Saturday, May 21, 2011
Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
Category: Paranormal Romance - Contemporary
Jayne Ann Krentz writes under three different pen names: Amanda Quick for historicals, Jayne Castle for her futuristic fantasy novels, and her own name for her contemporary titles.
Within the last few years, Ms. Krentz has been writing series of these novels that cross her timelines and pen names. Therefore, one story will be a historical, one a contemporary, and one a futuristic one, all paranormal, with heroes and heroines who have special psychic abilities. Family bloodlines are one of the themes in these trilogies, and they are entertaining and worth checking out if you like romance.
In this particular novel, the first book in the Dreamlight trilogy, finacier Jack Winters hires paranormal PI Chloe Harper to help him find and manipulate a family heirloom -- one that is necessary to keep him from going mad and being slated for assassination, as a danger to himself and others.
The story, as her stories are, is fun, fairly fast-paced, well written, and satisfying. Not only does she fill out her characters beautifully, she also creates a believable interaction between hero and heroine that does not rely on misunderstandings for tension, but on the developing relationship and the lack of knowledge the couple has of each other at the beginning. As they learn more about the other, the pieces begin to fall into place, and their relationship becomes one of true partners who like, respect, and love each other, with some steamy attraction thrown into the mix for spice.
I was first hooked on Ms. Krentz's historical novels, and I will be looking forward to each of her future novels, as well.