New Release and Review: Trouble by Adriana Locke

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She wants something real. He wants something now. Together they’re trouble in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s sexy and funny twice-in-a-lifetime love story.

With his shameless grin and let’s-play swagger, carpenter Penn Etling leaves women wanting in Dogwood Lane. What do they get? Avery Perry knows: a one-night stand. She’s been there. She remembers every hot pulse as if it were yesterday. But Penn? He doesn’t remember a thing. Now he’s making new moves, and Avery’s not falling for trouble…again. Is she?

How could the beautiful stranger resist him? Avery is going to be a challenge for the bad boy. She’s the kind of woman who digs deep—deep enough to see there’s more to Penn than meets the eye. But first she has to give him a chance. She has to say yes. Could she also be the woman to make him change his playboy ways?

When these two come together, it’s hard to pull them apart. But with love and trust on the line, can Avery and Penn get what they both want? This time for keeps?


If you’ve read the other books in this series you knew Penn was going to be special, and is he ever!  If you haven’t read the other books, don’t worry you won’t be missing out on anything.  This is a complete standalone with each book about a different couple.  We’ve just met Penn before in the other books and already had some exposure to his antics.

Penn is the self-proclaimed eternal bachelor.  I’d almost want to call him a player, but he doesn’t quite fit that role.  He just enjoys his single life and believes that he is not the type of guy to ever settle down.  He’s the goofball, fun-loving guy that everyone adores.  Yes, he is hilarious and crazy, but there is so much more to him.  I enjoyed seeing the layers pulled back to reveal the real Penn.  He’s kind, sweet, caring, and smart. He definitely met his match with Avery.  It takes a special person to be brave and willing enough to not only peek behind the curtain, but to explore and want to stay there.

This book was more than I could’ve hoped for.  It’s such a delightful and hopeful story.  I highly recommend reading this story as well as the others in the series.


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Adriana Locke is the USA Today bestselling author of the Gibson Boys series and Tumble and Tangle in the Dogwood Lane series. She lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana created her own. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, two dogs, two cats, and a bird. 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. Besides cinnamon gummy bears, boxing, and random quotes, her next favorite thing is chatting with readers. She’d love to hear from you! Find out more at

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