New Release and Review: Crave by Adriana Locke

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Title: Crave

Series: The Gibson Boys #3

Author: Adriana Locke

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Hadley Jacobs is over Machlan Gibson.

Sure, she’ll always be a little weak to the dimple in his right cheek and the way his five o’clock shadow makes him ruggedly handsome. But that’s not enough to cover every other thing about him because they all drive her nuts. Like how he’s won’t admit he’s wrong even when he knows it and how he drives his stupid car a million miles an hour on wet asphalt. As she rolls back into town and takes a seat at Crave, she won’t take the bait. She’s over him. Mostly.

Machlan isn’t over her.

It’s not because he hasn’t tried. He reminds himself over and over that she’s not the girl for him. After all, she drives him insane with her sassy attitude and the way she calls him out on everything. She beats him at poker, even though she doesn’t know the difference between a straight and a flush, and when she looks at him with her bright, blue eyes, it’s unnerving. When she climbs onto that bar stool and orders a drink, he puts it in front of her and ignores the sparkle in her eyes.  He’s not over her, but she won’t know that.

But she does know that. And he knows she’s not as over him as she’s pretending to be. When life forces their hand this time, there’s more on the line than a pile of poker chips. It’s their forever.

Crave 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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Crave is the next installment of the Gibson Boys series.  It is a standalone and the books are interconnected.  You do not need to have read the other books.  I love this series, and it’s becoming my favorite series of this author.  This book is about Machlan, the reserved and guarded bar owner, and Hadley, his best friend’s little sister and his ex.  At the core this is a second chance romance, but it’s so much more complicated than that.  This book is nothing like I was expecting, but it gave me more than I could’ve ever hoped.  There are SO MANY feels in this book.  At times I was reading with tears streaming down my face and at other times I was laughing out loud.  There were also times I wanted to just hug the characters (several of them) and I wanted to punch a few.  I typically don’t have book hangovers, but this book definitely wrecked me in the best possible way.   The writing is excellent.  The story is real and raw, it’s surprising and emotional.  it’s heartbreaking and heartwarming. In short…ALL THE FEELS.  Whether or not you’ve read this author before, you need to read this book ASAP.


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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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