In Review: Love in Due Time (Green Valley Library #1) by L.B. Dunbar

Posted October 27, 2019 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Love in Due Time (Green Valley Library #1) by L.B. DunbarLove in Due Time by L.B. Dunbar
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 22, 2019
Publisher: Smartypants Romance
Format: eARC, 411 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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My rating:
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Naomi Winters will be forty--soon-ish--and she's only been with one man. One night. One time. Long ago. She believes everything happens for a reason, and the universe spoke about Nathan Ryder.

Nathan Ryder isn't the same man who hightailed his bike out of Green Valley eighteen years ago. As a rule breaker, women are one area he acts a fool. Case in point...the local librarian. He can't get a read on her, but she's one risk he's willing to take. Again.

What do an eccentric librarian and a sexy silver biker have in common? More than you think.

The due date on their love might not be expired after all.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

I had super high hopes for Love in Due Time when I started reading. If I’m honest, they were based mostly on that cover because I so badly wanted to love the book so I could buy a print copy. Is that wrong? I am who I am. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But seriously, there was no way I wasn’t going to love this book once I started it.

One of my favorite things about Love in Due Time was that the characters were more seasoned. (Characters over thirty need HEAs, too!) Naomi was the type of character I feel like most bookworms can relate to. I know I clicked with her almost immediately. Naomi is Wiccan, a religion I’m not all that familiar with, and I enjoyed learning more about it during this story. (I do love when I learn something while reading my favorite genre!)

I’ll admit I side-eyed Nathan in his first on-the-page appearance, but it didn’t take long before I was swooning for him as hard as Naomi was. I’m a sucker for a good single dad story, too, and his daughters were adorable. Ok, Clem was adorable. Dahlia was a bit of a shit, but she grew on me.

I devoured Love in Due Time. I couldn’t get enough of Naomi and Nathan’s story. There was also an undercurrent story with the Iron Wraiths that had me totally invested. Of course, I was also here for the HEA. I love a good slow burn when it burns so good and so hot, but I needed them to get it right this time.

One of the highlights of this book that didn’t include Naomi and Nathan could be a spoiler. But, I can’t NOT mention the appearance of one of my all-time favorite Penny Reid characters. Naturally, I’m talking about Cletus Winston. He’s just the best. 😍But, I’ll let you figure out why on your own. Let me just say the Green Valley Library series is off to a strong start. I’m looking forward to reading the second book very soon!

Favorite Quotes:

“I don’t even know who I am most days, how can I expect you to remember me.”

That’s why I love books. Books are stable and steadfast. Reliable. Books are comfort from heartache and hope from despair.

“Witch or not, Naomi Winters, you’ve put a spell on me, and I don’t want it broken.”

“I’m stuck on you, Naomi, and I think that means I’ve never let you go. I’ve been waiting as well. Waiting to find my way back to you.”

“I think it’s time I let the spirits rest and awaken my heart.”

About L.B. Dunbar

L.B. Dunbar has been accused of having an over-active imagination. To her benefit, this imagination has created over twenty novels, including the creation of a small-town world (Sensations Collection), rock star mayhem (Legendary Rock Star series), MMA chaos (Paradise Stories), rom-com for the over forty (The Sex Education of M.E.), and a suspenseful island for redemption (The Island Duet). Her alter ego, elda lore, creates magical romance through mythological retellings (Modern Descendants). Her life revolves around a deep love of reading about fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and strong alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh, a strong hug, and an occasional margarita. Her other loves include being mother to four grown children and wife to the one and only.

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