The Librarian and the Spy

Librarian/Spy Escapade, #1

When James Lockwood comes into Quinn Ellington’s library looking for help researching an antique brooch, he immediately sets her nerves aquiver. But she doesn’t expect anything to result from her reference work except for an unrequited on the handsome and British insurance agent. Though after some time spent cheek to cheek pouring over research books, Quinn’s attraction has only deepened. Then after her apartment is burglarized Quinn discovers that James is more than he seems. He’s actually working for the government, and Quinn’s staid life is about to be turned upside down. Now the question is if Quinn will live long enough to act on her passion for the oh-so-sexy spy.

“The Librarian and the Spy” by Susan Mann was a little campy at times, but in a fun and flirty sort of way. Quinn did typify the way librarians are no longer cut from the same mold while James did come across as the typical agent who has lost one partner before that he had feelings for, and he wouldn’t let that happen again. I did enjoy the literary references and the book was just a fun, feel good romance for anyone looking for a piece of mind candy.


Book Blurb for The Librarian and the Spy

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.


Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2017 3.50