Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz dazzles with this thrilling contemporary romance of deadly secrets and desires. When a mysterious man enters a bookshop and demands a rare collection of 18th-century erotica, the owner has no idea that she will soon be a part of his dark and intriguing world.
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From the moment Croft Falconer walked into her West Coast bookstore, Mercy felt drawn to him. He radiated an aura of mystery and a raw, primitive maleness that made her shiver with desire. Her career was books; his was vio... ...more
We begin the story with Mercy, a bookstore owner, having recently placed a magazine ad to sell a rare book she stumbled across at a flea market. S... (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]> ...more
Midnight Jewels is in many ways a typical JAK book, with a remote hero and a woman who doesn't know her own worth. The heroine in JAK novels often owns some small business, a bookstore, an art gallery, an antique store, and is getting over some form of tragedy in her life. The hero often stud... ...more
At least three different times, Croft told Mercy (the heroine) to stay put while he went to do what he was good at doing, sneaking around like a ghost, investigating and dealing with bad guys. She did not do as he told her,... ...more
Here's the back cover text if you're interested. . .
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LOVELY EX-LIBRARIAN CLASHES WITH A HANDSOME MARTIAL ARTS EXPERT? THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES!
Mercy Pennington liked to play it safe. Before she op... ...more
Reading this book was an exercise in frustration, however. None of the pieces seemed to fit. Who was the hero and what gave him such special powers? Nothing, evidently... ...more