Release Blitz, Excerpt & Review: Resolution by Adriana Locke


TITLE: Resolution
AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
RELEASE DAY: December 10, 2021


From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a workplace romance between a grumpy, alpha architect and his new client—who just so happens to have the blueprint to bring him to his knees. 

Romance is not in Wade Mason’s portfolio.

This is tragic. It’s unfair that a man so maddeningly gorgeous—an architect with a deliciously squarish jaw, adorably dimpled chin, and the hottest black glasses that straddle the line between professional and provocative—rebukes all things love. 

I knew this well before I walked into his office. 

The man is a conundrum—a complicated, steel wall of a puzzle. On the one hand, he brushes against me in the conference room with a broodiness that sets me on fire. He demands in-person meetings about the house we are working on together. I catch him watching me out of the corner of his eye with a look that’s anything but platonic. But any talk of hookups, love, or relationships—even in general? Completely off the table. 

I’m determined to peel back his layers until I get to the bottom of the mysterious businessman. But my plan is foiled by a surprise that leaves both of us reeling. Neither of us sees it coming, but it changes everything … forever.


Much to my surprise and annoyance, she laughs as she walks by me. Her elbow grazes my stomach in a move that I think is intentional. Before I can react, she’s down the hall and standing in front of Eliza. 

“That dress is stunning on you,” she tells Eliza as if we weren’t in a strained conversation five seconds ago. “Where did you get it?” 

“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” I grumble as I slam my door. The framed copy of the first building I ever designed shakes against the wall.

I lean against my desk and suck in a deep lungful of air. The scent of coconuts only intensifies my frustration. 

I open a window and then sit down. 

“Busy men always go through the motions and never have time to be creative. I’m not sure that fits my needs.”

What the hell?

Relational intimacy. 

Loads of rubbish, just as it was ten years ago. 

Instead of listening to spoiled, silver spoon-fed women who want their ridiculous projects handled, I have real work to do. 

My heart pumps from the interaction with Dara, and I find myself replaying much of our conversation. It’s not until I get to relational intimacy do I realize how much time I’ve wasted—and am still wasting. 

I put my phone on Do Not Disturb and get back to the only thing I ever want to know intimately—my work.  


5 stars to Resolution! 

I love going back to Adriana Locke’s world in Savannah! It feels like home going back to the Mason family (and hearing about the Landry family) so I was super excited to finally get Wade Mason’s story and it did NOT disappoint! 

I think Wade Mason has become my favourite Mason brother for sure. I’m such a sucker for the quiet and controlling men that don’t let anyone in or see them vulnerable until that one woman walks into their life and knocks them off their feet. I’m a goner when she gets him to smile or laugh for the first time and that’s what it was like with Wade and Dara! 

Wade is the type of man who keeps his cards close to his chest. He’s the quiet and controlling type who doesn’t show any of his vulnerability, even around his family. He’s a well respected architect who is known for always staying super professional and being married to his work. Wade is hard to get to know as he doesn’t reveal much of himself to anyone but under that closed off demeanour is a man trying to protect himself.  

Dara is quite the opposite. She’s a talker, loves to laugh and makes friends with people everywhere she goes. She’s the perfect match for Wade and knocks him off feet the moment she walks into his office for an appointment. 

Wade and Dara were perfect together and their chemistry was off the charts. I loved their story and the journey they go on. I loved watching Dara slowly break down Wade’s walls until we finally got to see the amazing man that we knew he was. Seeing Wade let go of his past and fall in love with Dara was so beautiful. 

This story was full of emotion, angst, steam, tension and SO MANY swoons! I highly recommend this book and while you don’t need to read the rest of the Mason Family series, I would definitely recommend reading the rest of the books first as the Mason family appear a lot and you’ll fall in love with them. 

Adriana Locke has added another book boyfriend to the top of my list with Wade… I just want to talk about so many swoon worthy moments I won’t spoil it! Is it too late to claim Wade? 

Go read this amazing ending to the Mason Family series! You’re missing out if you don’t. 

*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* 

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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