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Publisher's 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.

©2020 Umbrella Publishing Inc. (P)2020 Umbrella Publishing Inc.

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  • Kerchenski
  • 21-10-2021

Great listen

Narration is great. Love this series.

Holt and Blaire are great together. I couldn’t help cheer for them. Blaire broke my heart when she discussed her past. To go through their journey to find each other was wonderful. I hated to put this book down and I can’t wait for Coys book. Lincoln Landry will always be my favorite but can’t wait to meet all the masons. Adrianna Locke did not disappoint and now put another series of mist in my list.

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  • Whimdipity
  • 21-08-2021

Ties into the other series…

Crossovers in this novel (more than just a mention):

(The Relationship Pact from Kings of Football Series)
Larissa Mason
Holt Mason
Oliver Mason
Boone Mason
Coy Mason/McElroy
Aunt Siggy

(The Landry Family Series)
Gram Landry
Lincoln Landry
Sienna Landry

(The Gibson Boys Series)
Bailey Gibson
Sienna Landry
Walker Gibson

There may be a few more, but that’s close to the mark if not on it.

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  • Liz Thompson
  • 02-11-2020

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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  • Jennifer Schieble
  • 25-11-2021

Chemistry Filled Fun Listen!

Blair and Holt had such chemistry from the beginning and Wen and Kelsey did an amazing job portraying their characters. This is a must read and listen book from the amazing Mason World. Now I’m anxious to listen to the next audio from the laugh out loud Mason Family.

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  • sjwthompson | Buttercup's Book Blog
  • 16-11-2021

Great start to a great series

This is the first of many wonderful books in the Mason family series. I've read all of the other books in the series to date, but I hadn't read Blaire and Holt's story.

The narration was awesome! Wen Ross plays the male parts in many of Adriana Locke's audiobooks, and he has a great voice for narration. He did a great job with Holt and the Mason brothers. Kelsey Navarro was an excellent Blaire, she had sass where she needed to and was vulnerable and emotional when the time called.

Hold and Blaire literally run into each other at the airport. Blaire is in Savannah for a few days on vacation. She is a bit of a workaholic, so her brothers sent her away to rest and recuperate from her busy life as a lawyer. Holt is a workaholic as well, he's co-CEO of Mason Limited with his brother Oliver, and running the company and making business deals takes all of his time and attention. Both Blaire and Holt have baggage from previous relationships, and want nothing to do with anything more serious than a single night. They are both career focused, however they are insanely attracted to each other, so when an opportunity presents itself for a one night stand to extend itself, they take the opportunity to enjoy each others company. I really enjoyed that while they had great chemistry and there were plenty of scenes that were NSFW, that all of their time together was not spent between the sheets. After their first night together, Holt and Blaire spend time getting to know each other with tons of great banter. This leads them both to open up to each other about tough emotional situations. As their week of romantic bliss draws to an end, it has them both thinking about their future together. Can they make it work long distance? Do they want to try a long distance relationship? Do they even want to be in a relationship? Are they moving too fast?

As with the rest of the Mason books, this had me hooked right away. I was invested in Blaire and Holt and if they would put aside their work commitments to give love a chance. This had a little bit of angst, but not too much. They both had to deal with their own baggage before they could come to terms with their feelings for each other despite only knowing each other for a few days. While this did have a bit of an insta-love feel, they did spend quite a bit of the book getting to know each other and sometimes when you know, you know. I felt this was really well executed and I had a hard time putting it down.

While this has character ties to the Gibson and Landry series, it can be read as a complete standalone. I've read all of the Mason series out of order, and I'm so happy to have finally read Blaire and Holt's story. I love the whole series and highly recommend them on audio or in print. The whole family is a riot and I have been completely invested in each of the brothers and their stories. This was no exception!

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  • Robin Lynch
  • 02-11-2021

The control powerhouse couple

I am actually going backwards in this series and have already listened to the more recent two books of the Mason family. Ahhhh, the meet cute in this is so darn cute, a run in at the airport. I also love that this is a cross over from the Gibson series. The Landry sister is involved with a Gibson and now the Gibson sister is getting involved with a Mason. I love it. After a night of giving in to the chemistry they both try to move back to their typical lives. Their battle for control brings them both to a height they can't resist.

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  • TexasCrankiePerson
  • 17-09-2021

Great author

I really enjoy this author, but I really did not enjoy Kelsey Navarro’s performance. I have listened to other books that she has narrated and she takes away from the story. I have listened because I really wanted to hear the book, but it would have been so much better with another author. I have passed up some books when I have noticed she was the narrator.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 21-08-2021

Great Read

Restraint (Mason Family #1) was a great read by Adriana Locke. Blaire Gibson knows she shouldn’t have one night stands. But for her, her weakness is business mogul, Holt Mason. He wants and pursues Blair’s. Their relationship starts in one night in a hotel room and leads to a very unusual agreement. They both should’ve shown more restraint although they haven’t. I enjoyed reading this book and cant wait to read more by the author.

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  • Christine M
  • 07-04-2021

Great start to a new series!

Blaire and Holt's story kicks off a new series and I'm excited to get all of these stories! We met Blaire in the Gibson brother series and I was excited to get her story. Ms. Locke does a great job of interconnecting worlds and introducing us to yet another world we won't be able to live without. These story will give you all the feels as Blaire and Holt both realize there is so much more to life than work. I enjoyed their story and love this new world! Can't wait to get more!

The narrators did a great job bringing this story to life. I felt like they added so much to my enjoyment of the story. Great listen!

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  • Rebecca Katrina Williams
  • 27-03-2021

Hope for the Hopeless plus Steam

I had previously read and enjoyed this book and I loved the audible even more. The narrators do a fantastic job. I really liked that Wen Ross who narrates Holt only does a Southern accent when he is speaking as the character. It helps differentiate between when the story is being told from Holts POV, when Holt is thinking to himself, and when Holt is speaking out loud. Kelsey Navarro who narrates Blair’s POV has a slight lilt to her voice that I think fits Blair’s personality. It isn’t a geographic accent by any means just a tinge of how I would perceive Blair to speak.
The chemistry is hot! I really appreciate that both characters are strong grown independent adults who are great at work but not so great at love. Holt is a workaholic relationship phobic alpha who just so happens to also be very perceptive and caring. Blair is closed off and scared to let anyone in but somewhere hidden does crave to be loved. Regardless of their faults I found them both to be incredibly relatable and endearing especially when their more vulnerable sides show. These two are a perfect match for each other and it’s the kind of happy ending that gives us all a little real-life hope.

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  • Helen
  • 02-11-2021

Great book and narration!

Blaire and Holt really got my kindle steaming!! Two very business focused people, neither planned on anything more than a convenient hook-up and a mutually beneficial relationship of convenience. They both go in thinking their hearts are safe because their heads rule the show. Well it just proves that having restraint won't stop true love from coming knocking once you've met your perfect match! I really enjoyed the chemistry between Blaire and Holt and loved how their relationship developed into something so much more than either of them bargained for. Restraint is a sweet, sexy romance, which had me falling head over heals for the two main characters. I felt so much emotion with this audiobook, and the narrators really did a great job bringing the characters and story alive for me.

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  • Jan M
  • 15-10-2020

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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