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Ready to Fall

(Lovestruck Librarians #4)

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Elementary school teacher and part-time librarian Sarah Mayhew has the perfect plan: show off her cycling skills at her school's bike retreat and attract her oblivious coworker in the process. Her end game? Fall in love. Only one problem: she needs to find someone to teach her how to ride a bike pronto. But when she catches sight of Chris Dean's gorgeous physique, her best ...more
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Published June 21st 2016 by Lyrical Shine
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Deborah
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done
What a delightful story!! I super enjoyed this loveable short read!

Sarah is a part-time librarian whose never been lucky at love. She's had every man tell her she was too dramatic, too over-the-top, too demanding, too much work, and so much more. At this point, she's resigned to "settle" and pick a man whom she believes could handle her for more than just a couple of weeks. She sets her sights on Ulysses, an art teacher at the local school. He is planning on attending a school social bike ridin
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Maria Rose
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a lovely and fun romance! Sarah has a plan to catch the attention of Ulysses, a co-worker of hers , by spending time alongside him at a bike retreat. He seems like the kind of guy who might be able to put up with her outgoing character and she's not looking for love anymore, just a companion. Trouble is, she and bikes have a rather fractious history and she has never really learned to ride one. Enter Chris, bike repairman, and newly appointed teacher for Sarah (thanks to some finagling from ...more
Bette Hansen
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun light read that was completely entertaining. School teacher and part time librarian Sarah Mayhew is ready to make some changes in her life. She wants to fall in love and has her sights set on a co-worker. She can't seem to get his attention so she comes up with the perfect way to accomplish that! She's going to attend the cycling retreat her school puts on. One little problem - learning to really ride a bike was never high on her list of musts. So she recruits the local bike repair guy to ...more
Grace
Apr 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, 2017-new, 2017-all
3.5/5

This was nice, although it suffered from being too short and the characters at times felt a little much. But I would read more in the series!
⚜️Trea
I wasn't that impressed with this story. Not a lot of detail went into why the characters were the way they were, and Sarah's Drama Queen antics got old in spots. Chris' attitude also was problematic, because I did not find it logical that he'd be that bitter over his girlfriend dumping him for someone else. I felt there had to be more to his misanthropy! Thankfully, it was a quick read, but a less than enjoyable one.
Shari
Mar 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

This review was originally posted on Delighted Reader

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 m
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Tiffany Reads It All
*happy sigh*

Ready to Fall is book #4 is Olivia Dade's Lovestruck Librarians series, which follows a fun group of librarian friends. This novella delivers constant humor (that literally made me laugh out loud!) along with a sweetly emotional romance.

Teacher and part-time librarian Sarah Mayhew is a handful. She's feisty, clever, and funny. However, those traits that make her endearing are the same ones that have overwhelmed the guys she has dated in the past. Tired of rejection, Sarah decides to
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Christi Snow
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
This book...omg, I loved it so, so much. I read it while on a road trip with my hubby. I kept laughing out loud so much, I ended up reading half the book aloud to him so he could enjoy how fabulous and fun it was.

Sarah's character makes this book. Her friends say she's a bit overly dramatic. Sarah can't help it if nature is out to get her. After a string of boyfriends dump her because she got to be too much for them, she decides no more dating the quiet, reserved guys that she's drawn
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Terri
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review also found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is June 21st, 2016.

This story is the fourth instalment in the lovestruck librarian series. While I have not read all the stories, I have read most. That being said, it would not be necessary to read them in order as this can be read as a standalone.

There are two things that I really liked about thi
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Jess
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was really, really cute. Sarah is a bit much at times, but mostly, it was just a happy story about two people who shouldn't be right for each other but are falling in love. I needed that.
Caro
Apr 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

This one was a lovely, short little thing.

We have Sarah and Chris, meeting when Sarah needs help learning how to ride a bike. From there, you know things are gonna be fun… and awkward when Chris learns the reason why she needs to learn in three days.

I wasn’t much fan of Sarah doing this to get a guy’s attention, more when she really didn’t know him. However, after hearing her history with men, it made actual sense for her to do this. I really wanted to hug her and kick all those guys’
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Samantha
Preeeeeeetty much the perfect fucking book to start 2017 off on. This had everything I love in a solid romance - compelling characters, balanced plot, and just the right balance between tension and resolution - and I have to say, the subjects it dealt with hit particularly close to home. For anyone whose ever worried about being too much - this one is for you.
Kendra
Everything about this book was super adorable! It was a short read, but that made me like it even more!

It was nonstop cuteness on every page. Sarah is a mismatched, misunderstood woman. She's mismatched because she's misunderstood by the men who seem to dump her. But she's my kind of woman: smart, confident, sassy, and over the top. Because she could be classified as high-maintenance, she has resigned to settling for the safe man. So she learns to ride a bike, which I think is completely admira
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Anna Marie
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Weird... I came on-line, intending to give this a 4 (.5)... and landed on a three. It's not because the book wasn't cute - it was laugh-out-loud hysterical in places. It's not because the story-line wasn't enjoyable. It was well-written, a fast-paced read, and was witty.

