Check Me Out

Check Me Out

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 messag Greta loves her job as assistant librarian. She loves her best friend, Will, the high school civics teacher and debat...

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Title:Check Me Out
Author:Becca Wilhite
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1629723274
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Check Me Out Reviews

  • Becky
    Feb 06, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    Feb 20, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

  • Andrea
    Feb 26, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

  • Melanie Jacobson
    Jun 24, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

  • Angie
    Feb 10, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

    This is completely out of my normal wheelhouse. I am normally a kidlit or adult mystery/thriller reader so I cannot pretend to know anything about romance reads. I got this as an advanced reader's copy from Edelweiss right before publication. The good? I persevered and (SPOILER ALER...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
    Feb 13, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

  • Kaylee
    Oct 17, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

  • Becca
    Jan 27, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

    This is completely out of my normal wheelhouse. I am normally a kidlit or adult mystery/thriller reader so I cannot pretend to know anything about romance reads. I got this as an advanced reader's copy from Edelweiss right before publication. The good? I persevered and (SPOILER ALER...

    I don?t think there is any book in The Proper Romance Collection that could be bad! This book was so cute, and so entertaining. Greta works in a Library, that is facing extinction. She is putting all her efforts into way to save her beloved library. There is just something so ...

  • Mindy
    Jun 24, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Feb 05, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

  • Jenny Proctor
    May 27, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

  • Katie W
    Feb 05, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    Feb 03, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

  • Kathy
    Jul 19, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

  • JR
    Aug 27, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

    This is completely out of my normal wheelhouse. I am normally a kidlit or adult mystery/thriller reader so I cannot pretend to know anything about romance reads. I got this as an advanced reader's copy from Edelweiss right before publication. The good? I persevered and (SPOILER ALER...

    I don?t think there is any book in The Proper Romance Collection that could be bad! This book was so cute, and so entertaining. Greta works in a Library, that is facing extinction. She is putting all her efforts into way to save her beloved library. There is just something so ...

    I so wanted to love this book. There was so much potential?a librarian, a friends to more possibility, humor, and an outward vs. inward appearance debate. While a likable read, Becca Wilhite missed some opportunities in Check Me Out. Greta has some flaws. She?s shallow?which she...

    The concept for this book is sweet and charming. However, I found it lacking a little in character likability and a strong intriguing storyline. Not that I didn't like the characters but I just didn't fully embrace them. Well to be honest it was Greta. I found her to be too nave. The...

    This story failed to grab me in any significant manor after many pages of reading. It got to the point where I just started skimming over words and paragraphs because none of it felt essential to the story or attention grabbing in any way. Then things only went more downhill from there...

    What a fun read! I was sucked into the story right away, and LOVED that the main character is more mature than your typical 17-year-old protagonist. And her best friend--oh my gosh. LOOOOOVED him. Want him to be my daughter's BFF. Loved how non-typical, yet not over-the-top odd the cha...

  • Cheryl
    Jan 14, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

    This is completely out of my normal wheelhouse. I am normally a kidlit or adult mystery/thriller reader so I cannot pretend to know anything about romance reads. I got this as an advanced reader's copy from Edelweiss right before publication. The good? I persevered and (SPOILER ALER...

    I don?t think there is any book in The Proper Romance Collection that could be bad! This book was so cute, and so entertaining. Greta works in a Library, that is facing extinction. She is putting all her efforts into way to save her beloved library. There is just something so ...

    I so wanted to love this book. There was so much potential?a librarian, a friends to more possibility, humor, and an outward vs. inward appearance debate. While a likable read, Becca Wilhite missed some opportunities in Check Me Out. Greta has some flaws. She?s shallow?which she...

    The concept for this book is sweet and charming. However, I found it lacking a little in character likability and a strong intriguing storyline. Not that I didn't like the characters but I just didn't fully embrace them. Well to be honest it was Greta. I found her to be too nave. The...

  • Tiffany
    Jul 10, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

  • Jenny
    Feb 26, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

    This is completely out of my normal wheelhouse. I am normally a kidlit or adult mystery/thriller reader so I cannot pretend to know anything about romance reads. I got this as an advanced reader's copy from Edelweiss right before publication. The good? I persevered and (SPOILER ALER...

    I don?t think there is any book in The Proper Romance Collection that could be bad! This book was so cute, and so entertaining. Greta works in a Library, that is facing extinction. She is putting all her efforts into way to save her beloved library. There is just something so ...

    I so wanted to love this book. There was so much potential?a librarian, a friends to more possibility, humor, and an outward vs. inward appearance debate. While a likable read, Becca Wilhite missed some opportunities in Check Me Out. Greta has some flaws. She?s shallow?which she...

