Series: Lovestruck Librarians #1
Published by Lyrical Shine
Publication Date: December 8th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES
Romance has never had a happy ending for librarian Penny Callahan, who could write the book on cheating, heartbreaking liars. So she’s made a resolution: no men for the next twelve months. If she can just get through the library’s New Year’s Eve singles night, she can return home to her pajamas and a good book. But when she finds herself checking out a hot hunk with an irresistible smile, an evening in the stacks becomes a lot more tempting…
Reclusive author Jack Williamson never should have trusted his mother. Even though he’s trying to avoid being recognized, she guilts him into attending a dating meet-and-greet—where an adorable librarian makes him question his lonely lifestyle. Is this just a fleeting, flirty scene? Or could love be the next chapter for them both?
The synopsis of this book promised to be fun. The shy, reserved librarian and the reclusive author, a dating event and an unexpected connection, secrets and broken resolutions all seem like the perfect elements of an entertaining read.
Penny Callahan has been cheated on one too many times and for the coming year has resolved to stay man-free. Well, that resolution lasts all of five minutes when she finds her attention snared by the hot guy at the New Year’s Eve singles mixer.
Jack Williamson knows better than to trust his mother but he finds himself roped into a singles event against his will and the only upside is the sweet and attractive hostess who seems to like being there even less. Throw in some adult-themed games and entertainment and some heated exchanges between them and Penny finds herself discarding her resolution even before it begins for the temptation of some sexy downtime with Jack. Only Jack’s keeping secrets of his own that will definitely tank their relationship before it even begins.
I enjoyed the start of this book and was looking forward to a fun and hilarious book and it actually was, but the second part was very different, like it was on fast-forward and it felt like the entire book was missing something to connect both parts. As the clothes came off, Penny morphed from sweet to naughty with absolutely no build up and nothing to indicate that she had that in her. Jack went from take charge to sappy and mushy. Also, within hours they were professing their love for each other, which by itself was not a bad thing, but when coupled with the speed of everything between them, it made everything a little too unbelievable.
The premise of the story was a great one and I enjoyed bits of it, but I think that the entire story would have been better if it had a little more detail and didn’t feel so rushed. I would love to try the next book in the series as the blurb seems very interesting and I hope it lives up to its promise.