Craft by Adriana Locke

This book is just as good as the first in the series and I am officially in love with this family.

Lance and Marian's story is so fun. I adored every word of it. I librarian and a playboy teacher? Yes, please. But really, this novel wasn't only sexy and funny like book one was, it also had that emotional plot that you didn't see coming. I adored watching Lance develop through the novel. He started off such a player and as things were revealed and Mariah and him started to hang out, it was perfection. Plus, Mariah was my spirit animal. I adored everything about her. From her baking to her personality, she was super relatable. A girls who's dream is to be surrounded by books? Yep. Plus a man who dedicated his life to helping kids? Again, yep.

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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? Note: This can be read as a standalone novel.