Release Day + Book Review : Crank (The Gibson Boys #1) by Adriana Locke

November 10, 2017

Title: Crank
Series: The Gibson Boys #1
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Kari March
Release Date: November 10, 2017


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. 


I may sound a like a broken record but before I move forward to my review, let me just say, Crank is Adriana Locke's best book to date. And, I am definitely Cranked!
There's a reason why despite my swamped schedule I always look forward to Addy's release. It doesn't matter how full my calendar is as long as I can get my next fix. And that is solely because of Adriana Locke's writing style.Feels god story? Check. Hot AF hero? Check. Sassy and strong heroine? Check. Panty Melting goodness? Check. Heart and Feels? Definitely Check. All these and more are packaged all throughout her works, and the starved that I am is always hungry for it. Crank was never an exception. Infact it exceeded the expectation I had of the book. It was definitely not what I expected it to be it was MORE! Addy more than delivered!
Sienna Landry's story and Walker Gibson's was one roller coaster ride I enjoyed so much despite my bloodshot eyes and nose as big as tomato. You read it right, Crank made me cry. I was still few pages in and this book made me tear up. I even cried so much nearing the end and that I for one hesitated if Addy's works is good or bad for my health. That and I stayed up until the wee hours after battling over myself in a "just a few chapters" to Hell! I will finish this, work be damned!

And finish I did. It was so good that all I manage to say was, I am in love with Walker and Sienna. Their characters was easy to love. The moment they met, gah! I can definitely feel the sexual tension. Feels are just as overflowing as my blood pumping because of so much heat that emanated from them. Never and I mean never have I ever thought of grease and oil to be a turn on. But this book rectified that. Lawd! I can never see any mechanic shop, oils and grease without thinking about Sienna and Walker and the scorching scenes they did. It will be hard for goodness sake! But this is Addy and her penchant of all things sexy AF. She always nailed it that you'll leave begging for more. Sienna and Walker had that chemistry so strong you'll get hooked just from them. They need not talk, their inner voices tells it all. But gah! When they talk and interact, clothes will be flying!!! Guess, there's no reason for me to specify it as the blurb says it all and the tag line Blue collar meets silver spoon pretty much paved the foundation of this story. It was really good that in the whole duration of my reading, I have this permanent smile etched in my face and a full belly laugh here and there and hot flushes too! But for real though Addy, I may have wished Crank to be real, but for goodness sake I want to punch throat the man of his assholeness! He's not just brooding but at times A-hole too! But then, he made his way back to my heart as you weave your magical words and excellent writing. Damn! I feel for the man and I love that you paired him up with Sienna. I love how you portrayed her character because it was a sight to behold when Walker let her in.

Both may have been so different but they are just perfect for each other. With their differences comes a common ground - belongingness and a love like no other. Theirs might be instant but what they shared is something worth to be pondered over. Because for real, True love isn't something you pick; it's something the universe picks for you.I love it for real because with all the smile and laugh I had with my journey with them, they felt alive and I feel like they can be anybody else even me. I love what they have. And it's true,
"If you're lucky enough to get a shot at love, ... it's worth whatever you have to do to keep it."

And I was ecstatic how they fought for it and make way to keep it. I have cried river of tears because I can feel so many emotions between them and the people that surrounds them. It wasn't just them you know, it was also the family dynamics that played a great role to their HEA.

Overall, I love this book and definitely will recommend it. I thought I couldn't love any more of her works, but I was so wrong. It may be somewhat the last book of the Landry's because of Sienna, but it has the Gibson mark that was clearly and vividly stamped all over it. And I love this new series already. It will be a blast because I assure you that as always, Adriana Locke will not disappoint you. Hell, she did not disappoint Walker and Sienna's journey. I can read this book a thousand times and I still will enjoy. Adriana always knows how to entertain and captivate her readers. It's amazingly written and is the perfect first book of the series. She managed to pull my heart strings, made me cry and laugh that full belly laugh. She even made me swoon but above all, this book - Crank made me fall in love over and over again.

Great job Adriana Locke! Kudos!

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 She loves to hear from readers.

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