Book Review: The Undateable (Librarians in Love #1) by Sarah Title

The Undateable

Author: Sarah Title
Series: Librarians in Love, Book 1
Publisher: Zebra Shout
Published: February 28, 2017
Paperback, 352 pages

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Summary: One San Francisco librarian would rather check out a good romance than dare to experience it herself. Luckily, her own next chapter is full of surprises…

Melissa “Bernie” Bernard isn’t familiar with fame. After all, she works at a college library with hardly any visitors. But when a video of a marriage proposal in her stacks goes viral, it’s not the bride and groom who capture the Internet’s attention. It’s Bernie—caught rolling her eyes. Now, just as she’s ready to go into hiding and permanently bury her nose in a book, a handsome reporter appears with a proposal of his own…

If Colin Rodriguez doesn’t do something big to attract new readers, his boss will hire someone else to dole out dating advice. Determined to prove he’s an expert at romance—despite his own pitiful track record—he pitches a story: He will find dates for the undateable. Specifically, for the now-infamous, love‑hating librarian at Richmond College.

Even though Bernie doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters, she’s not one to resist a good challenge. Yet with one disastrous date after another, she’s ready to give up. Until Colin proves he’ll do anything to find her the perfect match—even if it means putting himself up for the role…

Rating: 2.5 stars

Review: It’s never a good sign when you’re checking how many pages are left until the book is over… Part of the plot is Colin trying to make Melissa “Bernie” Bernard relatable to the audience of Glaze, the women’s magazine he writes for, which is ironic because I didn’t find her relatable in the least. Actually, all of the characters were very flat, like cardboard cutouts of people. This also read as really dry and just was NOT for me.

I DID like that it was about a librarian, even though Bernie was not likable at all. Colin’s sister and Pia were by far the most interesting characters in this book, though. Now THAT love story I would totally read… I will give the next book in the series a try to see if I’ll keep reading the rest of them.

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