Review | Trouble by Adriana Locke

Review | Trouble by Adriana LockeTrouble by Adriana Locke
Series | Dogwood Lane #3
Release Date | February 4, 2020
Published by Montlake Romance
Genres | Small Town Romance, Contemporary
Format | ARC
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She wants something real. He wants something now. Together they’re trouble in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s sexy and funny twice-in-a-lifetime love story.
With his shameless grin and let’s-play swagger, carpenter Penn Etling leaves women wanting in Dogwood Lane. What do they get? Avery Perry knows: a one-night stand. She’s been there. She remembers every hot pulse as if it were yesterday. But Penn? He doesn’t remember a thing. Now he’s making new moves, and Avery’s not falling for trouble…again. Is she?
How could the beautiful stranger resist him? Avery is going to be a challenge for the bad boy. She’s the kind of woman who digs deep—deep enough to see there’s more to Penn than meets the eye. But first she has to give him a chance. She has to say yes. Could she also be the woman to make him change his playboy ways?
When these two come together, it’s hard to pull them apart. But with love and trust on the line, can Avery and Penn get what they both want? This time for keeps?


I’m not sure why, but it took me longer than I hoped to get trough Trouble. It was hard for me to come around to liking Penn, he was funny at times, but his womanizer ways were a bit too much during this read.

I have nothing against the writing because I love Adriana’s books to pieces, but I think this just wasn’t my kind of read.

As we’re well acquainted with Penn, it was a constant cycle and a bit repetitive. I was hoping for more character development especially with him. And just more from their relationship, in general.

I did enjoy their banter and always a fan of seeing the secondary characters. I’m definitely looking forward to the next read by Adriana.

major thank you to the publisher for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Adriana Locke

USA Today 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.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana’s Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.