Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Manview: The Librarian And The Spy by Susan Mann

Welcome to another Manview. For those of you who are new to Manviews, these are reviews of romance novels specifically from a man's perspective, the reader today is my very own Steve. You can find previous Manviews here.

The Librarian and the Spy by Susan Mann

My rating: star Half

Heat rating: Flame

The Librarian and The Spy by Susan Mann blurb

ManviewIn one or two sentences can you sum up your overall impression of this book and how you feel about it?

After a gripping title and grabbing me with the first two sentences in the book, it turned out to be a great disappointment from sentence three onwards.

What did you think of Quinn and James?

I did not get much about James so hard to tell. He was AWOL for too long into the book only showing up again at 13% the way in. I would have DNF’ed it at 7%, but wanted to see how prolonged an absence he had. Quinn was a weak character in a weak story line. Blasé is the word to describe her.

What did you think of James embroiling Quinn in his "search"?

Was their embroilment going on? I thought she willingly was just doing her job.

You did not finish this book. Can you say why?

Quinn spent far more time with grandpa than Quinn and I lost interest quickly. There was much more talking about investigation than actual investigation going on. It was a story about a story with no action.

Was there anything you did enjoy about the book?

The basic premise of having a spy and a librarian in cahoots really intrigued me. That is why the book ended up being such as disappointment. The story was boring, Quinn was boring, her boss was boring, the interactions were boring – boring, boring, BORING!

What's your next read?

Where All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

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  1. I can not remember but has there been a manview on a historical romance, and then I mean Pure his rom, not his fic. Like Julia Quinn style`? I started wondering when you said you yourself have not read them in a while

    1. He's tried one from Anna Campbell and he DNF'ed it. Didn't enjoy it at all. And he has this thing about not liking historical British nobility in the vein of Julia Quinn, etc., so mostly, Mr Manview reads historical fiction with romantic elements but not straight historical romance ala Julia Quinn. Maybe I should have him try another one?

  2. YIKES! Doesn't sound like this was a keeper at all. (lol) I can't say that I'm a fan of the cover, but we can't always judge a book by that, right? Still this doesn't sound like it would make it to my pile. Hugs...RO

    1. I thought it sounded cute too until he read it and didn't like it. Then I decided to pass on reading it.

  3. Sorry to hear you didn't like this one. It happens though.

    1. Yeah, it does happen. Sometimes books just don't work out.