Review: Sweet by Adriana Locke (Landry Family #6)


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Team Harlee FTW! This book is proof that patience wins out...and maybe some consistent yet loving badgering from persistent and hopeful readers of a favorite author (cough*Adriana Locke*cough). If you don't know what Team Harlee is and who this Harlee may be, well, then I highly suggest you read Locke's The Relationship Pact, which is part of the multi-authored Kings of Football trilogy, and Resolution, the fifth book in the Mason Family series. Or join Books by Adriana Locke, which is the author's official Facebook group. Full disclosure: I'm more of a lurker than anything else, but it's a fun-filled group of peeps over there.

Sweet is the sixth novel in the Landry Family series, and I suspect it's the last one but don't hold me to that! Twenty-one-year-old Paige Carmichael leads a pretty good life. She's set to start college after a three-year break after high school, she's got a supportive family that loves her, and she and her biological brother have finally found each other again. She also happens to have a part-time job she enjoys--one that's got an extraordinary work benefit: her boss, Nate Hughes. He's ten years older and a grump but he's also an awesome dad to his young son, Ryder, and a good friend. Oh, and he happens to be undeniably hot. So yeah, she flirts with him. A LOT. There'd be no harm in all that flirting. Until Paige gets evicted from her apartment and Nate offers his guest room. Will closer quarters lead to these two crossing the line they've been toeing?

I've been so looking forward to getting Paige and Nate's book in my greedy hands ever since Adriana Locke announced they'd be getting one. While these two already had an established connection with each other, I appreciated that they didn't immediately hop into bed and that they still needed time to process what's been happening between them even if getting together was mostly inevitable. I adored the banter and lighthearted moments as much as I did the heavier, more angsty parts. Ryder was probably my favorite supporting character, and the sneak peeks at Paige's brothers did pique my interest, so I'm looking forward to getting to know them in the next series. Overall, Sweet was naughty and nice and oh-so-sweet. Five stars!

Release Date: 28 February 2022

Date Read: 25 February 2022

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