Craft (The Gibson Boys, #2) by Adriana Locke
Series: The Gibson Boys, #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2018
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.
Crank (The Gibson Boys, #1) by Adriana Locke
Chantal's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
Adriana has a huge hit with Craft! It is the second book in the Gibson brothers series. It’s filled with funny banter and love, as complicated as it can be. She also wrote about educators and the love they have for the kids they mold into the people they are today. This book is written in a dual POV.
Lance is a history teacher at the high school. He loves being a teacher and seeing them grow. But, he also loves women! He was burned in the past and he now doesn’t do relationships or get attached. He has a strong alpha side with a big heart buried inside him.
Mariah is the high school librarian. She generally keeps to herself when it comes to outside of school. She prefers a good book and staying home, over going out. She loves to bake. Her life growing up she was constantly compared to her older sister.
Lance and Mariah have a very flirtatious friendship and knowing each other from work. Mariah is always bringing in sweet treats she bakes and Lance snags some when he comes into the library to use his phone. Lance met this woman on some dating/hook up app and occasionally he writes to the “Nerdy Nurse”. They each have an attraction to one another, but Lance's fear of relationships keeps creeping in. Mariah has been hurt by her ex boyfriend, by him dating and then marrying her sister. So Mariah is very cautious with whom she opens her life and more importantly her heart to.
Can Lance overcome his relationship phobia? Will Mariah be able to see Lance for more than just school eye candy? And what happens with the dating app woman?
I loved this book, it was incredible! I loved every part of it! I can’t wait for Crave to come out now. Adriana shows us another Gibson brother and what makes him swoon worthy! Highly recommend this book and the entire series!
USA Today and Amazon Top 10 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.
Please contact Adriana through her website. She loves to hear from readers.