falling for trouble. the nice thing about this series is that the theme of librarians is what links the books, but they are total standalones, as this book has a completely different setting and set of characters from the first book in the series. this is totally fine with me, but if you like linked series, it might be a let down.
joanna green returns home after a meltdown of rockstar proportions. it's on youtube, y'all. meanwhile, liam byrd is the sexy new librarian in town and happens to be a music fan. the thing is, liam likes small town life in halkarnassus, new york. even the petty battles with the sports-obsessed mayor don't affect his feelings for the place. he loves his job. he loves his life. and when he meets joanna he realizes he can love this girl. except all she wants to do is leave.
since she was left behind by her parents and raised by her beloved grandmother, joanna has been searching for something else. some sort of acceptance and peace. she's always felt that there was no one in halkarnassus that could appreciate her for who she truly was.
but being back home makes her realize that maybe she was too quick to lash out instead of giving people a chance. maybe as much as she thought people were out to get her, she was the one who struck first. and what she saw as attacks we're actually retaliations. looking at your past through the lens of another is always a challenge, but it can be eye-opening. all these feelings that being back home bring up in joanna are confusing enough, but when added to her insane attraction to liam she doesn't quite know what to do.
he knows she is a flight risk. her dreams have always been bigger than halkarnassus. but dreams change. and it's possible with her new perspective things are different. but they have to talk it all out. because liam and joanna fall into a relationship without talking. and the only way to really know where you are ending up is if you make a proper decision. so both of them need to take a chance on each other. it really might be worth it. love always is after all.
**falling for trouble will publish on june 27, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kensington books (zebra shout) in exchange for my honest review.