October 4, 2018


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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Kara's Review

Crave is the third book in The Gibson Boys series. Ya’ll, these brothers. I can’t even with them! When I first started this story I didn’t have a favorite and that’s very unlike me. Now that I’ve met Walker, Lance and now Machlan, I still don’t have a favorite! (Cross too!) I love them all for such different reasons. Walker is tough and mouthy. Lance is smooth and sexy. Machlan is broody and tortured. I have a soft spot for the tortured soul and Mach just needs a really big Kara hug! Machlan and Hadley have a long history. Not only is she his first love, she’s also his best friend’s sister, so this one got me right in the feels with the second chance romance and the best friend’s sister! At first you think it’s love hate, but there’s zero hate. It’s all foreplay. Sizzling chemistry, wounded hearts. Lust, love, promises. Machlan has always loved Hadley. They were happy years ago, but he never thought he was good enough for her and he let her walk away. Now she’s back to prove to herself that she can be over Machlan. But seeing him isn’t helping the way she thought. His protectiveness and jerkiness isn’t a turn off at all and what does that say about her? Machlan can’t stay away from her. He knows he should, but he always knows when she’s close to him and he can’t deny himself anymore. One kiss lights their lives on fire again, but can it last? Will this finally  be their time? Can they get over their shared past and hurt and make the leap? This story! I cried for them. I laughed with them. I swooned with Hadley and I smirked with Machlan. There’s so much more to Machlan than I thought. I loved watching him realize his worth and finally making a decision. Of  course, I loved seeing the Gibson brothers again along with a few surprise visitors. The Gibsons give each other such a hard time, but they love each other! I love the way they interact and I just have to say I love the way they curse even when Nana smack them. I loved seeing the girls again and see what’s going on with them. Overall, it was like visiting with old friends. I laughed, cried, got hot and bothered and smiled. A lot. I can’t wait to see what Peck gets up to next!


“Unless you want to be almost-kissed again, stop it.”

“I hate you.”

“Yeah, Sure looks like it.”


“How can you be such a jerk and then almost sweet in the same minute?”

“It’s what happens when you’re the fourth sibling. You get whatever genes are left. My bag of DNA didn’t include enough of either, I guess.”


“You gonna stare all night or what?

“Maybe I’m not here.”

“I see you in the window, genius.”


If God asked me to design a woman for myself, I’d just point at Hadley and say, “Yeah, you already did.”


“Okay. She busted my balls. Better?”

“I’m with Nana. You needed Jesus today.”


Sandra's Review

Crave is the third full-length novel in one of my favorite series’, The Gibson Boys By Adriana Locke. You can read it as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the previous books. It will make you love this book even more! The Gibson Boys and the women they love are something else. And the ones who haven’t found love yet are just as fun, sexy, and strong. I can’t wait for their stories! Ok…back to Crave!
Machlan and Hadley have been off and on for years. Eighteen months ago, Hadley left Linton and Machlan behind. It was something she had to do. To move forward without him. Now, she was back. Only to finally get over him. Every time she had come back to visit, she hoped he would fight for her but this time she was determined to get over him. To look at him like she looked at Peck. As a friend and nothing more. Only, when she sees him, she wants nothing more than for him to love her like she loves him. She is so fucked. But she won’t let him know that.
Hadley drives Machlan insane. She walks into a room and he only sees her. She makes him think of things he wants to forget. His failures. His losses. His feelings toward the only woman he has ever loved. And most likely will ever love. It’s why he let her go. He doesn’t feel worthy of her love. She deserves more than him. He doesn’t know why she doesn’t see that. Why she loves him. He will never be over her but he has to let her go. Again. But can he this time?
Awe! I loved this story. Second chance romance is one of my faves and this one totally kicks ass. Machlan and Hadley’s banter is full of sass, stubbornness, flirt, and emotions. They have obstacles to conquer. A past to come to terms with. A never-ending intense passion to work with. I liked Machlan in the previous books. He is a great guy and a supportive brother, cousin, grandson and friend but I fell for him hard in this book. The way he looks at Hadley is intense and swoon-worthy. And the way she looks at him is just as intense. She doesn’t know if she wants to slap him or fuck him.
Overall…it’s a story that made me laugh, cry, get hot and bothered, and cry again! It is definitely the most emotional book in the series so far. For me anyway.
P.S I can’t wait for Peck’s story!! That man is fucking hilarious.
The day may look worse, but she’s never looked better.
I’ve tasted his lips, felt his skin, loved his heart on those sheets, and my own heart tugs a little as I think about it.
“Fine. Do you want to be my friend, Machlan?”
“Is this a George Strait thing? Is there a box to check yes or no?”




#1 Crank


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#2 Craft

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#3 Cross

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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.


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