Series: The Gibson Boys
Published by Umbrella Publishing Inc on 05/03/2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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Also in this series: Crank
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 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?
I am loving The Gibson Boys series on audiobook! I could not stop listening! In Craft we get Lance Gibson’s story, the hunky history teacher with the huge heart of gold who stays away from anything remotely close to using the word “ship”. We finally get to know him and his history, but we also get to see all the characters we fell for in Crank, the first book in the series.
Lance Gibson keeps things light with all his female companions, if you will. He carries a secret that haunts him and keeps his heart locked up. But the school librarian, Mariah Malarkey, is an entirely different story. Not quite enemies and not quite friends, they tease and banter each other for over a year. While both keeps the other at a distance, they are drawn to each other.
I cannot begin to express how much I loved Lance. He put on an exterior of a lover and a player, but under all that he was a guy with a huge heart. He was such a sweet, caring and patient man. Mariah was left heartbroken after her breakup and is finding it hard to open up again. Without support from her mother or sister, she is finding her way. Mariah was sweet, honest and tried to guard her heart. But when they finally truly face each other, they can no longer deny what was always between them.
Craft was a sweet and charming story with light angst. The narrators, Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott, did an amazing job bringing Lance and Mariah to life. I loved the story, the characters and the Gibson boys so much! Looking forward to reading more from this family!