I gave What the Librarian Did 3 stars (I would have given it 3 and half if I could), because it was an entertaining book that kept me hooked until the end. It was like a tightly wound television series with layer upon layers of secrets and ulterior motives that threaten to burst from the characters' mouths at any moment.
Rachel Robinson is an academic librarian who wound tighter than a drum and is emotionally distant because of upbringing and a mistake she made in her teens. She feels unworthy of love. Devin is a recovering alcholic rock star who has left the business to his health, and decides to enroll in University to get a business degree. He is immediately attracted to Rachel because she doesn't know who he is; has a quick wit; and lucious lips. Devin's problem is that he can't trust anyone because for the last 15 years people have only used him for his celebrity. Finally, there's Mark. He's a brooding teenager who enrolls at the university to find out the identity of his birth mother--she works at the school. When their three paths intersect, it is immediate chemistry. Tricky and tenous relationships develop, and it all goes well until they find out that neither one of them were never playing on the level.
This is an engrossing read. It was an entertaining yet light relationship drama. Besides the sexual chemistry between Rachel and Devin, there really wasn't any romance between them. They fought and mistrusted each so much that it is hard to believe that there will ever be a happyily ever after between them. As a matter of fact, the story is more about her discovering Mark is her biological son and trying to tell him then it is about her falling in love with Devin. The epilogue promises a life long committment between these two, but it feels tacked on and underdeveloped. This is a good book but just don't call it a romance.