Author: Adriana Locke
Cover Designer: Kari March
Release Date: February 28, 2022
Buy link: https://geni.us/SweetLocke
TROPES: single dad, workplace romance, grumpy hero, age gap, forced proximity
USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke delivers a “fresh and fun!” romance between a grumpy single dad and his beautiful, spunky employee—the one he can’t have.
Chemistry is not love.
That’s what my boss, the grumpy single dad with brilliant green eyes, says anyway.
I have my V-card. He’s ten years older than me. I work for him.
Nate Hughes has a million reasons why a relationship between us would never work. Honestly? It’s all a farce.
He can’t deny our connection. His soft smiles, brief touches, and protective behaviors come too easily. And when I need a place to stay? He can’t stop himself from offering me a room—though I’d prefer his bed. After all, there are sparks—delicious, sizzling sparks—when we’re together.
Our forced proximity brings things to a head. Our shared experiences and traumas draw us closer. Our undeniable attraction has us toeing the line between friends and lovers—whether Nate likes it or not.
He’s right—chemistry is not love. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t fall in love with him … even if he can’t love me back.
5 Star Read!!
Sweet made me feel like I was coming home to the Landry’s. I love that family and hold them near and dear to my heart. I fell into bliss with this story and hated when I read the very last word. It is a world I love to revisit over and over. I have a Landry addiction lol. When I found out Sweet was coming and going to be part of the Landry world, I was excited. This story does not disappoint!
Paige and Nate have a lot of downs before we get to where they needed. The low angst has you rooting for these too. I fell for these two instantly. I loved their flow together and the charisma at the end. Sweet is a story you will love and add to your reread pile. I could not get enough!!!
“Now it’s my turn,” she says, the strength in her voice slipping.
“You have two choices.”
She licks her lips. “Choice one is that we can stand here all night and address this situation.”
A slow, so-fucking-slow grin slips across her kissable lips. My whole body comes alive, pushing, pulling, all-out boiling for this woman.
God, help me.
“Or you can get over here and undress me instead.”