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5.0 out of 5 stars A great golden oldie from Jayne Ann Krentz
Raven's Prey, Silhouette Intimate Moments #21, is Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James. This book was written over twenty years ago, so it's a wee bit dates, okay, rather dated, but put that aside and enjoy a fun book showing JAK's style before she got too polished. Her current writings really are letting me down, two books out of three, because she is going...
Published on 4 July 2004 by Deborah MacGillivray

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2.0 out of 5 stars A Period Piece
Bought this after reading the five-star review above. I absolutely agree that Krentz has been writing on autopilot for the last ten years (the last keeper was 'Deep Waters'), but her early novels don't have the sense of fun, convincing characters and colourful worlds she created later. I found this story two-dimensional, and uncomfortably old-fashioned, with a violent,...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great golden oldie from Jayne Ann Krentz, 4 July 2004
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Deborah MacGillivray "Author," (US & UK) - See all my reviews
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Raven's Prey, Silhouette Intimate Moments #21, is Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Stephanie James. This book was written over twenty years ago, so it's a wee bit dates, okay, rather dated, but put that aside and enjoy a fun book showing JAK's style before she got too polished. Her current writings really are letting me down, two books out of three, because she is going through the motions. Oh, she is a very brilliant writer, has been one of my favourite writers for two decades. But of late, JAK has forgotten her roots. I am seeing many Romance writers moving to mainstream, and that is fine, but at the same time, I am seeing many of same those writers forgetting what pushed them to the top - their ability to create characters that make you care, the ability to use words on a paper to evoke romance.
This is JAK at her freshest, sparkling style. The battle between the Man from Venus and the Woman from Mars. JAK is a master in this formula, giving you love between opposites. Any JAK knows the routine - feisty woman, dark and slightly dangerous man put in a situation that forces emotions to rise quickly. So enjoy the brightness of JAK when she still had a true love for romance!
Honor Knight was on the run. She'd been hiding in Mexico for a month now, fearing for her life, but the minute he walked into the small cantina, he was there for her. The man was dressed all in black, had black hair. Judd Raven fit his name very well. He was hired to bring Honor back and he intended to do just that.
He turned a deaf ear to Honor's pleas the men who hired him to bring her back were not her father and brother. Eventually, he says he will make sure before he turns her over that they can provide proof of their claim. When it proves out Honor was telling the truth, it was too late in her eyes. He hadn't believed her. Honor thinks their relationship can never survive this. Only, Judd is not willing to let Honor go.
The male-female dynamics are outmoded, but the thrill of JAK really enjoying what she was writing overcomes this. Lets all hope, she takes six month off and goes back and re-reads her first 10 years of work, when she was so sharp, so sparkling. There is no one who can touch her in the feisty heroine and the confused alpha male formula, so I sincerely hope she finds diamonds in the rough have their own beauty, instead of overly polishing them.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Period Piece, 6 July 2013
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Bought this after reading the five-star review above. I absolutely agree that Krentz has been writing on autopilot for the last ten years (the last keeper was 'Deep Waters'), but her early novels don't have the sense of fun, convincing characters and colourful worlds she created later. I found this story two-dimensional, and uncomfortably old-fashioned, with a violent, threatening 'hero'.

I think her earliest keeper is 'The Golden Chance', with the Jayne Castle title 'Shield's Lady' also an early success. Of course, Amazon don't tell you first publication dates, but I'm sure Wikipedia or the author's site will have chronological lists.

I do wish, as the other reviewer said, she'd take a break and get her magic back - probably by moving on to tell rather different stories. I'm grateful for the couple of dozen great stories of hers I have. But don't start here if you're new to her work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars which was a pity as she is one of my favourite authors. However it was written a long while ..., 1 Sep 2014
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I did not think this book was up to JAK's usual standard, there was just something about it that didn't gel with me, which was a pity as she is one of my favourite authors. However it was written a long while ago so I would not let it put me off reading others of hers, and I did, after all, read this all the way through, so it couldn't have been that bad !
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother with this book, 3 Nov 2014
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A ridiculous illogical storyline populated with almost one dimensional characters. I found it impossible to finish as the heroine appeared to be a complete idiot and the 'hero' was a complete stock character marked tall, dark and moody.
Very disapointed as I have enjoyed several of her other books particularly her Harmony series.
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