Broken Resolutions by Olivia Dade: Both Penny and Jack are stuck at a New Year’s Eve library speed dating event against their will. As librarian, Penny’s in charge and wishing the entire time she could be home in her pajamas, having made a resolution of no more men after a year of liar’s and cheats.
Jack, a famous author, doesn’t trust that he can share who he is, needing to keep his life private for his young daughter. But as Penny and Jack are thrown together, they start to believe their might be quite a spark between the two.
As Jack asks Penny for a chance, they spend their New Year’s finding love after all.
Jack bent his head. His lips brushed against hers, soft and insistent, as his thumbs stroked the hot skin over her temples and cheekbones. She opened for him without thought, welcoming the slow sweep of his tongue over her bottom lip.
An absolutely adorable novella, although almost too little happens, Broken Resolutions is hot, funny, and a perfect romance for winter and the new year. Penny was absolutely my favorite. She’s sweet and sassy, and a definite book nerd which I highly appreciate.
Jack makes some dumb decisions, but even so he’s fun to get to know and I do root for him to win Penny.
While the depth of their emotion was a bit extreme by the end, at the same time it has the hint of perfect romance and “the oneness” that made it okay. For any romance reader wanting a short read on the holidays I highly recommend Broken Resolutions.
LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES
Romance has never had a happy ending for librarian Penny Callahan, who could write the book on cheating, heartbreaking liars. So she’s made a resolution: no men for the next twelve months. If she can just get through the library’s New Year’s Eve singles night, she can return home to her pajamas and a good book. But when she finds herself checking out a hot hunk with an irresistible smile, an evening in the stacks becomes a lot more tempting…
Reclusive author Jack Williamson never should have trusted his mother. Even though he’s trying to avoid being recognized, she guilts him into attending a dating meet-and-greet—where an adorable librarian makes him question his lonely lifestyle. Is this just a fleeting, flirty scene? Or could love be the next chapter for them both?