Love Overdue

Love Overdue

Book - 2013
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After a spring fling gone wrong, DJ changes to a conservative look and scuttles away to Kansas to work at a small-town library, only to have her landlady try to fix her up with the very man that precipitated her flight
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Mira, 2013
ISBN: 9780778315377
0778315371
Branch Call Number: ROM Morsi, P 2013
Characteristics: 427 pages ; 18 cm

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FindingJane Jul 21, 2016

Who hasn’t wanted to kick over the traces just once and see what life is like on the other side of the fence? When two people decide to try a night of rambunctious sex, just to see what they’re missing, it seems innocuous. What happens during spring break, stays at spring break. Right?

Not in romances. The two people meet up again. She recognizes him; he’s totally oblivious…or is he? As two people grow closer, the small town around them takes an avid interest in their burgeoning romance. But it’s more than a love affair at stake here. The denizens of this town have their own problems, stories, back histories, griefs and joys and the novel lets us take a small peek at the events, large and small, that pull them together.

DJ is a very likeable heroine, with a shy sweetness to her that makes her attractive to one and all, even when she thinks that she lacks the toughness that will enable her to get matters on track. The fact that she’s a librarian is definitely a plus for this reader as her task to renovate a local library is the final catalyst that brings the entire community on her side. Her would-be beau Scott Sanderson equally agreeable, being a down-home, aw-shucks, good ole boy mostly unknowing about his own masculine pulchritude yet constantly toted as the hottest guy in town.

After the heated beginning of two strangers hooking up, it’s stimulating to see a story that takes its time. Although their reasons are very different, both parties are wary about rushing into sex too soon. So you can concentrate on the story that deals poignantly with the reasons people have for living, dying or simply making their way through life.

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behere
Jul 19, 2015

I've found that Morsi's books are each different and I like that.
Some things about "Love Overdue" didn't seem quite right. Scott was described as a pharmacist counting each tablet one-by-one. Having worked as a pharmacy tech, I counted tablets in increments of 5. It seems unbelievable to me that Scott wouldn't recognize D.J.
I enjoyed the epiphany D.J. had about rearranging shelving in the library for better lighting.
Secondary characters were interesting. I especially enjoyed seeing James step up to solve a problem and Stevie was a surprise.

Cdnbookworm Dec 27, 2013

Picked up this light romance for the library theme and thoroughly enjoyed it. Set in a small town in Kansas, DJ (Dorothy Jarrow) arrives to be the new librarian in charge at the local library. She has 4 employees, one of whom has been in charge up until now and won't give up her leadership position without a fight.
Eight years ago, on her twenty-first birthday, DJ did something reckless and had an incredible experience with a man that she has never forgotten. What are the odds that he turns out to be her landlady's divorced son? Thank goodness he doesn't seem to recognize her.
Nice characters, nice plot, and some good lines. One of my favorites is "...and a teen book collection so woefully out of date that the only vampire novel available was by Bram Stoker." Several co-workers liked the line too. The chapters are not consecutively numbered as is normal, but instead have gradually increasing Dewey Decimal Classification numbers each related to the chapter's content, which was a neat touch.
And everyone needs a good romance now and then.

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