Romance Books

Book Review – Sway by Adriana Locke

Goodreads Summary

BARRETT LANDRY has it all.
Power, prestige, and plenty of women, the dapper politician’s life is pretty phenomenal. But in the midst of the biggest campaign of his life, he needs to focus. The last thing he swaycan afford is a distraction.

ALISON BAKER is a work-in-progress.
As a single mother to HUXLEY, she’s rebuilding life on her terms. She’s focused on family, faith, and a future for her son that can’t be taken away. Putting her child first means not being careless, no matter what.

A chance encounter forces Barrett and Alison to redefine what they really want out of life. But everything comes at a cost … and sometimes, even for love, it’s a price too steep to pay.


4 stars


I ran across this book, and decided to give it a try.  I’m really glad I did.

Sway is the story of Alison Baker, a single mom working two jobs and going to school to do what’s best for her child.  While working an event, she literally runs into to the Mayor of Savannah, Barrett Landry.  Barrett is immediately taken with Ali, but Ali is reserved.  Ali had been married and had a terrible divorce, which makes her very leery to start another relationship.

Barrett is determined to see Ali more, and goes out of his way to do so.  He was such a romantic guy, and I loved him immediately.  I liked Ali – I have tons of respect for single moms, but her reservations were slightly annoying, because she’s comparing Barrett to her ex-husband without meaning to do so.

There are some great side characters – namely Ali’s friend Lola and Barrett’s brother Lincoln (who the next book is about).  I also really liked Ali’s son, Huxley.  He was a really cool kid who was mature for his age.

There was some unnecessary drama due to Barrett being a politician (scandals), which didn’t seem forced but were a bit annoying nonetheless.  Overall, this was a good read, and I’m looking forward to reading about the rest of the Landry clan.

Happy reading.