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Specific recommendations for a JA Krentz book

 
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mirole



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Specific recommendations for a JA Krentz book Reply with quote

Hi all,

First, let me give you a little bit of a background.

I started reading romance two years ago and one of the first romances I read was JA Krentz's Silver Linings which I absolutely loved and it is to this day in my Top 5 all time romance.

After that I also read her most popular historical book Ravished and did not like it at all so no other books by Amanda Quick for me.

I also read an old JA Krentz title A Woman's Touch and I did not like it mostly because of the feisty heroine. What's more (and I know it's very weird), I now associate JA Krentz's heroines with her own image from the back cover where she actually look feisty, and it spoils any future books for me.

Can someone who had a similar reactions to mine (enjoyed Silver Linings mostly and [ideally] did not like Ravished) recommend some other contemporary books by the author but please NO PARANORMALS.

You see, I am not very much for feisty heroines and Mattie from Silver Linings was not, she was more sort of demure character whom I loved.

Any recommendations would be welcome, thanks all in advance.
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Kayne



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Specific recommendations for a JA Krentz book Reply with quote

My favorite Krentz is Trust Me. I don't consider the h to be feisty. It got a solid A review here that you might want to check out. I enjoyed the humor. Another favorite is Wildest Hearts that also got an A review and no feisty h IMO. I actually haven't read Silver Lining yet so thanks for recommending it.
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mirole



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Kayne, I will check out these too books.

And I cannot recommend Silver Linings enough - it's a great romance and adventure, a very dynamic book.
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Tinabelle



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I associate JAK with strong, independent heroines but everyone's definition of "fiesty" is different. That said, here are a couple of my favorites from the 90's - her Golden Age IMHO.

Family Man
Perfect Partner
Wildest Hearts
Trust Me
Absolutely, Positively
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chris booklover



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of her novels from the 1980's are also among her best. I particularly enjoyed Gift of Gold, Gift of Fire, Midnight Jewels and Raven's Prey. I would not recommend Soft Focus (2000) since given your criteria I doubt whether you would enjoy it (I didn't, for several reasons).
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Wendy AAR



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reiterate all of Tinabelle's recs, and add a recent one of my own. All Night Long is only a couple of years old, but its now my all-time favorite Krentz. The heroine isn't feisty, but sensible and self-aware. Its a great mystery with a lot of humor, but the villain is pretty revolting.
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mirole



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all you ladies for your recommendations.
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Kayne



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Specific recommendations for a JA Krentz book Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the rec of silver Linings. It was fun, especially once I got past the H calling the h "babe". I noticed she has 4 books coming out this summer as rereleases. I just read her new one, Crystal Gardens and was wishing the h would go into the garden with some round up. I look forward to her new one in Sept.

mirole wrote:
Hi all,

First, let me give you a little bit of a background.

I started reading romance two years ago and one of the first romances I read was JA Krentz's Silver Linings which I absolutely loved and it is to this day in my Top 5 all time romance.
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mirole



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am glad you liked it, Kayne.

I loved both the h and the H and the fact that he was so uncomplicated yet a very vividly written character.
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