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Summary

Blaire Gibson knows better than to have one night stands.

She prides herself on her decision-making skills. It’s the one asset that has never let her down. But even the best thinkers have weaknesses. Hers is a delicious business mogul with a quick tongue.

Unfortunately for her, that tongue is good for more than just talking. 

Holt Mason doesn’t need to justify anything to anyone. 

He wants Blaire. He pursues Blaire. And he gets Blaire because that’s how his life works. 

Until it doesn’t. 

What begins as a single night in a hotel room spirals into an unusual agreement. As late nights provide the space to trade secrets and walls come tumbling down, more is shared than just pillow talk. 

They both should’ve known better. They should’ve shown restraint. Because when guards are dropped, hearts get shattered.

Restraint is a standalone romance from USA Today best-selling author Adriana Locke. Join listeners everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Mason brothers. 

Author's note: Restraint originally appeared as a short story. Due to demand, it has been expanded into a full novel.

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Adriana Locke pulled me in immediately with Restraint. I loved the instant attraction and banter between Holt and Blaire. Their chemistry was so explosive. The details the author wrote added to my enjoyment. I loved the cameo appearances from the Gibson brothers and the Landry series characters too. The mention of them added another layer and did not take away form Holt and Blaire's story in the least. The narrators were outstanding! Both Wen Ross and Kelsey Navarro were so good bringing the characters to life. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next Mason.

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  • Michelle Lyn
  • 09-11-20

Perfect Choice of Narrators

Really enjoyed this audio book. The narrators were perfect for both Holt & Blaire. Loved the way we got a mix of romance all in one book. Starts with a quick attraction & sexy "one night stand", then leads us into a sort of slow burn, and it keeps us wanting more. Love how both Holt & Blaire own up to their mistakes and aren't instantly changing who they are to be with each other. We don't have to read about whining for no reson from Blaire and we don't get the cocky male who doesn't care if he hurts someone from Holt. Both are great lead characters that were a pleasure to "listen" to.

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  • Liz Thompson
  • 02-11-20

Loved it! Steamy and charming!

I truly enjoyed reading Restraint by Adriana Locke when it was first released, so when I had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook, I was very excited. It is always a different experience to listen to a story and let me tell you, Wen Ross and Kelsey Navarro did an absolutely amazing job brining Blaire and Holt’s story to life. I could not stop listening! We first met Blaire as the sister to the amazing Gibson boys. This is a standalone and can be read without reading The Gibson Boys series, though I highly recommend those as well! Blaire is a workaholic who is determined and smart. Holt is a man used to getting what he wants. For both of them, their work is important, but so is their family. Their chemistry is instant and intense, but with lives already complicated, could this lead to anything more? I just loved listening to Restraint by Adriana Locke. Holt and Blaire’s story was fun, sexy, steamy and a bit angsty. I loved and cannot wait to read and/or listen to more about the Mason family! Happy listening!

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  • Lynn Miller
  • 25-10-20

A perfect book!!

Adriana Locke delivers another amazing book in Restraint!! I call it the “Workaholics Book on Love”! Blair and Holt are everything!! The run into each other- literally- in an airport! Then later meet up again! Both are strong independent people who don’t have time for anyone but their careers! Restraint can be read as a stand-alone but brings in the Landry’s and Gibson’s which are amazing families!! I love all of Adriana Locke’s books. And this one fits right in! What I love is watching both Blair and Holt struggle with their attraction to each other, how their pasts have affected them and how they realize they want more from each other- how they process it is one amazing book!! I love the basis of family- watching Blair turn to Sienna as a friend, how Holt’s family is real with each other and how family is everything when you take care of each other!! Read this book- it’s sweet and steamy and makes you fall in love with love!! The narration is so good! I loved listening to his incredible story!!

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  • Bette
  • 25-10-20

Fantastic Story & Narration🎧Gripping & Heartfelt!

I loved everything about this book, from Adriana Locke’s wonderful writing style to the story and characters she created to the perfectly casted narration. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and held it straight to the end. The characters are complex and nicely developed, they were likable, easy to relate to and connect with. I love how these characters have connections and/or relations with characters from some of Adriana Locke’s other books, you do not have to have read those books to enjoy this I just think it is cool that they are all from the same world one way or another, plus they area all amazing characters. This book is the first in an exciting new series featuring the Mason Brothers. Holt Mason lives in Savannah, GA and is all about his family business, he works hard and has little time to play or get involved in relationships. Blaire Gibson, an attorney in Chicago is a workaholic and has not social life at all, her brothers got her to take a short vacation to take some time for herself. She bumps into a gorgeous man while in the Airport, they have a short conversation and he, Holt Mason, was taken with her. But he did not get her number. Fate has them meeting up again, when she drops off some papers at the Landry’s and Holt is there for a meeting. I loved the chemistry between these two, while she tried to deny it and push him away he convinces her to go out with him and it turns out to be a hot one night stand. But one night was not enough for either. I loved how everything plays out in this book, from the growing relationship to their insecurities and resistance to having a relationship. The story is beautifully plotted and contains a whole lot of heart. Adriana Locke, thank you for another wonderful story and the emotional rollercoaster ride. 🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Wen Ross and Kelsey Navarro are talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They did an awesome job portraying the characters as they bring them to life. They grasp each of their personas and make the role their own. I adored Wen’s Holt and his southern charm and Kelsey’s Blaire was perfection too. Both were great playing the secondary characters as well. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they capture the characters emotions and project them into their performance. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this awesome listen 🎧

