April 11, 2011

What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss: Review

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What the Librarian Did is a Suuuuuuuppppper Romance! Which means, I believe, it's longer than most (that's what she said). Although the title is provocative (naughty, naughty), it's actually quite sweet.

Rachel is a librarian, who works hard at her job at Auckland University. She has a tender heart for new students and vintage clothing. When Devin walks in, she assumes he's just another student, all be it older. Unbeknownst to her, Devin is a fallen rock star trying to start his life over. He's tired of the groupies, the fame, the drugs. Rachel's nonchalance towards his fame is a refreshing change. Still, he thinks there's a bit of fire in her and he wants to bring in out.

To make things complicated Rachel has a secret (of course). The baby she gave up for adoption is all grown up now and looking for her. But, you know how these things go, he's all bitter. And guess what else? He makes friends with the former rock star. Much wringing of hands takes place.

What can I say about What the Librarian Did? Great characterization, all the pivotal players are nicely rounded. The plot is quick paced and interesting. The romance is believable. They felt a spark but it wasn't insta-love. Rachel is sassy and can hold her own against Devin. He's is not a caricature of a rocker either. He's working on that big ego.

I was loving the book until close to the end when it got a bit preachy (just say no) and things wrapped up rather quickly. And really, the wedding part was totally unnecessary. But those are minor quibbles; it was a fully entertaining story with a couple of sexy times.

If you like your romance to be smart with realistic relationships, this one's for you.

3 comments :

  1. I don't think this is for me, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. I liked the characterizations in this one. It was a fun read.

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  3. I've had this on my list for a while, but have yet to get my hands on a copy. I love the idea of a rocker and a librarian.

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