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Love Overdue

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  1,754 ratings  ·  363 reviews
Meet Dorothy Jarrow: devotedly unsexy librarian

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
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone

Please excuse any crass language in this review, the book is NOT crass, but I've gotta describe it in my own words, ya know what I'm sayin'?

This book was amazing. It's a romance novel, but it's also funny and sweet - with a bit of a dark and serious undercurrent to keep it from being too fluffy.

DJ loses her virginity at age 21 to a mysterious stranger at the beach on Spring Break. She doesn't know his name, she doesn't know
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was great - except for the little fact that it was missing its ending. Seriously, it was like someone ripped out the last 30 pages of the book, leaving just the epilogue. I actually got a little angry when I saw that I was at "98%" completed and realized there was no way everything could get dealt with in that short bit of time. My favorite part of a romance novel is a good tension filled confrontation - which this one definitely should have had because everything led up to it, and ...more
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of cute and quirky contemporary romance
DJ is the poster girl for prim and proper librarians. She is conservative and staid. She wears muted tones and safe shoes. That is who she is and it's who she wants to be. Except for one night, eight years earlier when she decided it was time to see what she was missing. She went out for a night of drinking and dancing with friends and ended up in the bed of a stranger.

Now in her late 20s she has accepted the job of Library Administrator in a small rural town in Kansas. But when she arrives she
Paige  Bookdragon

Surprisingly adorable.


I have a confession to make:


Like the "get wild and have sex with a stranger then after a few years you meet each other again" thing...

I know. It's embarrassing if you put it that way, but this book is not icky cheesy.This book rocks.


Why I'm fond of this book:

Heroine went to unknown place to start a life.

Like seriously, how gutsy must you be to resign to your comfortable (albeit boring job) to work in an entirely new place without
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2013
Ok seriously what happened to the ending of this story?

I actually was fairly enjoying this until 98% into this. Where was the ending? It jumped 8 years into the future with no explanation etc ..

I didn't love it though regardless of the ending. Just something about DJ I really didn't like all that much. She was buttoned up and came across as a bit of a prude and I didn't think it was explained properly. The explanation of why she was the way she was fell short for me and to be honest seemed a
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the sweet and mellow small town romance very much. But I had a bit of a problem with the ending. I was a bit baffled that the most anticipated moment of the whole story was omitted.

The moment when Scott learned the truth about who D.J really was, went missing. I want to know what was said, how Scott took it, how D.J explained herself, everything. How could PM robbed us from that humongous tid bit?

Still, I enjoyed the story and was pretty surprised that no major tear jerker moment was
Rating 3.5 stars
Okay I lost my review when my net went down, so here it is. I like the way PM writes despite her books not being high octane passion & romance. Her characters are good and complex. For the heroine growing up with older parents, book were her world and now she gotten a job in a small town as a librarian. She is stuffy and an introvert at first, the only time she cut loose when she was 21. Her new town is what not she expected, first there is her landlady, the people at the
Manda Collins
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a funny, sexy, poignant story. I loved the way that Morsi layered the story of DJ's past in with the story of her present. The tale of a single librarian burying herself in a small Kansas town might have painted DJ as pathetic, but she was far from it. Her chemistry with Scott was off the charts and despite their history, the slow development of their relationship was just right. Add to that the story of Scott's mom and Mr. Dewey and this book is near perfect. One of the best librarian ...more
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I read this one because another book by Morsi, The Lovesick Cure, was highly recommended to me. So, of course, instead of reading that book, I read this random one with the super-cute cover.

Anyway, this was kind of all over the place. There were elements that I liked, particularly the main character's attempts to fit in a new town and new job. But there were also weird aspects that made no sense. In particular, there are a couple of passages from Scott's point-of-view which make no sense in
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't get why the ratings are so low for this book!!! It was absolutely ADORABLE and I loved the romance. I didn't really care for the whole (view spoiler) but I am a fan of the way she dealt with a character that probably has Asperger's. Also, it has to do with a kickass librarian. What more could you want? :)
review goes live on the blog 9/23

2013 has been an awakening of sorts for me. After a disaster of an introduction to contemporary I had been a bit hesitant to try again and swore the genre off for months. Eventually I gave in and soon discovered some of my new favorite books.

