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My Reckless Valentine

(Lovestruck Librarians #2)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  289 ratings  ·  69 reviews

Library manager Angie Burrowes is in trouble again. Her superiors have never approved of her unconventional methods, but the latest warning is serious—another complaint from the administration or a patron, and she’s fired. With a steamy Valentine’s Day contest to conceal and her career on the line, the last thing Angie needs is a near-accident while
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Published January 19th 2016 by Lyrical Shine
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Ivy Deluca
So, I’m on my third Olivia Dade in a row. This series has inadvertently turned into an impromptu binge read but I can’t help it - I love these women.

Angie self-sabotages, her impulsiveness and her random acts of smut really make no sense...until you get farther into the story. Then the woman who drove me slightly crazy suddenly makes a helluva lot of sense. Grant is a delightful blend of nerdy and hot. He believes in making weighted decision charts. He is known as safe and logical, and certainl
Soooooo much sex! Also it was pretty insta-love-y, which is a problem when the characters are risking their jobs to be together. I need to buy it! Also the hero came back to his hometown because (view spoiler)

Anyway, this does mostly get libraries right, but:

1. At least twice, Angie is described as turning the libraries on in the morning. Noooooo, leave them on for updates!

2. Is Nice County not a union workplace? Now, branch managers are
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance (w/humor) fans
Recommended to Livia by: Olivia Dade
This was my first novel by Olivia Dade, and it was a quick and very entertaining reading experience. I loved that it was set in a library most of all.

Writing style: Alternating POVs
Cover design: I really like this cover. The cover models actually match the physical descriptions of the main characters. The books in the background and the eyeglasses and subtitle Lovestruck Librarians in the foreground all tie-in together really well. Overall, this cover just makes me smile and want to dive right i
Maria Rose
This is the second book in the Lovestruck Librarian series, each standalone with a complete story arc and a happy ending for the couple. Angie was introduced as a secondary character in Broken Resolutions as Penny’s boss. As the heroine of this story, she’s a fun, exciting and rather daring woman who loves her job as a library manager. She’s the source of the, well, rather X-rated materials at the library, with her love of erotica sometimes overtaking her common sense. In fact, it’s gotten her i ...more


I think that my biggest issue with this book is the characters. While I find each of them interesting in an analytical/fluid sort of way, I just couldn't connect with either Angie OR Grant. I think that the author wanted the reader to see Grant as endearing with all of his idiosyncrasies and perfection issues but I didn't. I just found him irritating and completely inauthentic. The words I was reading about his character in particular didn't mesh with the vibes that he was putting off. I don't e
Geez! I really wanted to love this book as much as Broken Resolutions-book one of the Lovestuck Librarian series by Olivia Dade. Unfortunately it fell a bit flat for me. Maybe it was too long?? I am not sure but it seemed to drag for me. I liked Angie-even from book one! She loves her erotica and wants to share that love with the world. Being the manager of the local library, maybe is not the best choice to highlight her addiction. I loved her devil may care attitude that even when she was calle ...more
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
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Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! I think it was better than the first book in the series, and I am looking forward to reading the third book in the series. It was funny, and the characters were realistic and relatable.
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This book is exceptional! I enjoyed every moment. The only reason I rated it a 4.5 instead of 5 stars is because I reserve that ultra top rating for books that stay with me for weeks on end. You know the kind of story I'm talking about.

My Reckless Valentine is Angie and Grant's story. If you read the previous book in the series, you already know that Angie is a trip and a little erotica crazed. Here, we get to see her other sides too. She's sweet, loyal, a bit insecure, and like the res
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I am torn.

On one hand it is a marked improvement from the first in the series. She has taken a minute to set up future installments and her use of vocabulary is lovely. It fits the books and doesn't feel like she flipped through a word-a-day calendar like so many sub par authors do.

On the other hand it is so damn predictable that I had a really hard time finishing it. (Five days to finish a romance novel when an evening is usually enough.) And her use of foreshadowing is blatantly obvious maki
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book sounded fun from the blurb but as I read it I just could never get into the characters. Every thing seemed rushed but yet the story lagged. Overall a cute read but just didn't knock my socks off. Might just be a difference in the author's writting style & my reading style.

ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Courtney Rose
Very few things constitute a 'must read' for me. In order for a book to find itself on that list it has to include either Jeff Goldblum, Tom Hiddleston or books about librarians. This falls into the latter.

Angie Burrowes is the library manager in a self-described small town who is constantly coming to blows with administration. She's a standout librarian and hard worker, but her love of pushing the envelope gets her in hot water with her questionable romance and erotic fiction contests and displ
Jennifer Brown
Not that great.

How I rate a story. (In order of importance):
Does it keep my attention? (I.e. If I can walk away, it's not for me) Obviously, this didn't keep my attention. I started it April 19 and didn't finish until June 25.
Is it plausible? (I'm all for paranormal, sci-fi, even weirdness, but I need it all to be believable. Do the choices the characters make have logic?) Nope, nope, nope. Nothing made sense. Not their meet cute on the side of the road, not going home together, not continuing
Jenn Cunha
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

Probably more like 3.5...but I rounded up because she's a librarian into the sexy books. Overall, this was a fun read, but I have to wonder if Grant and Angie aren't too different to make it work. Angie is coming from a life of feeling out of step with her by-the-numbers parents and Grant feels this pressure to support his parents for all they did for him as a child.

