A Point Beacon Romance
by Traci Douglass
Melody Bryant has heard it all before. Sure, she’s the epitome of the stereotype for a librarian. Loves order. Loves rules and deadlines. Loves books. But what she doesn’t love is still being a virgin at twenty-four. Unfortunately, the only guy she’s ever been interested in turned her down flat. And then left town. Eight. Years. Ago. Ugh.
Now her birthday is fast approaching and she just can’t take it any longer. She’s finding a guy before her birthday in five weeks or she’s adopting two more cats and fully embracing becoming “the crazy cat lady.”
But when her latest date ends in epic failure–everyone thinks of her as the “proper librarian,” she realizes what she needs is to ruin her reputation. And she knows the perfect guy to help her: the baddest bad boy in town. This Army vet won’t know what hit him…
While there are a lot of stereotypes/tropes covered here, I felt like Douglass handled it well. While there isn’t anything new, what we are given is well written – with likeable characters and an enjoyable storyline. My only complaint is that we didn’t get to see their interactions as a couple. We got the back and forth of them getting together, the stress over being together, and what happens afterward. But we didn’t get to see them actually being together, in order to get that warm & fuzzy about their coupleness. Instead we spend most of the book in their heads. And I liked them so much from those peeks at their thoughts that I really wanted that. Overall, though, a good read and I’m looking forward to seeing what Douglass has in store for Melody’s brother & her best friend.