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Johnny's job at the campus library isn't as glamorous as it sounds. In fact, when the wheels of the returns cart get stuck in the gap between the floor and the elevator, he's ready to just quit right there. But a stranger's kindness leads to chance encounter that improves Johnny's whole semester.

This short, sweet romance is offered for free from the author's website as a s
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ebook, 22 pages
Published 2009 by JMS Books LLC
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Ralph
Dec 23, 2009 Ralph rated it it was amazing
For bookworm Johnny, a job in the library sounds like heaven. But after shelving books all night, he realizes it's not what he thought it would be. After the cart he's using gets jammed in the elevator, Adam comes to the rescue and it's lust at first sight.

This is a free read on Snyder's website and thus is pretty short. Normally I don't like short stories like this too much because you don't get to see the romance evolve but I really enjoyed this one. I liked how she had them start dating but d
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Amy
Dec 20, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
Cute short story. It seems I need to hang out at the library more often :P
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
This one was a really cute, short story. Johnny and Adam make an adorable couple. I just wished we had more of them so we could see how their relationship progresses outside of the library.
Coty
Nov 04, 2015 Coty rated it it was amazing
This is a very good story. The characters are great and I was really enjoying the story when it ends. This should be a much longer story. I am glad it was free.
Avivit
Feb 10, 2017 Avivit rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not good

The book could be better but the characters was not reliable. The polt was too fast. Nothing really happend. Just no
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An elevator possessed and a book cart with a will of its own has Johnny cursing the day he took a job re-stacking returned books at the university library. Next semester he’s definitely applying for a job in the computer lab. He literally falls at Adam’s feet as he struggles to free the damn cart and can’t believe his luck when Adam not only comes to his rescue but also comes on to him. Adam is definitely interested and won’t take no for an answer from this bookish cutie.

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France-Andrée
Aug 18, 2012 France-Andrée rated it liked it
It was a nice little story about a boy working in a library and meeting someone with whom he connects and start on the adventure of love. This might seem silly to someone not working in the field... but I'm studying in College now to later on work in a library and my hair bristled a little when the story's protagonist started randomly placing books not sticking to his Dewey! What sacrilege!!! Okay, maybe it's just be lol. And normally in a College or University... they used LC (library of Congre ...more
Mikko Peralta
Aug 22, 2012 Mikko Peralta rated it liked it
It was a good short read. It starts with a boy with an after school responsibility that ended up in a nice enough relationship.

The theme is nothing new as this is everybody's love story - with just the setting and the circumstance varying in maybe small or huge details. The writing however, was good enough.

I must admit I was touched with Adam's resourceful idea of going to the movies on a Friday night.

I gave it a three for not being long enough. With a few twists and a longer edition, it could
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LutaWolf
Jul 23, 2011 LutaWolf rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, nook-lendable
I really want to give this a better rating because the characters were so real. I got the character thought process, I felt with them. However the story couldn't hold me. The chemistery was too fast that I didn't get it and that frustrated me enough that I stopped reading. I'll be looking for another book by this author because I can't see that the writing skill is there, this book just didn't do it for me.
Kaseka
3.5 stars.

This is an adorable short story about the blooming romance between two college boys. The story takes place in the first few weeks of a new school year, and is set entirely in the campus library--where they met, and where one of them works. The characters are likable and fun, and the way they manage to see one another despite the librarian's work schedule is cute. Love in the Library is a short, fun read.
Sandra
They need to change this cover because it looks like cheesy porn but actually this was a sweet short-story about a budding romance. Adam was cute and funny. Although Johnny, our narrator, didn't have too much of a personality. It would have been nice if Adam had mentioned watching him or some cute story to explain why exactly he was interested.
Amy
Feb 20, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: glbtq, 2011, short-story
I really enjoyed this. Though, since I am a librarian, the struggles with the book cart at the beginning was my favorite part. The relationship stuff was decent, but what can you really do in like 10 pages? I liked both the guys and what we got to see of the start of their relationship.
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
M/M in the library? Right up my alley. It was a sweet enough story, even if the guy on the cover turned me off. It's probably not a good sign that I only read it a week or two ago and I can barely remember it.
L-D
Sep 27, 2011 L-D rated it liked it
This was a short story about two college students who meet at the library. There isn't much plot but the characters were sweet.
Trisha Harrington
Apr 16, 2013 Trisha Harrington rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved, short-story
Lovely short story. It was a bit of fun with a nice, sweet ending. Johnny and Adam were cute together. Just wish it had been a tiny bit longer.
Marzena
Apr 15, 2012 Marzena rated it it was ok
Cute and realistic short story. A bit too fast-paced to fully enjoy it.
Camille
Dec 12, 2012 Camille rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-rom-erotica, free
Sweet but rather fast. If the author had let the tension, plot and relationship develop this would have been a great read.
Tam
Jan 23, 2010 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Another freebie. :-) Johnny just got a job at the campus library and is stuck re-shelving books. His first night the stupid cart wheel gets stuck in the crack between the floor and the elevator and Adam comes to his rescue. Adam flirts outrageously but Johnny's not very confident and even when Adam gives him his phone number he doesn't follow-up. Adam tracks him down again and they make a date for Friday. The work schedule changes and Johnny has to work Friday but Adam finds a way for them to wa ...more
Zaa
Aug 26, 2011 Zaa rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-contemporary
Awww its so cute! Johnnie yg bookworm memulai awal semesternya bekerja sambilan di perpustakaan kampus. Baginya ini surga krn dia menyukai buku2. Tapi semua itu berubah menjadi something annoying setelah merasakan sendiri bagaimana sulitnya mengatur buku2 di setiap lantai demi lantai. Sampai akhirnya Adam muncul didepan mata dan menolongnya.
muncul ketertarikan diantara keduanya. Lust and passion blooming.

