Books by Jayne Ann Krentz

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All Night Long

After going all of 2005 without a DIK, it was wonderful to close All Night Long with a big smile on my face - 2006 was off to a good start. My joy was made greater by the fact that Jayne Ann Krentz is a long time favorite who continues to deliver the goods, while several of my other "comfort" reads ...

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Grand Passion

When I picked up this book, I was familiar with the historical novels of Krentz’s pseudonym, Amanda Quick, and hoped I’d find the same magic within its covers. While on one hand, there is nothing wrong with this book - a fast-paced plot, likable enough characters and definite hero/heroine chemis ...

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Grand Passion

After not having read anything by Jayne Ann Krentz in at least five years, I wondered whether or not she stood the test of time and decided it was worth the effort of re-reading my favorite of her books - Grand Passion - to find out. Was the book as good as I remembered? I headed for the library and ...

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Wildest Hearts

I love Jayne Ann Krentz books from the 1990s. Her earliest books don’t work for me because they seem a bit dated now, and her most recent books seem to have lost the spark that characterizes her best work. But my hardback keeper shelf is heavily weighted down with books like Trust Me, Absolutely, ...

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Summer in Eclipse Bay

When she's good, she's very good. And in this, the last entry in her Eclipse Bay trilogy, Jayne Ann Krentz shows once again that when she's cooking, there are few to match her knack for dialogue, her skill in creating likable characters, and her ability to deliver a mystery that may be on the light ...

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Smoke in Mirrors

I gave up on Jayne Anne Krentz's novels for a time because they started to have a sameness about them. When this came up for review, I asked for it, wanting to see if her publisher switch might have made a difference. Fortunately, there's no goofy water religion in this book like the last one I read ...

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Dawn in Eclipse Bay

The second novel in the Eclipse Bay trilogy is much the same as its predecessor: a comfort read, romance with a little lite - very lite, in this case - suspense thrown in. Not exactly taxing on the imagination, but enjoyable, nonetheless. Set in Portland, Oregon, and in the nearby small tow ...

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found is a hardback by Jayne Ann Krentz that takes her farther from the romance genre and deeper into the arenas of mystery and suspense. While earlier releases are romances with suspense or mystery sub-plots, this new release is the reverse; the romance definitely takes a backseat to th ...

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Trust Me

Millionaire computer nerd Sam Stark has just been left at the altar - again - and while an engagement ring can be returned, those little hors d'oevres can't. So caterer Desdemona Wainright grits her teeth and walks in with her bill. Stark promptly shocks her with his forthrightness: "Do you think it ...

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Eclipse Bay

A phrase I often hear bandied about in conjunction with Jayne Ann Krentz (in all her guises) is "comfort read." It couldn't be more true in this case, with "lite" suspense and an interesting, albeit familiar, storyline. Eclipse Bay has its own version of the Montagues and the Capulets, but thankful ...