She wants something real. He wants something now. Together they’re trouble in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s sexy and funny twice-in-a-lifetime love story.

With his shameless grin and let’s-play swagger, carpenter Penn Etling leaves women wanting in Dogwood Lane. What do they get? Avery Perry knows: a one-night stand. She’s been there. She remembers every hot pulse as if it were yesterday. But Penn? He doesn’t remember a thing. Now he’s making new moves, and Avery’s not falling for trouble…again. Is she?

How could the beautiful stranger resist him? Avery is going to be a challenge for the bad boy. She’s the kind of woman who digs deep—deep enough to see there’s more to Penn than meets the eye. But first she has to give him a chance. She has to say yes. Could she also be the woman to make him change his playboy ways?

When these two come together, it’s hard to pull them apart. But with love and trust on the line, can Avery and Penn get what they both want? This time for keeps?


Trouble by Adriana Locke contains every element I love in Romance. Locke has another winner on her hands!” – USA Today bestselling author Bethany Lopez

I devoured this book… Actually. No. It devoured me. With humor, heart, and heat, Adriana Locke weaves a flawless storyline that left me homesick for a place I’ve never been, missing friends I’ve never met.” – author Abby Brooks

Just when I think Adriana can’t get any better with her characters, she knocks another one out of the park. Being the 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 should definitely be the title given.” – Courtney, CNC Bookish Vibes 

I am utterly smitten with Dogwood Lane.” – Bookgasms Book Blog

“I was awake until 4 AM so I could finish this book!” – Richelle, Goodreads

Penn Etling is just… *sigh*. This is probably one of my favourite Adriana Locke books ever.” – LeAnne, Goodreads

You broke the mold Adriana – job well done!! This deserves more than 5 stars.” – Nicki, The Overflowing Bookcase