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  • Attia Khan
  • 17-10-20

Some powerful restraint

What a great story! I’ve read a few of this authors stories before but absolutely loved this! Such passion, angst, chemistry and most of all restraint of each characters emotions. The narrators did such an amazing job bringing those feelings to life. I felt every emotion intended by the author. I appreciate that even this other characters have their own series you can listen to this without reading to the others and not be lost with the relationship and connections. 👏🏽

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  • Jan M
  • 15-10-20

Restraint!

Adriana Locke pulled me in immediately with Restraint. I loved the instant attraction and banter between Holt and Blaire. Their chemistry was so explosive. The details the author wrote added to my enjoyment. I loved the cameo appearances from the Gibson brothers and the Landry series characters too. The mention of them added another layer and did not take away form Holt and Blaire's story in the least. The narrators were outstanding! Both Wen Ross and Kelsey Navarro were so good bringing the characters to life. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next Mason.

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  • Brandi - Let's Read Romance
  • 10-10-20

Where's the fun in showing Restraint?!

Holt Mason and Blaire Gibson are the fun, sexy fling you didn't know you wanted to have. Those Gibson boys finally convinced Blaire to get out and take a few days off. And where better than Savannah? After all, Walker's lady is from there so she knows all the good spots to visit and see. After a chance run-in with a stranger in the airport, who would have guessed Holt and Blaire would see each other again? And who could have predicted the fire that ignites between them? Holt Mason is sexy and all alpha. Blaire Gibson is stunning and in-charge. They're explosive.

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  • Jackie Wright
  • 08-10-20

Ticked all my boxes

A entertaining, fun Listen with great narration. When workaholic Blair is forced to take a holiday in Savannah she meets Holt or should I sat bumps into him at the airport and who would have thought bumping into a stranger at the airport could change your life, your values and leave you questioning yourself.... A chance meeting between 2 strangers leads to a night of passion and so much more , both Blair and Holt have no time for relationships but fate seems to have other plans for them so will these 2 workaholics take a leap into the unknown..... This book ticked all my boxes, the attraction was instant, the chemistry intense and banter was funny and witty. I was captivated from the first page and I was left wanting more Holt and more Blaire because I fell hard and fast for this couple. I’m so excited for this new series and I can’t wait for more Mason’s in my life. I highly recommend this gem. Wen Ross and Kelsey Navarro did a wonderful job bringing one of my favourite books to life .

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  • Christy Baldwin BBU
  • 28-09-20

Looking forward to more Mason books!

Blaire Gibson is a workaholic on her first vacation in forever. She meets Holt Mason and sparks fly from their first meet. Though Blaire thinks it can never go anywhere, the more time she spends with Holt, the more she realizes she might want it to… as impossible as it may seem. Holt is smitten with Blaire from the start and only wants to spend more and more time with her. You can tell from the beginning, he has it bad. I loved this couples chemistry and their banter. They both are hard workers with great families and made a fantastic pair. If you’ve read some of Adriana’s other books, you’ll recognize the Gibson and Landry names. It was so fun to see some of our favorite characters make appearances in this book. I also liked the Mason’s a lot. I’m looking forward to reading about Holt’s brothers. I listened to the audiobook of Restraint and it was narrated by Wen Ross and Kelsey Navarro. Wen Ross did an amazing job (like always) voicing Holt. It was my first time listening to a book narrated by Navarro, and I liked her narration as well. I would recommend listening to this audiobook. I enjoyed this book lots. It was fun, sexy, and even a bit angsty at times. I loved the crossover to her other series (but it can be read as a complete stand alone) and I’m looking forward to more Masons!

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  • Melena
  • 22-09-20

a great read!

I was so excited when this audiobook was released! I am a big fan of Adriana Locke's books and Restraint is another great read. Blaire is the sister from the Gibson Boys series and I was excited when I found out she would have her own book. Sparks fly between Blaire and Holt that lead to one night together. Of course, this is not the end of their story and the chemistry between them is undeniable the more time they spend together. The story kept my attention and I liked Blaire and Holt together. The narrators were perfectly cast for these characters. Based on this story I hope there's more to come for them! If you are a fan of the author's other series too, you will love the cameos and nods to them. If not you can read this as a standalone without missing a thing.