Lauren's 2¢: Crave by Adriana Locke

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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If we're being honest, and I always aim to be, the Gibson family is one of my absolute favorite fictional families. I've been hooked since Sienna took a baseball bat to Walker's truck. Walker, Lance, Cross - an honorary Gibson, and now Machlan. 

At least to me, Machlan has always been somewhat of a mystery. The tough, bad-ass bar owner. The strong, silent type. His story - minus the fact that it involves Hadley - has been somewhat of a mystery, until now. 

I'll warn you now, Hadley and Machlan are INFURIATING! They push and pull, grab tight and let go. Crave is a constant flux of emotions. So much so that I wanted to just duct tape the two of them together until they realized they were made for one another. Or, better yet, that they were made for one another and are supposed to be together. Forever. Despite their past. 

Machlan sure knows how to make hell feel like home. 

And then there's Nana Gibson. I. Love. That. Woman! She is the glue that holds that family together. Her love for those boys leaks onto each page.   

I've been waiting for Crave to release for months, and it did not disappoint. But I'm REALLY waiting, as I'm sure you are too, for Peck's book. *Grabby hands* I'm fully prepared to throw some bows at Molly, and not the kind you put in your hair...

If you haven't started this series, I HIGHLY recommend it. Like I said earlier, this is one of my absolute favorite families, and I cannot wait to see where Adriana takes them next. 


#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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