Craft (The Gibson Boys, #2) by Adriana Locke

Craft (The Gibson Boys, #2)

**An Amazon Top 10 Bestseller**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 sixt...

Details Craft (The Gibson Boys, #2)

TitleCraft (The Gibson Boys, #2)
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Craft (The Gibson Boys, #2)

  • Christy
    4.5 stars!! Craft was such a fun and fantastic book! Lance and Mariah were both amazing and their banter was the best! It was sweet, romantic, snarky, emotional, and all around a great read. Lance Gibson is a history teacher who doesn't do commitment. Mariah Malarkey is the librarian at the high school Lance teaches at. He loves nothing more than stealing the sweets she bakes daily and giving her a hard time. I'll say it again- the banter betwee...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKLance Gibson can steal my cupcakes any day!Lance quickly became my favorite Gibson brother (that title will change as the series goes on since I'm an unashamed fictional hero ho). I loved the playful banter between him and Mariah and they had that type of close relationship that makes my heart grow warm. I just adored seeing how they were so close even as they bickered about almost everything.This author snuck in som...
  • Shayna
    “If I wasn’t completely clear, I want you. Only you. For as long as you’ll have me.” OMG! OMG! OMG! Lance Gibson and Mariah Malarkey are two of the BEST characters that Adriana Locke has ever created! They are so freaking adorable, it hurts! Their relationship was such a fun, sexy, and emotional rollercoaster ride…I never wanted it to end! CRAFT made me want to shout from the rooftops my insane love for this author and her ridiculously ...
  • Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    OMGGGG! I’m feeling MAJOR friggin FEELS right now. That was lush, dreamy, decadently romantic. My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard. I am absolutely ENCHANTED with Craft! I knew I was going to love Lance Gibson (I fell for him while reading Crank) but holy books, I had NO IDEA that I was going to be practically vibrating with ADORATION for him. He is irresistible. The sexiest, funniest, most captivating and charming hero Adriana Locke has given ...
  • Kaitlyn
    Love.... unconditional or otherwise. What does it mean exactly? You might think you know but let me tell you, Lance and Mariah will give you one heck of an answer if you need to know and then some! Lance, we’ve met him and I love him. What’s not to love? He’s a nerd in the best way possible, a teacher which is just sexy as all get out, and a guy who cares about the kids he’s around every day and his family without a second thought. Again,...
  • My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
    5 There's More Than Meets the Eye Stars!!!Reviewed by Franci Neill I really thought I knew what Lance Gibson was all about based on glimpses we saw of him in Craft...good looking, flirty, commitmentphobe and all around playboy. Well, he's all that but oh so much more and with the opening of this newest book in what is rapidly becoming my favorite series by Ms. Locke, his reputation stands. Then there's Mariah Malarkey, high school librarian, that...
  • Kayleigh Woods
    Absolutely amazing. I devoured this book in 3 hours, it was that perfect. Just- wow. They aren't quite friends. They aren't quite enemies. They're more like magnets that are complete opposites of each other- but they work so well together, it's nearly impossible to stay apart for too long. Lance Gibson knows exactly what to do to press Mariah Malarkey's buttons- use her office as a phone booth? Check. Come into her office uninvited? Check. Steal ...
  • Raine Miller
    CRAFT is an example of "small town romance" at its very finest. Lance and Mariah are romantic perfection from beginning to end, with so much heat and humor they had me burning through the pages far too quickly. I loved this story so much.
  • Bellereader
    Mariah and Lance are healing each other in ways they didn't even know they needed in this sharp, funny, and sexy tale of life, love, and cupcakes. Mariah has always been the girl left in the corner. It's been easy for everyone in her life to leave her feeling slightly inadequate. If a childhood filled with her mother constantly playing favorite with her sister wasn't enough to give her a complex, her boyfriend choosing to marry and start a family...
  • Elizabeth Swain
    Craft was an unexpected rollercoaster of the Love train. Lance’s will he or won’t he fall made you love him even more. Elizabeth @ White Hot ReadsAdriana Locke’s crafty way that she makes you interested and fall in love with her characters makes you never want to miss a release. Lance and Mariah’s sexy banter was hot, sweet and sassy! They were pulled together from the start. The love app was absolutely hilarious and unexpected! #moregibs...
  • Lu Bielefeld **
    #manwhore + #shyheroine + #librarianI confess I did not like the hero. He is a very annoying hero.He marks sex dates with other women in our heroine's office and also makes calls to these women in front of her. I found that disgusting.But gradually he redeems himself and I find him acceptable.It's a sad day for us readers when we settle for an okay hero.But that's what's happening lately.Our heroine has mom issues and suffered a great betrayal by...
  • Jemima
    Title: Craft ( The Gibson Boys #2) Author: Adriana Locke Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 14, 2018 Craft is brilliant. End Of.This is a contemporary romance reader's dream book. Two headstrong characters you can't help but fall in love, an incorrigible naughty history teacher (excuse me but how come we didn't have one when we were in high school?), a female protagonist after my own heart - a librarian who bakes! (hmmm hello!)It...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Release Date: March 12, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance. Humor. Actual Rating: 3.5 starsCraft is an adorable and funny, enemies to lovers romance. I suppose it could also be considered a co-workers romance and/or friends to lovers as well. It depends on how you look at the relationship I guess. Anyway, this is a really cute book with very likable characters and moments that were LOL funny. While I wish the plot had a richer description of th...
  • Pick a Book
    English / Português4 starsI met Adriana's work at CRANK. I found her writing very nice to read. The first book of this series had more drama, in this one she got a little lighter. Both Lance and Mariah wasn't looking for anything serious. The two of them knew each other because they work together on a high school. He, a professor. She, a librarian. Their relationship was more like a frienenemy type. This second book in the Gibson Boys series was...
