#NewRelease “Craft” by Adriana Locke

Title: Craft
Series: The Gibson Boys #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Release Date: March 7, 2018


Musings…

4 CRAFT OUR LIFE CROWNS

These Gibson boys!! I’m not sure Adriana Locke could have created a group of men I’m more enamored with. They all have the right amount of cocky charm to make them utterly irresistible. I live for the moments of them together as a group and when they are charming the ladies. SWOON.  Every single one of them makes me SWOON!

Lance Gibson is a charmer through and through. I couldn’t help but fall victim to his onslaught of flirty banter. His easy swagger and confidence is utterly alluring. And when he is teaching in the classroom & helping students, be still my heart! The secret he harbors, though, the reason for his aversion to relationships, is not one that I saw coming, and I particularly like the role reversal.

Mariah is another like-able heroine. She has a rough family relationship, which is a reason she wants a real family, one similar to the Gibsons. She is compassionate and witty, but also has plenty of insecurities as a result of her past. These insecurities obviously play a part in her choices and how she acts and thinks throughout the book, and, while I didn’t love Mariah like I do most of Locke’s heroines, I still liked her a lot, especially when she finds out about his secret. I wanted to jump into my kindle and seriously give her the biggest hug every for her response. It is perfect, and she is just want Lance needed.

Craft was a bit slow for me in terms of pacing. I lived for the moments when they volleyed back and forth, flirting with each other, but the use of the dating app kept me from connecting initially as I wasn’t sure where this plot detail was going. Once that is revealed, I became much more invested in them as a couple. His support of her only wins reader affection even more than he already does through characterization alone, and when it is time to reciprocate, Mariah does without question. The resolution is resolved rather quickly, but I’m not sure there is another option without unneeded drama. The HEA, though, I enjoyed because Locke didn’t take the standard canned HEA. I like where she left them at the end.

Craft is another fabulous addition to the Gibson boys. While it didn’t suck me in that abandon everything in my life type of way, I still enjoyed all the antics and love this family and Lance have to offer.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


BLURB

They’re not quite enemies. Not really friends. More like frustrated balls of sexual tension and neither will give in.

Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, takes cupcakes from the corner of her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew the history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a coincidence. All sixteen times.

Mariah has a way of getting under Lance’s skin too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if inadvertently, and seeing the librarian in skirts drives him wild. She won’t give in. It’s for the best, really, considering there’s no way he could lie to a woman like that and he’s not about to tell her the truth about himself. Not in a million years.

These two don’t hate each other. They don’t really like each other. But for this to be a friends-to-lovers story, they have to start somewhere, right?

Note: This can be read as a standalone novel.

Will be available in Kindle Unlimited.

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Synopsis:

This is one mistake Sienna Landry can’t buy her way out of.

As Walker Gibson looks at her, then at the damage to his precious truck (that she may or may not have accidentally inflicted), she knows she’s in trouble. It’s not the busted headlight and dented grill that’s sunk her though. It’s the downright sinful man in front of her that’s the problem.

The small town mechanic is broody. Rough. Smells like engine grease and gasoline and Sienna isn’t sure why that’s so sexy, but it is. It so is. She’s ready to peel off her panties at the drop of his wrench.

He wants her too. She can feel it when he brushes against her. Experience it as he presses her against the wall of the shop. It’s thinly veiled in his deep, brown eyes when he looks at her like she’s everything he’s ever wanted. So why won’t he give in?

The damage to Walker’s truck is the first of many mistakes between the two of them, ending with truths that rock Sienna’s world. Nothing can fix her broken heart except the love of a man that won’t, maybe even can’t, love her back.

Crank is a standalone romance in a new small town, blue-collar series from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke. Join readers everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Gibson Boys.

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AUTHOR BIO 

USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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