Review + Excerpt: LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN by Adriana Locke @AuthorALocke

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Review + Excerpt: LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN by Adriana Locke @AuthorALockeLucky Number Eleven by Adriana Locke
Published by: Umbrella Publishing Inc.
on September 7, 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance
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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.)

I’ve come to the conclusion that I can NEVER go wrong with an Adriana Locke romance. She continuously brings us AMAZING, DELIGHTFUL, and SEXY characters that are completely unforgettable. Her storylines never lack passion, hilarity, and romance. Her writing style pulls me in and her words keep me at her mercy. I’ll never want for a great romance or a great laugh as long as she keeps giving us these fantastic love stories.

LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN is a romantic comedy/sports romance that is a complete standalone, even though it is a part of the Expose’ collection of romances. LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN brings us Branch Best and Layla Miller, two characters that you will ADORE instantly. If you are a fan of a sexy star football player who falls hard for his best friend’s little sister, then you’ve come to the right place. A lifestyle blogger and an MVP football player, well then, that’s one hell of a match-up, wouldn’t you say? Put Ms. Locke’s words behind it and you have quite a romance!

“You’ve been quite the player.”

“I have been. No doubt. I’ve been the best, actually.”

  “Only you would take pride in that.”

“Now, I’m taking pride in being your man. If you’ll have me.”

Chock-full of Adriana Locke’s brand of comic relief, LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN not only brings ALL THE FEELS…it brings ALL THE LAUGHS as well. It’s SEXY. It’s SWEET. It’s HILARIOUS. It’s the love story that will bring you GREAT SATISFACTION the whole way through. Combustible chemistry in and out of the bedroom, everyone will fall head over heels for Branch and Layla!

“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.”

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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