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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Reputation, by Adriana Locke

REPUTATION (Mason Family #2) by Adriana Locke
Release Date: January 5th

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Blurb:
Coy Mason is a jerk.

If there is one truth that Bellamy Davenport knows, it’s that. Hands-down. (Well, that and the fact that she didn’t mean to hurt him. Physically. Coy can’t be hurt emotionally because he doesn’t have a heart.)

Coy is not just the small-town, literal boy-next-door. He’s a heartbreaking, womanizing, mischief-making (and delicious) man and was all of those things well before he became a hot-shot country music sensation.

He’s a dream standing in her doorway with no shirt, messy hair, and a ‘Do you wanna?’ grin. But he’s also a nightmare for her heart and she knows it.

Their enemies-to-lovers relationship always ends the same way—heavy on the enemies, light on the lovers.

So why is she still standing there?

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Ah! I loved Coy and Bellamy! After getting a tease of their love/hate relationship in The Relationship Pact, I couldn’t wait to dive into Reputation and get their story!! This childhood friends/enemies-to-lovers/second chance romance has all the feels.

There has always been a special connection between Coy and Bellamy, who grew up next door to each other and hooked up here and there. They never really dated, but their friendship was so deep… and because Bellamy felt betrayed by the one guy she always thought she could depend on, she wanted nothing to do with Coy when he returns he to Savannah to lay low and rude out a scandal threatening to ruin his reputation and music career.

There is a great connection between these characters, and I really felt the depth of their connection as childhood friends. It doesn’t take long for Coy to realize that his heart has always belonged to Bellamy, but is she willing to put her heart on the line again when it’s clear that he’s not staying in Savannah long term?

My heart really broke for Bellamy as she tried to be so strong in the face of her dad’s dying. She is utterly alone, and even though she once thought she could depend on Coy, she wasn’t sure if he was the same kind of friend these days. This story only spans a handful of days, but Coy really goes all out to show Bellamy that he’s there for her. And the scene between Coy and her dad… well, it left me sobbing! And when push comes to shove and Coy has to make a choice between the life he is existing in and the life that he wants to be living, it’s a romantic grand gesture of epic proportions!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a 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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