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Title: Lucky Number ElevenAuthor: Adriana Locke

Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sports Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2017
People say not to believe the things you read
in magazines, but you know what? Most things you’ve heard about me are probably
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.)
A sexy, swoon-filled standalone novel.



My Review

Oh how I love a good football player romance! I love their cocky attitudes and their god complexes. Though I much prefer them in books vs their antics in real life. At least these guys are sexy bad boys and not of the criminal variety!

Branch Best is a wide receiver, and beast on the field, off the field he’s just a player. Though that is what the media says about him. Truly he’s a sweet and unselfish man. He doesn’t want to bring any woman into the mayhem and madness that surrounds his life. So it’s easier to just not commit. I sort of admired that. If you think about the lifestyle they live, on the road or always at work. The doubts that a significant other can have would be damaging to the relationship. But all that changes when he meets his best friends sister.

So I kind of think of this as a slightly forbidden romance in a way. Finn says stay away from my sister, and she says mind your own business. But when push comes to shove and life happens in an unexpected way, friendships can be severed easily. I won’t say more then that because the plot would be ruined…

I really enjoyed this book by Adriana. It was sweet and sexy, had just enough drama, however there was something a little missing for me when it came to the big plot point. I wanted a little more depth with the families of Branch and Layla. It was hinted at and we got little bits but never anything fully flushed out. But other then that it had all the best elements of a good love story and for that I was satisfied as a reader. I did stay up till one o’clock in the morning reading it so that must meant something right! Adriana has a great flow to her writing and I have seen her come a long long way since her first book. Her plot and her development has improved so much since that first book. I truly enjoy her books and I recommend them to everyone.

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question,” Poppy interjects, looking at Branch. “What position are you?”
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.”
eyes heat, the look causing my pulse to quicken. “I’m not a bit sorry to hear
“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?”
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.”

Author Bio

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
contact Adriana at
She loves to hear from readers.


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