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Behind the Veil: A Fake Marriage Romantic Suspense Story (Codex Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"Fake marriage has never been more alluring than in this book!" - LJ Evans, IAN Award-Winning Author
"Kathryn Nolan's first foray into romantic suspense is an unequivocal success. Edge-of-your-seat action combined with brilliantly drawn characters and witty banter make Behind the Veil hyper-addictive and impossible to put down. A must read!" ~B. Cranford, author of The Brightest Star and She Found Him
"Enthralling, suspenseful, sexy and so smoking hot, with astrong hint of naughtiness. And this slow-burn sexual tension... my kind of favorite!" ~ Aaly and the Books
"Once again, Kathryn Nolan immerses her readers in a world filled with texture and depth, longing looks and lingering touches,dazzling prose and characters we helplessly fall in love with. Even the characters we shouldn't. And once again, leaving me breathless with the beauty of a perfectly crafted love story, this time wrapped in suspense!" - Joyce, Goodreads
"A mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat. Twists and turns through the dark underbelly of the world of antiquity theft. Subterfuge, intrigue and magnetism abound in this delicious story. " - Jodi, Goodreads
"A perfectly paced story with action, adventure,intrigue, slow-burn, and sexy-times" ~ Words That Sparkle
"I read this book in one sitting and have the dark circles to prove it. I could not put it down." - Paulette, Goodreads
"I already knew that she was a special and gifted writer, but I was absolutely blown away by the fact that this is her first romantic suspense. I mean, if there was a standard to go by, I would have to say it was Nora Roberts caliber...Behind the Veil is sexy and super smart." - Meka, Red Enigma Book Blog
"Wholly engaging, deliciously suspenseful, wildly ambitious, ingeniously exhilarating, dangerously seductive and so much more! This book is filled to the brim with mystery and danger, attraction and desire,and positively brilliant imagery. Kathryn Nolan has outdone herself. " - Andrea, Goodreads
"Behind the Veil is the perfect combination of mystery and romance. It's super smart and all kinds of sexy. It's filled with suspense and action. This world that Ms. Nolan has vividly created is addicting and fun and it'll have you wanting more." - Nessreads
"This book is so beautifully written. It is smart and seductive. As with all of her books, you don't just read this book...you experience it. " - Story Lovers Society
"I could not put this book down! It is well-paced, and the story is completely engrossing. And Henry and Delilah together are so freaking hot." ~ amreadingbookreviews
"Behind the Veil is the perfect combination of romance and mystery...Ms. Nolan manages to tell the story so visually,it's akin to a movie playing in front of your eyes." - Julia, Goodreads
- ASIN : B07SZ9NT5D
- Publisher : That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. (June 21, 2019)
- Publication date : June 21, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2775 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 394 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #42,774 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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This book is so beautifully written. It is smart and seductive. As with all of her books, you don’t just read this book…you experience it. The images and feelings she evokes will have you submerged in the story. Both Delilah and Henry are flawed and show a vulnerability in a very believable way. I can’t say enough about the chemistry between these two. There is both a sexual and sensual tension between them that envelopes you. I was invested in these characters, their relationship, and the story from the very beginning. Do yourself a favor and get this book…get it NOW. Don’t put it in your TBR pile…make this the very next book you read!
In reality, this read like a great romance with a bad art-heist thriller plot. The characterization and romance is what saved this book from being less than 3 stars. Henry was a phenomenal hero, and she was the perfect heroine for him. Loved the characters! I probably won't read any more in the series, but I imagine if she has any other romances that don't have an intricate plot, it might be worth reading.
Henry is scholarly, observant, and charming. His attentive nature exudes sexiness. He fits easily into the world of rare book recovery that is Codex. Delilah is vigilant, determined, intuitive, and formidable. She is a huge proponent of justice. Her job at Codex suits her skill set. And even though she may not get to arrest the bad guy, she gets to return stolen books to their rightful place. As Henry and Delilah begin to work together, they let down their walls and learn to trust each other. Their relationship develops in a slow, sultry manner. It is captivating and divine!
The research that Ms. Nolan undertook to set up Behind the Veil is evident in the visual imagery that her words evoke. The details are lush and tangible. She leads the reader on a journey filled with history, art, subterfuge, and carnality. The fire between Henry and Delilah sizzles in true slow burn fashion. As a reader I felt every smoldering look. I ached and longed and drowned in desire, just as our hero and heroine did. Holy hotness! I definitely need more of this Codex crew.
As for the mystery part. At first I was pretty confused and was trying to keep everything straight and figure out which book they were after. I had to go back and reread some parts of the book. Once I figured it out, I was able to get into the mystery more. The code words, fancy galas, and secret passageways were a nice touch.
I liked the romance part a lot better than the mystery, but it was still an interesting aspect to the book. The secondary characters were great. I loved Freya. She was absolutely hilarious and I'm glad she's getting a book. Grumpy Abe was pretty great, too. I'm looking forward to reading more about the Codex team.
History and suspense aside, it would be difficult not to fall in love with Henry and Delilah. I think what I loved the most about them is their slow burn chemistry! You could see the progression of their relationship and it just made sense. Who doesn't want a sweet, sexy, brilliant librarian to come home to???
Overall, I couldn't put this one down. Work, sleep and everyday activities were a hassle while I read Behind the Veil. I cannot WAIT for Freya's story, and I know Abe has one in the works too....bring on more Codex couples and sexy intrigue!!!
Top reviews from other countries
Henry & Delilah were so interesting in their own right and once put together their chemistry sizzled. The authors ability to develop characters that are genuine, flawed, vulnerable and strong is a gift.
Kathryn Nolan has a way with words that pull you so far into a story you feel a part of it. And as always she brings her A game to the sexual chemistry and when the two lead characters finally give into temptation - it’s hotter then you could imagine!
I highly recommend Behind the Veil and can’t wait to revisit this world when Freya gets her own story.