Greta loves her job as assistant librarian. She loves her best friend, Will, the high school civics teacher and debate coach. She even loves her mother despite her obvious disappointment that Greta is still single. Then she meets Mac in the poetry section of the library, and she is smitten. Mac is heart-stoppingly gorgeous and showers her with affection, poetic text messages, and free hot chocolate at the local caf where he works. The only problem is that he seems to be a different person in his texts than in his face-to-face conversation. When the Franklin Library is threatened with closure, Greta leaps into action. She arranges for a "battle of the bands" book jam, hosts a book signing by a famous author, and finally, stages a protest that raises more than a few eyebrows. Through it all, she slowly realizes that it is Will, not Mac, who she turns to for support and encouragement. Mac has the looks; Will has the heart. How can she choose between them?Check Me Outis a contemporary romance--with just a hint ofCyrano de Bergerac--that reminds us that it is what's on the inside that matters most....
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Check Me Out Reviews
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 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 admits—selfish, and a little naïve. When Will, her best friend, gives her a late birthday gift—the perfect guy—she’s smitten, at first with his looks then by the wonderful words he texts her.
Here’s where the potential for ...more
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, all while getting to know her dreamy suitor. As much as I loved Greta, Will stole the show. He's fantastic. All of the supporting characters were the glue that held the story. I love how Becca writes. Her characters ...more
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 every moment that it was possible that she couldn’t get over how “big” aka overweight someone was! It was ridiculous that this was made in too such a big of a deal. As a woman who has struggled with weight problems becaus ...more
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 Me Out has a great cover (isn't it catchy?), and an intriguing premise. I think it was well-written, although a bit long, and I loved Will. He's not your typical romantic lead, but he is a wonderful person. He's such a ...more
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, especially the old Steve Martin movie Roxanne, so I was very curious how this story would play out.
I have mixed feelings. Greta, Will and Mac have an interesting dynamic. Greta and Will have been friends for a long time. ...more
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 beautiful man she met in the library who seems to say all the right things...over text. When Greta's beloved library becomes endangered though, it isn't Mac who seems to be standing by her side...it's Will.
I always struggle writing a ...more
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 naïve. The fact that she did not pick up on the clues that Mac was "too perfect" was frustrating. For example, a mystery man appears in her life and knows that she likes juice or that he does not like the silent type but the ...more