I struggled with the library's issue with Angie's running of things. Granted,
I wasn't expecting much when I went into this story, basically because of my reactions to the first book. Thankfully, this book was a lot longer than that first one, but it wasn't necessarily better.

I had a really hard time connecting with both of the main characters. Grant was too logical to be approachable and Angie was too flighty, in my opinion. However, I could see how they worked well as a couple. I just didn't like most of their relationship, especially the deception they employed to keep
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm really enjoying this series from Olivia Dade. She's a new to me author, but when I stumbled across this series, being a librarian myself, I just knew I had to read it. First off I just want to say that I want to be Angie when I grow up (except maybe dialed back a hundred lol). I loved her sense of humor and again, as a librarian, I loved her views on her job and her patrons. There are so many of her ideas that I wish I could do at my own library, but alas. I also really enjoyed Grants charac ...more
Xan West
3.5 stars

There are a couple of complex things about disability and illness in this story and I am still working out how I feel about them.

I can say now that this is a funny, sexy fun romp of a story that stretches credulity and is tropetastic with a bit of instalove at the center of it, and I enjoyed it.

Review to come.

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May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This one was just occasionally a little over the top for me, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this; engaging series and cast of characters, and I love the way it's not wholly focused on the two people and their relationship; their work and families are important to them too, as are their friends.
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
such a cute story and so realistic feeling while also being a complete wish fulfillment fantasy. olivia dade always manages to straddle that line with her male (and female) protagonists, which is so incredible. I loved the emotional insights as well as the romantic and sexual drama ! :)
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Therese Beharrie
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
What a delightful romance! It's hard to balance heartfelt emotion and laugh-out-loud humour, but Olivia Dade delivers effortlessly in this feel-good romance. I highly recommend.
Tiffany McCrary
Oof. This had moments of humor and swoon, but was way overshadowed by cringe for me as a whole.
Tiffany Reads It All
I love Olivia Dade's writing style. I liked a lot about My Reckless Valentine, which is filled with humor and witty dialogue, as well as characters who I enjoyed getting to know.

My Reckless Valentine is book #2 in the Lovestruck Librarians series and the follow-up to Broken Resolutions. The heroine, branch manager Angie, frequently finds herself in hot water with library administration. Angie has a tendency to shirk professional propriety in favor of risqué library programs and displays. Library
Book Gannet
3.5 stars. This fun and frequently naughty book starts with a bang, when lusty librarian Angie meets Grant on an isolated road and the two of them practically combust with attraction. It’s completely against Grant’s character to jump into bed with a woman he’s barely even met, and even for Angie it’s all moving pretty fast, but that’s all swiftly sorted out when it turns out that Grant’s technically her new boss – and things become awkward.

It’s all pretty absurd, but plenty of fun as the pair of
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Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2017
I'm pretty sure My Reckless Valentine was written just for me. I mean, the main character's name is Angie and she loves Romance novels, particularly Erotic Romance. She's a librarian, which would probably be the perfect job for me. And she likes nerdy guys! Grant creates spreadsheets for everything! Anyway. Angie and Grant have a hilarious chance meeting which ends with mind blowing sex. But the next day they find out that he is her new boss, so no more hanky panky. Especially since Angie's job ...more
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, netgalley
Thanks to Netgalley and Lyrical Shine Kensington Publishing for ARC

It was 3 1/2 star for me..
I have read the first one and from little excerpt from first book intrigued me to this one.
First, this book is about a librarian who loves erotic books and references. Very different kind of librarian.
In first book, Angie was Penny's best friend at Library and she was mastermind behind all the x-rated contests and events. But all her adventurous events catches up to her and she gets in trouble with Br
This was a fun read. Angie is a woman who is a little reckless, does things without thinking if her gut tells her too, and likes to have fun in the library where she works. However that fun seems to get her in trouble with the administration all though her numbers and patrons are highest of all the libraries.

Grant is a man who is by the numbers and doesn't do anything usually without a plan. But with a flying suitcase, the chemistry between the two is insane and the attraction even higher. Afte
Oh man. I really wanted to like this book as much as the first in the series. And I rarely say this, but I think it's because this book would have benefited by being a novella. There was just too much repetition and shenanigans. This is really more of a two and a half star book but I liked the relationship that Angie and Grant had (at least the romance part of it.) They knew what they wanted and just went for it. It's too bad the Big Misunderstanding kept cropping up between them. And except for ...more
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Light Spoilers:

The Good: I loved the library setting! I also loved Angie, as a woman and a librarian. She was spunky and lively, and I liked that it was shown how much she loved her job and how well she did her job. Grant was a delight--I enjoyed reading his POV and seeing how much he truly cared and desired Angie, both in and out of bed.

The secondary characters were quite fun as well :)

The Bad: there was a lot of repetition in parts
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