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Growing up, Griffin Thorne was the most annoying, adorable, and infuriating boy I’d ever met. I told myself I wanted nothing to do with him, but no matter how much I tried to hate him, that crazy boy somehow became my best friend.

As teenagers, we were inseparable. Despite the high school rumors, we never crossed any lines. Friends forever. That was our motto.

Griffin grew
Published October 8th 2020 (first published October 5th 2020)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overdue, by Miranda Elaine, is a stand alone, friends to lovers romance that is both sweet and sexy and was so enjoyable to read.

sexy male firefighter

Griffin Thorne and Evangeline (Leni) Hughes have been next door neighbors and best friends since early childhood. They have been inseparable, their lives so intertwined, it was hard to believe that they had never taken their relationship any further. But they hadn’t. They both secretly desired the other but neither ever voiced their feelings, both too worried that if t
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Griffin and Leni grew up next door to each other and are best friends. As they crossed over the bridge of adolescence they both ‘noticed’ each other and developed secret crushes but never voiced them. The fear of ruining their friendship is what holds Leni back and Griffin is worried that she simply doesn’t feel the same way.

Leni is a self confessed bookworm, she has her dream job working at a library and lives with her grandmother. Her idea of bliss is chilling out in her room reading - I’m sur
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Super Cute & Sexy Stars!

“That’s all I ever wanted to do, take care and protect her like she’s the most precious thing in the world because to me she is.”

“You are my sunrise and my sunset.”

Overdue has to be hands down one of the cutest and sweetest friends to lovers romance that I’ve in a while. Griffin and Leni grew up together and at first couldn’t stand one another. But, as time grew on, the developed one of the greatest friendships. They were each other’s rock, their person, the one they sp
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This has got to be the cutest friends to lovers book I’ve read in a while.
These two were perfect!
Having known each other since childhood these two have done everything together. And sure enough have fallen in love in their adult years. Making the transition between best friends and lovers makes them both nervous. I understand. They done want to ruin something so special.
Leni is the cutest thing. Librarian is her job. She is the typical librarian. Sweet and loving under confidant. And he, Grif
Tanja OMGReads
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just love a good old BF to lovers trope and this book was one of the best I’ve read.

The friendship between Griffin and Evangeline and their transition to lovers felt effortless even with all the relationship fears she had.
It was clear for the beginning that these two belong together. The exchange of the first »I LOVE YOUs«??? Be still my heart!
And you got to love all the side characters that helped them to see how good they truly were together.

This story was a great past time and I’m excite
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Nothing better than the nerdy librarian finding love in the arms of the hunky fireman - unless - the two have been best friends and fighting attraction from the first time they met. Griffin has always had feelings for the girl who lived next door, but Leni had placed him firmly in the best friend zone. For years he fought his feeling, but with one kiss the world tilted on it's axis. Can you really fall in love with your best friend? Are they willing to put their friendship to the test when the e ...more
PP's Bookshelf
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overdue by Miranda Elaine was all about sweetness and adorable emotions! This swoonworthy friends to lovers small town romance is a perfect feel good read that will instantly light up your day!

Town librarian Leni and firefighter Griffin has been best friends and neighbours almost whole life. Leni is the cute nerdy girl and Griffin is the sexy charming guy. They both have more than best friends kind of feelings but too afraid to act on them.

The author captured the beauty of small town romance nic
Tricia Bartley.  #AuthorStalker
Best friends to lovers book....

Swooooooonnnn.....I have to agree with another reviewer. Loved Overdue, it was such a swoony read!!

You know that TikTok video challenge where the guy or girl kisses their best friend? Well that is the vibes I got while reading this book. Friends to lovers and they can't decide if they're ready to cross that line. What will the other think if they confess that they both really like the other, just scared to let the other know their feelings.

Sooo yess, Overdue defin
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
I've got one word: vanilla.

If that's to your taste, have at it.

If that's not, or you require a little more oomph to your ice cream preferences, then I'd pass.

And that's all I have to say about that.
Oct 02, 2020 rated it liked it
3 stars!

A sweet, heartfelt small-town, best-friends-to-lovers story.