I just... for some reason, it felt too loud and too pat for me. I must be getting finicky in my old age... I want Ulysses to not be a caricature, for her to have a real decision to make. I want the man who swore off girls to REAL
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Laura
Feb 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
I had high hopes for this book based on the premise of the series though this was the first one of the author’s books I started to read. I got about halfway and gave up. The language was annoying. I’m not a prude and my second language is swear words but the characters in this book could use some restraint on the frivolous flinging of the F word. The F word is more of a seasoning and not the main course, it should be used to flavor the dish not be the dish. Too much F word and it loses its power ...more
Claire Day
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was short and sweet. Olivia Dade delivers another one of her typical loving depiction of round women that shine light on the sexiness of ample bodies and soft folds.

I was not convinced by the quick wrap-up of the book, but it is inherent to novellas so I won’t deduct any stars.
Crystal
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I have loved all of this series, but this little novella is one of my faves so far. These two were just so sweet and special. Plus, the handlebars of death at the end :)
Mary Stockwell
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice short read

This is a nice pleasant short book to read. It has a clever plot and is interesting from the beginning.
Claire
Jun 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
This was fun and frothy, didn't land quite as well as book 5 did for me, but still very readable.
Deanna Stanley
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful romance with a heroine who could be me! (Well except for the teaching part, because.. kids)
Holley
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another cute romance with lots of sex and a little drama. I enjoyed the humor about the heroine's outdoors experience.
Francesca
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute, romantic and witty.
Mahaley Beaty
Ready to Fall does a lot of things right. The heroine is over the top and dramatic and hilarious but she is convinced no one will love her for those exact qualities. I love how that was handled. It’s the hero’s exact kind of woman!
I really related to being loved by someone who loves the qualities that others think are flaws. The conflict was somewhat manufactured by bad communication which drove me a little crazy. I loved the way it was resolved though!
Blue Falcon
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr-master-list
This review is of “Ready to Fall” by Olivia Dade, book #4 in Ms. Dade’s “Lovestruck Librarians” series. (Full disclosure. I received the book from Ms. Dade as part of Choosy Bookworm’s “Read & Review” promotion. I have also communicated with Ms. Dade via the “Fresh Fiction” website and email and she has sent me bookmarks and postcards. These actions DID NOT, in any way, shape or form, influence my feelings about “Ready to Fall” or the other three books by Ms. Dade that I own.)

The Story: In Batt
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Goddess
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Melissa
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Do you like your characters to be funny, quick witted and just a bit sarcastic? If yes then you will enjoy Sarah Mayhew.
Sarah Mayhew is an elementary teacher and part time librarian who is known for her attitude and that she is just too much to handle. Outwardly, Sarah shows that she is just fine with the fact she is single and if a guy can’t be with her as she is then she is ok. Inwardly that isn’t the case. Sarah wants to be loved by a man for who she is.
Chris Dean has relocated after a faile
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Book Gannet
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I do like this series of naughty librarians and the men who fall for them, even if I never know quite what to expect from them next. One thing I do know when I pick one up is that it will be fun and easy, with some sexy times and maybe some smuttiness and it’ll be enjoyable from start to finish.

Which is exactly what I got here. Sarah is a larger than life personality, a complete drama queen and looking for love. Except she can’t find love with the kind of guys she likes to date, so she’s willing
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Barbara
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
What happens when the one you want is not the one you need?I could not put this book down Sarah Mayhew is a Elementary school teacher and part-time librarian who decides to learn how to ride a bicycle to impress Ulysses a fellow teacher,she does not like to ride after a childhood run-in with one. Sarah needs a person to teach her how to ride like right now enter Chris Dean who has his own new bicycle repair shop. Chris has been hurt by another woman now he is just focused on his shop. Will Sarah ...more
P Leslie
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I got this book from net gallery for an honest review.

Wow I really enjoyed this book, and it was funny which is always a bonus.

Sarah's friends in the beginning were so funny but my favourite part was when Angie says that she had sec on table so everyone pushes their chairs back to sanitise their hands.

Sarah is in a mission to get a guys attention and his names is Ulysses. However, her plan is to participate in a bike ride which Ulysses is also participating in but the problem is she can't ride
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Ada
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh this book, I loved, so much. Maybe it's because Sarah is one of my favorite heroines ever. The book describes her as dramatic - I would describe her as effin AWESOME (yes, all caps, people). If Sarah were real, I need her in my life because she's 100 times fun.

One thing I really love about Olivia Dade's heroines is they aren't your typical librarians. I really dislike the stereotypical view of them as missish, rule-bound prudes. I love that these ladies have potty-mouths and dirty dirty thoug
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