Wherever It Leads by Adriana Locke | BOOK REVIEW07:42
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"Smooth. Sexy. Irresistible.
Those qualities equal only one thing.
Big. Freaking. Trouble.
Brynne Calloway knows that anything that seems too good to be true usually is. Fenton Abbott and his cashmere voice, Adonis body, and a magnetism like no other clearly falls into that category. But what’s life without a little risk?
It was supposed to be a rebound, an uncomplicated escape from reality. But nothing ever goes as planned. Fenton turns out to be so much more … in ways Brynne never sees coming."
The hype that was created around this book? Yeah. It totally lived up to it expectation.
Let's go to the very beginning.... Once upon a time in a land far away, a story about a man and a woman, let's call them Fenton and Brynne, started with bananas.
Oh yeah, you read that right. BANANAS!
I'm gonna be honest here. When I started, this book didn't immediately capture like the rest of Adriana Locke's books. It took me at least until 15% before I felt that proverbial BAM! But DUDE!!!! Fenton 'Cashmere' Abott is hot! Like H-O-T and the moment I got into the story, I was, as usual HOOKED! It went above what I had expected, actually.
There is something unique about Adriana's work. The stories are sexy, funny and always with a twist and a mystery that just demands to be revealed. She writes about female character that are bad ass and the male characters are just so damn sexy and irresistible.
Okay, so back to bananas! *insert minion voice*
Brynne didn't know that losing her cell phone at the supermarket would lead to the hottest encounter of her life that would change her world entirely. Enter Cashmere, I mean Fenton Abbott, the man with the cashmere voice and oh-so lickable body to go with it. *LeSigh!
That was also the night Fent proposed Brynne an absolutely crazy idea, but one that she needed the most. Well, that's what Presley said.
Fenton Abbott was supposed to be just a rebound.
Brynne was just supposed to be on a weekend date in Sin City.
But you know what they say about well though out plans... They come crumbling down one by one. Piece by piece until nothing is left to hide.
It's already a given how Fenton Abbott is made to be every girl's dream guy. He's hot, smart, sexy with his cashmere voice and lickable abs, basically the complete package. What attracted me the most was the vulnerability that came out so frequently. The way his hands shook or how is voice trembled when he saw Brynne in anguish. THAT is what made me love him because let's face it, we all love a guy with a soft side, especially where is woman is concerned... Sigh! I want one too.
Apart from his vulnerability, the love, care and respect that he has for his people is admirable. His generosity and tenderness and his ability to go above and beyond for the people he cares about and pair it with his alpha tendencies... He is the perfect Locke man.
Brynne Calloway is a lot different to Locke's previous heroines. With what she and family went through and still go through, it was very admirable the way she woke up everyday to conquer one day at a time and just hope that everything would be okay. Brynne is quirky, witty, feisty, loving and sure of herself and her wants and needs and isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in [ A marker of Locke's heroines]
Through all thick and thin, Brynne found a support system in her best friend Presley. She is was literally just perfect for Brynne. The Yin to her Yang. They were poles apart but complemented each other so well!
There is an underlying mystery that runs throughout the story and Brynne and Fenton are right in the center of this mystery. I wish I could tell you what all was happening but then I would reveal the perfectly laid out plans. [ I suck at mystery reading because I ALWAYS figure it out! Just like I did here and I was't even 20% in!]
Fenton doesn't believe in love.
Brynne is breath of fresh air in his chaotic life.
He isn't what she expected.
She wasn't supposed to be 'The One.'
He is an open book for her. But what happens when they find out that they are more interconnected in a web than they could have ever perceived?
I really enjoyed reading this story so much! Brynne and Fenton complemented each other so perfectly. They both were sexy, smart and sassy! I loved how Brynne just didn't roll over when it came to Fent. She held her ground and went toe to toe with him and calling him out every single time when she thought he was being unreasonable. Fenton was protective and bossy but in the most fun way possible
The story was quote different to Adriana's previous ones and once I was engrossed in the book, I didn't put it down until I finished it!
4.5 'Rudo' Stars! Standalone Contemporary Romance