Books by Amanda Quick

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Wait Until Midnight

Mrs. Caroline Fordyce is a young widow living with her two aunts, Milly and Emma, at 22 Corley Street. Having survived a Great Scandal three years ago, Mrs. Fordyce now makes a comfortable living as a writer of sensation novels serialized in weekly installments of the Flying Intelligencer, one of V ...

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The Paid Companion

When I began reading romance seriously (almost 11 years ago), Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz was among my first discoveries. My husband was in grad school and money was tight, so I would check out all her books from the library. I had an in with the librarian, who would automatically put my name firs ...

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Seduction

Seduction was Jayne Krentz's first historical written under her Amanda Quick nom de plume and it was a wonderful start. I literally fell in love with Julian and Sophy as they fell in love with each other. It is definitely one of the most enjoyable romances I have ever read. Being a devoted fan, ther ...

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Surrender

Surrender is the tale of Victoria Huntington, a 24-year-old spinster determined to fend off fortune hunters. Lucas Colebrook, Earl of Stonevale, is one such fortune hunter, and he wastes no time in doing everything he can to ensure that Victoria and her fortune become his so that the crumbling estat ...

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Late for the Wedding

The first two books in this series, Slightly Shady and Don't Look Back, didn't inspire me much; I passed them along after I finished reading them. I'm pleased to say that this one will be staying on my keeper shelf. Tobias and Lavinia have finally found their footing, which makes their relationship ...

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Don't Look Back

If you like Jayne Ann Krentz's Amanda Quick books, I hope you share a similar affection for Lavinia Lake and Tobias March, the hero and heroine of Slightly Shady, because if you don't, you're clearly out of luck. With this book, the author is obviously taking a new direction, in which Lavinia and To ...

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Slightly Shady

I have absolutely loved some of Amanda Quick's books: Desire, Seduction, and Scandal are three of my favorites by her. The last few years, however, it's been interchangeable plots and a persistent "ancient civilization" streak that has become too familiar. After her last couple of books, I hoped to ...

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Wicked Widow

Here's a story with an unconventional heroine, a hero immersed in the study of an ancient civilization, and a dangerous mystery that must be solved. Sound familiar? Amanda Quick has drawn from this well before, and she'll probably draw from it next time too. Although there are a few cosmetic differe ...

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With this Ring

When I pick up a book by Amanda Quick, I expect to not have to worry about a "big misunderstanding." I expect to enjoy a lot of quality interaction between the hero and the heroine, and I expect that there will be some humor, some passion, and some intrigue. In short, I expect a comfort read. In Wit ...

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With this Ring

With this Ring was better than expected - it is not watered down Amanda Quick. It is simply an evolution in the writing style of the Jayne Ann Krentz, who writes historical romance under the pseudonym of Amanda Quick. After having read ten Quick romances and another half dozen JAK's, I can tell when ...