DJ is the poster girl for prim and proper librarians. She is conservative and staid, she wears muted tones and safe shoes. That is who she is and it’s who she wants to be. Except for one night, eight years earlier when she decided it was time to see what she was missing. She went out for a night of drinking and dancing with friends and ended up in the bed of a stranger.
Now in her late twenties she has accepted the job of Library Administrator in a small rural town in Kansas. But when she arrives she finds things are not going to go as smoothly as she had hoped. The acting librarian is recalcitrant in the extreme; she is living upstairs from her landlady; and the landlady’s son is the stranger she hooked up with eight years earlier.
DJ is trying desperately to avoid Scott. He’s a player who cheated on his wife and had an affair with a married woman. But those things don’t quite gel with the man she is getting to know. Still she needs to fight their growing attraction to each other and hope he never remembers that one night eight years earlier.
Love Overdue is cute and quirky small town romance which every now and then becomes something a little more. The characters in this story are wonderfully odd and just a little broken.
It doesn’t always work. The repeating of the same events from the different points of view of the heroine and the hero got a little confusing and I’ve never been a fan of flashbacks as a plot device. I actually thought I had missed something when I got to the end and went searching for a few missing pages. Only after rereading the ending did I realize I hadn’t missed anything.
But those are small things and I enjoyed this book a lot. Enough that I’ve bought a couple of other books by Pamela Morsi.
Many thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC.