Books by Jayne Ann Krentz

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Deep Waters

DIKlassic Review originally published on September 1, 1998   Okay, I admit it ... my introduction to Ms. Krentz was less than auspicious. I read Gift of Fire and Gift of Gold, and to be honest, I wasn't crazy about either one. Still, something brought me back to Jayne Ann and I've not been ...

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When All the Girls Have Gone

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author who turned me into a romance reader in the late 1990s. While I’ve liked many of her recent books, I never expected I would give another a DIK, until I read When All the Girls Have Gone. It’s truly one of my favorites of hers. Charlotte’s Sawyer’s sister is a ...

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Secret Sisters

The last line of Stephen King’s Stand by Me is "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" That’s an important question for the heroines of this novel. Marked by a violent and tragic event in their tweens they are pulled apart when their families ...

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Trust No One

With Trust No One, Ms. Krentz continues with straight romantic suspense with no paranormal elements. Thank goodness! But while I enjoyed the story, I found the narration uneven, and at times abysmal; I cannot recommend this in audio format. Buy it in print! The opening scenes ...

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Trust No One

In Trust No One Ms. Krentz once more leaves the Arcane Society behind and delves into the realm of romantic suspense. Combining past and present, small towns and big cities, she delivers an interesting if not intense tale of romance and suspense. When her boss is unexpectedly AWOL, Gr ...

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River Road

Trust Me by this author is one of my favorite books of all time. In that novel the author’s mix of zany characters, dangerous mystery and sweet romance is darn near perfect. In this newest novel by the author she leaves the paranormal behind to once more return to straight mystery. I absolutely lo ...

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Dream Eyes

Narrated by Tanya Eby I began my love of romance novels about fifteen years ago with one of Jayne Ann Krentz’s romances and immediately went on a huge glom of her backlist. Unfortunately, her recent books are a bit hit or miss for me. While I like Tanya Eby’s narration of Dream Eyes, I have mix ...

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Fired Up

Fired Up begins Jayne Ann Krentz’s three-book Dreamlight Trilogy, a series that will span her Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle books. It has a promising start, but disappointed in the end. Psychic talent Jack Winters is in trouble. He’s suffering from blackouts, hallucinations, a ...

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Running Hot

Jayne Ann Krentz has been a comfort read for me for years. While I've never hated any of her books, I haven't enjoyed some of her more recent efforts as much as earlier books. I am happy to report that Running Hot, featuring a fantastic hero and heroine, is one of my favorite Krentz books in a long ...

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Sizzle and Burn

Jayne Ann Krentz has been a comfort read author for me for years. I've re-read some of her books so many times that they are falling apart. Part of what's comforting for me is knowing what to expect. In particular, I can count on witty dialogue and intelligent heroes and heroines. While these are pr ...