When I heard about Love Overdue it sounded like a book practically written for me: small town librarian, hot pharmacist, the inevitable awkward-yet-hilarious moment when they realize they had a fling eight years ago. I was
Jul 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I’m a sucker for books that have a librarian heroine....because I’m a librarian myself! I could identify with the challenges she faces in creating a more pleasing library atmosphere, while fighting “tradition” and long-standing employees. Libraries (collectively) are facing change, and librarians (and library patrons) are either embracing or running away from it, and Morsi did well in describing the complexities that surround this with respect.

I’d consider this more of a light romance. DJ has
Ashley Owens
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Inconsistently written characters, and not enough love scenes. I liked some of the "townies" though. But I just really do not understand DJ (the main character)'s slut-shaming.
Nov 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Overall a good book. I loved the librarian theme and the chapter headings were great. Each chapter was given a dewey decimal classification and that became the chapter name. That heading related very well to the contents of that chapter - very clever! DJ has come to Verdant to become the head librarian/administrator for the town library. She has been given a place to live by the head of the library board - the upstairs apartment of her home. That same lady also has another goal - to hook DJ up ...more
Margreet Asselbergs
Aug 20, 2013 rated it liked it

LOVE OVERDUE by Pamela Morsi
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To Be Published: August 27th, 2013, Harlequin

My rating: 3 of 5

Only once in her life, had DJ ever let loose, and she will never forget that night eight years ago, or the hot fling she spent it with, or the mortifying 'morning after' as she slinked out if his motel room. But nothing brought the memories back to life faster, than coming face to face with the hot fling from all those years ago. It doesn't help
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is funny to boot! You have solid, well developed characters that have layers to them. You have a mom-figure that kills in the funny department, you have the lovebirds that seem like they could never get along as they hide behind plain personas. And you have friends of the lovebirds that are a little bit more than your regular support characters. These characters made me laugh out loud while sitting in a crowded Starbucks, drinking my iced latte.

I fell in love with the library indexing
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
This is a magical story of ordinary people. I love Pamela Morsi's characters and she does it again with this cast of ordinary, quirky small town folk. A shy coward saves the day, a scatterbrain girl has a plan and a man without a heart, falls in love - these are just the secondary characters. I kept turning the pages, waiting for the moment when it all comes together. It is a beautiful journey down the golden path and Morsi shows that there is magic all around us if we are willing to be brave ...more
Harlequin Books
"Sweet, charmingly funny and a treat for all library lovers, Morsi's latest is more than a romance between two beautifully paired characters; it is a love story for anyone with a soft spot for small towns and their individual eccentricities. Though the scenes of small-town life occasionally overwhelm the lead couple's burgeoning relationship, the flashbacks to their shared past are so touching and vibrant that readers will be carried along, hungry and hoping to see them make their way back to ...more
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love to see a talented author play with a stereotype and make it work. In her upcoming release, Love Overdue, Pamela Morsi does this not once but three times. First, the unlikely heroine of her latest romance novel is one Dorothy Jarrod who is remarkably close to the image of the prim, introverted, sexually anxious librarian that researchers in the 1990s found to be the predominant image of women in the profession. Second, D.J., as she is known, and the hero, Scott Sanderson, first met when ...more
Sep 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, fiction
This is probably more like a 3.5. I expected to like it for the lost-love-found trope, and because it presented the whole "librarians gone wild" thing. Seriously. Convince us to whip off the glasses and take down the buns, and you won't believe the wild animals you end up with. And those elements were there, and they were fun. (If not completely inspired.)

