Review: Mayday (Lovestruck Librarians #3) by Olivia Dade

May 10, 2016 Review 0

Review: Mayday  (Lovestruck Librarians #3) by Olivia Dade

Passion Between The Stacks

Helen Murphy loves her supportive family, her close-knit circle of friends, and her part-time job at the library. What she doesn't love: the fact that she's a thirty-six-year-old near-virgin who lives in her parents' house. Eager to move out and reclaim her independence at long last, she's determined to get the library's new Community Outreach Coordinator position. Even if that means working side-by-side with the one man she desperately wants to avoid--Niceville's ambitious mayor Wes Ramirez, who happens to be her only previous lover, and the source of her greatest humiliation…

Wes needs to make up for his disastrous one-night--actually, make that one-hour--stand with deliciously nerdy librarian Helen. As they plan the city's upcoming May Day celebrations together, he'll try to prove he can do better, in bed and out. It may take every bit of his creativity and determination, but their budding romance has already gone down in flames once . . . and he'll be damned if he'll let Helen go a second time.

Title: Mayday
Author: Olivia Dade
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Broken Resolutions, My Reckless Valentine, Ready to Fall, Driven to Distraction
Series: Lovestruck Librarians #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Broken Resolutions, My Reckless Valentine, Ready to Fall, Driven to Distraction
Published by Lyrical Press
Source: Publisher
Published: May 10th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romance
Pages: 250 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-half-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

Mayday by Olivia Dade is book three in the Lovestruck Librarians series. I have read all the books and although some characters from the other books appear, it can be read as a standalone book.

This is a sweet, small town romance that will leave you happy! The characters are real and they felt like your friends down the street. You get the small town, everybody knows your name, feeling in this book. I really loved how the romance progressed and pitfalls they faced along the way. The love was a slow build and it worked.

Helen is a part-time librarian looking to work with books full-time. She wants the community outreach position opening up thus giving her full-time status with benefits. When she is made the library’s liaison to the Mayday celebration committee, she is excited until she learns she must work closely with the Mayor. He’s the guy she had a one-night stand with and left in humiliation. How can she subject herself to working with him? She decides its worth the hassle as the added experience will aid her in securing that new position that she wants so bad.

Wes is the Mayor of Niceville. After his time with Helen, he realized that he acted like a idiot. She wasn’t just a quick lay, but he was in a very low place at the time and was looking for a way to forget. He vows that he will change her attitude towards him by wooing her stealth-like. What he finds is that he really likes the time he spends with her. His troubles lie in some deep seeded insecurities stemming from his parents that make him act a certain way. I had a little bit of trouble connecting to him at times, but at others, he was very romantic and acted like a man in love.

Ultimately this is a feel good love story. Yes we have some obstacles to conquer and there are times their actions didn’t fit their ages, but I still enjoyed it. Everybody has flaws and when someone still wants to be with you once they are exposed, that’s what makes love worthwhile. Helen and Wes found their feelings were worth the effort.

Olivia Dade has written this series with women that were normal-flaws and all. We as the reader can connect with them. Everybody is beautiful in their own way and I loved how the author highlights that! I am definitely looking forward to more books in this series!

 

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