Title: Love Overdue
Author: Pamela Morsi
Release Date/Publisher: August 27th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA
Finished: September 4th 2013
Meet Dorothy Jarrow: devotedly unsexy librarian
Buttoned-up book lover DJ is all sensible shoes, drab skirts and studious glasses. After an ill-advised spring-break-fueled fling left her mortified, she’s committed to her prim and proper look. When she’s hired by a rural library in middle-of-nowhere Kansas, she finally has the lifestyle to match-and she can’t wait to get her admin on.
But it’s clear from day one that the small-town library is more interested in circulating rumors than books. DJ has to organize her unloved library, win over oddball employees and avoid her flamboyant landlady’s attempts to set her up with the town pharmacist. Especially that last part-because it turns out handsome Scott Sanderson is her old vacation fling! She is not sure whether to be relieved or offended when he doesn’t seem to recognize her. But with every meeting, DJ finds herself secretly wondering what it would be like to take off her glasses, unpin her bun and reveal the inner vixen she’s been hiding from everyone-including herself.
What I thought:
When I read someone else’s review of this, I knew I had to have my own copy and read it. Doesn’t a librarian finding love in a small town just resonate so well?
When she goes to the new town to start her career, she runs into Scott, who was her one night stand years ago, that neither of them can really forget. She recognizes him right away, but he can’t for her because she dresses and acts so differently. She hates him right away, thinking he’s a player and doesn’t want to give him a chance. I thought that was a bit harsh, but I guess things move on as the story goes and they get closer. There are some decent sexy scenes and some steamy ones too, in case you’re interested!
The characters were fun to read about, with switching POVs between D.J., Scott and Viv (Scott’s mom). I felt sorry for Scott at first, because he didn’t know why D.J. immediately didn’t like him, but he seemed like a nice guy. Viv was pretty funny, even though she has her own problems after the passing of her husband. D.J. was always trying to be proper and boring, but as she lives in the small town I’m glad that I got to see more of her personality.
What really disappointed me was the ending. I mean the build-up for this book was going great and I really wanted him to find out about who she was and their interaction of that too. It seemed as if it was all set-up, then the last chapter randomly goes to 8 years later, with a random summary of their current relationship. I seriously feel like I was ripped off, or that a bunch of chapters were missing. Nothing was really tied off at the end, I was left questioning a few things too like how the library turned out and how they got together. I guess the author wanted that last section to be our own imagination or something but it really didn’t do it for me.
This was a cute book and I did enjoy it, but the ending really killed all the build-up that I had been anticipating and just felt too rushed for me.