Author: Adriana Locke
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.
Guest reviewer Lisha’s Thoughts:
Crank is the first book in a new series the Gibson Boys by Adriana Locke. It is a spin off of her Laundry Family series and features Sienna Landry. This is the first book by Adriana Locke that I have read. You don’t need to have read the Landry Family Series before reading Crank but I found the various references to Sienna Landry’s brothers interesting enough to want to go back and read the series. The story is told in alternating first person view between Sienna and Walker.
The story begins in Crave, the bar owned by Walker’s younger tough guy brother Machlan in the small town of Linton, Illinois. Walker has an older brother,Lance, and a cousin named Peck. The Gibsons are a very close-knit family, there’s family dinners after church presided over by their Nana. There is lots of amusing dialog between the brothers and cousin Peck provides plenty of comic relief.
Sienna comes from a prominent and successful family in Savannah, Georgia. She doesn’t want to settle down and live the life of a southern belle. She is yearning to find herself but is uncertain if the cornfields and snowfields of Illinois where she is currently building a design business with her friend, Delaney, is where she wants to stay.
The meeting of Sienna and Walker starts off with a bang, literally. Sienna has accidentally smashed in the front of Walker’s vehicle with a Louisville Slugger. This leads to her being nicknamed “Slugger” by all the guys. Sienna ends up working off her debt to Walker by working for him at Crank, the garage that he owns. It is apparent that Walker has some issues in his past that he is still carrying around. Despite the instant attraction that Sienna and Walker have for each other, Walker persists in being gruff and grumpy with her. There was a major altercation between the two where he very callously pushed her away after an extremely romantic and steamy encounter that I am not sure many women would be willing to forgive. There are more bumps along the road between the two including a very big plot twist in the end with a ghost from Walker’s past. The many warm characters and Walker’s sweet Nana really reeled me in though and kept me pulling for these two to find their HEA. I think this book is a good start in the Gibson Boys series and I am really looking forward to seeing the rest of the Gibson’s stories.
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