Naomi Winters will be forty–soon-ish–and she’s only been with one man. One night. One time. Long ago. She believes everything happens for a reason, and the universe spoke about Nathan Ryder. Nathan Ryder isn’t the same man who hightailed his bike out of Green Valley eighteen years ago. As a rule breaker, women are one area he acts a fool. Case in point…the local librarian. He can’t get a read on her, but she’s one risk he’s willing to take. Again. What do an eccentric librarian and a sexy silver biker have in common? More than you think. The due date on their love might not be expired after all.
🔥🔥🔥🔥 out of 5 steam level
Our main girl, Naomi, is thought to be a witch in the town. She would clarify that she is, in fact, Wiccan. And then the the whole book we will read about this one zillion times. I think the overall point was to stress that she was an outsider but I was not into the repetitiveness of this storyline.
The couple was written as a second chance romance for people in their forties-ish. But I rolled my eyes at their attraction level and the understanding of their feelings- not to mention their communication. It felt like they were still in high school and I didn’t love that at all.
You know from reading my reviews of The Winston Brothers series that my least favorite part about the books has to do with the motorcycle gang- The Iron Wraiths. This book had a lot of storyline about the iron wraiths. That was overall the biggest overlap from the smartypants universe to this book- which was a bummer for me. If you enjoyed that part about the Winston Brothers then you will probably like this book more than I did.
I got to 90% of this book and then read two other books before I finished the last ten percent- that’s how little I was invested in it.
I did like the brief snippets of seeing the Winston brothers and hearing about Bethany Winston’s effect onto Naomi’s life. I liked the side story with Naomi’s sisters and am hoping to get some more of her story in another book!
I think this book will appeal to readers who like the iron wraith storyline and who enjoy second chance romances. Overall I wasn’t the right reader for this particular Smartypants Romance. Oh well, onto the next!
Where does this fall in the Knitting/Winston timeline?
This book takes place after Roscoe’s book (Dr. Strange Beard) and potentially after Billy’s book (Beard Necessities)