As teenagers, we were inseparable. Despite the high school rumors, we never crossed any lines. Friends forever. That was our motto.
Griffin grew ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Ms. El ...more
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 ...more
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.
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. ...more
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 ...more
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...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Leoni I absolutely love in the story and could really relate to her. She was such a sweet character that preferred the com ...more
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.
“Oh, no you don’t.” He barely gets the words out of his mouth before he’s on me. I’m up against the wall. Silently staring up at his face. There’s a look in his eyes I’ve never seen before.