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Lucky Number Eleven

(Exposé #5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  3,829 ratings  ·  605 reviews
I’ve always been the person that does whatever someone tells me I can’t.

Can’t graduate with a four-point-oh? Check.
Can’t win a modeling contract without trying? Did it. Check.
Can’t make it in the pro football league? Triple check with an MVP Award on top.

When my best friend told me to stay away from his little sister, Layla, it didn’t sound like a challenge. Then again, I
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published September 6th 2017 by Umbrella Publishing Inc
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Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!


Sometimes that play that wins the game isn’t the safe one. It’s not the pass over the middle that will definitely get you ten yards. It’s the Hail Mary at the end that you toss up with nothing but a prayer.

Lucky Number Eleven is a feel good sports romance that is sweet, sexy, and a lot of fun!

Layla meets Branch Best after she’s just had a break-up with a football player. She’s promised to swear off athletes, but there is something about Branch… Branch and Layla’s brother,
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LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN is part of the Expose collection of romances by Adriana Locke, but is a complete standalone. In this we meet Branch ‘Lucky’ Best and Layla James Miller, his best friend’s (Finn's) younger sister.

Branch and Finn decided to get away before their preseason starts up and head up to Finn’s families vacation house on the lake.

The last two people they expected to have the same idea as them is Layla and her best friend Poppy who is so into Finn it makes for great secondary
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Branch ‘Lucky’ Best is part of the biggest playboy duo football has ever seen. You can always find him with his best friend Finn, ladies hanging all over them and having a good time at any bar. They decide to have a weekend away before the season starts but get a shock when Finn's sister, Layla had the same idea also. Branch decides it's the perfect opportunity to show Layla that his moves in the bedroom are even better than the ones on the field.

Lucky Number Eleve
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Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Lucky Number Eleven is live on Amazon in available in Kindle Unlimited: ...more
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story by Adriana Locke! I loved Layla and Branch in this story’s unique mix of sports and brother’s best-friend romance with a little surprise in the middle. Can’t wait to read more of his series!
4.5 coffee cake & candy apple stars

There are so many things to love about and reasons to enjoy this book. Aside from adding yet another Locke hottie to my ever-growing book boyfriends list, Lucky Number Eleven dropped at the perfect time and was just the book I needed. It was all kinds of sweet, sexy, scandalous, and oh so addictive! Branch Best will certainly leave you swooning, drooling, and your ovaries exploding.

Lucky Number Eleven is part of the Exposé collection, which includes a varie
Melanie (mells_view)
Breaking News: Is Branch Best really, the best?

A fun and quick sort of sports romance with a surprise inside. Branch Best is a well known player on and off the field. Some people thing he's the best and some people say it's all luck. Layla is a blogger who hasn't had much luck in the romance department especially when it comes to dating athletes. To get her mind off of her latest ex she heads up to her families cabin with her best friend Poppy, where her brother Finn happens to be with his best
This is perfect book for those who like to read about sexy athletes. Although this is a sport romance, there is not much sport competition, but there is a whole lot of ego, charm and sexy body.

What you can also expect is a fun story, but with surprising and heartbreaking twists. I was slightly surprised when emotions really caught me. I even dropped a few tears several times. And although our heroes are not perfect, and especially Branch did some stupid moves, I really liked those heroes.

I also
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I was not a fan of this book. I felt like it was just little bits and pieces of every other sports romance out there and it was a solid case of telling not showing.

We're told Branch is a manwhore, but never shown it. He has some cheeky comments and tons of sexual innuendo, but that doesn't make someone a manwhore-it makes them a flirt. He supposedly has commitment issues, but he seems perfectly ready to jump into something with Lyla. We're told later on that he got a BJ from some chick in a bar,
Rhonda Ziglar
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 SEXY TOUCHDOWN STARS!! Love, Love, Love this top story in Expose magazine. Adriana Locke has passed a winning touchdown with this book. Oh Branch, he is my new book boyfriend, sexy, hot, confident football player and all athlete in everything he does. Layla is beautiful, strong and the sister of his best friend, who has just broken up with cocky football player. These two have so much chemistry they will burn up your pages. This story also has all the feels from laughing to tears in your eyes. ...more
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Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Generic sports romance without any sport where the adults act worse than teenagers, are constantly jealous, don't communicate and he's afraid to commit because despite being 30 if i remember correctly, he's never had a girlfriend because he knows that other players cheat so he "won't do that to a woman". (I mean, or you could just not cheat? Because you are a human adult not an uncontrollable robot that has to put its penis in things?)
So not into male characters with little emotional maturity an
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I've come to the conclusion that I can NEVER go wrong with an Adriana Locke romance. She continuously brings us AMAZING, DELIGHTFUL, and SEXY characters that are completely unforgettable. Her storylines never lack passion, hilarity, and romance. Her writing style pulls me in and her words keep me at her mercy. I'll never want for a great romance or a great laugh as long as she keeps giving us these fantastic love stories.

LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN is a romantic comedy/sports romance that is a complete
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I had to pick one facet of Adriana Locke's writing that is my absolute favorite I'd pick her banter. I always find myself laughing out loud or thinking that I'm reading a conversation that could totally have taken place with my friends. I just always have such a good time reading her stories.
In this particular story I love the bit of taboo with a hint of sexual tension. With Branch being Layla's brother's best friend it makes her off limits. But that doesn't stop the attraction between these
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

5 Candy Apple CROWNS

Lucky Number Eleven by Adriana Locke is hands down, without question my favorite book of hers. It has absolutely every thing in I love in a sports romance: cocky sports hero, feisty heroine, and sweet and sexy times. I never wanted it to end.

