Just because the marriage is fake doesn’t mean the attraction is…
Delilah Barrett is a head-turning beauty on a quest for justice. The former cop with a checkered past has made a career of recovering stolen rare books with her private detective firm. She’s level-headed, smart, cool under pressure… and entirely unprepared for her new assignment.
When a centuries-old book worth an astronomical fortune disappears from Philadelphia’s Franklin Museum, Delilah is paired up with Henry Finch, a brilliant rare book librarian and celebrated academic.
Their orders: Go undercover as a married couple and recover the book by whatever means necessary.
Henry can speak four languages and wear a suit like he was born in Armani. But he’s never squared off against criminals. Never operated in this underground society of glamor and greed. And he’s certainly never pretended to be married to a woman who both dazzles and distrusts him.
Delilah’s keen instincts are her greatest gift, but her growing attraction to the sexy librarian is messing with her head. Every feigned caress, every for-the-audience kiss only heightens the seduction, building a fire that refuses to extinguish. As the danger intensifies, so does the temptation to let their fake desire become real. With a priceless artifact at stake, can this undercover couple learn to trust each other…before it’s too late?
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Kathryn Nolan writes erotic romance novels and quick-and-dirty novellas. She loves a smart, strong heroine. She likes her heroes filthy-mouthed (and not afraid to bend a little).
And she’s all about that slow-burn sexual tension. When she’s not at her day job (which is top-secret) she enjoys feminism, foreplay and having her nose in a book.
She’s a morning writer, a bike commuter, and the world’s biggest X-Files fan.
*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
What a captivating, sensual and so exciting story! Following a group of agents hired to find stolen art items. This mission focused on Delilah and Henry who had to learn how to trust and read the other in this dangerous game when any mistake could ruin the mission.
As the new one on the team, Henry wanted to find a way to bring justice when he couldn’t. Codex, a detective agency was the right solution. Betrayed by his mentor and so oblivious of the issue, this man had to do something. Quitting his job as a librarian, trained to become an agent. A man of forthright character, passionate about his job and so sinfully charming, the kind of man who could make his partner Delilah falling for him, devastatingly handsome. Sharing his passion for art and the history behind it.
Delilah was a bit thrown off her game when the new detective, Henry joined the team. Trying to train and to adjust to this new partner. A woman who could be lethal when needed, sharp and precise on a mission. I appreciated to see the other side of this strong woman, this part of vulnerability and less contained when she was with Henry.
Their mission: under a fake marriage, they had to recover a rare stolen book, bringing these two in this game of pretending, when the false might be crossing the line, when every touch and moment intensified their intense desire for each other. Flirting with danger has never felt so good, sensual and emotional.
I’ve been hooked from the beginning, Delilah and Henry won me over. Two people who learned to trust each other, working as a team to get the stolen book back. Facing the danger and being a bit too invested in their role as a married couple, knowing what could be at stake and the consequences if they didn’t succeed in their mission.
I adored the balance between mystery and romance. The author managed to give life to the characters, so beautifully. It’s so visual, vibrant and the descriptions about their feelings were pretty intense and passionate.
Enthralling, suspenseful, sexy and so smoking hot, with a strong hint of naughtiness. And this slow-burn sexual tension… my kind of favorite!