  • MiDouradoP
    Lance Gibson (with glasses, totally with glasses) is everything you'll need!And as usual, here is a 5 star review. I'm not slightly surprised by that. Since the first time I read a book by Adriana Locke (Sacrifice), I was a goner for her writing.She is a story teller, an awesome one, her writing is impecable, her characters are solid and addicting, her plots are involving and so full of emotions, many different emotions: love, lust, sadness, happ...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    There is a special place in my heart devoted to irreverent, incorrigible, irresistible rascals. So, welcome home Lance Gibson. You’ll find yourself in good company in this little chamber of my heart.Seriously, y’all. What kind of magic exists in Lance Gibson? I found myself wanting to slap him and kiss him (and slap kiss him) throughout almost this entire book. He’s the perfect bad boy shielding that brilliant soft underbelly and – my God...
  • Kimberly
    Gah...this book!!! Craft is the flawless story of Lance and Mariah, two co-workers who are not quite friends but sure do have a thing for each other, whether they’d like to admit it or not!Lance, I just don’t even know where to begin. A sexy, nerdy teacher who is all heart when it comes to his students and his family. With sexual innuendos for DAYS (which was hilarious), Lance is smitten with the librarian, Mariah, in his school and loves to ...
  • Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
    Brilliant! Another brilliant Gibson brother to swoon over! I love all the twists and turns packed into this amazing book! The issues raised and how beautifully they were handled! Mariah is a girl who hasn’t been shown what love feels like but has so much of it to give! Lance isn’t your typical alpha male! He’s a sexy teacher who loves his history! He’s smart and confident (maybe too confident at times lol) but he has a heart of gold! When...
  • Inked Avenue
    “I have to break my own heart, so that I won’t ever break hers.”Is that my cheeks that are all flushed and blushed? *fans self* Move over Walker because the oldest Gibson boy is finally here in all his lip-biting, squeal-inducing sexiness. In only her second installment of the Gibson Boys Series, Adriana Locke delivers another all-consuming, steamy standalone that will leave readers soul’s melting.We first meet the oh-so-naughty high scho...
  • Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
    Small town romance with a sexy librarian, and smart mouthed sexy history teacher. This book had all the things I love, but what struck me the most was how laugh out loud fun it was. These two, the banter, the obvious feels had me racing to the finish line. In fact, I read so fast I forgot to highlight all my favorite parts but that’s ok. I’m late to this series but it didn’t matter this story can be read as a complete standalone. The pages ...
  • Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    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 insec...
  • Becca - ✭Little Red Reading Hood✭
    Oh, yes! I love me some Lance Gibson!This book was funny, sexy and oh-so-damn amazing! Everything we love about Adriana Locke's books.Can't wait to read the next one!
  • « Court (Take the Read) »
    First person, Dual-POV, HAE. Can be read as standalone.Okay. I just need a minute because the feelings... the feels experienced reading this book were too damn strong.I loved it. All of it. I'm talking abandon-your-responsibilities-to-read-it kind of love. Both characters were lovable, believable and their chemistry was OFF the charts. Sexy, sarcastic librarian? A hot history teacher that likes her as a bookish recluse, or the vixen messaging him...
  • Becky Rendon
    Lance Gibson is the nerdy one of the Gibson boys. I say "nerdy" but he's also a play boy with zero remorse about his need to never have anything that ends with "ship". He is ridiculously hot. Like ovaries melt on sight regardless of marital status, kind of hot. But he is also smart, kind, and caring- in short he's freaking kryptonite to every woman on the planet and even some floating in space. This intelligent, cocky man has it all figured out o...
  • Melissa
    Hot for Teacher anyone? Lance Gibson can school me any-day. We know he’s got the looks , the brains did I mention dirty mouth and that sense of humor! Well one problem he doesn’t do relationships! Oh Lance . Mariah our subtle sexy Librarian (do you see where I’m going here?) well yeah catch up people! Yes they have chemistry to bad Mr. Gibson is into History maybe he could figure this out ! I loved it witty funny and when we get into some s...
  • Paula D
    A sexy, sweet, hilarious and sometimes serious romance book! Lance doesn’t do relationships he uses a app and just screws around never anything serious. Mariah is a strong woman but Lance annoys the heck out of her but she can’t deny the sexy appeal he does to her but of course Mariah keeps it to herself. When everything collides will Lance open up or close himself forever. I love this book, many times I laughed out loud at the bickering. Eve...
  • Laura
    ***ARC Provided by the Author***The librarian and the playboy. The serious and the frivolous. The focused and the scattered. Is this a match or are they 2 people with an attraction that they are not able to work? They flirt, but both know (or do they) that it's just flirting, and baked goods, and that this relationship isn't going anywhere. Or is it? Are they possibly more compatible than they thought? I liked the story of the relationship betwee...
  • Tracy- OMGReads
    I LOVED Craft! Lance and Mariah’s story was just fabulous! Lance isn’t looking for love. He just wants lust. He’s good at lust. I loved his character. A bit flawed, but swoon worthy. Mariah’s been burned, and not looking for it to happen again. She and Lance have a chemistry between them that I could feel. They can bicker, but that chemistry between them is a great foundation. Craft is a standalone within a series. It’s easy to follow, ...
  • Cassandra Taylor
    Reviewed on behalf of Amo’s Book Corner5 StarsI loved Lance’s book! Lance is a teacher, he loves his job and the kids he works with. He is also a one night kind of guy, he has his reasons but keeps them close, the only issue is the school librarian he loves being around her and flirting with her.Mariah loves her job, she has never been very close with her family so has dreams of building her own family with a man she loves. She doesn’t real...