characteristic in my heroes, I
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Speak as you find' Stars!


I am starting to get why many of my book friends love this series so much! Actually, this is not my first read by Adriana Locke (it's the second! lol) but I already love her writing and the love stories she writes. Her Landry series is VERY much known in the book comunity and now I totally understand why because I've fallen in love with this amazing family!

Sway is the first installment in the Landry Family series and it tells the story of the oldest Landry sibling (a
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 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

3.5 "My Vote is In"Stars

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" Everything comes at a cost.
Sometimes even for love, it's a price too steep to pay".


Ladies,there's a new playboy in politcs and he's going to charm the hell out of you and get your vote. Barrett Landry wants to be your new Governor and come election day, he's going all in.

Being the Mayor of Savannah,Barrett has been living his political dream. He wants to make a difference and help people and that means being the new Governer of his State. It doesn't hurt that
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Adriana Locke
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Sway is available now on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited: http://bit.ly/SwayBasic
Claudia Burgoa
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ll take one sexy-hot-compassionate-sweet alpha to go.

Miss Locke started a new series with a big campaign to win every reader’s heart. She’s got my vote.
My readings lately have been about sexy politicians and the women who fall for them. Powerful guys who fall for smart, strong leading women. Fascinating reads during these times. If only we had a man like Landry running (ahem, let’s not go into real life here)

But in book-boyfriend races let me tell you, Barrett Landry is on top of the polls.

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Sami ♥'s Books
Mar 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF at 39%. I was on the fence about whether I'd be able to finish this book anyway, but the very first sex scene includes 'bursting' grapes inside her?? Seriously?? First, eww.
Second, grapes are pretty sturdy- they would take a lot of pressing to burst, so yeah, "Thanks for bruising my vaginal walls, jerkface".
Third, how do you get all the grape pieces out? "Thanks for the good time honey, let's stop at Walgreens and buy some douches on the way home"!
Fourth, better grab some Monistat while
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Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!
*3 Unholy Alliance Nutella Jars*


It was just a coincidence or maybe it was fate but when two people are meant to be it's much more then the chase. Reporting live from the world of Politics galore there's a scandal just waiting to happen but a rendezvous was inconvenient and messy for sure. One of me absolute guilty pleasures has to be political romance I for the life of me can't help it. It's fecking crack, with all the drama and scandal how can you expect me not to enjoy, jeysus I'm only human
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Rebecca Woodward
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Ahhh! This story is a breath of fresh air. Reading was smooth, no bad grammar, no misspelled words. An easy peasy wonderful read. This is my first read for this Author and I love her writing skills. Her characters were well developed and very real. The love story between a mayor and an ordinary woman with a child was beautiful. This is an introduction to the Landry family. This will make an excellent series. I highly recommend this read. There is a couple of hot sex scenes which I loved!! five ...more
Wil Loves Books!
Love, love, love Barrett Landry ...more
RentasticReads
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED IT. I freaking loved and devoured every single moment of this book. I can't even. I think this is the first I've ever read that has something to do with politics and Adriana Locke just nailed it. I was swayed and hooked and addicted right from the very beginning. Barrett Landry and Alison Baker were just too perfect together. And then add Huxley and the other Landry family members to the mix and it just goes well above and beyond. I already want to read it again and it hasn't even been ...more
Emmbooks
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've spent a few days trying to think what my favourite thing about this book was. I mean Barrett Landry is Hot. he's a dickhead at times but we all love a bit of a bad boy don't we? he's sexy yet sweet. He has a filthy mouth and let me tell you, the things he can do with a fruit bowl? almost enough to make me bite my lip.

Allison is the kind of character that could easily have been trounced by Barrett. I loved that she held her own. As overwhelming as Barrett could be, she held up as a strong
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Jessica Alcazar
My first read by Adriana Locke and absolutely not my last. I loved everything about this book. It had it all ... it had warmth and sweetness, fun and sexiness and it gave me an overall feeling of loyalty. She covered a lot of bases with this story and she did it flawlessly. I can't wait to devour the rest of this series along with many more of Adriana's books!
If you're looking for a story with just the right amount of angst and drama surrounded by heart and fun and good old sexy times, then look
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S.M. West
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible
Enjoyed this and looking forward to Linc's story.

