Series: The Gibson Boys #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2018
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.
5 out of 5 stars
Wow, wow, wow! I loved this book so much. I figured I would enjoy Lance’s story from seeing a little bit from him in Crank.
Lance had me smiling and swooning all throughout the book. I don’t think I’ve ever swooned so hard while reading. He was such a fun character. He was super flirty which had me constantly grinning. I laughed at all the times Mariah whacked him because of something he said. There was a more serious side to Lance also. I love that he had such a big heart for his students. My heart broke for Lance as he struggled with what he felt was one of his biggest faults. It wasn’t a fault at all though – he just needed the right woman to love him and accept him as he is.
Mariah has jumped to the top of my list of favorite female characters that Adriana has written. Mariah was so easy to relate to and I just loved her character so much. She was so sweet but vulnerable as well and I totally get that. Lance and Mariah’s interactions together were just everything! I can’t wait until the next book in this series comes out.
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