Title: Falling for Trouble
The riot grrrl and the bookworm--just the pair to get the whole town talking...
Liam Byrd loves Halikarnassus, New York. He loves its friendliness, its nosiness, the vibrant library at the center of it all. And now that Joanna Green is home, the whole town sizzles. A rebel like her stirs up excitement, action, desire--at least in Liam.
Joanna never thought she'd have to come back to her dull, tiny fishbowl of a hometown ever again. She almost had a record deal for her all-girl rock band. She almost had it made in L.A. And then her deal went sour and her granny broke her leg . . . and now here she is, running into everybody's favorite librarian every time she heads to a dive bar or catches up with old friends.
He has charm, he has good taste in music--and the sight of him in running shorts is dangerously distracting. But when he loves her old town and she can't wait to check out, their new romance is surely destined for the book drop...
Author: Sarah Title
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Snowed In, Practice Makes Perfect
Series: Librarians in Love #2
Published by Zebra Source: Publisher
Published: June 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 356 Pages
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Joanna is headed home after her Granny has an accident. It’s the last place she wants to be because she never liked the town or people where she grew up. She was considered a troublemaker and when she left town to pursue touring with her band, the townspeople were glad she was gone. Now that she is back, she’s still being treated like an outcast.
Liam, a librarian, is a fan of Joanna. He likes her music and is excited to meet her. All she shows him is disdain. Her behavior makes him want to get to know her better and see the real woman underneath the tough girl exterior she has in place. I truly don’t understand his draw to her, but he went after her.
This was a hard book for me to get into. I liked Liam! A bit nerdy and being a librarian, a bit serious, but a real above board guy! My problem seemed to be Joanna. I never connected with her. Yes she had been treated like an outcast, but her behavior to people was just plain rude! She never seemed to go out and get that job preferring to live off Granny for months-although she did talk about leaving often. We can see she’s messed up but she has no clue of it herself.
Ultimately the flow of the story was stunted and didn’t work for me. The beginning was overly wordy and we don’t really know till much later what her real reason for going home was. When we find later why and what Joanna’s issues are, it didn’t click well. I did, however, like the romance build up. It was cute.
Even though this didn’t really work for me, it may have a different effect on you.