Ready to Fall by Olivia Dade #AfternoonDelight

Posted July 30, 2016 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 4 Comments

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Ready to Fall by Olivia Dade #AfternoonDelight
Ready to Fall

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Series: Lovestruck Librarians #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Lyrical Shine
Released on June 21, 2016
Pages: 117
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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!

Love librarians? Catch up on the series!

About Olivia Dade

While I was growing up, my mother kept a stack of books hidden in her closet. She told me I couldn’t read them. So, naturally, whenever she left me alone for any length of time, I took them out and flipped through them.

Those books raised quite a few questions in my prepubescent brain. Namely: 1) Why were there so many pirates? 2) Where did all the throbbing come from? 3) What was a “manhood”? 4) And why did the hero and heroine seem overcome by images of waves and fireworks every few pages, especially after an episode of mysterious throbbing in the hero’s manhood?

Thirty or so years later, I have a few answers.

1) Because my mom apparently fancied pirates at that time. Now she hoards romances involving cowboys and babies. If a book cover features a shirtless man in a Stetson cradling an infant, her ovaries basically explode and her credit card emerges. I have a similar reaction to romances involving spinsters, governesses, and librarians.

2) His manhood. Also, her womanhood.

3) It’s his “hard length,” sometimes compared in terms of rigidity to iron. I prefer to use other names for it in my own writing. However, I am not picky when it comes to descriptions of iron-hard lengths. At least in romances.

4) Because explaining how an orgasm feels can prove difficult. Or maybe the couples all had sex on New Year’s Eve at Cancun.

During those thirty years, I accomplished a few things. I graduated from Wake Forest University and earned my M.A. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I worked at a variety of jobs that required me to bury my bawdiness and potty mouth under a demure exterior: costumed interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, high school teacher, and librarian. But I always, always read romances. Funny, filthy, sweet—it didn’t matter. I loved them all.

Now I’m writing my own romances with the encouragement of my husband and daughter. I found a kick-ass agent: Jessica Alvarez from Bookends, LLC. I have my own stack of books in my closet that I’d rather my daughter not read, at least not for a few years. I can swear whenever I want, except around said daughter. And I get to spend all day writing about love and iron-hard lengths.

So thank you, Mom, for perving so hard on pirates during my childhood. I owe you.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
5 years ago

This series does sound so easy going and warm. Looks like they both need a break in love.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I love this series because it reminds me of when I worked in a library in college. It’s a short one, but a good one.

Braine TS
5 years ago

I love the cover arts and it sounds like it’s a satisfying read. I love shorties given that they’re written well

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago
Reply to  Braine TS

The cover art is cute and I liked it was short. I love this series!