Review + Excerpt: SWINK by Adriana Locke @AuthorALocke

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Review + Excerpt: SWINK by Adriana Locke @AuthorALockeSwink by Adriana Locke
Series: Landry Family #5
Published by: Umbrella Publishing Inc.
on July 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 damaged, 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.

When I get my hands on an Adriana Locke romance, complete joy washes over me, and when SWINK landed on my iPad, I screeched like a little kid in a candy shop. The Landry clan has quickly become like a family to myself and Ms. Locke’s readers, and with that, comes a protective urge towards them. SWINK is a little different as it doesn’t showcase a brooding and alpha Landry man this time around, although trust me, there is absolutely NO SHORTAGE of alpha-ness in this book! I mean, COME ONE NOW, this is Adriana Locke we are talking about. Our hero might not be an ALPHA Landry man, but he is an ALPHA no less. Dominic Hughes is EVERYTHING that this series needed and he is EVERYTHING that Camilla Landry craves. Dominic Hughes fights with his fists, while the Landry’s fight with their wallets. They might be completely different on paper, but one this is clear in SWINK, they both want what’s best for Cam Landry.

“I love that you trust me enough to let your shoulders sink out of that perfect posture you walk around with.”

The chemistry between Cam and Dom just flew off of the pages. They put up this front of casualness, but deep down, they BURN for each other. But life takes over quickly for them. The differences in their families and in their lives in general become more glaring by the day, and they both have real hang-ups about it. Not to mention, the very OVER-PROTECTIVE Landry men that like to voice their opinions whenever is inconvenient. 

What I absolutely LOVED about Swink was the updates we were blessed with from each Landry man  and the women that eventually brought them to their knees. It was enough to fracture and fill my heart, and it just made me CRAVE even more time with this family. 

I think SWINK will become a series FAVORITE for a lot of fans. I think we’ve grown to love Cam already, and it was nice to see a softer side to her, as well as the spit-fire side we all knew that was brewing within. Adriana Locke absolutely KILLS IT with every word she writes. I can’t get enough of this series and even though it has come to an end, Ms. Locke will not leave us high and dry. Cam’s twin, Sienna Landry will kick-off a brand new series, THE GIBSON BOYS. I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how FREAKING EXCITED I am for this. Another family to fall in love with. More men to fall head over heels in love with. SIGN ME UP!

“If I didn’t have to get up so damn early in the morning and head up north for a job, I’d be on my way over,” he promises.

“What would you do when you got here?”

It’s a loaded question, one that will only make it harder that he’s not here tonight. Not that he would be here all night anyway. He doesn’t sleep here. He won’t. He’ll come over, but I always wake up in my bed alone. 

“I’d hope you’d be wearing that yellow silk robe that isn’t long enough to cover your ass,” he says, a grit to his voice that’s as smooth as it is rough. It reminds me of his hands—soft enough to caress, yet coarse enough to cause my body to fire on all cylinders. “I’d find you standing in the kitchen, watching porn on your phone.”

“No, you wouldn’t!” I giggle. “I don’t watch porn on my phone.”

“This is my little fantasy,” he teases. “Don’t interrupt.”

“Fine. Continue on,” I say, propping one leg up on a neighboring chair. 

“I’d walk in behind you and almost lose it when I see you with your hand between your legs. Your head would fall back just a little as you moan like you do when you’re turned on. I’d wrap your hair, still wet from a shower, around my fist and tug your head back just a little more so I can bury my face in the crook of your neck.”

The whimper that passes my lips isn’t intentional, but I couldn’t deny it if I wanted to. The thought of his hands on my skin, his breath against my cheek, his cock rock hard and long against the small of my back, has me shifting in my seat. 

Lifting the hem of my floral-print dress, I move aside the lace of my panties and feel the heat and wetness radiating from between my legs.  

“I’d kiss you right behind the ear just so I could feel you shiver against me,” he breathes. “Smelling your vanilla perfume mixed with the scent of you all turned on would make me so fucking hard.”

“And me so wet,” I whisper. 

“I lay my hand over yours,” he continues, “my fingers holding yours in place. You breathe in, the top of your robe falling open so I can see those big, round titties swollen for me, wanting my mouth on them.”

“God, Dom,” I groan, spreading my legs a little wider. Flicking at my engorged clit, the sensation makes me gush a breath of pure need. 

“What are you doing right now?” he whispers. 

“Ah,” is my response as I roll the nub with my thumb, my eyes squeezed closed imagining it is Dominic’s hand on me and not mine.

“Are you touching yourself, Camilla?”


“Fuck,” he hisses. “Do you wish it were me?”


“I’d shove your robe up, bend you over the table, and bury myself inside you so deep you almost can’t take it. Would you like that?”

“Yes,” I almost moan. My back is now arched, my breathing heavy and panting, as I replay two days ago when his words tonight were almost a play-for-play.

“I love the way you squeeze around me. Your little pussy almost milks my cock, begs for it. Do you know that?”

My eyelids squeeze together harder, almost painfully hard, as I touch myself in just the right way. The burn begins low in my stomach, the rumble getting louder with each and every movement of my hand. 

The lace of my panties causes friction against the back of my palm, just another bit of sensation that sends me on a spiral higher and higher. 

“Think of how good it feels when I hit that spot in the back of your pussy,” he coaxes. “The way you let loose. How your legs shake as you flood my cock with so much fucking juice that it almost shoves me out of you.”

“Dom,” I utter through clenched teeth as the tremors of my orgasm start to hit me full-on. 

“You coming, baby? You coming thinking of me buried inside you?”


My body hums at the imagery he’s painted for me, the thought of him doing all of those things sending me on a high that could only be topped if it were him doing them. 

Sucking in a breath, I hear him follow suit, as I whimper at the aftershocks of my climax. My legs relax, the riot in my stomach eases, as I let my head fall back with a contented, satisfied sigh. 


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About Adriana Locke

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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