Ready to Fall continues our journey with the Lovestruck Librarians of Nice County. Literally we are ready for Sarah to fall as she learns how to ride a bike from the grumpy bike repairman Chris. Sarah is a part-time librarian and full-time teacher looking for love in someone who can tolerate her boisterous temperament. Most guys dump her after her drama becomes too much and she hides the pain of it by joking around a lot. Now she has her mind set on attracting a man unlike the men she usually dates, one Ulysses, gym teacher galore. Only problem is he doesn’t see her and now she is determined to settle…and learn to ride a bike to get closer to him.
So Sarah approaches the grumpy town bicycle repairman about taking lessons and makes a deal with him. Chris hasn’t been lucky in love, having been dumped for another man. So he isn’t looking for love, or anything for that matter. Why is he so attracted to the bubbly Sarah? The woman he knows is hiding a lovable woman under a layer of jokester?
The story takes place over about 4-5 days with Chris making advances and then regretting it because she wants another man. Sarah misinterprets Chris’s actions and folds into herself make my heart ache for them to find each other. The humor of the story is what kept it interesting.
While the story is short, there is a depth to the beginning of a relationship. This doesn’t get them moving with each other or getting engaged, but allows us to meet two people who just want to find love with the right person. The cusp of a great relationship and I really wanted more from these two than what the story gave me.
Chris has some hard choices to make and some deep realizations, while Sarah need to realize settling for someone is cutting yourself short. An afternoon delight!