Romance Books

Book Review – Sacrifice by Adriana Locke

Goodreads Summary

My life changed forever the night my husband died.
I was left with a shattered heart, a heap of bills, and our daughter, EVERLEIGH. I don’t sacrificewant to rely on anyone, least of all CREW GENTRY. He’s my first love and the man who almost destroyed me, the man who has let me down every time I’ve needed him.
But when tragedy strikes a second time, Crew just might be my only hope.

My life changed forever the night my brother died.  I was left with a guilty conscience, a pile of mistakes, and little else. I take care of JULIA GENTRY, my brother’s widow and the love of my life, and their daughter. I know she doesn’t want my help, but she gets it anyway. I owe her that.

When another disaster hits, I’m given the opportunity to make things right. I’m taking it. I’m willing to sacrifice it all.


4 1/2 out of 5 stars


This review is going to be very short, because there isn’t a lot I can tell you about this book that won’t spoil it.

This is a very emotional book.  This is the story of Julia, who lost her husband in an accident and is raising her daughter on her own.  It’s also the story of Crew, her brother-in-law and her first love.  I liked Crew a lot.  He was a normal guy – worked on the docks making ok pay and Julia was struggling just to pay her bills.  It’s nice sometimes to read about real people – not everybody is wealthy – most of us are hardworking folk living paycheck to paycheck.  And Julia’s daughter Everleigh was about the cutest kid ever.

It’s the story of second chances and growing up.  There are some very serious subjects in this book; and parts of it were hard to read (because of the subject matter).  But overall, it was a good story.

My one complaint would be that the book was about 100 pages too long.  The last 10% dragged out way longer than it needed to and the epilogue – well, just read it and you’ll understand.  This was a really good story about love, family and triumph.

Happy reading.