What I wasn't expecting, and what turned out to be the strength of the book, is the depiction of small-town life in an agricultural community
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, romance
5 stars for the cover, the preview and my expectation! I'm so fond of Pamela Morsi's books! (Written in may)

(Written in september) Well, now I have read it, and for me it's very good. I have loved all the characters, from the dog to the various people in this little town. I have loved so much some scenes: the scene in the wheat field, the retold words about the moon (my God, I understand so well why DJ reacts in that way!), the first meeting between the two at Padre Island, the harvest, the
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
I think pamela morsi is a really talented writer.

that being said, that book wasn't for me. It was way too long. Every information was buried into 3 chapters of nothingness. I guess if you're looking for a cute, enjoyable romance book that you could drag along all spring and summer with you, then don't look further : you've found it.
Defo not for me, but would recommend.

Good points :
-Characters are likeable.
-writing style is good
-pace is good once you hit the 10th chapter hit mark. but it's
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Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Who’d have thought that librarians and pharmacists could be sexy? Apparently Pamela Morsi did and in her new book Love Overdue she has convinced me too. Of course it helps that her pharmacist is a perfect Beta hero, which are my kryptonite. I just fall over myself to read about the good guys finding love and it’s especially good when they are matched with a woman who isn’t bitchy or overpowering in the story. Both characters are allowed to be strong, confident adults, but they are also allowed ...more
 Mummy Cat Claire

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. Sometimes the summary just gives you an idea but in order to paint the picture you have to read the whole thing.

I found I really enjoyed this book. I have never read something by Morsi before but found she was a great story teller. I was impressed with the way the book was thought out and organized. I liked the writing and the length of the book was very satisfying.

I liked the characters and I cared about them. I wanted to keep reading to know what
Britney (BookDrunkSloth)
I really enjoyed this book. I connected with DJ, and Scott was a terrific male lead. Throughout the book they did a lot of flashbacks to the Spring Break event. I liked learning about that in bits and pieces. There were quite a few supporting characters that gave the small town feel. Without those supporting roles, I think the story wouldn't have been as good. I'm glad Pamela Morsi included them.

There are only two reasons why I didn't give this book 4 stars instead of 3. Unfortunately, they're
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is a light romance without much steam. DJ is a straight laced librarian but there's some fun hiding underneath all that. Scott is also a very likable guy and I liked how he lived up to his father's vision of the town pharmacy. The sexual tension written between these two was done well. I did feel like the ending was a bit anti-climatic. We get so much tension in the beginning and it was also a big ordeal of DJ hiding the truth about knowing Scott in the past. Instead of ending it so ...more
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I mean, how could I not????
Jun 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-again
I regret every moment I spent reading this book. It was poorly written, with wooden characters and a general lack of detail (in setting, motivation). Worse, the main character, D.J., is entirely alone. The book is set up around the idea of D.J. starting a job in a small town and discovering that her Spring Break fling from a few years back lives in the town. As plots go, that's an interesting take on the Meet Cute. However, in order to have the Meet Cute work, D.J. has to have wingwomen--friends ...more
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Dorothy Jarrow, DJ, is a librarian who has gotten her dream job, a directorship of her own for a library in the town of Verdant, Kansas. She was offered this job without an interview and accepted it without meeting her employer or the 4 people who would report to her or visiting the town. She moves their with her little dog, Dew aka Melvil Dewey, Jr, after the man who created the Dewey Decimal system of organizing books.

Scott is the local pharmacist, a really sweet guy, and the son of the woman
BC - 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.
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Pamela Morsi is a USA Today, Waldenbooks, and Barnes & Noble bestselling author of romance. She broke into publishing in 1991 with Heaven Sent and has been gracing readers with at least a book a year ever since. Two of her novels, Courting Miss Hattie (1992) and Something Shady (1996), won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, the highest honor in romance publishing, and others have ...more
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“They stood up and the world was totally different. The wheat was an onyx sea, ever moving in shadow. Above it the heavens were illuminated with the wink of stars and planets, the Milky Way like a giant streak of glimmer slashing across the sky.
She was standing right next to him, awed by the beauty of the night sky and their tiny, tiny place in it. It seemed perfectly natural that he leaned down to gently press his lips to her temple. It wasn’t a kiss really, it was a consolation.

“Take my hand,” he said.
D.J. could see nothing as he unerringly led her through the darkened grain to the edge of the field.”
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