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.
Liked the plot. LOVED the digs at “We’ve always done it this way, why change?” Hated the repetitiveness of half the chapters. Morsi’s characters aren’t deep enough to have secret motives for their actions–I don’t need the scene to be rehashed to explain why D.J. is snubbing Scott–I’m perfectly capable of figuring it out, thanks. At least she stopped doing this about halfway through the book (or it didn’t seem as evident). According to the first few reviews on Goodreads, I must be one of the few people who didn’t need an extra 30 pages.
Still, I have a copy of this book, so if you want to read it for free be the first person to send an email to email@example.com with your name and address.