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Publisher's Summary

Blaire Gibson knows better than to have one night stands.

She prides herself on her decision-making skills. It’s the one asset that has never let her down. But even the best thinkers have weaknesses. Hers is a delicious business mogul with a quick tongue.

Unfortunately for her, that tongue is good for more than just talking. 

Holt Mason doesn’t need to justify anything to anyone. 

He wants Blaire. He pursues Blaire. And he gets Blaire because that’s how his life works. 

Until it doesn’t. 

What begins as a single night in a hotel room spirals into an unusual agreement. As late nights provide the space to trade secrets and walls come tumbling down, more is shared than just pillow talk. 

They both should’ve known better. They should’ve shown restraint. Because when guards are dropped, hearts get shattered.

Restraint is a standalone romance from USA Today best-selling author Adriana Locke. Join listeners everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Mason brothers. 

Author's note: Restraint originally appeared as a short story. Due to demand, it has been expanded into a full novel.

©2020 Umbrella Publishing Inc. (P)2020 Umbrella Publishing Inc.

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Ties into the other series…

Crossovers in this novel (more than just a mention):

(The Relationship Pact from Kings of Football Series)
Larissa Mason
Holt Mason
Oliver Mason
Boone Mason
Coy Mason/McElroy
Aunt Siggy

(The Landry Family Series)
Gram Landry
Lincoln Landry
Sienna Landry

(The Gibson Boys Series)
Bailey Gibson
Sienna Landry
Walker Gibson

There may be a few more, but that’s close to the mark if not on it.

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Great listen

Narration is great. Love this series.

Holt and Blaire are great together. I couldn’t help cheer for them. Blaire broke my heart when she discussed her past. To go through their journey to find each other was wonderful. I hated to put this book down and I can’t wait for Coys book. Lincoln Landry will always be my favorite but can’t wait to meet all the masons. Adrianna Locke did not disappoint and now put another series of mist in my list.

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Loved it! Steamy and charming!

I truly enjoyed reading Restraint by Adriana Locke when it was first released, so when I had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook, I was very excited. It is always a different experience to listen to a story and let me tell you, Wen Ross and Kelsey Navarro did an absolutely amazing job brining Blaire and Holt’s story to life. I could not stop listening!

We first met Blaire as the sister to the amazing Gibson boys. This is a standalone and can be read without reading The Gibson Boys series, though I highly recommend those as well! Blaire is a workaholic who is determined and smart. Holt is a man used to getting what he wants. For both of them, their work is important, but so is their family. Their chemistry is instant and intense, but with lives already complicated, could this lead to anything more?

I just loved listening to Restraint by Adriana Locke. Holt and Blaire’s story was fun, sexy, steamy and a bit angsty. I loved and cannot wait to read and/or listen to more about the Mason family!

Happy listening!

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Beautiful, Fun, and Steamy Romance!

Move over Landry men and make room for a new sexy, southern, alpha male! I absolutely loved this first book in Locke's new Mason Family series! I have wanted Blaire Gibson's story for so long and taking her back to the enchanting and romantic city of Savannah was brilliant! It begins with Blaire and Holt Mason having a run-in at the Savannah airport. They have a brief but sizzling encounter and when Holt gives her his phone number, she takes it and walks away. She is not looking for love, even with this sexy southern gentleman, especially after suffering from past heartbreak. They unexpectedly meet again at the Landry home where Holt is having a business meeting. Holt can't figure out why he is so drawn to this woman, but Blaire's confidence and equal parts sexy and soft, is all he can think about. He convinces her to have dinner and their sizzling chemistry leads to a night of fiery passion. One night then leads into an extended vacation that makes them both break all their rules. I love Holt and Blaire, they’re smart and witty and passionate, and so perfect together! They challenge each other, making them see the strength in their vulnerability. Holt is so romantic and swoony, he is the perfect mix of southern gentleman, devoted son, brother & lover, and sexy alpha-man. Blaire is smart and kindhearted, but I really loved how she blossomed so beautifully with not only Holt's help but also by Sierra showing her what true friendship really was. I also loved the whole Mason family from their fun sibling banter, to their unconditional love and support. I can't wait to read more about all of them.
Wen Ross, and Kelsey Navarro are amazing at bringing this fun, steamy, and heartfelt story to life. They flawlessly portrayed the complex emotions of each character, and you could definitely feel the chemistry that smolders between Holt and Blaire. They add so much personality to this story, making it even more enjoyable and captivating.
This is a great start to the Mason Family series and I loved every minute of this beautiful, fun, heartwarming and steamy romance.

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So glad Blaire got her story, (From the Gibson Family Series) and with Holt being the man made them a great pair. Loved the airport meet, and the progression of their relationship, funny times, sexy times, and tearful times too. Love the Mason Family Dynamics.

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I loved this story. It didn't move too slow or too fast. It was perfect. looking forward to book 2.

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Wen Ross always delivers, however the choice for Blair was the most annoying read ever, I had a hard time getting thru this audio book,the female voice was irritating at best. I was looking forward to learn Blair story, I would have been better off getting the book.

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Chemistry Filled Fun Listen!

Blair and Holt had such chemistry from the beginning and Wen and Kelsey did an amazing job portraying their characters. This is a must read and listen book from the amazing Mason World. Now I’m anxious to listen to the next audio from the laugh out loud Mason Family.

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  • Helen
  • 11-02-21

Great book and narration!

Blaire and Holt really got my kindle steaming!! Two very business focused people, neither planned on anything more than a convenient hook-up and a mutually beneficial relationship of convenience. They both go in thinking their hearts are safe because their heads rule the show. Well it just proves that having restraint won't stop true love from coming knocking once you've met your perfect match! I really enjoyed the chemistry between Blaire and Holt and loved how their relationship developed into something so much more than either of them bargained for. Restraint is a sweet, sexy romance, which had me falling head over heals for the two main characters. I felt so much emotion with this audiobook, and the narrators really did a great job bringing the characters and story alive for me.

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  • Jan M
  • 10-15-20

Restraint!

Adriana Locke pulled me in immediately with Restraint. I loved the instant attraction and banter between Holt and Blaire. Their chemistry was so explosive. The details the author wrote added to my enjoyment. I loved the cameo appearances from the Gibson brothers and the Landry series characters too. The mention of them added another layer and did not take away form Holt and Blaire's story in the least. The narrators were outstanding! Both Wen Ross and Kelsey Navarro were so good bringing the characters to life. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next Mason.