Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Lyrical Shine
Released on December 8, 2015
Librarians! Oh, my, I don’t remember librarians being like this when I worked in a local library during college. I think I would have loved to work with these ladies!
Broken Resolutions is the first book in the Lovestruck Librarians series, but really feels like it was an introduction book that should have been a .5 instead of #1. Why? Well the story takes place over one night for the most part. See Penny Callahan is the children’s librarian. She’s ready to settle down in solitude to ring in the New Year and her resolution to not date for a year. Wanting to get her head on straight, she vows to leave men alone. Her boss calls and now she is in charge of the singles event they are hosting at the library. There goes the hamburger and fries she so wanted to enjoy.
Author Jack Williamson just thinks he is driving his mom to the a singles event at the library only to learn she signed him us as well. Jack doesn’t want to be there and is very protective of his daughter so he doesn’t give his author name out to just anyone. Grumpy at first to be thrown into this situation, he finally wakes up as he becomes very aware of the librarian and her sensual delights. But he can’t trust even her after finding out he is one of her favorite authors.
The games through the night draw them closer to the point that the stuffed giraffe is turned somewhat into a pervertable object. But what causes the biggest issue is that Jack doesn’t tell Penny he is the author she loves. And she finds out, of course and the book takes a huge turn where the two don’t see each other for a month over a lie of omission.
The problem I really have is I read the books out of order and I know that these two meet on New Year’s Eve, skip a month and see each other again in February. The second books starts a little before Valentine’s Day and by then the two are engaged. See, it is a quick book and these two are even quicker to be together forever.
I guess I don’t really trust Jack’s judgement. He’s already divorced and falling back into a relationship so quickly. I understand wanting to protect your child and from the media, but I guess I haven’t seen an author that popular that their life becomes a hiding game. Maybe I just haven’t seen it, but authors haven’t been rock stars. Not that they aren’t in my eyes, just not what I see on the cover of magazines and on EW.
So while I enjoyed these two, I think it moved way to fast for my taste and would have preferred that in the second book they were still dating. Penny is likable, but what I really liked was she put herself first after all the bad things that happened to her. Jack was also a gentleman, but I wanted more from him. I would have loved to find out more about them than could be found in this short story.
Literary Pickers: Male/Female
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