Monday, March 1, 2010

What the Librarian Did-Karina Bliss

What the Librarian Did
Karina Bliss
Harlequin SuperRomance, Mar 16 2010, $4.95
ISBN: 9780373716227

Over seventeen years ago in New Zealand, Steve O’Connell is home from college. He meets his younger sister’s weirdo friend Rachel Robinson. They have sex as she is in love

At the same time in Long Beach, California, Zander Freedman is short a bass player so brings his sixteen years old brother Devin to play guitar with the band at a strip joint. He plays well enough to become a member of Rage. His love is music.

In the present, Devin is famous for rock, drugs, and sex, but has enrolled as a full time college student at the school where Rachel is the librarian who fails to recognize his name. Her son Mark White, whom she gave up for adoption when she was a teen, hero-worships Devin. Rachel hopes to soon tell Mark who she is even as she falls in love with rock’s bad boy who considers her a fossil that he enjoys kissing.

What the Librarian Did is an enjoyable contemporary romance starring two likable leads and a strong secondary cast especially Mark. Devin is a fascinating protagonist whose attendance at college has stirred the school, but especially the prim and proper librarian with her secret. Fans will enjoy this thirties something romance as the rocker and the librarian write their own loving lyrical duet.

Harriet Klausner

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