Review: Swink by Adriana Locke

Posted July 21, 2017 by sultrysirens in Excerpt, Release Blitz, Reviews by Kim / 0 Comments

Review: Swink by Adriana LockeSwink by Adriana Locke
Published by Self on 7/21/2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I’m that guy.

Camilla Landry rustles against me, the silky fabric of her overpriced lingerie slipping along my bruised rib. The porcelain perfection of her skin is even more innocent against the colorful ink dotting my own. It’s demure meets damage, pampered meets punctured.

So, yeah, it’s obvious I’m that guy. Dominic Hughes. Her attempt at rebellion. Her bid to see what the other side of the tracks feel like. I’m okay with being used because, from where I’m sitting, the other side of the tracks have never looked so good.

I love Adriana Locke, plain and simple. She is unquestionably one of my go to authors. I’ve read almost everything she’s ever written (I still haven’t met Cane and Max!) and enjoyed it all. The Landry Brothers have got to be the hottest brothers I have ever read about (Lincoln!!) and I was really curious as to how Adriana would bring Camilla into the mix.

Hands down, Swink is the best book out of the entire Landry series.

When you have four very protective older brothers, it’s hard to do anything without them knowing. Camilla “Swink” Landry has found a way to do that. We’ve had a small snippet of what was to come in a few of the other Landry brother’s books, but now we get to see who Cam is hiding.


Dom is the complete opposite of what Cam is…hardcore, has lived a very tough life and is just making it by. Dom doesn’t come from money, hell, he’s a fighter and that’s how he makes his living for himself, his brother and his nephew.

But when Dom and Cam are together? Pure magic. The tough guy and the sweet woman are so good together. Yet, neither one will make a commitment as they don’t fit in each other’s “worlds”. Dom doesn’t want to get to close to Cam as he feels he has nothing to offer her but Cam feels everything when she’s with Dom.

Once again, I was flooded with emotion. From wanting to scream at these two to make it work, to watching Cam’s brothers in action, hearing about Dom’s life and Cam trying to find herself, I was all over the place with Swink. I loved every single second of it and I definitely enjoyed seeing what ALL of the Landry’s were up to!

I totally fell for the Landry family and I personally think that Swink was the perfect way to end the series. Kudos to the author for another amazing book!

Title: Swink
Series: Landry Family #5
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: A Standalone Bad Boy/Good Girl Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2017


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He’s standing in the doorway, one hand on the sweatpants that hang just below his chiseled hips and the other leans on the frame. The tattoos that mark his flesh are vivid against his bare skin, making the blues of his eyes shine.

He flashes a lopsided smile my way. “Took you long enough.”

“I don’t drive like a bat out of hell,” I laugh, stepping past him. “Did you shower already?”

“Yeah. I smelled like gym floors.”

“As long as you don’t smell like gym whores,” I say, setting the bags on the table in the kitchen.

His laugh is contagious and I feel myself smiling. A set of arms cage me in from behind, grasping the table on both sides of me. My skin breaks out in a shiver as his lips find the sensitive spot behind my ear.

His face buries in the crook of my neck and he takes a long, leisurely breath. “You smell so good.”

“Keep doing that,” I say, relaxing my head onto his chest.


“Talking with your mouth against me.”

“You like this?” he asks all breathily so that each word whispers across my skin.

My eyes fall closed as I relish in this moment of nothing but him. “No, I love this.”

“Can I tell you a little secret?”

“As long as you keep talking, you can tell me whatever you want.”

He chuckles, dotting kisses up and down my neck. “I love this too, feeling your body give up the fight of the day and let me take over.” He turns me in his arms so I’m facing him. “I love that you trust me enough to let your shoulders
sink out of that perfect posture you walk around with.”

As he reaches up and undoes the elastic in my hair, I watch his features soften. He moves carefully, unwrapping the tie from the twisted mess in my locks, careful not to pull.

“There,” he says, cupping the back of my head through my long tresses, “that’s better.”

“You don’t like my hair up?”

“Not like you had it. You look to lunching-y,” he says, wrinkling his nose.


“Yes,” he grins.

“You are too cute.”

“You are too fucking sexy.”

Reaching up, I swipe the pad of my thumb over the cut above his eye. He flinches, but just for a second. “What happened?”

“Bond’s right hand.”

“I hate him.”

“So do I,” he snickers.

“Let’s get some ice for it.”

He leans in, his brows tugging together. “Let’s not.” His eyes hood as he takes me in, his tongue darting out and wetting his lips. My knees weaken, my body humming with delight at his reaction.

“I want to take care of you,” I whisper, although that’s really on the backburner now.

“Let me baby you.”

Instead, he lifts me up and places me on the table. My stomach clenches as he positions himself between my thighs, my sundress curling at my waist. I ring my legs around him, pulling him so close that the soft cotton of his sweatpants rubs against my opening.

He looks down. “You aren’t wearing panties.”

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Posted July 21, 2017 by sultrysirens in Excerpt, Release Blitz, Reviews by Kim / 0 Comments


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