Friday, November 15, 2019

Blog Tour Review: Crime and Periodicals (Green Valley Library #2) by Nora Everly

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Crime and Periodicals, an all-new sweet and swoony romance from Nora Everly, is available now!

Book info:
TitleCrime and Periodicals
Author:  Nora Everly
SeriesGreen Valley Library #2
Genre: Adult romantic comedy
Release Date:  November 5th, 2019

Publisher:  SmartyPants Romance
Source: E-galley from Social Butterfly PR which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  5 stars

Synopsis

In Green Valley, Tennessee everybody knows everybody, but nobody knows Sabrina Logan.

Sabrina has been hiding in plain sight for years. Living her life inside of books, dutifully helping her family, and hoping no one will notice her. So far? Mission accomplished!

Yet when sexy—and distrustful—sheriff, Wyatt Monroe returns to town with his daughters, he definitely notices the quiet librarian everyone else overlooks. The single dad can’t seem to shake thoughts of shy Sabrina. Without quite understanding the impulse, Wyatt makes his mission finding her again, so he can . . . well, he’ll just have to reckon with that later.

What Wyatt discovers is a woman who trusts too easily, but who’s afraid to live. Trust doesn’t come easily to Wyatt. But living? That’s never been a problem.

And he’d sure like to show her how.

'Crime and Periodicals' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#2 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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My Review:
I've been eager for Sabrina's story since the first time she appeared in all her shyness.  And this book totally lived up to my expectations. From all the stuff she did that totally is like I do in my shyness, to her finding her "stud" who was also sensitive because he not only was a single dad, but he had been fat as a kid.  And then, oh my gosh, all the hilarious Harry Potter sayings, like for instance, one I will be using all the time now,  "For the love of Dumbledore!"  Another that is totally my house, so I have to use it, "Holy Hufflepuffs!"  I can't help it, these things make this character my kind of people.  Someone that I would want to be friends with, but like her, I'd probably be too shy and nervous at first to reach out to.  Sabrina's nephew Harry was also such a wonderful character, I loved having him in the story, an autistic boy, but such a sweet soul. And then Wyatt's daughters were wonderful as well.  It wasn't just the great characters, it was the library stuff too.  I want a shirt that says "I Still Believe in 398.2".  There was so much in this book.  Oh yeah, the Winston brothers pretty much all make appearances.  And then Jackson is in it, and I'm even more ready for him to get his own HEA!  

This is #2, so I read it out of order, which wasn't an issue, just made for a few characters that I knew about in #3 not being around.  I can't stress more, read this series if you love books, and Harry Potter, and emotions, and HEAs. 
 

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Excerpt
“Wow, he can dance,” I observed. 

I gasped when Wyatt’s hand on my waist slid up my side then up the underside of my arm to take my hand from his shoulder and link our fingers together. It was just like in Dirty Dancing, except I was facing him instead of away like in the movie. His grin grew a little bit wicked right before he used both of my hands to turn me. His front was now at my back with our arms crossed in front of us.  

I felt his warm, hard body behind mine and I felt…way too much. Tingles covered every square inch of me. The air felt different against my skin; I was burning up.  

His chin dipped low to rest on my shoulder. “Are you okay?” he whispered into my ear. His breath ruffled the hair against my neck, and I shivered.  

“Yes,” I whispered. Then I nodded in case he didn’t hear me. I felt his stubbled jaw graze the side of my face and I began to experience heretofore unknown feelings. My perception of what was possible for my life shifted. My brain had disengaged, and I floated along on pure sensation.  

We rocked side to side like that—closer than I’d ever been to anyone in my life. His chest rose and fell against my back as his arms tightened around me and he sighed against my hair. The last of my conscious thoughts dissolved and I succumbed to pure feeling. His body moving against mine became my world. His hands in mine kept me tethered, lest I float away on this cloud of sensation that was gradually becoming overwhelming. 

I had never felt anything like this. I never even thought feelings like this were possible in real life. In romance novels, sure. But to feel such contentment laced with giddiness right now was something I had not expected. Before I could succumb to the spreading tingles and dwindling brain power and embarrass myself, he raised our arms up high and twirled me around and around underneath them. I giggled and squealed. Apparently, I was that girl—a squealy, laughing, girly girl. But maybe we were all that girl in the right circumstance.  

He was right. I did not need to know how to slow dance when I was with him. We danced close; so close his knee was between my legs. I delighted at the feel of his soft, warm skin when he placed one of my hands on the back of his neck. He moved his free hand low on my waist, hooking his thumb in my belt loop to guide me in slow, small circles over our spot on the dance floor, then back and forth using his hands to push me out and pull me back into his body. He coaxed me where I needed to go. I felt weightless and graceful.  

The whole bar and everyone in it disappeared until it was just us dancing together, bathed in the moonlight filtering in through the high windows, and the little lights—so much like stars—illuminating the dance floor with their tiny rays. As the song ended, he spun me out and then back up against his body to dip me low with his arm wrapped tight around my waist. He grinned down at me with those gorgeous lips and beautiful chocolate brown eyes and I—I would never forget this moment—not ever. 

 
About Nora Everly
Nora Everly is a lifelong bookworm. She started reading the good stuff once she grew tall enough to sneak the romance novels off the top of her mother’s bookshelf and it has been non-stop ever since.

Once upon a time she was a substitute teacher and an educational assistant. Now she’s a writer and stay at home mom to two small humans and one fat cat.

Nora lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and her overactive imagination.

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8 comments:

  1. As a shy person myself, I can totally relate to this character. I am a huge Harry Potter fan too (though Ravenclaw) and love the references.

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    1. The whole character was so much me too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I like the sounds of this one! And the excerpt is pretty great!

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    1. It was really good. You should check it out! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Not excited about the cover, but I love the storyline. Best wishes to the author on the new release.

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    1. I love the covers on these, they are fitting for the bearded guys and the librarians the books are about. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Holy smokes this book sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing the amazing review and excerpt. You had me at the blurb and then I was even more hooked by the review. Thank you for sharing! I am team Hufflepuff too!! Definitely want to read now! I hope the next books are just as good. Would you recommend reading book one first before this one?

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

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    1. This whole series is so good! You don't have to read them in order, so read any that you want in whatever order! :-). Thanks for visiting!

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