Friday 7 April 2017


The Librarian and the Spy
Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1
By: Susan Mann
Releasing April 25th, 2017

In The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann, being a librarian doesn't offer Quinn Ellington the kind of adventure she's hungry to experience. However, the moment James Lockwood walks into the library where she works and asks for her assistance, life for her gets very exciting and adventurous. Can she help James uncover the vital information he's looking for and hopefully achieve happy ever after?

What a highly entertaining, fast-paced read Ms. Mann has penned in this book, which kept me smiling throughout and left me wanting more because of how it ends. I loved the way this story started from the heroine's point-of-view and how she's remembering what her Grandfather said a librarian is a lot like. Is it true? How will she ever know if her Grandfather is right? However, it was the moment that the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time that I absolutely loved, because the heroine is in her element with helping him. She's enthusiastic, wicked smart and I liked how determined she is to help James, because what he's wanting information on sounds very intriguing and had me wanting to discover more about why the hero wants the research done.
Both the main characters totally charmed me with their back stories, their growing relationship and the challenges they face. The action within this story doesn't happen until the last seven or so chapters, but there are a couple of really good plot twists that made this story a real page turner, especially the one where James is going to need to use all his charm to entice the heroine to listen to why he did what he does to her. Will he win Quinn over? Moreover, there were some really good light-hearted moments between these two that had me smiling every time these two conversed.
Quinn is a fantastic heroine with the way she handles everything thrown at her, and I loved how she continually surprised James. She's a librarian, so why does she have skills that she wouldn't need in such a field? While James, he's suave, tenacious, and I liked how protective he is of the heroine, even though it's palpable she doesn't need as much protecting as he believes. He has some tough decisions to make. Does he tell Quinn who he really is? Will he allow her to do something that she volunteers for, knowing how dangerous things could get?
Overall, Ms. Mann delivered a superb read in this book, which provided plenty of chemistry between the characters, yet only went into a small amount of detail when it came to the intimate moments that were over rather quickly. At least Quinn enjoyed herself. The way this story ended had me on the edge-of-my-seat when it came to the danger the hero and heroine face. Will they succeed in what they're doing? However, it was right at the end where things got really interesting. Will Quinn accept James's offer? What family secrets will she learn? I would recommend The Librarian and the Spy by Susan Mann, if you enjoy contemporary romance with a dash of suspense, or stories that end with a cliffhanger.

A librarian’s journey from the checkout desk to fast cars, stolen treasures, and international intrigue / with an introduction by suave, handsome “insurance” agent James Lockwood.

Adventure-hungry Quinn Ellington’s job solving mundane mysteries for library patrons entangles her in a mission to decode the whereabouts of a weapons cache from a priceless work of art before arms dealers beat her to it. Her adventure is filled with twists, turns, and a budding romance. Transcontinental pursuit, daring rescues, and intense covert flirting follow.
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1 comment:

  1. I'm not a fan of cliffhangers, but this sounds like it'll be a good read.