Check Me Out

Greta loves her job as assistant librarian. She loves her best friend, Will, the high school civics teacher and debate coach. She even loves her mother despite her obvious disappointment that Greta is still single.

Then she meets Mac in the poetry section of the library, and she is smitten. Mac is heart-stoppingly gorgeous and showers her with affection, poetic text messages, and free hot chocolate at the local café where he works. The only problem is that he seems to be a different person in his texts than in his face-to-face conversation.

When the Franklin Library is threatened with closure, Greta leaps into action. She arranges for a "battle of the bands" book jam, hosts a book signing by a famous author, and finally, stages a protest that raises more than a few eyebrows.

Through it all, she slowly realizes that it is Will, not Mac, who she turns to for support and encouragement. Mac has the looks; Will has the heart. How can she choose between them?

Check Me Out is a contemporary romance--with just a hint of Cyrano de Bergerac--that reminds us that it is what's on the inside that matters most.

My Review

The concept for this book is sweet and charming. However, I found it lacking a little in character likability and a strong intriguing storyline. Not that I didn't like the characters but I just didn't fully embrace them. Well to be honest it was Greta. I found her to be too naïve. The fact that she did not pick up on the clues that Mac was "too perfect" was frustrating. For example, a mystery man appears in her life and knows that she likes juice or that he does not like the silent type but the poetry type guy. Will was not that subtle at digging clues out of Greta or the mishaps he had with texting her. Great never questioned it too much. She just accepted the explanations that Will gave her.

Will was so nice to find Greta a guy. It was obvious that he really liked her. Yet he was too shy to make a move himself. I kind of felt like Will was too good for Greta. I did want to mention the library that Greta worked at. It seemed like a really fun place. Not just because it is a library but because of the interesting people that vacated it. While, I may not have been a fan of this book I would check out another one from this author.


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