Some like it hot, and some like it in the reference section Sara is having a love affair with books. But, since books can't make love to you, it means she's in the middle of a very long dry spell. Until a sexy Brit shows up. Suddenly she's learning just how stimulating a library can be - up against a bookcase, behind the card catalog, on the circulation desk…
Meanwhile: Veronica is incredibly frustrated. While Sara and her new man are using the library as their personal adult playground, she's stuck with only her thesis and her sexual fantasies. But Andrew, her crush, isn't above using his assets to get Veronica right where he wants her: alone, in a darkened corner of the stacks. Who knew reading could be this pleasurable?
This novella include 2 different short stories that are somewhat interwoven.
Part One: Necking in Nonfiction
Sara and Veronica work at the University library. Sara has been crushing on an older man who comes in regularly but she’s just too shy to approach him. He seems to be doing research but yet he’s constantly asking for books that aren’t related to each other at all. Sara just orders the books and wonders why he orders them. Sara finally gets talked into approaching him by her coworker and that starts things off. Sara and the man, William, end up kissing and having fun but Sara then believes that William only wants her for sex and she’s not willing to just be a plaything. William soon proves her wrong.
Part Two: Fornicating in Fiction
Veronica is frustrated because she found the boy that…I think…she’d been dating kissing her roommate. She wants nothing to do with someone who would work both sides of the apartment. Andrew did kiss the girl but Veronica got the situation all wrong and wouldn’t let Andrew explain. He’s determined to get her to finally listen to him and get the truth about what happened that night.
Of the two stories I definitely liked Necking in Nonfiction better. I liked the shyness that both characters felt around the other and having once been shy around boys myself at one point in my life I could feel their awkwardness through the pages. Once the intimacy began it was fun to see the pair coming out of their shells. The sexual encounters were steamy and a bit illicit since they took place in the library.
Fornicating in Fiction was just as steamy as the first short story but the characters were a bit too childish for my liking. Yes, they were young adults of 22 or so but they acted younger. Veronica especially bothered me at times as she just wouldn’t give Andrew a chance to explain anything. The set up for why he kissed the other girl was pretty weak and felt a bit contrived but he wasn’t cheating on Veronica.
In the end the overall Lust in the Library was cute. A little bit of story and a lot of the erotic and they created a sexy read.
Rating: 3 out of 5