Dewey meets dive bar.
Being a small-town library director isn’t for everybody, but Liam Byrd is content with his choice to move out of Boston. That is, until Joanna Green comes back home to Halikarnassus, New York. Smarting from a public humiliation onstage with her rock band, she’s embarrassingly glad to have the excuse of helping her Granny recover from a broken leg to put her life back together. When she finds out that Granny broke her leg ogling Liam in running shorts, she’s astonished—until Joanna sees him running, too. It doesn’t take long for Liam and Joanna to start a fling that surprises both of them in its intensity. But Liam’s small-town life and Joanna’s big-time ambitions aren’t nearly as compatible as the rest of them, and with a library budget on the line, their new love may be put on hold. As with The Undateable (2017), the first book in the Librarians in Love series, Title’s realistic depiction of life in a library adds charm and humor to this nearly perfect story. Fans of small-town stories will love Halikarnassus, its colorful cast of characters, and the small subplots throughout. Holding all the chaos together, Joanna and Liam’s attraction sizzles on the page, even without much in the way of explicit encounters.
A contemporary romance that’ll win over any library lover.