Lovestruck Librarians series
by Olivia Dade
Elementary school teacher and part-time librarian Sarah Mayhew has the perfect plan: show off her cycling skills at her school’s bike retreat and attract her oblivious coworker in the process. Her end game? Fall in love. Only one problem: she needs to find someone to teach her how to ride a bike pronto. But when she catches sight of Chris Dean’s gorgeous physique, her best laid plans are about to go off track . . .
Chris is not looking for a girlfriend. He’s getting over his last one by focusing on his bike repair business. So when a feisty, sexy schoolteacher urges him to help improve her cycling skills, he does it strictly for the money. He vows he won’t repeat history, even for a blonde bombshell like Sarah. But when the two find themselves alone on the road, they can’t help taking a detour straight into each other’s arms . . .
I have to admit that Sarah is a hoot and a half. She’s funny, sassy, cute and fun. She runs her mouth but never in a mean spirited way and she just cracks me up. But I also love how much Chris understands her and sees why she says & does these things … although that doesn’t stop him from having his own issues that cloud their interactions occasionally. He was burned horribly by his last relationship and he’s a little hesitant to get involved again, especially with someone who is up front about the fact that she’s trying to win another guy.
There’s confusion and a little heartache though I like that Dade doesn’t focus on it. The story is about these two spending time together and falling for each other, but their hang-ups cause for a few misunderstandings and hesitation along the way. And while the romance between the two happens a little fast, Ready to Fall is vastly fun and entertaining. I had a ton of fun reading Mayday and this one, so I’m definitely putting Dade on my go-to author list.
(Oh, and in case you are a returning reader we have seen this one before.)