November 13, 2017

 

 

Title: Crank
Series: The Gibson Boys #1
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Blurb
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.

 

 

Purchase Links

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

I wish I could just say that Crank is perfection and leave it at that. Every word, every breath, every emotion. Just perfect. Adriana Locke is one of the few authors who knows family. She writes family and loyalty. She has brought us blood families and friendships stronger than blood. And yes, we loved the Landrys, but listen to me. I love the Gibsons more. Yes, I said it. They are not better per se, just different and yet similar. Just trust me and READ IT! The Gibsons are blue collar. Hard working. Mouthy. Dirty. Men. They have everyday jobs and close relationships with their siblings, cousins and their grandma. They live in a small town where everyone knows your business. They have normal struggles like money, loss, relationship issues, work stress and nosy family members. They are real. Crank is Walker and Sienna’s story. He’s a grease monkey who took over his dad’s auto shop. It’s just what he knows and it pays the bills. Sienna Landry, we know well. I’ve loved her for a long time. She’s strong, sassy, smart and is just trying to find her way. This might be my favorite meet cute ever! Walker’s precious trunk meets Sienna’s practice swing. It’s everything! But that’s just the start. She’s going to see him every day in his tight t-shirts and jeans and rough, sexy hands. Lord have mercy. The attraction has Sienna’s skin sizzling. What is it about this broody, grumpy man that gets to her? Walker knows he needs to stay away from Sienna. She’s everything good that he doesn’t deserve. He tries to push her away, but he just can’t stay away anymore. Will being with her cure his need or cause him to go over the edge? Just when he thinks he might be able to let himself be happy the past comes back to get him. Will he fight for love or lose the only woman who ever got him? I loved this story. So much! I loved the comradery, the banter, the teasing, the sexiness, the sass, the heart, the love. These brothers are going to make us all swoon to death! When I start a new series, I always have a favorite, but I can’t decide between these Gibson boys. It’s not a tough spot to be in either! I can’t wait for more!

 

Cute doesn’t cut it. He’s so far beyond cute that I’m not sure there’s been a word created to encompass it all. He’s not good-looking like the guys I usually date. Those guys are clean-shaven, hair gelled, politically-correct boys I’ve met at a fashion event or political rally. Walker is … not. He’s nothing of the sort.

 

Walker: Go back to doing what you were doing. I’m going to bed. You exhaust me.

Me: Must’ve been all those dirty thoughts you’ve been thinking about me all evening.

Walker: Maybe.

Me: See? That’s a yes.

Sandra's Review

Crank is the first book in the Gibson Boys series. If you read Adriana’s Landry’s series then you have already met Miss Sienna Landry. I love that Adriana has crossed her over to a new series! She loves her family but she doesn’t fit the mold like her other siblings. She enjoys her freedom outside of politics, social events, and the family businesses. She is not a wild child but she wants something different for herself. And that is what brought her to Linton, Illinois a year ago. To run a designing business with her best friend Delaney. She didn’t know how much the move would change her life…
It all started with an accident that brought out the Gibson Boys. They were strangers to Sienna and Delaney but something was different when Sienna locked eyes with the owner of the truck she just hit. He was not the type of man that she would have dated back in Savannah. But even with his scowl and cranky-ass attitude he made her feel hot all over. Nervous even. Something she never was even in the rooms of politicians and celebrities. After everything is said and done the next morning she realizes she has to see him again in a few days. At his auto repair shop. She can’t stop thinking about him and after seeing him again she still can’t read this man. This sexy as sin man who smells like grease and heartbreak. She was going to just walk away but something was telling her that he was different. That if she walked away that she would regret it.
Walker knew he shouldn’t have listened to his dumbass cousin Peck. Now, he has to see Sienna more than he should. He was already thinking about her too much. He tired to push her away but for some reason she pushed back. He knew she was a woman who always got exactly what she wanted but he couldn’t let her get him. Yes. He wanted her laid out on his desk and all over his shop but he couldn’t go there. She wasn’t even sure if she was staying in Illinois. He knew if he had one taste of the woman who brought chaos to his brain, muffins to his shop, and smiles to customers then he wouldn’t want to let her go. Can Walker keep his distance from Sienna or will he give into what everyone around them sees? A woman who makes him happy.
I loved, loved, loved this story! I have been waiting patiently for Sienna’s story and the wait was so fucking worth it. I love the Landry’s so hard and knowing her throughout those books was fun but this…is perfect for her. The Gibsons reminded me of her brothers with their banter but they are edgier and less refined. No suits for these boys. But picturing Walker in his black shirts and work boots is sexy but add in the grease and callous hands…beyond hot! I felt like I was right there in Crank with Walker, Sienna, and Peck. Walking around teasing them and working under the hood of a truck.
The characters, all of them make up one amazing start to a new series. Walker and Sienna’s relationship is fun, sexy, frustrating, and beautiful. I loved that they are an unlikely match. A match that probably wouldn’t have happened if she didn’t take that swing. Walker’s brothers, cousins, and Nana are hilarious, sweet, and will do anything for each other. I am excited about their stories. I totally have crushes on them especially Peck.
P.S. While I am writing this review my husband is working on a car in the garage. Yes…he is a mechanic in his spare time. So I know all about the smell of grease and hot mechanic jumpsuits.
Quotes:
“Donaldson is in. Where’s his invoice?”
“Fuck if I know,” I grumble. “Sienna filed all that shit.”
“Where?”
“All I know is the folders were all sparkly. There’s still glitter on the floor back there. I’d just follow the glitter trail, Peck.”
“I’d like to follow that glitter trail,” he smirks.
“You like baseball and history?” Lance asks. “Fuck Walker. Wanna blow this joint and go home with me?”
“Close your eyes, Gibson. I’d hate for you to see what you’ve been missing.”
Author Bio
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 at www.adrianalocke.com.
She loves to hear from readers.

 

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