Review: Crave by Adriana Locke (Gibson Boys #3)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

“I love you more, Hadley. Not more than you love me, but more than all our fights and disagreements. I love you more than the bad days and bullshit we'll have to go through in life. Because if I have to go through it, I don't want do it without you.”

Tears! I had tears ate certain points while reading Crave, the third novel in Adriana Locke's popular Gibson Boys series. This book has been one of my most anticipated reads for this last quarter of the 2019, and it definitely kicked it off on an awesomely high note. This was a second-chance slash friends-to-lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romance and there was a whole lot of tension going on between Machlan Gibson and Hadley Jacobs that at times, I found myself wondering if maybe they would be better off apart to spare each other all the heartache and headache that seemed to come whenever they were together. But this was a story about love, and well, if you're really lucky (or you happen to belong to the Gibsons), love does conquer all, even years of hurt, guilt, and anger.

When Hadley Jacobs rolls back into her hometown of Linton, Illinois, she knows it's now or never. She's done keeping her distance, and she's done playing it safe. She's going to show Machlan Gibson that she's finally over him...even if she really isn't...but she desperately needs to be, if only for her own sanity and for her to move forward with her life. Maybe expecting him to realize the mistake he made when he rejected her was unrealistic. Maybe he simply never really loved her as much as she loved him. The thing is, Machlan isn't all that welcoming of the idea that Hadley wants to fall in love with someone else. Because as far as Machlan is concerned, he's only loved one girl, and while he's never felt like he deserved a happy ending with her, maybe the time has come for him to decide if he should fight for what they've always had or ultimately let go of the only girl who has his heart.

Goodness but I lost track of the number of times I so wanted to smack Hadley's and Machlan's heads together! These two were so obviously in love with one another, but they also had more going on than meets the eye. I want say what all their issues were, but these weren't your mundane, get-over-it-already sort of issues that you could just set aside or pretend never happened. My heart broke for both of them when the most painful memory they both shared was revealed, but it provides an opportunity to better understand where Machlan has been coming from all along. These two deserved a happy ending, and while it looked like it was a long time coming, these two fought and struggled but ultimately, they proved to each other (because everyone else had clued into that waaaaay before these two did) that they belonged together. Someone who doesn't belong together? Peck and Molly McCarter. Just saying. But I digress! Make sure you check out the five-plus-starred must-read that is Crave. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Gibson Boys series:


Crank (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review

Craft (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review

Cross (novella) - five stars - My Review

Crave (book three) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 01 October 2018

Date Read: 30 September 2018

Learn more about Adriana Locke.

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