Release Blitz & 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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4stars (1)

This was so much fun to read! A great romance story between a sexy self proclaimed manwhore history teacher and a school librarian.

Lance and Mariah start out as bickering colleagues. Lance sneaks into Mariah’s office to hide and make phone calls to his “many girlfriends” and ends up stealing her sweet treats that she does not make for him.

These two hook up in the cutest way. I won’t expand to avoid spoiling it for you. Mariah has a lot of insecurites because of her mother and sister that have always put her down as well as a douchebag ex-boyfriend that dumped her under seriously shameful circumstances. However, with Lance, Mariah felt more confident, sexier and even brazen at times. I loved how he brought out this side of her.

Lance was an amazing hero! He is definitely sexy. Definitely cocky and arrogant too. However he had such compassion for his students and he just had the biggest heart. I loved how he defended Mariah to her family and he was just the sweetest guy. There was so much more to him than he initially appears. He made Mariah feel special, that she was perfect the way she was.

“Some people have to peel away their layers to get to the good stuff… You’re already there.”

I loved the banter and sexual tension of this couple! The plot was solid and both characters have their own unique backstory that just added that much more to the overall FEELS of this book! Best of all for me was realizing this dirty talking cocky manwhore had a heart of gold.

4 Stars
Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Moderate
POV: Dual

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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
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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