Book Review: Long Overdue by Tara Andrews

Long Overdue is part of the 1NightStand series, which if you aren’t familiar with it, features short, steamy romances from a variety of authors. All involve individuals who employ the services of the 1NightStand dating service, whose owner has a knack for giving the clients exactly what they need. I’ve read several offerings from this extensive series, but this was my first by Tara Andrews.

I enjoyed this story, which moved quickly, had some nice humor, and delved into the characters’ psyche’s well for the work’s length. Jill and Blake knew each other in college but had since gone their separate ways. What they didn’t know is that they both had crushes on one another back in the day. When they find themselves paired up, the sparks fly. They both come with past wounds that make it difficult for them to open up, and there is a nice push and pull from both parties.

Long Overdue gets 4 cat kisses.

4 cats


Jill Malone has been looking for love for all the wrong reasons. A reality check has her signing up for a no-strings attached night to simply forget about forever after. The last thing she expected was to know her blind date.

Blake Anders doesn’t need help finding a date, but he’s tempted by 1Night Stand’s reputation of arranging exactly what a person needs. And he needs more. Though doubtful, he agrees to one night and hopes to discover his perfect match. He didn’t count on Madame Eve reaching deep into his past to give him a night with the woman he never forgot.

Fearing another broken heart, Jill works to keep herself from becoming attached, but Blake goes all in to convince her that he wants their long-overdue love to be more than a one-night stand…

About the Author

Tara Andrews divides her time between a full-time job as an office manager, an even more full-time job as a wife and mother, and her dream job as a romance author.

An avid reader and writer, Tara continuously seeks to hone her craft in order to provide readers with stories that are provocative yet romantic. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and belongs to a local chapter. As she has learned from her own experiences, dreams do come true and women can live happily ever after. Tara strives to infuse a blend of fantasy and realism in her stories in order to connect with readers’ own experiences, hopes and emotions.

Tara lives in upstate New York with her wonderful husband and two fabulous children.

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