Behind the Veil by Kathryn Nolan


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 glamour 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?

My review:

I could not put this book down! Henry is a rare books librarian who is recruited by Codex, a private detective company that retrieves and returns stolen priceless books. Delilah is an agent with Codex and brilliant at her job. When she and Henry are mistaken for newlyweds by their target at a party, they go undercover as a newlywed couple to befriend the target and retrieve the stolen book.  Before too long, neither one is pretending about their feelings but they also don’t want to jeopardize the team.

This book is fantastic. It is well-paced, and the story is completely engrossing. And Henry and Delilah together are so freaking hot. I can’t wait to read more of this new series.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


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About the author:

Kathryn Nolan is an adventurous hippie chick that loves to write steamy romance. Her books are filled with slow-burn sexual tension, memorable characters, tons of heart — and are often set in wild and beautiful locations.

Kathryn started her writing career in elementary school, writing about Star Wars and Harry Potter and inventing love stories in her many journals. She blames her obsession with slow-burn on her similar obsession for The X-Files.

Kathryn is a wanderer at heart, and loves to spend her free time hiking, camping, and traveling in her camper van (“Van Morrison”) with her cute, nerdy husband and Walter, their rescue pup. Kathryn is a Philly girl who just moved back home after spending more than 8 years living in Northern California — and six months traveling across the country in her camper van.


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