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Dangerous Affair: Dangerous Magic\Affair of Honor Mass Market Paperback – Mar 2004

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Silhouette Books (Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037321877X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373218776
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 10.8 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,748,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes historical and futuristic fiction under the pseudonyms Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle respectively, has more than fifty NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers under various pen names; more than twenty-five million copies of her books are in print. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 12 Jan 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This Jayne Ann Krentz back twenty-years ago writing for Harlequin Temptation as Stephanie James. While many of the Stephanie James are quite bright and shows JAK as her talent is beginning to shine, this one is VERY DATED. It was released not long ago in trade size. So this is a release of a release of a release. It very readable, if you can over look the very date male - female relationship.
But CHECK YOU BOOKS - you likely have this on the shelf if you are a JAK collector - MORE THAN ONCE.
I recommend only to JAK collectors (that are missing this in their collection), people wishing to take a trip back to mid 80's romance. All other might want to save a few pounds and give this one a pass.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
She's learned a lot since these were written! 2 Mar 2004
By Elaine McCarthy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
The volume contains two old Stephanie James novels, DANGEROUS MAGIC, which is virtually unreadable (ZERO stars, if only one could award such a rating), and AFFAIR OF HONOR, which is better but still worth no more than two stars, and that if one is feeling generous. It really irks me when a popular novelist's old books are reissued to ride the coattails of the good work she's done more recently, but I suppose the publishing company needs the money. Too bad, because these can only bring the author embarrassment.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
They Will Republish Anything, Won't They? 8 Mar 2004
By ShawnaLanne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I know I don't like Jayne's Stephanie James novels, but I can't help myself from buying them when they come out. They are her earliest books and it's fun to read them to see how she has evolved as a writer, how her characters -- (she uses essentially the same sort of outline for her characters no matter what name she's writing under: Book smart woman or New Agey woman who thinks she has it all together and can go it alone until she is confronted by the Alpha self-made male who exudes a quite and deadly power enters her life) have evolved to fit both the decade she's writing in: 80's, 90's or 00's, and the romance genre she's writing for. It's interesting. And not her fault (I hope) that Harlequin is reissuing these books.
Cuz they are bad. Involuntarily close your eyes and do a mental 'la la la la' so you don't have to read them clichéd, formulaic-writing, bad. Afair of Honor was totally unreadable and Dangerous Magic a tiny bit better - but it is sort of like deciding if you like being hit on the left or the right side of the face.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Better than I expected 4 April 2004
By A. Dolan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Although JAK is one of my very favorite authors, I almost didn't get this book because of the reviews. However, since JAK has never let me down, I went ahead. Yes, the 2 stories are not her best, but I still found them engaging- I read the whole book in basically one sitting. They were not quite a humorous as some of her others, but they moved at a brisk pace. I found Dangerous Magic facinating as it seemed to foretell JAK's own other word stories, as well as bits and pieces of some of her other contemporary. Although Wade was unbelievably overbearing, he had a reason; and Elissa was certainly not your average, everyday woman. Affair of Honor seemed to be pretty typical - Ryder had a bit of haunting past, and Brenna certainly was dealing with her own issues. JAK's familiarity with academic environment was evident in this story. Personally, I loved the not too obvious psychological insights, the frank way the guys went after what they wanted, and how the women held their own.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Disappointed In Arkansas 1 Mar 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am a great fan of Jayne Ann Krentz, but she missed the boat on this two-in-one. Even though I love books with strong male characters, I found myself frustrated with the overpowering men and their conflicted female counterparts.
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Call the Hotline! Rape and Sexual Abuse as Romance? 29 April 2004
By LynneF - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm a big fan of Jayne Ann Krentz - in all her incarnations and noms de plume - but after reading this book I'm not sure I ever want to see another of her works. The first story is absolutely sickening. The "hero" is a total creep who first sexually harasses then rapes the female protagonist. I stopped reading there so I have no idea how Ms. Krentz justifies a relationship after that. I thought we stopped thinking of rape as romance decades ago! Ms. Krentz owes us all a public apology - and a HUGE donation to a women's shelter for perpetuating this myth that rape is a product of uncontrollable desire and overwhelming love. Save your money - and write her publisher!
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