Griffin and Leni have been best friends since they were children. All through school and into adulthood they have shared their lives and been by each other’s sides, and for pretty much that entire time, they have been in love with each other. Neither of them have done anything about it, too scared to lose the special relationship that they have, so for years and years they’ve kept their feelings a secret and continued to live s
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Miranda Elaine brought a nostalgic feel to her readers showcasing all the things that make romance in a small town a great story.

Everybody knows everybody and most folks are connected in the world of Griffin Thorne and Evangeline "Leni" Hughes. Goals that might seem insignificant to many were cherished and never minimized where Griffin and Leni were concerned, each rejoicing in achieving their dreams of being a fireman and librarian in the small town they grew up in. Childhood best friends, this
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

This review is harder for me to write than I was expecting. Expectations are truly the issue here. I am a big fan of Miranda Elaine's Fixing series. That is a contemporary romance series filled with some big emotions. I went into Overdue expecting the same type of story, and that's not what it was. Overdue was a contemporary romance with a romantic comedy vibe. There were emotions, but it didn't feel as em
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, arc
Don’t you just love small town romances, where the heroine is a librarian… I love it. And this one was right up there for me. Totally enjoyed this book from start to finish.
Griffin and Leni were best friends and neighbors since childhood and all through teenage years. And even though they were super close they never took their friendship any further. Even though they both wanted the other.

Now they are adults, still neighbors, Griffin is a firefighter and Leni is the town librarian. When tragedy
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.25 stars. Overdue has a cute premise. This is a small-town, best friends to lovers story about Griffin and Leni. The two have been best friends and next door neighbors since they were kids. Now as adults, he is a firefighter and she is a librarian, and they are as close as ever. The two share an attraction, but were not willing to risk their friendship. When Leni faces a family crisis, Griffin steps up to comfort her and they find they can no longer ignore their feelings for each other.

Ms. El
Jenifer Briggs
Oct 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This was my first read by this author, and most of it was very cute and hilarious. I'm a sucker for a friends to lovers romance, and this one started off spectacular.. however once Leni and Griffen first acted on their feelings for each other, their chemistry must seemed to disappear. They had a really amazing buildup, but I didn't feel the excitement or joy about these two falling in love like I did the first half of the book. It could have definitely must been my own mood while reading it, but ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I love Miranda Elaine’s sweet, sultry storytelling style! Her writing is thoughtful and deliberate, and she never fails to pull me into her stories. Engaging plots come together in polished, perfectly paced, wholly addictive stories full of heart, heat and humor.

A delicious, slow-burning romance, Overdue pairs firefighter, Griffin, and his childhood best friend, town librarian, Leni. It was a light-hearted, easy-reading best-friends-to-lovers romance, and it wasn’t overly angsty, but
This was a super quick read that I started last night and finished today. I used it for a PopSugar prompt as the main character is a small town librarian which I think is something I would love to be.

A friends to lovers romance which had some cheesy moments but since I read it so quickly, clearly it was not a terrible read, fairly short at 202 pages. I bet every girl would love to have someone so devoted to them as Griffin is to Leni.
Get Your Book On
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Miranda Elaine has penned a beautifully, emotional story of two life-long friends who become lovers.

How I adore Griffin and Leni. Their relationship started off rocky as children, but soon the two became inseparable. Their love for each other grew beyond friendship, but neither would admit to the other their feelings for fear they'd lose their other half.

Leni the introvert, bookworm/librarian.
Griffin the outgoing, hot, firefighter.
The two shouldn't work so well together, but they very much did.
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this author, so I didn‘t know what to expect. But it did not disappoint. I fell in love with the cover first but during this read I fell in love with the characters too. Especially Griffin! He‘s the perfect guy for Leni and the perfect bookboyfriend - Which Leni also confirmed.

I loved those little flashbacks to their childhood but their present is what matters. Leni is a bookworm through and through! She‘s been reading almost her whole life as an escape from her mothers
Isabelle MBTL
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

Adult, Contemporary Romance, Friends-to-Lovers, Small Town

First Person, Dual-POV

This is a standalone book with HEA.

This was a sweet, good feelings romance with extremely lovable characters in a cute small town setting.

