Lucky Number Eleven by Adriana Locke
Author: Adriana Locke
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.)
TOTAL STANDALONE releasing September 7th (in Kindle Unlimited)
Lucky Number Eleven by Adriana Locke
Chantal’s rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
Adriana has rocked another sports romance but this one is a standalone book. It combines football, loads of witty characters, and a romance as well. It’s told in a dual POV, but highlights her secondary characters also.
Layla is a blogger for all different topics. A break up with a well known football player, is still fresh for her. She is smart and beautiful. Layla loves her work and the facts/research she puts behind it.
Branch (Lucky) is a wide receiver for another football and happens to play with Finn (Layla’s older brother). He is very talented in and off the field. He was awarded his nickname “Lucky” because of game winning catch he had.
Layla needs time to clear her head, so her best friend, Poppy and her head to her family’s cabin. Only to encounter, Finn and Branch have already staked claim. A little thrown off by Branch being there, Layla attempts to be nonchalant about their explosive chemistry that they have instantly. Layla is trying to stay away from all men, mainly football players. Branch is a well known ladies man and he sees something different on her. Their conversations go from witty to intense. The cabin was meant to a get away for everyone, but it lead to more for Layla and Branch.
Does Layla open her heart to another football player? Can Branch convince he isn’t like her ex? Will it work or even last between them?
I loved this book! The football references and amazing dialogue between Layla an Branch was excellent! I highly recommend this sports romance!
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
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
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.”
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 www.adrianalocke.com. She loves to hear from readers.