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Renaissance Man

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Rare book dealer Alina Corey decided to live like the heroine of her favorite Renaissance book, presiding over a court of glittering literati, a witty distance from love. It worked - until Jared Troy, a combative history scholar she knew only through his letters, suddenly appeared in the flesh, challenging her to a passion as grand as her dreams.

Jared's powers of persuasio
Paperback, 186 pages
Published 1983 by Silhouette Desire (first published 1982)
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I really enjoyed this book. Her characters are always different than expected. I enjoyed all of her 80's books and took them for the era they were in and what was selling. I do wish they were all in Kindle Format!
I liked it , it started a little slow but got interesting later on. Alina was a pleasant character , she's feisty in an admirable and humorous way , she has a sense of loyalty and confronts her problems head on. Jared was too arrogant and domineering at the beginning but he loosened up nicely later on. The relationship between them was a bit odd but it developed nicely though the mention of Francesco and Battista was a little over done , it shadowed the story a bit as it was supposed to be a lit ...more
When I bought this book I didn't realize it was a republishing of an early Harliquin type book. It is obvious however at page one. It's certainly not up to her current standards of writing. That I can forgive, also the trite phrases I can ignore, but the gratuitous use of the exclamation point was so annoying! It was very other sentence! No one exclaims that much! I found it very distracting! Uggh.
A 1982 publication of Jayne Ann Krentz, this book was about what I would expect of her writing at that time. The dialogue, plot, and characters are not as deeply developed as in her later works, yet I still re-read these books every other year in spite of the contrived and repetitious dialogue.
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Jayne Ann Castle was born in Borrego Springs, California. Her mother, Alberta Castle, raised her with her two brothers, Stephen and James. In 1970, she obtained a B.A in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and later she obtained a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University, where she met Frank Krentz, an engineer. After her graduation, they married and moved ...more
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