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(The Gibson Boys #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  10,838 ratings  ·  1,060 reviews
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
Published November 10th 2017 by Umbrella Publishing Inc.
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Adriana Locke Hi, Taylor. You got it! Crank is Sienna's story, so it's technically the last book in the Landry Series. BUT since she's in Illinois and falling for t…moreHi, Taylor. You got it! Crank is Sienna's story, so it's technically the last book in the Landry Series. BUT since she's in Illinois and falling for the Gibson Boys, it's the first book of that series. ;)
Well, that might not be quite true. There will be one more Landry book called SWEET that I'll release next summer. Yay!
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
I LOVED IT. I LOVED IT. I LOVED IT. I LOVED IT. I LOVED IT. Can I say that over and over and over and over and over again?! Because OMG! Crank was everything I needed, everything I wanted, everything that's good and right about a sweet, sexy, and heartwarming contemporary romance. I LOVED it. I can't even tell you how much I needed this book in my life. It made me smile and cry and swoon and smile again. ALL THE FEELS, man! They were down right perfect. Heart achingly perfect. No one writes a sw ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Adriana Locke
Oct 18, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Crank is the first in a brand new series by Adriana Locke. Though if you've read her Landry Family series then you'll know the heroine. Sienna Landry is the sibling that can't seem to settle down at home, which is how she finds herself in a small town still feeling a little lost. But how she wound up working in a auto shop and trying to keep her hands off her'll have to read the story to find out.

I was actually a little nervous that this spin-off series would s
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Crank is book one in The Gibson Boys series by Adriana Locke. This is my very first book by Adriana. This would qualify as a small town romance with an insta-spark between the two main characters.

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Sienna Landry is Camilla Landry from The Landry Family series, twin sister. She was the one sibling of the Landry’s that wanted to make her own way. She didn’t want to live off her family’s name. So she moved to a small town in Illinois to start a new design business with her best friend. One mistake th
AHHHHH! I LOVED THIS SO MUCH! The FEELS! The laughs! The amazing family dynamic! I just couldn’t get enough! CRANK has got to be a NEW FAVORITE of mine from this author! Just when you think you couldn’t love Adriana Locke’s writing anymore than you already do, she gives us a brand new family to FALL HEAD OVER HEELS for! The Landry Family will ALWAYS be special to me, but The Gibson Family is a FORCE of NATURE! This small town family is lovable, hilarious, entertaining, and just absolutely WONDER ...more
“True love isn’t something you pick; it’s something the universe picks for you.”

I absolutely, 100%, just got CRANKed by Walker Gibson and I wouldn't, without a niggle of a doubt, have it any other way! Hell, I already want to go back in and just live inside this world where the Landrys and the Gibsons are real. I can't even begin to describe how thrilled I am that Adriana Locke chose to start her newest series by crossing over the phenomenal and unforgettable Landry Family with her overly ha
Melanie (mells_view)
You can’t tame a girl like Sienna.

Once again Adriana Locke blesses us with a sweet and hot small town contemporary romance. Somehow she can weave in the close-knit small town vibe, the going to church and family dinners on Sundays with a reluctant love story and make it just work so seamlessly.

Walker & Sienna are sweet. They are funny. They are hot. They are a little bit of everything which can also be said about this story as a whole. I laughed, I swooned, I cried. Such a good read. Walker may
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did I already say that I am totally in love with Adriana Locke writing? Because it was wonderful!

ARC kindly provided for an honest review. Thank you!

Lu Bielefeld
I liked the story and our hero who didn't want to get involved or to fall in love but he ended up with his four tires flat because of our heroine. LOL! She hit him from the start and he didn't even see it coming.

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The first time Sienna and Walker meet, it's because she hits his truck by mistake while showing her friend 'how to swing a bat' and well you know what happens.

