Review: Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi

Love Overdue - Pamela MorsiPublisher: Harlequin MIRA (August 27th 2013)
Paperback: 432 pages
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Meet Dorothy Jarrow: devotedly unsexy librarian

Buttoned-up book lover DJ is all sensible shoes, drab skirts and studious glasses. After an ill-advised spring-break-fueled fling left her mortified, she’s committed to her prim and proper look. When she’s hired by a rural library in middle-of-nowhere Kansas, she finally has the lifestyle to match-and she can’t wait to get her admin on.

But it’s clear from day one that the small-town library is more interested in circulating rumors than books. DJ has to organize her unloved library, win over oddball employees and avoid her flamboyant landlady’s attempts to set her up with the town pharmacist. Especially that last part-because it turns out handsome Scott Sanderson is her old vacation fling! She is not sure whether to be relieved or offended when he doesn’t seem to recognize her. But with every meeting, DJ finds herself secretly wondering what it would be like to take off her glasses, unpin her bun and reveal the inner vixen she’s been hiding from everyone-including herself.


A cute read but not what I was expecting. From the synopsis, I was expecting sort of an awkwardly adorable romance of perfect poster girl of a librarian learning to let loose (be the sexy librarian, as clique as that is haha) when she meets her obviously irresistible one-time fling who at some point has to win her over to prove that they’re better together. While the moment had it’s romantic moments, it definitely less of that and more of a small town human drama/interest story.

We’re introduced to almost the whole town, and each towns person has their own little story to tell. It’s nice that we get to see a bit of slice of life of everyone and the story actually touches on a few more delicate topics such as homophobia and suicidal/depressive thoughts even. The romance between DJ and Scott is quite sweet. It was fun to watch DJ slowly work her way into the town’s heart with her tenacity while Scott slowly won her over with his. I really wish there were more “DJ and Scott” moments (but it was a little hard when everyone in town as their bit too I guess).

Overall, a sweet read though less on romance than small town slice of life. It was like watching a quirky little family working towards a better life together.

{*Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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0 Replies to “Review: Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi”

  1. I liked this book up until the end – . which was so abrupt and really disappointing to me. I agree with you that it seemed more about the town than the romance. Great review!

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