Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Review: Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi

Love Overdue

Publish Date: August 27, 2013
Kindle {p. 432}
Genre: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
Dorothy Jarrow, Scott Sanderson

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.

The premise of the book is what drew me in. It sounded like such a fun read, but sadly it was not. It had some great moments, but they were few and far between with a whole lot of dull for the in-between. Most of the book I ended up skimming. I enjoyed DJ and Scott and all the townspeople, but it was a bit too bland.

The story took entirely to long to get off the ground. Scott and DJ had very little interaction in the start. When the did start to interact, the book was almost over. And the ending was horrendous. It was so abrupt that I literally was scrolling back pages (I read this on my iPad) to make sure I hadn't skipped any pages. I figured maybe the digital arc accidently omitted the end pages, but no that's just how the book ends. I must say, it was a good way to go out.

Maybe if the book had spent more time on the relationship building of DJ and Scott and less of the townspeople, I would have enjoyed it more. But with the way it ended, Love Overdue lost even more points with me.


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