Untuk kategori short story, romance dalam buku ini tidak terkesan memaksa. JM Snyder berha
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Mike
Apr 07, 2016 Mike rated it liked it
Trigger warning: deliberate misshelving, an absolute horror to my library-order loving heart!

A very short but sweet story of a "meet cute" in the library. Nicely romantic, but definitely not erotica. (It's kin of shocking that some readers classify a couple of double entendres, a gentle grope, and an immediate fade to black. Honestly, most television sitcoms are racier than this, and I don't think even my ultra-religious 90 year old parents would consider this to be erotic.)

A nice, very fast and
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Jimmy
Feb 04, 2016 Jimmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Short Story: Even with the unattractive, (ugly) college student working in the library, this is my favorite so far. It has a romantic plot, with just enough sexual intensity without being vulgar, and reads at a nice and good pace. I love everything about Adam because he is genuine. And I liked Johnny, because he is easy to relate to. Even though it’s a work of fiction, it is the most believable short story of J.M. Snyder’s I’ve read, so far.
Ike Rose
Feb 18, 2011 Ike Rose rated it it was amazing
A very cute little story. I particularly liked the sense of nervousness the main character Johnny has about his attraction to the hot stranger, and the playfulness and inventiveness of their sexual encounters, which are more hinted at than revealed.

Having worked in a library - this was a fantasy come true.

It was humorous and touching

It was just too damned short.
Wendy Ann
A very short, free read with an interesting setting - loved the studious geek meets hero premise of the book. This one's not graphic at all, but still manages to bring out a nice tingly feeling when the characters (Johnny and Adam) come together. I would have loved a longer version with these two, but this one was still quite nice!
Alisa
Apr 20, 2011 Alisa rated it really liked it
This was a cute short story about an introverted book worm who is so shy nervous and shy he is adorable and another man who is just sexy in his balls to the wall.. no pun intended.. way of going after Johnny.. the book worm. Even though there was no sex it was still freakin awesome... still hot even without the penitration...teeheehee... READ IT!!
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Mar 18, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, freebies, ebook
Cute story about college student, Johnny, who meets Adam while he is at work in the library. The guys finally seem to get their relationship going, thanks to some minor adjustments by Adam. Wish there was more about how their relationship is doing.
Liz (Bugetta)
I read a whole bunch of J.M. Snyder short stories in a row (yay Smashwords sale!) and this was my least favorite (it was also free, so yay). There were some funny moments, but the connection between the MCs didn't work for me. Still a decent read for the price of nothing though!
Marcia Carrington
A sweetly-written short story which concentrates on the central relationship of the characters to great effect. It is a story with a playful sense of humor and breezy pace which never drags, and where you quite don't know what will happen next.
Charlie Richards
Apr 25, 2011 Charlie Richards rated it liked it
If you're looking for a cute, fun read, this would do it for you. The wordplay and double entendres made me groan and chuckle in turn, but that was part of the story's allure. A good introduction to this author.
Ashley♥Alexis
Jan 10, 2011 Ashley♥Alexis rated it really liked it
Shelves: genre-m-m
I loved this couple so much! If I were a boy i'd totally be gay.
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An author of gay erotic/romantic fiction, J.M. Snyder began in self-publishing and worked with Amber Allure, Aspen Mountain, eXcessica, and Torquere Presses.

Snyder's highly erotic short gay fiction has been published online at Amazon Shorts, Eros Monthly, Ruthie's Club, and Tit-Elation, as well as in anthologies by Alyson Books, Aspen Mountain, Cleis Press, eXcessica Publishing, Lethe Press, and R
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