    The concept for this book is sweet and charming. However, I found it lacking a little in character likability and a strong intriguing storyline. Not that I didn't like the characters but I just didn't fully embrace them. Well to be honest it was Greta. I found her to be too nave. The...

    This story failed to grab me in any significant manor after many pages of reading. It got to the point where I just started skimming over words and paragraphs because none of it felt essential to the story or attention grabbing in any way. Then things only went more downhill from there...

    What a fun read! I was sucked into the story right away, and LOVED that the main character is more mature than your typical 17-year-old protagonist. And her best friend--oh my gosh. LOOOOOVED him. Want him to be my daughter's BFF. Loved how non-typical, yet not over-the-top odd the cha...

    Cute, bookish, LIBRARIAN romance - very chaste, only kissing. Satisfyingly light. ...

    Will was great. Greta was not. ...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Feb 08, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Jan 27, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

  • Julia
    Nov 14, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

  • Suzie
    Feb 07, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

    This is completely out of my normal wheelhouse. I am normally a kidlit or adult mystery/thriller reader so I cannot pretend to know anything about romance reads. I got this as an advanced reader's copy from Edelweiss right before publication. The good? I persevered and (SPOILER ALER...

    I don?t think there is any book in The Proper Romance Collection that could be bad! This book was so cute, and so entertaining. Greta works in a Library, that is facing extinction. She is putting all her efforts into way to save her beloved library. There is just something so ...

    I so wanted to love this book. There was so much potential?a librarian, a friends to more possibility, humor, and an outward vs. inward appearance debate. While a likable read, Becca Wilhite missed some opportunities in Check Me Out. Greta has some flaws. She?s shallow?which she...

  • Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
    Jan 14, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

    This is completely out of my normal wheelhouse. I am normally a kidlit or adult mystery/thriller reader so I cannot pretend to know anything about romance reads. I got this as an advanced reader's copy from Edelweiss right before publication. The good? I persevered and (SPOILER ALER...

    I don?t think there is any book in The Proper Romance Collection that could be bad! This book was so cute, and so entertaining. Greta works in a Library, that is facing extinction. She is putting all her efforts into way to save her beloved library. There is just something so ...

    I so wanted to love this book. There was so much potential?a librarian, a friends to more possibility, humor, and an outward vs. inward appearance debate. While a likable read, Becca Wilhite missed some opportunities in Check Me Out. Greta has some flaws. She?s shallow?which she...

    The concept for this book is sweet and charming. However, I found it lacking a little in character likability and a strong intriguing storyline. Not that I didn't like the characters but I just didn't fully embrace them. Well to be honest it was Greta. I found her to be too nave. The...

    This story failed to grab me in any significant manor after many pages of reading. It got to the point where I just started skimming over words and paragraphs because none of it felt essential to the story or attention grabbing in any way. Then things only went more downhill from there...

  • Kate Olson
    Feb 18, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

    I was really looking forward to this book because it's set in the library and it's a "proper" (read: sex-free) romance novel. But after just a few chapters, I abandoned the ARC because of the many glaring inaccuracies about the library profession. Unlike Jenn McKinlay's library mysteri...

    I really enjoy the books in the Proper Romance line, and I was excited when I heard about this contemporary addition by Becca Wilhite. What's not to love about a quirky book lover who is passionate about saving her library (and don't forget the inclusion of her perfect man). Check M...

    This is completely out of my normal wheelhouse. I am normally a kidlit or adult mystery/thriller reader so I cannot pretend to know anything about romance reads. I got this as an advanced reader's copy from Edelweiss right before publication. The good? I persevered and (SPOILER ALER...

    I don?t think there is any book in The Proper Romance Collection that could be bad! This book was so cute, and so entertaining. Greta works in a Library, that is facing extinction. She is putting all her efforts into way to save her beloved library. There is just something so ...

    I so wanted to love this book. There was so much potential?a librarian, a friends to more possibility, humor, and an outward vs. inward appearance debate. While a likable read, Becca Wilhite missed some opportunities in Check Me Out. Greta has some flaws. She?s shallow?which she...

    The concept for this book is sweet and charming. However, I found it lacking a little in character likability and a strong intriguing storyline. Not that I didn't like the characters but I just didn't fully embrace them. Well to be honest it was Greta. I found her to be too nave. The...

    This story failed to grab me in any significant manor after many pages of reading. It got to the point where I just started skimming over words and paragraphs because none of it felt essential to the story or attention grabbing in any way. Then things only went more downhill from there...

    What a fun read! I was sucked into the story right away, and LOVED that the main character is more mature than your typical 17-year-old protagonist. And her best friend--oh my gosh. LOOOOOVED him. Want him to be my daughter's BFF. Loved how non-typical, yet not over-the-top odd the cha...

