Book Review: Craft by Adriana Locke

Title: Craft
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.

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My Thoughts

Oh, sigh! Talk about a swoony romance!

I thoroughly enjoyed Lance and Mariah’s story. Lance and Mariah have a wonderful mating ritual where Lance flirts with Mariah like he’s competing for a gold medal. Mariah’s contribution is a variety of baked goods she brings to work to tempt Lance without having to declare her feelings. As twee as it sounds, these two were really sweet with each other. But heavens, when they let go, the heat between them is scorching.

It’s not all fun and games. Mariah’s trying to move on from a failed relationship and having to deal with a less than sympathetic family. Lance himself is hiding secrets behind his playboy image that he needs to face before he can move on. The story takes an emotional turn at times but it never dips into pools of angst that leave the reader dejected.

The supporting characters all play their role well by helping the story move along without taking over. A special mention goes out to Nanna. Everyone deserves a person like her in their life.

I haven’t read Crank, the first book in the Gibson Boys series yet but I plan to rectify that as soon as I can. Craft was a terrific read and I am looking forward to book three, Crave.

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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.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana's Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.

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