[ARC REVIEW] “The Relationship Pact” By: Adriana Locke

The last book in the Kings of Football series released last week, but today I have my ARC review for you all! Don’t forget to check out the first two books, The Revenge Pact and The Romantic Pact, which are available now too! (This book takes place in the few days before/after New Years, so make sure to read it soon!)

Official Synopsis:

How hard can it be?

That was the question rolling around Larissa Mason’s mind just before she asked Hollis Hudson to be her fake boyfriend.

It was only supposed to be for five minutes, after all.

Granted, that was also before she felt his hand on the small of her back as he charmed the heck out of her family.

And it was definitely before she saw the football god shirtless. Otherwise, she would’ve had an idea of just how hard some things could be.

It turns out that pretending to be in love with a crazily handsome, somewhat enigmatic, and absolutely unforgettable tight end (that has an amazing tight end) is easy.

Reminding herself that just because opposites attract doesn’t mean they’re forever is much harder.

What they have isn’t love–it’s a relationship pact. Right?

Rating: 4.5/5 stars


I loved this book! After hearing from Hollis in both The Revenge Pact and The Romantic Pact, I was so excited to see him take center stage. It was also nice to see River and Crew (or well, through texts) especially after having read the first two books and knowing what was happening with each of them at the same time! (That’s why you can read all of these as standalones if you want too!) This was my first time reading anything by Adriana Locke as well, so now I’ve discovered yet another backlist I have to start making my way through!

Larissa & Hollis were SO cute together. I especially loved Larissa’s family and how they welcome Hollis with open arms. (If there isn’t already a book about her cousin, Coy, and her best friend, Bellamy…well, I’m anxiously awaiting that second chance, enemies-to-lovers story.) I’m a huge fan of the fake dating trope anyway, but the transition for Larissa and Hollis to real feelings was seamless. Even though their relationship changed fast, it didn’t feel rushed, which is always good.

Overall, I loved getting to know Hollis better, and Larissa was such a fun protagonist to follow throughout the book. This one is a must read for those who love new adult and fake dating. There’s some sexual content, so I recommend it for 17+ or whatever you think is best! Make sure to check out the first two books in the series, The Revenge Pact (River’s story) and The Romantic Pact (Crew’s story).


Other books in the series:

“The Revenge Pact” – Ilsa Madden-Mills (ARC) Review

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“The Romantic Pact” – Meghan Quinn (ARC) Review

“The Romantic Pact” – Meghan Quinn Playlist ♪

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