Crank by Adriana Locke

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Crank by 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.

Okay, I’m going to cut to the chase and tell you I loved this book. If you just want to know if I loved it or not, know I loved it and thought this is one of best pieces of work from Adriana Locke.

Now let’s talk about the why. One of the biggest reasons that this book, and specifically Sienna Landry, spoke to me was the depth of her character. If you’ve read the Landry series, one thing you remember is that Sienna has wanted independence from her family for awhile. She doesn’t want to be estranged or anything drastic, but Sienna wants to live her life, and be her own person. She doesn’t want to be in the shadow of her last name. This aspect comes through so strongly in scenes where she specifically says this, but her behavior throughout the book echos her character’s actual desires. The Sienna Landry that we see in the Landry series is the same Sienna Landry we get here.

When Walker and Sienna first meet, Sienna gets herself into a mess after swinging a bat into Walker’s truck. At one point, Sienna tells Walker that she is a woman of her word, and she truly is. You can rely on Sienna Landry.

Walker Gibson has issues. Some small, some big. The author presents Walker in a unique way and I appreciate that. We see some flashes of his past and you start to understand why he’s so skittish. Again, I enjoy that these characters and their individual stories have a lot of depth and it’s clear that the author let everyone develop fully.

This story is the start of the Gibson Brothers Series and I loved the slivers of the other brothers that we get to see. It’s enough to definitely make me want the other stories and get a small inkling of what might be coming. I liked this as a reader but I also thought it was a smart move on the author’s part too. This series is set in a small town in Illinois and the author nailed it. The way the small town is portrayed, the seasons, the pop vs soda issue (it’s always pop, obviously). The detail that the author chose to pay attention to and incorporate is priceless.

If you’ve never read this author before, then you can read this book and know you are getting an amazing piece of her work. If you’re already a fan of Adriana Locke, I can confidently say you will love this story. The depth, the story itself, the details; all are fantastic and make this story a must-read for me.

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Keeper by Amy Daws- Audiobook

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Keeper by Amy Daws

They were best friends until they became roommates. 

Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own.
As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention.
Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University.
Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker’s youth. She has been replaced by a stunning woman with secrets.
Secrets that Booker is desperate to know.
Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.
I have always seen people loving audiobooks, but I’ve never tried it before. I think I was always scared that I would end up zoning the story out and hours would pass and I would realize that I had no idea what was going on.
I was wrong.
I was given the opportunity to check out “Keeper” by Amy Daws in audiobook. And I am absolutely loving it. Having dual narration from Will Watt and Charlotte Cole really brings this entire story to life. I never really guessed that this would matter, to be totally honest. But it does and from the moment I started listening, this story literally seemed to come to life in my mind. Hearing their voices made me feel like I was right in the moment. It was fantastic.
The story of Booker and Poppy is really sweet and while you would call it friends to lovers, I appreciated the direction the author took with this story. In the past, I’ve always felt like some friends to lovers have taken the path of one friend liking the other and the other person treating the first like a jerk. This story does have a slight tinge of that, but Booker and Poppy’s past is more about miscommunication and being young.
This book is absolutely hilarious. One of my favorite facets of these characters is how real they are. One scene that comes to my mind is when Poppy and Booker are first living together. Poppy is immediately worrying about going poo. Later, Booker is worrying about the bathroom arrangements and trying to remember to put the seat down. It was just this hilarious inner monologue that you know people have thought before. The humor made these characters come to life for me, and the added bonus of experiencing this story in audio only made it better.
I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s already fantastic in written form, but I highly recommend allowing yourself the enjoyment of the audiobook. The narrators bring Booker and Poppy off of the page and into real life. A must-read and a must-listen to!

An Endless Kind Of Love by Krista Lakes

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Buy it here: An Endless Kind Of Love by Krista Lakes

“I thought you were beautiful the first time I saw you in the rain…”

Dylan:

The sudden death of Dylan’s father was a wake-up call.

After pouring a decade of his life into his company, Dylan felt like had nothing to show for it. No wife, no kids, no family. With no destination in mind, he sells his company and wanders the world, eventually finding himself in Silver Springs…

Bonnie:

Bonnie Kincaid is also on the run… for her life. The police can’t keep her safe. Things look hopeless when her car breaks down in the remote mountains of Colorado. A handsome man rescues her, fixes her car, but also gives her a reason to stop running. For the first time in a long time, she feels safe.

Unfortunately, both Bonnie and Dylan’s pasts catch up with them, and in order to put down roots to grow a family, they have to stop running.

But they aren’t finished with her yet…

Sometimes, running can lead you where you were meant to be all along…

Bonnie is running from trouble that really isn’t her own. Dylan is running from the stress of his own life. Dylan decides to help his friends, Mia and Carter at their Mountain Hope Ranch in Silver Springs, Colorado. Bonnie enters the picture when she tries to gain a scenic view and her old, beat-up car just can’t quite make it. A little luck leads her to the ranch, where Dylan opens the door and everything changes.

One thing I really enjoyed about this story was that we see both Dylan and Bonnie gaining some insights into themselves, and it was sweet to see. For Dylan, he wasn’t happy just working. Doing something that makes a difference was valuable for him. For Bonnie, you could tell she didn’t like being on the run. She doesn’t want to be running. I think seeing her realize that although her life is changing, she can still help special needs children, and still have her own life, was really powerful. So many times, things don’t go as we expect and we might let ourselves become derailed in the process.

The one part of the story that I didn’t like as much was the suspense. I feel like I understood the need for some drama in the story but I felt like it was a bit unnecessary.  I found it to be more distracting, when Bonnie kept referring to “them”. Again, I understood it, I just didn’t love it.

Overall, this book is sweet, loving read. A lot of readers will enjoy seeing Bonnie and Dylan find love, and also to see their paths before each other.

 

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