Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ready to Fall by Olivia Dade

Title: Ready to Fall
Author: Olivia Dade
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Lovestruck Librarians #4
Main Characters: Sarah and Chris
Release Date: June 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
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 . . .

My Review:
This book...omg, I loved it so, so much. I read it while on a road trip with my hubby. I kept laughing out loud so much, I ended up reading half the book aloud to him so he could enjoy how fabulous and fun it was. 

Sarah's character makes this book. Her friends say she's a bit overly dramatic. Sarah can't help it if nature is out to get her. After a string of boyfriends dump her because she got to be too much for them, she decides no more dating the quiet, reserved guys that she's drawn to. She needs to date someone more like her. She sets her sites on Ulysses, a fellow teacher who is just as enthusiastic and crazy as her. But to get his attention she needs to go out on an all-day bicycle ride...something not easily done for this 32 yo who never learned to ride a bike. In fact, she's pretty much terrified of bikes after some childhood trauma with her bike trying to kill her. 

Chris is a grumpy bicycle repairer. He's just moved to this small town and opened his business after having his heart broken. He's decided that he needs to do something he loves...bikes, but his attitude isn't helping his business any. He needs the money or else he would never have agreed to teach Sarah how to ride. 

I loved the two of them together. At first, they seem like such an odd couple, but the more time they spent together the more their chemistry sizzled. I also really loved how much Chris lusted after Sarah's short, curvy form. It's fun to read a book with a curvy heroine that has the hero panting after her from the very beginning. 

Note, this book is pretty short and moves extremely fast. It really only covers a timespan of 4 days, but that worked for me in this particular story. Normally I'm not that sold on this kind of insta-love, but the author totally made it work. 

This is my first time reading this author. Now, I need to go back and read the other librarian books because I loved this one.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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