Monday, March 26, 2018

The Little Library by Kim Fielding

Title: The Little Library
Author: Kim Fielding
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m) 
Main Characters: Elliott and Simon
Release Date: March 2018
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Elliott Thompson was once a historian with a promising academic future, but his involvement in a scandal meant a lost job, public shame, and a ruined love life. He took shelter in his rural California hometown, where he teaches online classes, hoards books, and despairs of his future.

Simon Odisho has lost a job as well—to a bullet that sidelined his career in law enforcement. While his shattered knee recovers, he rethinks his job prospects and searches for the courage to come out to his close-knit but conservative extended family.

In an attempt to manage his overflowing book collection, Elliott builds a miniature neighborhood library in his front yard. The project puts him in touch with his neighbors—for better and worse—and introduces him to handsome, charming Simon. While romance blooms quickly between them, Elliott’s not willing to live in the closet, and his best career prospects might take him far away. His books have plenty to tell him about history, but they give him no clues about a future with Simon.
My Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was simply a sweet romance that engaged and entertained me from the moment I started reading it. I liked both Simon and Elliott and that they are both at this crossroads in their lives. They're both in a vulnerable place and finding one another is great. 

Elliott is amazing. I sooo could related to him especially his propensity to one-click buy his books. I also have that issue and reading this book...I may need to build a little library for my front yard, because that was simply awesome. I loved how the library brought a sense of community to the neighborhood. It was magical. 

I enjoyed the creativity of the guy's dates and that first date had me laughing at loud at just the utter awkwardness of it. But there are so many sweet moments, so many romantic moments, I fell in love with the story. And it is a romantic story. Simon is still deeply in the closet. Elliott's been deeply burned by someone in the closet...and that brings a lot of the conflict. But so much of this is new to Simon (dating a guy) that I just loved that aspect of the story. 

Like I said I was thoroughly engaged and entertained, and the book left me with happy, warm feelings. It's a sweet romance and I'm so glad that I got to read it. 

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

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