Reputation by Adriana Locke

REPUTATION (Mason Family #2) by Adriana Locke
Release Date: January 5th


Coy Mason is a jerk.

If there is one truth that Bellamy Davenport knows, it’s that. Hands-down. (Well, that and the fact that she didn’t mean to hurt him. Physically. Coy can’t be hurt emotionally because he doesn’t have a heart.)

Coy is not just the small-town, literal boy-next-door. He’s a heartbreaking, womanizing, mischief-making (and delicious) man and was all of those things well before he became a hot-shot country music sensation.

He’s a dream standing in her doorway with no shirt, messy hair, and a ‘Do you wanna?’ grin. But he’s also a nightmare for her heart and she knows it.

Their enemies-to-lovers relationship always ends the same way—heavy on the enemies, light on the lovers.

So why is she still standing there?

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Reputation by Adriana Locke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After finishing this story I needed a moment to gather my thoughts because the emotions that were awaken in me were so strong I was a sobbing mess.

It was frightening to realize how much similar Bellamy and I were. I too am the one who is the strongest in my family. Everyone who has a problem turn to me because (and I quote) i can take the burden. It broke my heart when she was secretly crying by the pool. It hit me so hard a had to put down my kindle and take a breath. The whole time I kept wishing Coy to really see in how much pain she was. I wanted to slap him silly a few times but at end he did see his wrongs and did what he should have done long time ago.

This book was kinda cleansing for me. It made me realize that I need to learn how to ask for help even if it kills me because it’s so much easier to go through life with a shoulder to cry on.

***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog ***

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Reputation by Adriana Locke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Okay, I’m going to make this short. The storyline was problematic for me. I know I’m in the minority here, and that’s cool because the story had some serious swoon factor happening, but it just wasn’t enough. This is probably more of a me thing than anything else, but if the couple in the book spends more time than not in a state of unrest, how am I to believe in their HEA when it just pretty much materializes?

Listen, this book, it wasn’t bad, so I’m not going to pick it apart and detail every single plot point. That’s just dumb. But overall, I was a frustrated reader *shrug* That’s it. That’s all I have.

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About the Author:
USA Today and Washington Post 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.

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