Novella, 'Cross' by Adriana Locke, was a short and sweet Gibson Boys experience. The plot was an emotional, hot, second chance romance. The timeline placed this story just before 'Crank'. Opposites, Kallie Welch (the good girl) and Cross Jacobs (Machlan Gibson's friend) were the MCs. As teens, they were in love, but Cross was a big disappointment to Kallie and she left town with a broken heart. Years later, their paths crossed again. For a novella, Adriana was still able to connect me closely to both the plot and characters. She built a deep and punchy story around the theme of regaining love and trust, (but there were also charming and funny scenes, too). **Two bonus short stories, 'Restraint' and 'Crash' begin at around 64%, btw.