Jayne Ann Krentz writes light, frothy romances and romantic fantasy, but she is an experienced writer and a pleasure to read. The two novellas in Wildest Dreams are almost painful. Filled with mixed metaphors and over-written clichés no man would ever be able to spit out in the midst of passion.
ie: " Do you know what it does to me to hear you plead like that? To feel you writhe beneath me, unable to hide your needs?...As though I were capturing a free-spirited butterfly and teaching her at last what it means to need just one man...." There are multiple references to butterflies in both novels.
I think if any man were able to spit all that out in the sack he would be laughed right out of bed.
Actually her heroes tend to be rather unpleasant, overbearing men who consider what amounts to manhandling and forcible near rape to be the appropriate method of seduction.
I am very glad Ms Krentz became a much better writer but these two should have stay in the box under her bed. They don't help her reputation, and if this was the first of her books I had read, I would avoid reading anymore.