Review: Driven to Distraction (Lovestruck Librarians #5) by Olivia Dade

January 20, 2017 Review 0

Review: Driven to Distraction (Lovestruck Librarians #5) by Olivia Dade


Constance Chen is not the demure kind of librarian. Sure, her high-horsepower ride is Big Bertha the Bookmobile, but Con swears a blue streak, does her own home improvement, and wears steel-toed boots. She has a tight circle of friends, a demanding, beloved sprawl of a Chinese-American family, and a strict hookups-only policy when it comes to men. Her life is just how she wants it. Except for one maddeningly sexy footnote.

Sam Wolcott, her friend’s baby brother and the library’s IT star, has been throwing sparks with Con since he moved to town. To everybody else, he’s a thoughtful, sensitive sweetheart. To Con, he’s a cantankerous pedant, because if they don’t fight nonstop their clothes will spontaneously combust. Sam needs a commitment Con won’t—can’t—give. And neither of them will chance their hard-won bonds for pure lust.

Too bad Con and Sam have a whole week in a very tiny, very private space to sustain their dumb arguments. Alone. What happens in the Bookmobile might take their resistance right out of circulation . . .

Title: Driven to Distraction
Author: Olivia Dade
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Broken Resolutions, My Reckless Valentine, Mayday, Ready to Fall
Series: Lovestruck Librarians #5
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Broken Resolutions, My Reckless Valentine, Mayday, Ready to Fall
Published by Lyrical Press
Source: Publisher
Published: January 17th 2017
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 258 pages
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

I have read this whole Lovestruck Librarians series and some books are hits and some are misses for me. Unfortunately this is a miss. I was really hoping to like it much more than I actually did.

Con, short from Constance, was a very hard and inflexible person. Compromise doesn’t seem to be on her radar. She has a take no prisoners type vibe which I usually like in strong heroines, but she expected way too much from the hero-in my view.

Sam is a self-proclaimed geek, and does the IT stuff for the library. He needed to man up a bit as he seemed to let Con just walk all over him. I kind of felt he let all his dreams go just to have Con by his side. I really would’ve liked him to not give everything he ever wanted up. I don’t know what the compromise might have been truthfully.

I didn’t care much for either character. So much of the story was these two acting stubborn and totally childish. Why couldn’t they sit and have an adult conversation?? I ended up feeling no connection to either one. Yes they had a bit of sizzle, but the extraneous stuff just wore me down. I didn’t care for how Con wanted Sam to do all the changing, and I didn’t care for Sam because he had no backbone to fight for his dreams.

In the beginning, the book was funny and lighthearted, then it took a serious turn, which changed the whole mood for me. That’s when the characters did nothing to make me root for them.

I did enjoy an update of all the previous books couples-I love when authors do that! However, this book I don’t feel could be read as a standalone. The series should be read prior to this read. From the series standpoint, this is just ok. Would I recommend it? Maybe. You may totally fall in love with it.



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