**Audiobook**
Sophie's Reading Corner
Loved it!! I'm not used to political romance, but Mayor Landry got my vote ;) Can't wait to read Linc`s story!!! :D ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 04, 2017 marked it as unfinished  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
I'm DNFing this one, but “without prejudice”. I knew it was outside my wheelhouse when I started so dinging it for turning out to be outside my wheelhouse just seems harsh. The thing is that both characters are very sexually aware and are in a constant state of arousal and desire. Which wouldn’t be so bad, but they’re also graphic, explicit, and, to me at any rate, rather crude.

Which is a shame because Locke is a decent writer and the characters are interesting, the setup has lots of juicy
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Betül
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**

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"I've been thinking about you since I met you, and you've given me a reprieve from my life without even trying."

Sway is the first book of Adriana Locke's new Landry Family Series. This book is about Barrett Landry, the oldest of six kids, who is also the Mayor of Savannah. He is currently a candidate in an election to become the next Governor of the state of Georgia. Alison is a single mom who is working two jobs to pay for school and provide a
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Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
I confess I did not really like the hero at the beginning of the story, but he was growing up as a human being and turned out to be a cool guy.
Our heroine is full of issues due to her ex, but she's cool. Cute kid.
A good story.
Rebecca Woodward
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Ahhh! This story is a breath of fresh air. Reading was smooth, no bad grammar, no misspelled words. An easy peasy wonderful read. This is my first read for this Author and I love her writing skills. Her characters were well developed and very real. The love story between a mayor and an ordinary woman with a child was beautiful. This is an introduction to the Landry family. This will make an excellent series. I highly recommend this read. There is a couple of hot sex scenes which I loved!! five ...more
Fiona Fog
Single mom Alison is working two jobs, going to school and trying to raise her son Huxley on her own. Her parents help, but Alison is determined to do it on her own. She will never put herself in the position of relying on a man again. Her ex-husband saw to that. She supported his dreams and gave up her own and in doing so lost part of herself. When her marriage broke down she got out just in time.

Barrett Landry, Mayor of Savannah and is on track to be the Governor. He's life has been planned
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T.
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a political novel without being political. It’s about this family, The Landry’s, yes one of the children is the Mayor but there is more to it than that, in all honestly that is a small part. To me it was about trust, communication and knowing yourself worth and sticking to it.


Barrett is the young mayor of Savannah who has tossed his hat into the governor’s race for the state of Georgia. He reminds me of a John F Kennedy Jr. in a lot of ways. Allison is a single mom who is working to
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CeCe
This one had so much potential, but I felt like the actions and feelings were forced. The writing was mediocre - flat. The execution was very weak. Of course it had the annoying friend, Lola, that pushed sex at every opportunity.

I am so grateful that I just got this book on KU, verses buying the audible version.

Allison is a divorced mom with a 10 year old son. While she is working as a waitress she meets billionaire, mayor, and hot eligible bachelor, Barrett. Barrett loves that Allison does
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Rohina
description Every part of me is tangled up in this irresistibly handsome politician and I’m afraid there’s no way out. I’m really afraid I might not want a way out.

Yup! I used grapes instead of quote marks... This a way too good of an opportunity to pass up. LOL! But that scene was soooooo H-O-T! *fans myself*

Before, delving about the book I would really like to talk about the author and I really feel this is the right time to talk about this. The thing is the more books an author puts out and the more
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
The grapes thing was a no-no.

The chemistry between the MC was not there for me.

Buuuuuut I LOVE the Landry Family! So I can’t wait to read Lincoln’s book!

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Landry Family (8 books)
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“This isn’t the time or the place for me to decide to start thinking about monogamy. That ruins men. Clips their nuts, drains their testosterone, destroys the very things that make politicians good politicians.” 2 likes
“This isn’t the time or the place for me to decide to start thinking about monogamy. That ruins men. Clips their nuts, drains their testosterone, destroys the very things that make politicians good politicians. I am a politician. I need my nuts . . . buried in her. Groaning,” 1 likes
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