Release Blitz, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Relentless by Adriana Locke

TITLE: Relentless 
AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
RELEASE DAY: September 3rd, 2021

“I had to sneeze.” 

I should’ve taken her insurance information and driven off like any reasonable CEO with places to be would. 
She crashed into my car, for heaven’s sake. Because she had to sneeze

What did I do? I didn’t get in my car and drive away if that’s what you’re thinking. 

Nope. I stuck around. I could suggest I stayed because she needed help, but the truth? She was really, really hot.

We became fast friends. Then friends with benefits. Before I knew it, we were involved in an illicit office romance that had me fumbling through a drawerful of panties to get a Post-It. 

It was supposed to be easy—a fling, if you will. A dashing millionaire hero (*adjusts tie*) and a beautiful (stubborn, frustratingly independent, hell-on-wheels) damsel in distress. (Don’t tell her I said that.) 

It wasn’t supposed to be forever, but we did want a happy ending. (Pun intended.) We could’ve made it work, too. 

But one of us overcomplicated things with the L-word. And the other? They omitted a truth that changed everything.

Author's Note: Relentless, a full-length, standalone novel in the Mason Family Series, delivers a dose of heat and heart. Enjoy!


He fiddles with his tie. “Otherwise, I’ll be back upstairs in a few hours, and we can head up to legal. You’ll be communicating with them a lot, and I want to make the introductions.”

“Okay,” I say, following his lead and standing.

He comes around the corner of his desk and stops a few feet in front of me.

Our eyes lock, his irises shifting colors again—deepening—as he takes me in. If we were in another place—any other place—at another time—besides the office in which we both work—I’d raise on my tiptoes and kiss him.

At least, I think that’s what I would do. It’s been so long. But the version of me that lives in my head and plays out fictional romantic interludes believes that’s what would happen.

My mouth goes dry, and my lips are downright parched. But as the reel of the make-believe kiss we’d share finishes in my head, I scamper back to reality and the fact that he’s my boss. And no matter how kissable he is or what I wouldn’t give to lean in to this feeling—the one that feels pretty and desired—I don’t.

I can’t.

Because life is about priorities and having a roof over your head is a big one. So, too, is ensuring that you don’t give people the ability to screw up your life.

Kissing my boss would surely put me at risk for the first one. It would definitely be wading into the waters of the second.

“Let me know if you need anything from me today,” I say, my voice a little raspier than I would like.

His eyes darken, but all he does is nod.

I lift my chin and give him my best-practiced smile. Then I turn on my heel and escape into my office.


4 Stars for Relentless! 

I was so happy to be back in the world of the Masons! I love a good boss/employee romance so I was super excited to read Oliver and Shaye’s story! 

Shaye’s life is a mess after her broken marriage left her with a huge debt. She’s only working part-time as a waitress at The Gold Room, a bar owned by her friend. As if things couldn’t get worse, one day she sneezes and hits someone’s car. Oliver Mason’s car to be exact.

Thankfully, Oliver was super nice about the accident, which helped when she goes in for an interview the next day for none other than Oliver’s executive assistant. She had no idea it was for Oliver’s company so image her surprise when he walks into the interview room. 

Shaye doesn’t know what she should do when she’s offered the position. She needs this job badly but with her attraction towards Oliver growing, she isn’t sure if it’s the right thing to do. Once she accepts the job, the attraction between them grows and ends in some hot kisses. 

Both facing trust issues, they decide to not enter in a relationship and to just have fun, but obviously things get more serious as they spend more and more time together. 

Shaye and Oliver connect so easily and instantly. They work so well together and I loved their banter. Some of my favourite scenes involved all the Mason brothers and Shaye. She held her own even with all of the Masons around her. 

This was a cute romance story filled with fun and sexy moments. It was so entertaining to see how Shaye evolved from awkward to confident with herself and Oliver. This was a super easy book to read that was very engaging. I flew through it which I was a little sad about. I wasn’t ready to leave their world! 

This was such a great addition to the series and I’m excited for more Mason Brothers to come.

*ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review*

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