Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Adriana Locke’s Resolution, the final book of her Mason Family series, provides just that: a neatly-tied bow on the package of this beloved series. Featuring Wade Mason, probably my favorite Mason brother besides Boone (don’t tell Wade that), this story hits my happy spot. There is nothing better than an uptight, grumpy, workaholic hero finding his happy ending with a heroine who pours light and levity into his life. The heroine in this story, Dara, is an example of the prototypical heroine for this series: a woman alone in the world and the Masons provide a family that surrounds her in love and support.
The best parts of Resolution entail Dara undermining Wade’s embattled exterior. From the minute they meet, she sees how controlled Wade is, and she works hard to break it. The fun of the story lies in her helping Wade loosen that control to live his life more abundantly. In return, Wade offers her protection and his family as a reward.
Resolution does a great job of wrapping up this series. It puts to rest Hollis’s story, welcomes a birth and a wedding, and gives Wade the happy ending that he deserves. The thing I enjoyed the most, though, is Wade’s softening. He will always be the most intellectual and controlled of the Mason boys, but the Wade at the end of Resolution is the best version of himself. If you have yet to read this series, jump in now. While the Mason boys are the best, Siggy Mason, their mother, is actually worth reading every page of this series.
In love and romance,