Review: The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann

April 27, 2017 Review 4

Review: The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann

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.

1. Spies—attractive. 2. London—criminal networks. 3. London—Harry Potter references. 4. Libraries—secrets of. 5. Best friends—nosy.
I. Ellington, Quinn.

Title: The Librarian and the Spy
Author: Susan Mann
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Covert Affair
Series: Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: A Covert Affair
Published by Zebra
Source: Publisher
Published: April 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Pages: 320 pages
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: one-flame
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The moment James Lockwood walks into Quinn Ellington’s library, she’s a goner! He comes in asking for her help and from there things get super exciting for Quinn! Living as a librarian doesn’t rank high on the adventure seeking job’s list, but Quinn has an eye for research and quirky trivia facts, so she absolutely loves the library! James starts working side by side with Quinn to research artifacts for insurance, James claims.  Little does Quinn know, James is really a spy and undercover trying to get to the bottom of a mystery.

Before we know it, Quinn is marked and James has to come clean in order to protect her.  She’s embroiled in the “op” and living a fast and crazy dream!

Susan Mann has written a highly entertaining, fast-paced read in The Librarian and the Spy!  I loved how their work relationship started and progressed to friends and progressed on from there!  Both characters were quite likeable! Quinn was so enthusiastic about the library and what it offers!  She’s top-notch, quick to remember things, and very determined to help James any way she can. She’s also enamored with the suave James!

James is quite the spy and instantly taken with Quinn, but he has a job to do. His cover as a British insurance agent has Quinn wrapped around his finger.  Quinn surprises James left and right and he’s quite startled about that. He also becomes very protective of her. Especially when she joins him on the op and has the potential to be hurt-it was really sweet and endearing!

The book was so well written that I was immersed in the story in no time and read continuously!  I had to see what was going to happen!!   Plus Quinn and James chemistry was heating up! I love the story that was crafted, but he only thing I would have liked would’ve been a bit more spiciness to the story! I don’t necessarily mind a clean read, but I like them just a little bit dirty at least!  That being said, I highly recommend this book! I loved it and I look forward to further adventures of my favorite librarian and spy duo!!

4 Responses to “Review: The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann”

    • Deb Perry

      It was really good! Totally believable and not too over the top so it wasn’t. Its going to be a series so that’ll be fun!