Love in Due Time

· Smartypants Romance
34 reviews

About this ebook

When a silver fox biker encounters a quirky, small-town librarian, these opposites might have more in common than one suspects and a long overdue second chance at love. 

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 him. But when her past stands before her looking sexier than ever with silver scruff and a smirky dimple, she’s giving her inner goddess a second listen.

Nathan Ryder isn’t the same man who hightailed his bike out of Green Valley eighteen years ago. Coming home goes against everything he should do. However, he’s always been a rule taker, and women are one area he acts a fool. Case in point—the local librarian. When he encounters her between the stacks, it doesn’t matter that he can’t get a read on her, he just knows he’s not willing to risk losing her. Again.

Despite little in common, the stars align in mysterious ways and the due date on their love might not be expired after all.

‘Love in Due Time’ is a full-length, contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #1 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

34 reviews
Emma Davies
November 2, 2019
Love in Due Time is an unusual second-chance romance with intriguing characters. Nathan and Naomi had a very interesting night together as young adults; however, that night changed both of their lives in unexpected and not necessarily good ways. Skip forward 18 years and Nathan and Naomi are once again in the same space with the same feelings ricocheting between them. On the surface, Naomi and Nathan appear complete opposites and yet they have a connection that cannot be denied. Unfortunately, the night they spent together resulted in a repercussions which unwittingly tie them together further. The events of the night 18 years ago are revealed in small pieces allowing the reader to put the pieces together before they are disclosed within the narrative. I adored the depiction of Wicca within the plot and how different beliefs can be feared and therefore persecuted by others. Of course, I had to adore Naomi being a librarian myself, consequently, the inclusion of the library highlighted the plight of public libraries through lack of funding alongside the precarious career situation librarians constantly find themselves in. The Iron Wraiths play an integral part within Love in Due Time especially with regard to the events separating Naomi and Nathan for the past 18 years. Although, personally, I was hoping to see the end of the motorcycle gang; LB Dunbar also managed to explain the draw of such gangs to those that don’t have family support or feel as if they don’t belong. Love in Due Time is a slow-burn second chance romance with the added benefit of seeing the main characters bloom into the people they were always destined to become ❤
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Marybeth Higgins
October 22, 2019
“I’m stuck on you.” This phrase has multiple meanings for the amazing couple in this sweet second chance romance. It also is one of the cutest ways Naomi and Nathan express their feelings to each other later on. I adore those scenes of them literally getting stuck together so much in so many ways. For an older couple they definitely go through some awkward and innocent moments besides the steamy and sexy times. It has been 18 years since they have seen each other and they didn’t exactly have a typical ending. The past definitely shaped who Naomi is now and she is so not the same as her 21 year old self by a long shot. Nathan is different now too. He’s a dad to two girls. He is a very protective man which is what draws him even more to Naomi. To watch him and Naomi reconnect and work through and deal with the past and issues in the present too is such a wonderful and hopeful story. It isn’t easy that’s for sure but somehow they get through it and find their HEA with each other. 4 1/2 stars for this wonderful love story by LB Dunbar.
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Nicole's Book Musings
December 30, 2019
4.5 Stars This is the first book in the Green Valley Public Library series. I'm already hooked and eagerly awaiting the next book. I loved Naomi so much. She's an interesting character with a big heart. I feel bad for some of what she has gone through and it made me happy to see Nathan in her corner. Nathan had me iffy about him in the beginning, but he quickly changed my mind. His youngest daughter is so adorable. This book will suck you and you won't want to put it down. The thing I loved most about this book is how Nathan accepts Naomi for her and that warmed my heart. I highly recommend this one!!
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