Happy Monday, bibliophiles! You can rest easy, because Tuesday is upon us annnnnnd I bring you a new review! If there was a time to get patriotic and political, the time is now! If you’re not sure which candidate to support, I can send one your way, and he’s smoking hot! It’s Barrett Landry from Sway by Adriana Locke. This is the first book in the Landry Family series, so keep your eyes peeled for future reviews from some of the most lovely southern gentleman.
Georgia might be the luckiest state in the country, and more specifically, Savannah. Landry is the mayor, but his realism is what made me fall head-over-heels. In public, he’s put together and the total package of community leader and strong candidate to make it to position of governor and eventually, The White House. If only he believed that on his own. When he looks in the mirror, he sees conflict, and that inner struggle leads to potential issue for his future. Enter Allison Baker.
Ali has been there, done that, unfortunately. Once married to a powerful judge out west, she’s trying to get her life back on track after a nasty divorce. She works numerous jobs, is going to school, and trying to be the best mother she can be to her ten year old son, Huxley. A new man is nowhere on her radar, until she bumps into Barrett. While he’s mingling at a gala, she’s serving the champagne. It’s when he hears her boss belittling her that Barrett steps in to save the day. The two hit it off instantly and the rest is history.
What I loved the most about these two was the fact that they took things slowly and never wavered from that idea. He’s running for the governor of Georgia while she has a son and a heart to worry about. The good thing is, Barrett is a patient man, and will hold out for what he wants because he is nothing if not determined. Not only that, he has a heart of gold, and he insists that not only Ali see it, but Huxley too.
With politics involved, there’s a lot of people among the mayor’s campaign team who are trying to drive Ali away. Her old insecurities mixed with words in her ear earn her the right to approach with caution, but I was thrilled that no matter what, she had Barrett to fall asleep and wake up to, if she so chose to get that close to him.
Needless to say, I adored this story.. every red, white, and blue moment of it! Barrett and Ali are amazing together despite the constant flood of people trying to interfere in their lives. I can’t wait for Swing so I not only get Lincoln’s story, but more of this powerful political couple!