Branch Best is my kryptonite. Seriously, this man hits all of my points for a hero. He is sexy as heck with the body of an athlete (hello, cover), and he has the confident swagger that I cannot resist. Eve
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Layla and Branch are blindsided in more ways than one in this steamy, fun, and heartwarming HEA! Layla is done done done with swarmy good for nothing jocks that think just because they have a little ability on the field they can run roughshod over her. Her latest ex has once again proven that this whole subsect of men should just be written off as players and liars. Trying to decompress she decides to get away to her family's lake house for a spell. She wasn't counting on her brother being there ...more
Gina *loves sunshine*
This one hit the spot!!! Definitely pick this up when you are looking for a fun, flirty quick read - a story you can take down in 4-5 hours!!! This book was 10 times better than what the synopsis says. Branch was off the charts swoony, and Layla was the perfect compliment to his funny banter. I loved the whole thing! I ate it up like fair food...yes that is a book reference :)

Brother's best friend hooks up with sister. Of course stuff gets heated, men fight, yes they are hot football players. Ye
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn’t a romance novel. Because when you read romance, you expect .... I don’t know....? ROMANCE! And a path to LOVE.
But in this case, there was none of that. And of course that was a major disappointment. Both MC kind of felt obligated to be together and that was a complete turn off for me.
At least I didn’t DNFed it, hence the 3 stars review instead of the 2 stars I originally felt.
This book's been on my tbr for a while and I finally managed the time to read it. I admit the first thing that caught my attention was this beautiful cover, it's so cute. And I believe this was my first book by Adriana Locke but I already added her books to my wishlist. <3

So, this book was really fun to read. I really liked how the prologue gave so much fire and curiosity to know what would happen.
Layla is Finn's little sister and Finn's Branch best friend.
After Layla got 'dumped' by a quarterba
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Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the perfect long weekend read! It was sexy and sweet, with the trademark witty banter and innuendo that I love so much in Adriana Locke's books! Lucky Number Eleven is part of the Expose collection of romances, but is a standalone.

Branch and Layla had incredible chemistry and I was pulled into their story right from the start. I liked that although it's their mutual attraction that starts the ball rolling, their actual romance is gradual and organic. Yes, there is a bump in the road and
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! I love Adriana Lock's books! This one might just be my favorite one so far!

Branch ‘Lucky’ Best and Layla James Miller are amazing! Their love story in kind of unconventional. They have a fling. Shocking... no. But, Layla just got out of a relationship with football player and is not looking for a new one. She is attracted to Branch, and gives into her attraction. Branch is her brother's best friend and teammate. That makes Layla out of bounds for Branch... but he doesn't listen. Their
J.E. Benoit
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict ( A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Stars

“…I’ll admit I’m no saint. It’s so much more fun being a sinner.”

I loved Branch and Layla! To be honest, I didn’t really know much about this book before diving in, I just knew that Adriana Locke wrote it and since I’ve loved everything I’ve read from her, I knew I had to read this too! Even without not knowing what it was about, the book
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been Branched!

It's starting to get annoying, but I can't bring myself to feel differently: 5 lucky stars to another Adriana's book!

I loved this book! I loved the characters, I enjoyed the reading so much! I laughed, swooned, got anxious, hot, light, full of joy and love! I felt Lucky (see what I did there? Lame, I know).

Branch was amazing! He was cocky, sexy, hot, funny. You met Lincoln Landry, right? It was something like that, but somehow I felt Branch more vulnerable than Linc. And that
Michele McMullen
Lucky Number Eleven ...Adriana Locke is certainly one of my go too authors and she has once again knocked it out of the park!
Layla has just come off a bad breakup with her football boyfriend. She knew that he wasn't "The One" but cheating is a definite deal breaker. She decides to take her best friend and head to the family cabin in the mountains for a bit of regrouping
Branch has lived his life in the spotlight . He is one of the bad boys of football. He is a player on an off the field. His bes
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4.5 Stars

After getting hooked on Adriana's Landry series I couldn't wait to get my hands on Lucky Number Eleven. I knew it would be a book that would appeal to me as soon as I read the synopsis and I couldn't have been more right.

Layla Millar hasn't had the best luck with athletes in the past, after breaking up with her quarterback boyfriend she decides to get away to her parents summer home with her bestie, what she doesn’t expect is her older bro
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Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I wanted something to whisk me away from reality, something that sucked me right in and did wonderful, swoony, feelsy things to my heart.

And, y'all? Adriana Locke delivered.

This was a super quick, light and easy read - but it was the perfect thing for escaping during a long weekend away. I was sucked in immediately, drawn to Branch and Layla's sparky chemistry and fun flirty banter. And then - as they navigated the twists and turns of their relationship - they completely stole my heart.

I loved
Becky Rendon
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you can say only one thing about Adriana Locke, it would be that that woman can make anyone swoon. I may or may not have noticed her "healthy" obsession with a certain NFLer and I found it highly amusing that her out of control admiring led to a book.

What I didn't expect was the way this storyline went! I liked it more because of that. Real life isn't all rainbows and unicorns but sometimes you get a double rainbow.

Lucky Number Eleven is the faint double rainbow hiding behind the bright, sex
Could the blurb be any more trite? I'm just surprised it didn't start off with him having a ONS.

And he says he hates dogs.
Dawn Nicole Costiera
A Top Pick for 2017.
I LOVE Lucky Number 11 by Adriana Locke. It is the epitome of fun, sexiness and feels. It just made me happy! Right from the start, I loved all the characters... Two Sexy Football Stars, Branch & Finn and Two Fierce Chicks, Layla & Poppy. They were all so down to earth and relatable. Usually I fall for the leading men first, but in this story it was the girls. Best friends Layla and Poppy are more like sisters. They were there for each other no matter what throughout all good
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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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