    Cute, bookish, LIBRARIAN romance - very chaste, only kissing. Satisfyingly light. ...

  • Kathryn Steffen
    Jun 06, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

  • Amy
    Oct 10, 2017

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

  • Julie Carpenter
    Jan 10, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    Feb 07, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...

    Read this as a NetGalley ARC. I could not finish this book. I had a lot of problems with the main character Greta. Greta is a librarian, trying to save her local library from being closed. Her best friend Will, who is secretly in love with her, is helping her in her endeavor. ...

    Five star fun. Greta is such a funny, passionate character, and so relatable. I love the small town feel and the cast of colorful characteres. ...

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There are two very important things in Greta's life: being a librarian and her best friend Will. And now, Mac, the beautif...

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Feb 02, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

  • Audrey
    Jan 20, 2018

    I got to meet this company this weekend at Book Con. I was lucky enough to win 1 book and I went up on Sunday to inquire after this one because I could not get it out of my head. So, I asked if I could have a copy of this ARC. They graciously gave one to me and told me more about their...

    My expectations were super high going into this one. I love Shadow Mountain's Proper Romance line and love Becca Wilhite. I enjoyed this story overall but it fell just short of being a full 5-star book. I think my issue was with how insensitive and blind Greta was with regards to Will....

    Isn't that cover super cute? I love it! I also was excited to see a contemporary romance in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. They have some great historicals and I'm glad they're included contemporaries now as well. I've always enjoyed the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline, espe...

    In all honesty I am so torn right now about this book. The cover caught my eye. I mean, look at that catchy title and books too. Then the synopsis, completely Cyrano de Bergerac storyline and it's about a librarian. Can we say I was so excited and couldn't wait to read it. The love tri...

    This was a great story! Witty banter, check. Clever dialogue, check. Unique characters, check, check, check. And the best part? All of these things were told in Wilhite's easy-breezy style of writing, which is such a pleasure to read. This story made me smile, swoon, and even laugh. I ...

    I appreciate that the publishers allowed me to review this book but it was not for me at ALL! I loved the cover and the concept but I will get straight to the point of what killed this story for me. The main character and the story drove me insane with her shallowness! It seemed eve...

    I'm glad I kept reading to the end, because the beginning was a bit rough. I loved the aged library setting and Greta's passion for her job as a librarian. Being in her head however, was a bit of a trip. There was a lot of random information passing through her narrative that showed he...

    Cover love and a book about a librarian won my heart from the start. Greta has spent a good chunk of her life working her way up to head librarian at her charmingly old local library. She's good at what she does, but she lacks some social qualities. You see, Greta is a little superfici...

    ***3.5 stars*** Often the best things in life are those that we take for granted. Will and Greta are best friends. They have a bond that has not been broken since elementary school. There is a problem, Greta is not attracted to Will because of his physical appearance, he is not thi...

    Oh dear. Oh dear. Great concept. Gorgeous, well thought out cover. If I had been in the store, I would have picked this book up and bought it on that basis alone. However, I am so very glad I did not. There is much I have struggled with as I read this book. To start with the st...

    2.5, rounding up This a tough book to review. I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the cover. I love it. Easily one of my favorites. It makes me happy just looking at it because I love books and reading and libraries hold a special place in my heart. I have so many good mem...

    I'm so excited to have another Becca Wilhite novel in my hands! This is a great story, with protagonists you'll love to love and root for. They feel like real people--a credit to Wilhite's descriptive ability and the smart, well paced dialogue that brings her characters to life. While ...

    I have been waiting for another book by Becca for years and Check Me Out was worth the wait. Greta is a wonderful character, full of enduring humor, heart, and compassion for what she believes in. In this book, it is the Franklin library. Greta is trying to save her beloved library, al...

    This was such an enjoyable book. The crux of the story (to me) was the fate of our public libraries. Larger cities are blessed to have wonderful libraries but smaller towns might have problems keeping them open if they do not have a large town base. In this story, the Franklin Li...

    First sentence: You know that quote people attribute to Confucius? The one that says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"? I know that quote. I've had paper copies of it stuck to various household mirrors. I believe in it. I love it. Premise/...

    A contemporary Proper Romance? Yes, please!! Check Me Out was a fantastic, fun read that I raced through in just a few sittings. Will and Greta have been best friends forever, but all they'll be is friends because as much as Greta loves talking to Will--she's just not attracted to h...

    This review is based on an ARC of Check Me Out which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing). I thought about giving this 1.5 stars but I can't find any justifiable reason to do so. I just really did not like this book. It was horribly predic...