Love Overdue

Love Overdue

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [Don Mills, Ont.] : Harlequin MIRA, 2013
ISBN: 9781460318027
1460318021
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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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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