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“Resolution,” the final installment in Adriana Locke’s “The Mason Family” series, is a beautifully crafted workplace romance that delves deep into the complexities of love, vulnerability, and unexpected connections. Locke, a USA Today Bestselling author, has once again outdone herself by delivering a story that not only satisfies the romantic soul but also challenges the characters to confront their deepest fears and desires.

The novel introduces us to Wade Mason, a grumpy, alpha architect whose life is as structured and impenetrable as the buildings he designs. Wade’s approach to romance—or rather, his staunch avoidance of it—is a fortress built around his heart, designed to keep emotional entanglements at bay. Enter the heroine, a vibrant, determined client with her own blueprint for life, ready to shake the very foundations of Wade’s meticulously constructed world.


Locke masterfully sets the stage for a fiery clash of wills from their first encounter. The dynamic between Wade and his new client crackles with tension and unspoken desires as each interaction becomes a battle of wits and wills. The author excels in crafting characters that are multi-dimensional and real, making their journey from professional acquaintances to something much more profound, both compelling and believable.

The narrative thrives on the push and pull between the characters, with Locke weaving a complex tapestry of emotions that captures the reader’s heart. Wade’s broodiness and the heroine’s determination to break through his defenses serve as the perfect backdrop for a story about breaking down walls and facing the vulnerabilities hidden behind them.

One of the strengths of “Resolution” lies in its ability to balance the intensity of the character’s emotional journey with moments of lightness and humor. Locke’s writing sparkles with witty banter and moments of genuine connection that provide relief from the tension, adding layers to the characters’ relationship and making their eventual coming together all the more satisfying.

The surprise twist that Locke introduces is a game-changer, propelling the story into new territory and forcing Wade and his client to confront the realities of their situation. This narrative choice not only heightens the stakes but also deepens the emotional resonance of the story, challenging the characters to reconsider what they truly want from life and each other.

“Resolution” is more than just a workplace romance; it is a story about finding love where you least expect it and the courage it takes to embrace it fully. Locke’s exploration of themes such as fear, trust, and the power of love to transform lives gives the novel a depth that transcends the genre.

“Resolution” is a fitting end to the “The Mason Family” series, offering readers a heartwarming, steamy, and emotionally rich tale that stays with you long after the last page is turned. Adriana Locke has crafted a world so vivid and characters so endearing that fans of contemporary romance will find themselves wishing for more. With its perfect blend of passion, humor, and heartfelt moments, “Resolution” is a testament to Locke’s talent and a must-read for anyone looking for a love story that truly resonates.


From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a workplace romance between a grumpy, alpha architect and his new client—who just so happens to have the blueprint to bring him to his knees.

Romance is not in Wade Mason’s portfolio.

This is tragic. It’s unfair that a man so maddeningly gorgeous—an architect with a deliciously squarish jaw, adorably dimpled chin, and the hottest black glasses that straddle the line between professional and provocative—rebukes all things love.

I knew this well before I walked into his office.

The man is a conundrum—a complicated, steel wall of a puzzle. On the one hand, he brushes against me in the conference room with a broodiness that sets me on fire. He demands in-person meetings about the house we are working on together. I catch him watching me out of the corner of his eye with a look that’s anything but platonic. But any talk of hookups, love, or relationships—even in general? Completely off the table.

I’m determined to peel back his layers until I get to the bottom of the mysterious businessman. But my plan is foiled by a surprise that leaves both of us reeling. Neither of us sees it coming, but it changes everything … forever.