Crank by Adriana Locke – Jenn’s Review


I have admired Adriana as a person for some time now. I was itching to get into her books, and this new series provided the perfect opportunity.



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 is broody. Rough. Smells like engine grease and gasoline and Sienna isn’t sure why that’s so sexy, but it is. It so is. She’s ready to peel off her panties at the drop of his wrench.

He wants her too. She can feel it when he brushes against her. Experience it as he presses her against the wall of the shop. It’s thinly veiled in his deep, brown eyes when he looks at her like she’s everything he’s ever wanted. So why won’t he give in?

The damage to Walker’s truck is the first of many mistakes between the two of them, ending with truths that rock Sienna’s world. Nothing can fix her broken heart except the love of a man that won’t, maybe even can’t, love her back.


I love when a book grabs you from the first chapter and never lets go. Crank was that for me and I’m so glad I took a chance on this book!

Walker Gibson hooked me with his smirk, but man, did I want to whack him with a baseball bat when his a-hole tendencies came to light. I love a good jerk, who needs redemption. Walker had his reasons for shoving Sienna away, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to crack him a few times. His love and loyalty to his family made him a lovable character. Even when he was pissing me off, I was still rooting for him.

Sienna was a refreshing character. I have not yet read The Landry series, so Sienna is brand new to me. Not knowing her aside from what we got to see of her in Crank, I positively adored her.  She allowed herself weak moments when she needed them, and I feel that is the epitome of strength. She didn’t allow herself to be defined by a man and leaned on her family when she needed to. She was a bright, shining light, and her charisma danced off the pages.

There is nothing better than a well written family dynamic in a love story. And Crank was chock-full of it. Each supporting character brought something fresh to the storyline. Their good natured ribbing and inside jokes put a permanent smile on my face. Peck has stolen my heart, but I want stories for all of them!

The writing in Crank has made certain that I’ll be reading Locke’s entire back catalog. Like, right now….

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