Yes, firefighters is definitely a key word for me. I see it, I want to read it! Here, the firefighter didn't disappoint at all, but I don't even know if he was my favorite character. The heroine was also very easy to love and her grandmother

Caroline F
Loved this story! When I first read the blurb, I thought: hot firefighter, small-town librarian, friends-to-lovers - SIGN ME UP! And, I wasn't disappointed!

"If only she really knew how many rules I wish I could break with her."

Griffin Thorne and Evangeline AKA Leni Hughes were next-door-neighbours and reluctant friends as youngsters until they hit their teenage years, when they began a true friendship and became best friends. As adults, they still live next door to one another and still the bes
Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. A great friends to lovers romance. This is always one of my favorite tropes. Loved Leni and Griffin. We got to get glimpses of when they first met when they were younger and it was fun watching them grow into the best friends that they became as teens and adults. They were so good together. Fun banter between them. Loved watching them realize that what they have been looking for has been in front of them the entire time. This is why I loved friends to lovers because they already ...more
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Overdue by Miranda Elaine

‘“I love him. Always have. At night I dream he’s mine to keep,” I admit in one breath before throwing my hands over my mouth. I can’t believe I just admitted all of that.”’

There are tropes that I enjoy reading, then there are the tropes that I love so much that I actively seek them out, and one of those tropes in particular is the best friends to lovers. There is something so utterly sublime about this little plot bunny. Especially when you have an au
Natalie - FerryGoodBooks
This is the quintessential friends-to-more romance. It’s overly sweet with so many missed opportunities. The pining and longing for something more with the over consuming fear of losing a part of you if you act on it.

I have ever related to a fellow book lover than Leni. A girl who would rather be reading and gotten lost in a fictional world than the real one and never leaves the house without a back up book and a kindle. She was relatable and kind. I enjoyed her growth throughout the story and w
Rhiannon King
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This book is a small town friends to lovers romance, everyone knows everyone and their business. Leni and Griffin have known each other since they were kids after Leni and her mum moved in with her grandma next door but it wasn't until Leni lost her mum that her and Griffin became friends. Griffin is a firefighter in their small town and such a sweetheart and a complete goner for Leni, he would do anything for her no questions asked. Leni is the town's librarian, she's a complete introv
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Leni and Griffin have been best friends for years. After a bumpy introduction as children they grew to be each other's closest confidant.

Leni is the ultimate bookish heroine, often choosing to read instead of socialize. She works as a librarian and leads a small, quiet life with her grandmother. Leni lost her mother at a young age and carries the fear of losing people heavily on her heart. This fear keeps her from letting Griffin know her true feelings, not wanting anything to take away their f
2OCC Reviews
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
Overdue was a sweet friends to lovers read that had two characters that really belonged together. The type of relationship that they had I absolutely adored and you could tell how much they meant to each other. This story really gave me the feels and was very sweetly written. The writing was really well done and it really showcased the emotions of the characters on the story.

Leoni I absolutely love in the story and could really relate to her. She was such a sweet character that preferred the com
Stephanie Hutchison
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read from Miranda Elaine, but it will not be the last. Being a reader and a bit of a introvert myself, I quickly fell in love with Leni. And who wouldn't love a hot firefighter Griffin.

Griffin and Leni have known each other forever and been best friends for most of that time. He was her rock when her mom died. She loves him, but knows they cannot cross the line she dreams about. She would never survive if their friendship was strained, or worse yet, destroyed.

Whispered Secrets
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I received an free copy of OVERDUE to review as I see fit. First off the a title couldn’t be any more perfect than it is. This funny, loving story of two people who are perfect for one another but afraid to spoil what’s already amazing is heartbreakingly beautiful. Leni is the bookworm next door who was thrown into Griffins life at a young age and he hated it, until....he didn’t. If you are looking for a sweet romantic will they, won’t they story...then this is the book for you. It’s got tragedy ...more
Jenn the Readaholic
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by this author, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Let’s just say that every expectation and hope was surpassed. Leni and Griffin were just perfect, both for each other and in general. They were utterly realistic in their angst of forced friends to friends to best friends to lovers that I found my own heart hurting when they were almost destroyed. Griffin was nothing if not a supportive man to the woman and best friend he loved more than anything, and he didn’t pull the move ...more
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