Monday, May 20, 2024

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Pulse by Adriana Locke


USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke delivers a spicy, age gap, grumpy sunshine, workplace romance in the first book in the brand new Landry Security series.

Troy Castelli acts like it’s my fault that we’re cooped up together in a room with one bed overlooking the ocean. I didn’t ask for a stalker to break into my house and then send me a threatening email detailing my demise. And I sure as heck didn’t request that my boss send Troy and his uber elite bodyguard skills to accompany me out of town—although I’m not mad about it.

A paid tropical vacation with a grumpy, gray-eyed bad boy in a suit isn’t exactly a burden.

But it is a giant test of my willpower.

Troy’s alpha protector tendencies drive me wild. His arrogant smirk gets under my skin. But it’s his not-so-innocent touches, heated looks and touch-her-and-die vibes that are the final strike that ignite our explosive chemistry.

The longer we’re together, the more his broody exterior slips, and I get a glimpse of the real man beneath the sculpted muscles. I’m determined not only to unearth his mysterious past but also to make him realize what we have is more than just a fling in paradise.

That is, unless my stalker gets me first.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pulse is a quick read with surprisingly little angst, given the premise. Turns out, it was just what I needed this week, and I enjoyed the banter between Troy and Dahlia. The grumpy/sunshine vibe works well for this couple and their forced proximity. The chemistry is good, if a little rushed, and I feel like the stalker angle could've been more in-depth, but again, it is a quick read, and the romance is first and foremost here. Basically, if you're looking for a fast-paced romance with a touch of suspense, Pulse is a good choice. It's the start of a new series by Adriana Locke, so it's a win-win. 

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