Lois Washington is at the end of her rope. Struggling as a single mother in an apartment the size of a closet is not the New York City adventure she dreamed of in her starry-eyed youth. When her job goes on the chopping block, she is ready for a major life change. Joining her best friend in Tennessee to become the newest employee at the Green Valley Public Library isn't exactly where she thought life would take her, but she feels up for the challenge. Only this relocation comes with more than she bargained for.
Norman Grant has had a string of online dating disasters back in Florida. Dealing with chronic pain, he's concluded that finding a woman who is understanding about his war wounds just isn't in the cards. That is, until he becomes quite taken with the single mother who's also a new arrival in Green Valley. The catch? Things are not quite what they seem.
When the past and present collide, Norman and Lois must face painful reminders from their youth. Now, at twenty-seven, Norman's about to find out just how deeply the wounds he left behind cut.
'Checking You Out’ is a full-length contemporary romance and can be read as a standalone. Book #10 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
I LOVE the Green Valley Library and was excited to go back. But I have mixed feelings about Checking You Out. Don't get me wrong, I love me a sweet romance every now and then but I found myself looking for some drama between Norman and Lois as they navigated their budding relationship.
I have to commend Ann Whynot for not shying away from things that can be touchy- injury, lost love, sexuality, mental illness...She did it with care and grace that added to my ability to connect with all the characters involved.
Compromise was the name of the game. They had both loved and lost and were doing their best to carve out a future they could be proud of. And don't even get me started on the cuteness overload that is Gigi. Lois and Norman's second-chance romance was full of sweetness, found family and just the right touch of nerdy.
About the Author
Ann Whynot has been writing stories since she was five, and always dreamed of one day being a published author. She is a voracious reader and book collector, and used book stores are her kryptonite. She also is passionate about video games, crafting, baking, laughing, and travel.
She lives with her family, dog, and two cats on the Canadian east coast, and is inspired by both the forest and sea.
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