Helen Murphy loves her supportive family, her close-knit circle of friends, and her part-time job at the library. What she doesn't love: the fact that she's a thirty-six-year-old near-virgin who lives in her parents' house. Eager to move out and reclaim her independence at long last, she's determined to get the library's new Community Outreach Coo ...more
QuickShot Review [3.75 stars]
I completely binged this series and I’m feeling a bit gluttonous. Going into this book, I had several concerns that are tied to spoilers that I had, since I read the last book first and there are events that happen here that do impact that last book. Without going into those spoilers, I think the sensitive situation was handled very well and didn’t impact my overall enjoyment of either romance.
That said, Helen and Wes’ romance isn’t my fave. I mean, the friendships a ...more
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is May 10th, 2016.
This story is the third instalment in the Lovestruck Librarians series but can be read as a stand alone. While I did read the previous book, it was not required to enjoy this one.
What I like about this series is that the female leads are not the stereotypical beauty queens that ...more
Helen is a very relatable character and I loved that. I loved that she was described as an everyday woman with curves and a vivacious attitude and she sounded so realistic that it was easy to bond with her.
Helen wasn't the only one I ended up loving. Her close friends sound like a complete riot and that too is relatable because I was reminded of my own.
Dade just made me jealous that I never got to be a librarian!
There was some fun banter between Wes and Helen. At times, they felt well-matched for one another. Wes' "plan" was an interesting idea and the buildup generally worked. All of the information about the May Day holiday and its traditions was a fun touch.
The ages didn't feel right for this to me. The way they acted, the points they were in their lives... It felt more appropriate for people in their twenties than for people in their mid/late-thir ...more
Being a thirty six year old virgin isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, so when Helen sees an opportunity to lose her V card to the man she has been lusting after since high school she takes it. But thinks don’t quite go as she hoped and an hour later she finds herself completely disillusioned and disappointed and vowing never to see him again, which is a little difficult as he’s Wes Ramirez, the town’s mayor. Which, makes it awkward when she is sent as the library’s representative to help with ...more
Helen Murphy is a part-time adult reference librarian. She loves her job, but sorely misses the independence that comes with h ...more
Being a thirty six year old virgin isn't all it's cracked up to be, so when Helen sees an opportunity to lose her V card to the man she has been lusting after since high school she takes it. But thinks don't quite go as she hoped and an hour later she finds herself completely disillusioned and disappointed and vowing never to see him again, which is a little difficult as he's Wes Ramirez, the town's mayor. Which, makes it awkward when she is sent as the library's representative to help with...more
So cute!!! And those love scenes! So hot!!! This story had everything I love - an older heroine who happens to be a little larger (and a librarian to boot!), and a hero who's determined to make up for a disastrous one-night-stand.
Helen is too hurt to consider that Wes might actually like her. After a terrible night (hour) together, she's very wary that he wants to spend time with her and even date her - and rightfully so. Watching her let down ...more
We start with a one night stand, but just any one night stand. Helen Murphy is a virgin, working part-time at the local library and living in her parents house after the bookstore she worked in went out of business. ...more
a group of librarian friends. It is well written with characters that make you laugh. It is a little too sexy for me but other then that it is a story that holds your attention and will make you think about librarians a little differently.
I received a copy thru a Goodreads Giveaways.
I'm not sure I really believe a town would set a one term (4yr) limit on it's mayor, but ...
On to the next book in the series :)
2.5 stars, with an extra .5 star for explicit consent rather than falling into the "they were drunk!" plot device.
- mayor hero, librarian heroine
- sort of second chance romance??
- Wes is so hot
- this book is so hot
In the mean time Wes has decided that she is the woman for him and works to change his life so that he is worthy of her. As you could imagine, she is not quite having it since she believes that her being “fat” is what turned him off.
Anyways, I do believe that Wes makes up f ...more
This is a sweet, small town romance that will leave you happy! The characters are real and they felt like your friends down the street. You get the small town, everybody knows your name, feeling in this book. I really loved how the romance progressed and pitfalls they faced along the way. The love was a sl ...more
A couple of things did bother me, though. I think that Helen's expectations of her initial hookup with Wes are a little unrealistic. Luckily Dade has her recognize this and it helps to make her a little more normal. She seems to think that it is the start of something grand but she has a 5 min ...more
Which is a bit strange, because if I think about it too deeply there are rather a few holes that I can pick. Not least Helen’s insistence on independence, while refusing to move away from a job workin ...more
If you love a good romance story with some build-up of love between the characters, Mayday is a book you should read.
This is the third book in the Lovestruck Librarians Series and is the story of Wes and Helen. So, Helen has always liked Wes and finally musters the courage to approach him when she is nearing her forties, still as a virgin.
That night ...more