Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Check Me Out

Check Me OutGoodreads Synopsis:    Greta loves her job as assistant librarian. She loves her best friend, Will, the high school civics teacher and debate coach. She even loves her mother despite her obvious disappointment that Greta is still single.

Then she meets Mac in the poetry section of the library, and she is smitten. Mac is heart-stoppingly gorgeous and showers her with affection, poetic text messages, and free hot chocolate at the local café where he works. The only problem is that he seems to be a different person in his texts than in his face-to-face conversation.

When the Franklin Library is threatened with closure, Greta leaps into action. She arranges for a "battle of the bands" book jam, hosts a book signing by a famous author, and finally, stages a protest that raises more than a few eyebrows.

Through it all, she slowly realizes that it is Will, not Mac, who she turns to for support and encouragement. Mac has the looks; Will has the heart. How can she choose between them?

Check Me Out is a contemporary romance--with just a hint of Cyrano de Bergerac--that reminds us that it is what's on the inside that matters most.

My Thoughts:

-    When I heard this was a Cyrano type story at a library, I knew I had to read it. Sadly, I was a little disappointed.

-    I didn't like Greta. She was selfish and shallow. It would have been nice if her character had grown a little.

-    I didn't like Will either. I wanted to know why he was helping Mac. What were his motives in helping his cousin win over the girl he loved? It never explains. I don't think it was to get the girl.

-    I wish Dr. Silver had a more prominent role. He was the most interesting character in the whole story, and nothing really happens with him.

-    There were some fun moments, and it was an alright fluff book, but I was hoping for a little more.


  1. Sounds like a great idea with poor execution.

  2. Overall, I liked this one, but I agree -- there were a number of characters who needed developing. Dr. Silver was just kind of thrown in there. I would have liked more about him, too.

  3. This looks cute at first but I am glad I read your points, I don't think the weird love triangle thing would be for me and I can't stand when adults act like immature, which is what this one sounds like.