Elliott Thompson was once a historian with a promising academic future, but his involvement in a scandal meant a lost job, public shame, and a ruined love life. He took shelter in his rural California hometown, where he teaches online classes, hoards books, and despairs of his future. Simon Odisho has lost a job as well—to a bullet that sidelined his career in law enforcement. While his shattered knee recovers, he rethinks his job prospects and searches for the courage to come out to his close-knit but conservative extended family. In an attempt to manage his overflowing book collection, Elliott builds a miniature neighborhood library in his front yard. The project puts him in touch with his neighbors—for better and worse—and introduces him to handsome, charming Simon. While romance blooms quickly between them, Elliott’s not willing to live in the closet, and his best career prospects might take him far away. His books have plenty to tell him about history, but they give him no clues about a future with Simon.
If you’re looking for a gentle, low-heat romance with sympathetic characters who (bonus!) love to read, then stop what you’re doing right now and go pick up a copy of The Little Library.
—Just Love Reviews
The characters are well-developed, the story flowed well, their relationship felt genuine and natural, the secondary characters added another layer to a well-written, entertaining story. I seriously struggled to put this one down, I was so wrapped up in Simon and Elliott I can’t wait to read more books from this talented author!
—Guilty Pleasures Book Review
There is so much to like about this little gem of a romance, and the characters are a good place to start. I loved the unconventionality of both Elliott and Simon.
I highly recommend The Little Library. Its nod to tender m/m romance, the adoration of books and history, and its unique setting and characters all give it undeniable appeal and charm.
—Love Bytes Reviews
I’ve only read a few Kim Fielding stories but each one has been a delight to read. The same feeling applies here, because once again, I felt an emotional attachment to the characters.
—Jessie G. Books
For me, the hallmark of a well-written book with endearing characters who face and overcome difficult life situations is when I can not only remember the story days later, but I can also recall their names. This one is a winner—proven by the above standards several days after I finished the story. And it’s going on my list of best of 2018.
This was such a sweet and lovely story. I enjoyed it immensely, especially Simon’s witty and spot on dialogs. His forth right and honest observations were refreshing and endearing.
I am still fizzing with all the sweet lovely goodness! Simon and Elliot are adorable yet they face very real challenges. The ending is PERFECTION!