This book was so good!! It was my first book by Adriana Locke and I can't wait to read more by her. So well you know how they meet, but their relationship progresses beautifully from there. It was a slow burn and I'm usually not a fan of them except for books by Mariana Zapata but Ms.Locke did an amazing job with it.

To pay off the debt f
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
3.5/4 stars

Crank-I am thinking of Jason Statham when I hear this word lol, and this scene :

Ok, this book is nothing like this, is actually a pretty tame small town story about the broody Walker and wild Sienna.
Sienna Landry is the twin sister of Camilla from Landry Family series, she wants to make her own life so she moved in a small town in Illinois with her best friend to open a design businesses.
One night and one mistake brings her in Walker Gibons attention. They settle for her to work at hi
5 Sparkly Small Town Stars

I absolutely loved this brilliantly written romance. It may be set in small town America but there is nothing small about the emotion it packs.
Walker Gibson is the mechanic in the town and he is the absolute epitome of the dark, brooding hero. One night , a beautiful spitfire of a girl, Sienna Landry, arrives and smashes his beloved truck outside his brother's bar. She has made quite the entrance and she also makes a big impression on our grumpy hero. Sienna and Walker
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5 STARS!!!

Holy Jesus. I. LOVED. THIS. STORY. I was consumed from page one. The push and pull, the chemistry, the banter between Walker and Sienna had me grinning from ear to ear. SERIOUSLY. I could NOT get enough of these two. And man, oh man, when they FINALLY got it on, it was like a bomb went my pants. Not gonna lie. Their sex scenes were so damn hot my kindle melted. DAMN.

One of the things I enjoy about Adriana's characters is they are all SO DIFFERENT. Her stories are never repeti
Fiona Fog
Where to start... Firstly how did I not know about these books? Omg I love this family.

Sienna Landry's first meeting with Walker Gibson is one for record. Smashing up his truck Daisy might not be the best first impression to make, but Walker is left reeling with his first encounter with Sienna.

Sienna and Walker, the whole family will have you laughing, and turning the pages as this story starts to unfold.

Walker keeps to himself, closed off from any form of an emotional attachment. Burned in the
Big Joe  Rossi
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Swinging a bat in a crowded parking lot is never a good idea. Smashing the head light of a truck, again, a bad idea. Finding out the owner of said truck is a hot mechanic, not so bad.

Sienna Landry, one of the Landry's from another of the author's books series, is spunky, smart, determined and hot. That is what Walker Gibson notices. When she shows up to pay his shop gets busy and while he steps away she ends up paying for repairs for two customers with down on their luck stories. They argue, sh
Lara Petterson
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book one of a new series for Adriana and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and she didn't disappoint! Gibson meets Landry in the best way( well more of The Landrys like say arm wrestling with the Gibsons over beer at the farm) <--- sounds good doesn't it. OK I'm getting distracted.

Walker is a #broodyboy and he and Sienna meet a very interesting way. They are drawn together from the start but fight it. How they first met causes them to be around each other a lot and things happen. Th
Ooof that was way more heart-warming than I would’ve imagined. It had me crying like a sap.

Here are some of my thoughts:
• I was skeptical because I was getting so used to the Landry Family books – but I’m now super glad that Sienna’s book starts off this new series.
• Sienna is so much more down-to-earth and less polished than her family – and I love that about her. She’s the “rebellious” one but I am glad to see her having actuals goals and seriousness in her. She’s never just acting out – but
Nicole P
I generally like books by Adriana Locke and was looking forward to this book as it was about the last Landry sibling, Sienna. Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectation and was a disappointment. The last book of the Landry Family series Swink, saw Sienna leaving Savannah and heading to Chicago to start up a design company. The story picks up a few months from that and is the introduction to a new series about the Gibson brothers. Walker Gibson, the oldest sibling, is the owner of the loc ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

First person/Dual-POV, HAE.

4.5 stars.
Crank is the touching story about Sienna and Walker, both reinventing themselves in different ways, in the same small town.

