She wants something real. He wants something now. Together they’re trouble in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s sexy and funny twice-in-a-lifetime love story.
With his shameless grin and let’s-play swagger, carpenter Penn Etling leaves women wanting in Dogwood Lane. What do they get? Avery Perry knows: a one-night stand. She’s been there. She remembers every...more
OMFG. I FLOOOOOVED Penn so much! This guy! The cockiness, the swagger, the tattoos, the eight inches....
HIS. HEART. I didn't know I'd feel so much for this guy, but he swept me off my damn feet immediately!
I loved the banter, not only between him and Avery, but the guys too! I adore a good bromance, and nobody does it like Adriana! I always feel like I want to be a part of the gang!
The sexual tension between Penn and Avery gave me the biggest case of blue balls I've had in awhile. But let me t ...more
This is the book in Adriana Locke's Dogwood Lane series that I've been waiting for. I was intrigued by Penn Etling from the moment I met him. He's the fun-loving best friend who's never going to settle down. That is, until he meets his match in Avery.
Avery has captivated my attention. I don’t know what that fucking means, but I’m here for it.
Avery is new to Dogwood Lane, but it's not the first time she's been here. It's been 10 years, but she visited her aunt in this sma ...more
I’ve been waiting to read Penn’s story since July, last year!!! I was elated last night when I got an arc of my most anticipated novel of the year. I didn’t even care it was already 1am and i knew i wasn’t going to sleep.
First of all, where’s Grace? 🤔 After Tangle I was sure Penn and Grace were destined to be together. Don’t get me wrong, Avery is awesome (yes, I know people don’t use this word anymore 😋). After knowing the whole story, I truly understand why it was Avery, ...more
Trouble is the story of Penn and Avery, two people who have such chemistry, they just can’t seem to stay away from each other. However, Avery knows good and well about Penn’s past and doesn’t want to get into trouble, again.
A sucker for these sort of quirky, small town stories - my heart is delighted every time I get to go back and visit this charming little town and its colorful cast of delightful characters.
Enter Penn Etling.
And now my heart doesn't even know what to do with itself. It's in a full-on swoon. And that's despite the fact that I wanted to knock him upside the head a couple times (an urge that was satisfied by some equally wonderful secondary characte ...more
Trouble is the third book in the Dogwood Lane series and tells the story of Penny, and I have to say that this book was a pleasant surprise and I really enjoyed it. I think it's easily my favorite in the series so far!
Penn is a cheerful, fun boy who can't be disliked. A stud from the small town they live in who is afraid of commitment. In his brief appearance in previous books I confess that I didn't put much faith in him, but here, knowing him better, he won my heart.He is a boy with ...more
4 "Gotta roll with it." Stars
Penn and Avery were great in this friends to lovers, contemporary romance from Adriana Locke, her third installment of the Dogwood Lane series. This book can be read as a standalone within the series as it features two new main characters. Told from dual perspectives, Trouble finally gives us Penn's story. And he definitely meets his match since Avery gives as good as she ...more
An enjoyable and funny and fast read. Easy going characters and nice small town setting. No major drama, no angst, just a few insecurities and self doubt that got handled pretty quick.
Penn is the town playboy, no commitments only night stands, but otherwise he is a pretty cool and polite guy. Avery is running away from her spotlight life in LA and her fucked-up family.
They play a bit of mouse and cat game, but in the end both found what they needed in eachother.
"It’s clear what Penn ...more
Penn Etling has been one of my favorite Dogwood Lane characters from day one, so finally getting my hands on Trou ...more
Dogwood Lane is the perfect setting for this Small Town Romance. With colorful residents and a charming backdrop, it's the ideal place for these two stubborn, rela ...more
TROUBLE (Dogwood Lane Book #3) by Adriana Locke is another great contemporary romance in the Dogwood Lane series. This romance has another of the lifelong friends meeting their match with all of the fun, sex and emotional angst I have come to expect in Ms. Locke’s romances. This book can be read as a standalone romance, but being set in a small-town all of the main characters crossover.
Penn Etling had a rough start growing up, but ...more
New author to me; Adriana Locke gives the perfect blend of chemistry, banter and sexy-times in book three; Trouble from her Dogwood Lane series.
I loved Penn and Avery, and because of that was rooting for them from the get-go to get together. The writing style was easy to get along with and the drama/angst was kept very much on a low boil, add in an entertaining cast of secondary characters and I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this book!
Amazon have done me ...more
Now, years later, she is back. She has changed in looks and he has grown into a hot, charming 'lo ...more
ARC kindly received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have been looking forward to Penn's story from the start. He's the loveable flirt of the group, so I was curious to see what we would get from him.
Penn and Avery are both quite independent characters, but with completely opposite views about what they want from life. They have an instant connection, and plenty of chemistry and sparks fly with all the banter that goes on between them.
Penn being the commitment phobe ...more
4.5 Dice CROWNS
DOGWOOD Lane is one of my favorite small towns. With a wide range of characters, charming and irresistible heroes, I always enjoy visiting.
Penn and Avery are so much fun. The friendship they have is fantastic, the joking and bantering allows as to see the Seth to depth their characters. The chemistry between them is subtlety potent ( yes, that is a contradiction) because it isn’t in your face and yet you still feel it.
The premise of the plot is so great & orig ...more
Just like the first two books in Dogwood Lane, Trouble was cute enough. In it, you will meet Penn and Avery. They were cute enough and I liked that Avery made Penn work for everything - like her attention. It wasn't easily given and there was nothing insta-y about their relationship. As a couple, they were it, goals, and more. Wasn't expecting to like them so much but glad that I got this ARC!
Definitely fell in love with th ...more
The southern twang to the tone is the kind of thing that dreams are made of. A smile that touches my lips as I revel in the idea of living in a place where voices can almost be forplay. Just one of the many quotes I highlighted. I enjoyed Penn and Avery's story so much. ...more
Penn is quite the...he's...well he's one of a kind that's for sure, “I’d eff a unicorn.” Penn looks around the table. “What? I would.” Penn's wooing is quite unique, “I hope your dreams are as sweet as your ***.” I liked this book, I adored Penn. ...more
This was a sweet, funny read. Avery escapes her awful parents in L.A. and moves to Dogwood to stay with her maternal aunt with whom she has always been close. The last time Avery was there she spent the night with Penn , he was also 18 and they each stumbled across a special connection at a time they both needed it. But real life separated them and now 10 years later, Avery is stunned to see the man that Penn has become. Unfortunately Penn doesn’t seem to remember her alt ...more
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