Saturday, September 9, 2017

Release Blitz + Review: Lucky Number Eleven by Adriana Locke

Title: Lucky Number Eleven
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sports Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2017


People say not to believe the things you read in magazines, but you know what? Most things you’ve heard about me are probably true.

I totally banged the reporter in the locker room after the championship game last year.

Those pictures in Expose from last summer? Those were not modified.

I’m also not really six-foot tall. (But let’s keep that between us.)

Now, I know you’re wondering about that last Expose headline—the one about me and my teammate (and ex-best friend) Finn Miller’s sister, Layla James. That one is a little more complicated.

Here’s the thing: I’ve played football my whole life. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to adjust when the game changes. And if there’s one thing I always do, it’s find a way to win.

Granted, the stakes are higher. The playbook has changed. There’s more on the line than (another) MVP title. But guess what hasn’t changed? Me. I’m still Branch “Lucky” Best and I’m not about to fumble this one.

Grab a seat and a subscription to Expose. I’m about to make some headlines. (Again.)

A sexy, swoon-filled standalone novel.

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“One question,” Poppy interjects, looking at Branch. “What position are you?”
“I typically like the bottom so I can watch—oomph,” he says, getting another elbow from Finn. “Wide receiver. Why?”
Looking at Poppy, I can’t help but laugh as her eyes light up.
“You got a problem with wide receivers?” Branch asks.
“You do,” Finn interjects, giving me a narrowed glare. “They aren’t any better than quarterbacks.”
Branch looks from me, to Finn, and back to me. “Why do we not like quarterbacks?”
“My sister was dating Callum Worthington.”
“No shit?” His face puckers like he just bit into a lemon. “How in the hell did that cocksucker end up with you?”
“He didn’t. We’re not together anymore.”
Branch’s eyes heat, the look causing my pulse to quicken. “I’m not a bit sorry to hear that.”
“You better forget you heard any of that,” Finn warns. “This is my sister, Branch. Not a cheerleader or reporter or some chick from a dating app. Got it?”
“Finn, relax,” I say, shoving a swallow past the lump in my throat. “I appreciate the big brother spiel, but I can handle myself.”
“I know you can,” he says, pulling his gaze away from Branch. “But you can’t handle him.”

Author Bio

USA Today and Amazon Top 10 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 weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

Please contact Adriana at She loves to hear from readers.

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Fantastic read! I'm always in for an Adriana Locke's book, and this one didn't let me down.
This book was at the same time funny and serious, there were very lighthearted moments which I read with a smile on my face, but there were also some dialogues and passages that were deep, serious and reflective.

Branch is a famous football player, a manwhore, we can say, who takes his life lightly: games, fun, women. But I have to say that he surprised me, because if at first I thought that he was quite shallow, I had to change my mind really quickly: from the beginning we get to see more deep layers of his personality, and also his behaviour was telling. Yes, he had some moments where he lost "his mind", or he behaved wrongfully, but he always managed to pull his head out of his ass and make right everything that was wrong.

Layla was a very good character, I liked her. I felt like I connected more with Branch, but we get to see also Layla's point of view. I admired her strength and certainty when she discovered what was happening, and also her openmindness and capacity of forgiveness.

I loved the secondary characters, both Poppy and Finn, I would love to read more about them! And Poppy's theory about football players, omg, it was hysterical (and so true)!

So, this was a really good read! I loved the atmosphere and the location (the lake <3) and I certainly recommend it :)

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