Author: Pamela Morsi
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher/ pub date: Harlequin MIRA; August 27, 2013
Love Overdue is sweet, romantic, and hilarious. The main characters, DJ and Scott, are wonderful. You'll adore both of them as you learn more about them.
DJ's a librarian. She's finally living her dream: her own library to run in tiny Verdant, Kansas. In a sense, DJ's everything you'd expect a librarian to be: introverted, and solitary. However, she's also hugely professional. She's determined to give the people of Verdant the library that they deserve. She's excited and can't wait to get started.
Accompanying DJ to Verdant is her little terrier Dew. Dew steals the show. He's adorable, and helps the characters to find themselves.
Viv Sanderson's the head of the library board. She's also DJ's landlady. Although DJ doesn't know it, Viv's brought DJ to Verdant for her son Scott, who's the local pharmacist. Scott's been married, but his marriage was a disaster.
DJ's horrified when she meets Scott. He's her one and only fling. It happened years ago, on spring break. She's never forgotten him, and although he doesn't seem to recognize her, she does her best to stay away from him. In one way she's pleased he doesn't remember her, yet in another way she's peeved that she was less than memorable.
Scott has no idea why the new librarian's taken an instant dislike to him. She seems familiar, but he can't recall having met her before.
Love Overdue is one of those books you inhabit, as you read it. Every character is special in some way. Before she knows it, DJ fits right in. She even has a dream which tells her what's wrong with the cold and gloomy library. Then the whole town gets together to help her to make her vision of what the library could be a reality.
I loved everything about the book. However, I'd hoped for a scene in which Scott finally recognizes DJ -- that would have made the book perfect. With luck, Ms Morsi will write more books about Verdant. This book is a definite keeper on my shelves, and I'll be reading it again.
Rating: 4 (out of 5 stars)
(A review copy was provided.)