Crime and Periodicals, an all-new sweet and swoony romance from Nora Everly, is available now! Check out my review and a cute little excerpt on the blog & don’t forget to grab yourself copy ❤
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.
Crime and Periodicals is the second book in the Green Valley Library Series and is set in the town of Green Valley with the characters created by Penny Reid – and its one of the best projects I have had the pleasure of reading in the recent times; and I don’t just mean this beauty’, but also the other books sets in the Pennyverse!
Crime and Periodicals is all about Sabrina – the library assistant who is a lot shy; more nerdier than you can imagine and loves being invisible to the whole world – she loves being surrounded by her books, taking care of her sister’s kids, being with her family – she is content in her life. She is awkward around hot men (trust me, I can relate!) and hilarious in her monologue – so she doesn’t really know how to act when the new Sheriff in town; Wyatt starts to pay attention to her.
Wyatt, a single father, has his hands full with his daughters; and isn’t really interested in a relationship, after the fiasco of his marriage – but when he starts noticing the quiet, shy and awkward librarian, what he wants and what needs, somehow end up being on two different trajectories.
The romance between Sabrina and Wyatt is sweet – there is not a whole lot of drama in their relationship; they communicate well, and somehow understand each other on a deeper level than they would have expected for such a new relationship.
I loved the fact that circumstances beyond Sabrina’s control brought her out of her comfort zone & that she had the staunchest of supporters of her now returned best friend; but also her niece and nephews – the secondary characters were so well established and I can’t seem to stop thinking about all the possibilities for the future books *wink wink*
Wyatt, was EXACTLY what Sabrina (and I, at the time) needed – he was confident without marching into the overbearing territory; alpha male yet not the jerky kind – he understood that Sabrina needed support rather than guidance; and gave that to her tenfold!
If you haven’t already read Penny or any of the Pennyverse’s books (Are you living under a rock?); then if sweet, sober and drama free romance is what you like; then this is a book that you should definitely pick up!
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“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.
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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