Title: Checking Out Love
Author: R. Cooper
Genre: New Adult / MM Romance
Jeremy is a grad student with a quick mind and insatiable thirst for knowledge. What he’s currently most curious about is the infamously strict librarian at the small private library attached to his university. He has a weakness for devastatingly clever jerks, so despite his looming thesis, Jeremy decides to pay the famous special collection—and its curator—a visit. But instead of an intimidating beast of a librarian, he finds the librarian’s soft-spoken assistant, Benj.
Quiet, shy, guys with pretty eyes and handmade cardigans are not Jeremy’s type. Jeremy is too smart, and weird, for anyone so sweet. He’d walk all over them, or find them boring after five minutes. Which doesn’t explain why he keeps coming back to the library, despite never once encountering the notoriously protective special collections librarian. Perhaps if he weren’t so distracted by Benj’s surprisingly impressive shoulders and the absolutely charming library he runs, he’d notice there’s more to Benj than knitted sweaters.
Jeremy is a nerd with a rapid-fire brain, a big mouth and insatiable thirst for knowledge. He visits the illustrious Barrett Library in Four Oaks but not only for its special collections. He is also very curious about the so-called Beast, the mercilessly strict guardian of the library, feared with good reason.
But he finds there only the shy and quiet Benj, who is sporting knitted cardigans and distractingly broad shoulders. Jeremy believes him an assistant and though shy is not his type, he can’t stay away from him.
He’d never had detailed library sex fantasies before, and didn’t know what was hotter, the idea of getting pastel sweater vest here to blush while he blew him by the almanacs, or the idea of the Beast catching them and showing Jeremy how devastating he could be.
I loved Jeremy, his curiosity and his unfiltered mouth. The story is told from his viewpoint, in third person, and his character is thoroughly drawn. Benj is more of a mystery, but after all, it’s kind of the point.
Adorable nerds and hot library sex. Recommended!
The idea that Jeremy had been turned on by Benj enforcing—heck, creating—the library’s rules, seemed to be a new one for Benjamin. He took a moment, then narrowed his eyes, deliberately. “I don’t scare everyone away. Just the miscreants.”
“Miscreants, oh my God.” Jeremy clutched at the shelves behind him to stay on his feet.
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