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Uneasy Alliance

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  728 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
After ending a relationship gone terribly and unexpectedly wrong, Abby Lyndon is left wary and determined to control her own life. Two years later, she meets a man who doesn't frighten her. When a nightmare from her past resurfaces, Abby has little choice to accept Torr Latimer's help, but his determination to protect her may be a little too close for comfort.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Harlequin Books (first published 1984)
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Jane (PS)
It was better than I expected. Given everyone's reviews, I was thinking there would be a really 'dominant' scene, but whilst Torr was overbearing at times, Abby was pretty chilled about it all by the end... Some of the current PNR are just as dominant (if not more so) - it's just that because they are werewolves etc, they can get away with it. Remembering that it was a M&B from the earlier '80s etc etc etc - I thought it was pretty good.
Hmmm... I love this author usually, but although I kind of liked Torr, I found him WAAAAAY too overbearing... I don't mind an alpha hero, but this was taking it a bit far... He walked all over the heroine, and if any man ever treated me like that I would smack him! I'd give it 2.5 stars...
May 10, 2016 Alicja rated it really liked it
I really like it. I like the mysterious and dark hero. I like crazy and colorful heroine . I love the hero cornered "the one" - definitely and slowly. I like how she slowly gave up.
BJ Rose
May 09, 2011 BJ Rose rated it it was ok
I usually enjoy a JA Krentz book, but this early attempt (1984) is really bad! I'm very glad I got it as a library book.
Mar 02, 2010 Erina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oct 29, 2014 Lisa rated it it was ok
I knew when I picked up this book that it was old and the romance would be dated, but I still wasn't prepared for just how creepy and abusive the hero, Torr, was.

The story begins with Torr and Abby sitting next to each other in a flower arranging class. He's controlled and disciplined, she's flighty and disorganized, yet she "fascinates" him. Even though they haven't spoken more than a few polite words to each other, he decides that he's going to become her lover whether she agrees or not and go
Dec 18, 2016 Shivauney rated it it was ok
I knew it was from a couple of decade's ago, but this one really has aged badly. In this modern culture where we question consent, I'm afraid Torr's attitude reads as totally inappropriate.
Mar 21, 2014 Miki rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-read-again
This book one of the very worst ones I've ever read. It's a total waste of paper - someone should call Greenpeace to protest this wanton destruction of trees.

Torr and Abby meet in a Japanese flower-arranging class. Abby's arrangements are chaotic and wild. Torr's are clean and austere, a model of restraint. So, of course, they are attracted to one another. He is possessive and over-protective - she is impulsive and not to be restrained. Uh-huh. First thing he does is to tell her that if there an
Chinablue_25 West Bostedor
Ok so what this book lacked was the development of the characters and their relationship. As the reader I felt jilted at the lack of seeing their relationship bloom and evolve into something special. The man in this story is very possessive, domineering, and down right bossy. Now I can get behind that kind of a man to an extent. There was a few times the things he said and did were just a tad extreme when you take into account how much the chic was fighting him on it. Plus add to the fact that t ...more
Jan 19, 2016 LemonMarch rated it liked it
Uneasy Alliance was originally published in 1984 by Harlequin as part of their Harlequin Temptation series. As a long time fan of Jayne Ann Krentz and all of her other pseudonyms, it was interesting to read one of first books. Ms. Krentz's talent shines through in a book that while out of date in some ways, the quality of the writing is there. It was a thrill to watch the verbal back and forth between Mr. Buttoned Down Sexy aka Torr Latimer and Spunky Gal Abby Lyndon. However I had to roll my ey ...more
Angie West
Nov 25, 2013 Angie West rated it it was ok
The story line is good, the writing and setting is good but the hero is ABUSIVE, mentally and verbally and he alludes to physical at points throughout the book. This is probably the only book of hers that I don't like, but there it is. This is not an alpha male, this is someone you should get a restraining order against. The blurb on the older paperback I have is different and doesn't hint at any of this in the story either. It's a shame because I think with some fine tuning, some of the more of ...more
Sep 15, 2014 Ferne rated it really liked it
Abby Lyndon meet Torr Latimer. Torr Latimer meet Abby Lyndon. Meeting Place: Evening class in the art of Japanese flower arrangement. That might sound like the beginning of "just another" contemporary romance. Trust me as I don't add spoilers to my reviews but this is definitely NOT any ordinary contemporary romance. Jayne Krentz is a master artist at keeping the reader on the edge of his/her seat, on the precipice of indecision about Torr Latimer. Is Torr Latimer someone Abby can trust? Is Torr ...more
Nov 06, 2010 Deanna rated it really liked it
Who knew going to flower arranging class could change your life? Okay, that wasn't all that happened to change the lives of the main characters, but it was what brought them together. This fast paced book was good when it originally came out in 1984, and it is still good now. It has stood the test of time and not became outdated.

Tall, dark, serious and quiet meets flighty scatterbrain who maybe talks a little much, but trusts not much at all. Classic romance material.

Uneasy alliance was a far cr
Feb 13, 2010 Jessi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Characters not really developed. Very much goes by the early Krentz formula. Alpha male bends female to his will and makes her enjoy it.
Abby Lyndon sells vitamins in what sounds like some sort of pyramid scheme. She meets Torr(!) Latimer in a flower arranging class. He is immediately smitten by her but she's not so sure, having previously been in a relationship with a very controlling man. Blah, blah, blah, etc., etc. they hook up. She's suddenly in love and they live happily ever after, well,
Sep 06, 2016 Farah rated it really liked it
Another old book that was quite enjoyable after knowing the hero I found it pretty laughable that he takes a flower arrangement class .. I know it was more about discipline but still flowers ? it honestly had me giggling .. the man is over the top with his arrogance and controlling behavior and the heroine is a vitamin addict (never even knew that existed) well over all it lacked some things including better development in the characters and their relationship but it was still an enjoyable rea ...more
Apr 11, 2008 Susanna rated it it was amazing
This is a shorter book with an alpha male. She's being stalked by someone and he protects her. of course, with his alpha-ness it's a bit hard to tell that what he's doing isn't just as bad but you know he's the 'good guy' which I guess makes it ok...not politically correct I don't guess but I like the story!
Enjoyable but not great. The dialogue was not up to par, although the plot was good and the characters interesting. I missed the humor generally found in Ms. Krentz's books. She did a good job, however, on differentiating between unhealthy possessiveness and jealousy and what could be perceived as understandable possessiveness and jealousy, not an easy thing to explain at any time.
Dec 20, 2010 Mrs.soule rated it it was ok
This was my first Krentz novel and while I didn't like this story arc or the incredibly dominating hero who makes it his mission in life to save the heroine from her own ditziness, I did appreciate Krentz's writing and will definitely be trying some of her later books.
Mar 11, 2016 Hannah rated it really liked it
Good read. For most of the book however Torr irritated me. It was not until maybe the last three pages did I actually like him. Good but not one of my favorites by Krentz.
Jul 27, 2012 nila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance
it was not uneasy, the girl had a problem, the hero came just in the right time, which was almost not so unwelcome by the heroin, it was easy, right?
Judy Goodnight
Very much in the 80's style of romance. I still like it because it's a JAK book but it doesn't hold up as well to today's mindset.
Jul 11, 2010 Primadonna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This book doesn't really impress me. Alpha male, an expert in ikebana, and a wishy-washy girl... just OK I guess.
Oct 10, 2012 Lydia rated it it was ok
I didn't like this book. Torr was very bossy, not understanding the word no and overrode most things anyway. It's also one of the earlier books.
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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

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