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 caf 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 Outis a contemporary romance--with just a hint ofCyrano de Bergerac--that reminds us that it is what's on the inside that matters most....
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Check Me Out Reviews
Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well.
I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, especially the old Steve Martin movie Roxanne, so I was very curious how this story would play out.
I have mixed feelings. Greta, Will and Mac have an interesting dynamic. Greta and Will have been friends for a long time. ...more
This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Library is on the verge of being shut down because it cannot be made ADA compliant. The library is housed in a historic home with lots of charm and character, but if you know anything about those older homes, they weren ...more
I don’t think there is any book in The Proper Romance Collection that could be bad! This book was so cute, and so entertaining.
Greta works in a Library, that is facing extinction. She is putting all her efforts into way to save her beloved library. There is just something so magical about libraries. I have to admit I don’t check out from libraries, but sitting in them is magical.
This is a book that had a lot of “oh my gosh, how stupid are you” moments coming out of my mouth, and then the next se ...more
I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man).
Check Me Out has a great cover (isn't it catchy?), and an intriguing premise. I think it was well-written, although a bit long, and I loved Will. He's not your typical romantic lead, but he is a wonderful person. He's such a ...more
This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing).
I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predictable, bland, and I could not find anything great or unique about any of the characters. Greta, especially, I didn't like. I personally really dislike the kind of humor that was key to her personality, and my god she w ...more
I so wanted to love this book. There was so much potential—a librarian, a friends to more possibility, humor, and an outward vs. inward appearance debate. While a likable read, Becca Wilhite missed some opportunities in Check Me Out.
Greta has some flaws. She’s shallow—which she admits—selfish, and a little naïve. When Will, her best friend, gives her a late birthday gift—the perfect guy—she’s smitten, at first with his looks then by the wonderful words he texts her.
Here’s where the potential for ...more
In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love triangle seemed like it would be fun and witty, and I will admit that there were several spots that I found humorous. I laughed at several points while reading...but I think I was cringing and almost holding in some b ...more
I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their company. I love that all of their romances are clean and accessible to all ages. However, this book was a bit rough for me.
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I personally thought that the author could have been MUCH ...more