Sienna isn't so much running from her life of stiff collars and polite manners, as she is letting herself be true to her personality. She was never cut out for the formalities, and that's why she left Savannah to pursue a career in custom design - apparel, assorted merchandise - with her best friend. With her friend now having to rejoin
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you loved the Landry series, you are going to love the Gibson Boys. Adriana brings the banter between brothers to a new level. Sienna Landry meets Walker Gibson by accident. Walker is a brooding, moody man with a sexy smirk. Sienna is like breath of fresh air. She's a woman who wears her heart on her sleeve, always there to help someone out without expecting anything in return. But don't let her big heart fool you, this woman can hold her own against anyone who challenges her and gives as goo ...more
My Pink Fairytales
Big fan of Adriana Locke and her Landry family!
This one is about Sienna, who’s one of my favorite heroines. She’s smart, funny, loving, down to earth, complex woman. I simply love her.
And don’t get me started on the broody Walker. ❤️
Can’t wait to read the next one.
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Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelly, missy
We had two reviewers read this book, and they had differing opinions. Our star rating is an approximation of their thoughts, so read on to see what they both had to say!! That's books, right?

Crank is one of those books where I don't even know where to start. There was so much goodness tucked into these pages and my heart is bubbling over with how happy and satisfied it is. I'm relatively new to Adriana Locke's work - this is only the third book I've read by her - but this just might be the
I'm done with Crank and one, I freaking enjoyed this book SO much and two, I can't believe I'm saying this but Landry Brothers who? The Gibson men exude charm, playfulness, cockiness with a dash of ruggedness which makes them oh-so-appealing and hard to resist.
I adore Locke's series that centered on family bonding and this is another series that has me already in love with the Gibson's and I can't wait to read more about them!

Full review to come.

4.5 Stars!

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Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this one. Broody dude, light-hearted girl. Match made. Can't wait for more Dom these Gibson boys! ...more
Way to start a new cross over series! You don’t need to read the Landry series to read this book. I haven’t read the Landry series and I didn’t have any problems at all. I will be sure and go back and read it now!

This a blue-collar vs silver spoon characters, enemies to lovers, opposites attract romance all staged in a small town. Walker Gibson is cranky, broody and incredibly sexy. He isn’t looking for a relationship or love. He fights the chemistry that is simmering below the surface every tim
Mar 22, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
As I've decided to not waste my time on books where the male POV immediately starts sexualizing the female MC the second they meet (heavy focus on her--always big, of course--tits, ass, thinking about wanting to fuck her/getting an erection, etc etc etc), this is dnf for me. ...more
Michele McMullen
Oh my I couldn't wait for Sienna's book and the lovely Adriana did not disappoint. This is the start of a fabulous new series following the Gibson boys and hell if you saw them you would follow them too!
The lovely Sienna Landry has found herself in a bit of a jam! Let's say she is between a rock and hard place or shall we say Hard Hot Brooding local man . She may have shall we say accidently swung a bat and did quite a bit of damage to said brooding man's truck. We all know she has quite a swing
Tracy *To the point Reviews*

Loved the cover for this one! Walker our hero is broody asshole. And to be honest, there's no good reason why.

Sienna is sweet, but she really put herself out there to get to him. However it seems as though her plan was not contrived, it SOOOOOO was! She practically forces her way into the assholes life. Meanwhile he treats her like hot poo! (Not a fan of chicks who throw themselves at assholes)

This is a lot of story that gives us very little romance satisfaction. It never really hit the sweet
Karen Frances
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another amazing story

I try to keep my reviews to the basics, because I hate giving away the storyline.
But I'm really struggling to find the words to do this book justice. I loved everything about Sienna and Walkers story. The words flowed from the page effortlessly.
In this story we see Sienna as a strong-willed and independent woman making a life for herself away from her family.
Walker, I fell for the bloody mechanic.
This is a must read for anyone who reads contemporary romance
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USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the

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