Series: A Librarian and the Spy Escapade #3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Librarian and rookie CIA covert operative Quinn Ellington revises her honeymoon plans when she and her brand-new spy husband uncover a drug trafficking ring stretching from the Caribbean to St. Petersburg. Turquoise waters, white sand, and intra-agency relations provide a lush backdrop for raiding enemy strongholds, tailing movie stars, and dodging more than a few bullets. Meanwhile, Quinn’s unique skills prove indispensable in luring a dangerous villain into the proper trap.
A librarian spy? Yes, please!
An Uncommon Honeymoon is the third book in the Librarian and the Spy Escapade series. If you need to see how a librarian becomes a CIA operative (and really, who doesn’t???) you should probably start with the first book in the series, The Librarian and the Spy . If you’re okay starting here and then going back to the beginning to see how it started (as I am), though, jump right in!
Come to think of it, that’s how I got into my first TV obsession too (Scarecrow and Mrs. King–a suburban mom inadvertently becomes involved with the CIA…and a CIA agent, of course). I missed the first part of season one–pre-Internet and VCR days (gasp!)–and started mid-season with Remembrance of Things Past. Fast forward a few (ahem) years later, and I guess it makes sense that I start the librarian spy books a little late, too. 😉
Like my favorite TV series, this book isn’t exactly 100% realistic, but it is a lot of fun to read. The dashing spy couple–have I mentioned she’s a librarian?–who fall into international intrigue while on their honeymoon are right up my alley. James and Quinn are really cute together, and make a great team at work too. Quinn’s love of research and cataloging is a hoot, as is her tendency to babble random facts when she’s nervous–but she’s also quick on her feet and with James’s able assistance manages to get herself out of almost every plot wrinkle that is thrown her way. The case they are on this time around deals with human trafficking and drugs, and the author does a nice job of balancing out the heavy-duty seriousness of the crimes and their implications with some more lighthearted story moments.
I can’t wait to go back and read the first two books, and will be anxious to see what Ms. Mann has in store next for my new favorite spy couple!
Rating: 4 stars / B
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.