Thursday, May 10, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Between the Lines by Jayne Ann Krentz

Author: Jayne Anne Krentz
First published in February 1987 by Harlequin Temptation

There was no passion to break her heart, no love to risk and lose. Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who d been hurt in love before. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement.

At first. But something wasn't right. The heat in Gray s eyes told her there was more to this than a polite, passionless marriage. But Gray's cool, impersonal distance left Amber wondering about the man she d married.

Amber never imagined she d be the one demanding more, yearning to feel things she vowed she would never risk again.

This is the Jayne that I know and love.   As much as I like her Arcane series, I think I like her older novels better.  Between the Lines is a marriage of convenience tale, but from the start you can see that both care about each other.  Gray is actually in love with Amber, but he talks her into marrying him for convenience sake.  She has been pretty hurt int he past and he knows he must take his time to show her she can love again.  Gray is such a great guy, anyone would have to be crazy not to fall in love with him.  I think I liked Amber so much because she isn't a naive virgin.  She has guts and isn't afraid to go after what she wants.  There are a few giggle worthy scenes in this book.  I loved the part when Amber tries to seduce Gray and upon failing, she asks him if he likes women.  His reaction was priceless!

There is a little bit of intrigue and action in this one, but the romance is really the main focus.  If you missed this one, pick it up.  I listened to the audio book.  It was a nice escape and a nice change from her Arcane series.

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