New town librarian, Syd, becomes good friends with the colorful locals, especially becoming close to the MD, Maddie. Syd is healing from a broken engagement and the warm reception she gets from everyone is exactly what she needs. But there’s more to the story as Syd and Maddie’s relationship deepens into a romance which is a scary notion for straight Syd.
The book is really well written, the banter is smart and sharp, and there’s definitely nice chemistry between the two mains. All this has been said before by many other reviewers.
I am going to comment instead on what caught my attention in a good way. Being of Mexican descent, I always cringe when authors bring up the subject of undocumented workers, especially those of Latino origin. Mostly because the subject is either given a “poor them” handling or a mean spirited overview, all of which are cringeworthy treatments. The author of Jericho worked in the subject seamlessly, with no baggage, both mc’s spoke Spanish like champs, not like they were doing anybody a favor. I actually fell in love with both Syd and Maddie for sincerely wanting to help where they could with both dignity and respect. So on top of being a wonderfully funny and romantic story, there was a beautiful under layer that was much appreciated.