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Running Hot (The Arcane Society #5)

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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  6,099 ratings  ·  260 reviews
Paperback, 337 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Piatkus Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
I love Krentz's 'Arcane Society' books. Her latest in this series is the contemporary "Running Hot". This series is about a society of individuals with paranormal 'talents'. The series began with historicals, but a few years ago Krentz came out with a contemporary about the descendents of the characters in her historicals. Are you following? Anyway, her books have sizzling attraction, suspense, light action, and mystery. I enjoy getting to know each new player in this series along with their par ...more
BJ Rose
Not quite a 4* read for me, but I did like the tie-in to the Eclipse Bay series, with the verification of Arizona Snow as more than a conspiracy nut. I do enjoy reading about each new entry in the Jones & Jones psychic investigative agency - in this case, it's Luther & Grace, both with very strong psychic abilities. And I liked the husband & wife owners of the bar In Hawaii, and the way they took care of misfits - that's why they 'adopted' Luther, which turned out to be a smart move ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Aug 17, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal romance
Shelves: romance, read-in-2010
This is a great paranormal suspense love story with the kind of plot twists and turns to keep the reader guessing at how it will be resolved. Even though I've read it more than once, I still enjoy these plot twists.

One of the themes in this story is the meaning of family. Krentz has Grace looking at seemingly perfect families with her talent and dissecting the cracks in the facade. In contrast, Luther, Wayne, and Petra have formed a kind of family into which Grace is welcomed. For me, this was b
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Lauren
Running Hot
3.5 Stars

Synopsis
Working as a librarian for the Arcane Society, Grace Renquist has secrets she is desperate to keep. Assigned to partner former police officer, Luther Malone, who shares her ability to read auras, Grace fears that her past will return to haunt her. Caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with operatives from the renegade group known only as Nightshade, Grace and Luther must think on their feet and combine their resources if they are to survive dangerously potent power
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Penny Watson
Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz

My favorite type of romance novel seamlessly mixes sexy characters, paranormal elements, humor and a dash of mystery. That's one of the reasons that I truly adore Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Ann Krentz, aka Jayne Castle. She's got the recipe down pat. Her Arcane Society Series is a heady combination of quirky characters, fascinating paranormal abilities, and mysterious circumstances that draw the reader into her delightful world. I absolutely loved Second Sight, which
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Sharon
Like comfort food at the end of a bad day, I know exactly what to expect when I read a Jayne Ann Krentz romance and that makes me happy. The heroine will be feisty, smart and endearingly imperfect. The hero will be tough, flawed and quite irresistible. There will be a little humor, the right amount of action and suspense and a satisfyingly happy ending. Sigh!
Jen
I was prepared not to like this book as my more recent experiences with some of the big-name authors haven't been positive. Not only did I enjoy this, however, but I read the entire book in one day. During February vacation. On a day when all three children were home. That's saying something.

It didn't hurt that Krentz put into words the code I read by:

"You read the ending first?"
"I always read the ending before I commit to the whole book."
He looked at her, baffled. "If you know how it ends, wh
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Kristen
I like the Arcane Society series, but this one wasn't my favourite. It was okay, and a good book for a light, fluffy and sweet story, but the murder investigation was fairly light-wight.

There are a couple of interesting paranormal twists, which I can't talk about without adding spoilers, but they do give a fun flavour to the story.

The romance between the two lead characters was tepid at best, and the female lead, Grace, was sort of bland, compared to other Arcane Society heroines in other books
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Mojca
Two aura talents are on a "babysitting" mission on Maui, when they stumble on a full-fledged Nightshade convention.

I think I somehow jinxed myself a few days back when I wrote in a review Ms. Krentz can do no wrong with her Arcane Society series. Because there was something off with this book.
It started great with a rather chilling prologue and a great suspense kick-start, but after the first half it started deteriorating rapidly, mostly in the pacing department with loads of explanations and di
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Cindy
Contemporary paranormal romance with protected sex. #5 in the Arcane Society series.

This was a solid story. Liked Grace & Luther. They both have aura talents. There were a lot of new characters introduced. If you like the series, you'll definitely like this one!
Paula
Interesting and enjoyable. This book had a mix of paranormal and suspense, a likable hero and heroine who can read people's auras, entertaining secondary characters with their own psychic talents, and a Hawaiian setting. This was my first Arcane Society Novel. Different and fun.
~Leslie~
After re-reading this book, I like it alot more than I did the first time around and actually give it 4.5 stars.I feel that it is one of the most complete novels yet in the Arcane Society Series. The Nightshade storyline is more fully developed, the characters are interesting and quirky, and the the characters around them are also interesting. I love the bar in Hawaii! Grace Rehnquist and Luke Malone again find themselves attracted to each other because of complementary psychic talents. Grace is ...more
CD
Krentz is usually a good bet for a fun, escapist read that blends humor and romance. This entry into her paranormal series (the Arcane Society) does that, but it is a bit flat. The book seems very thin, the characters sketched out in just enough detail. In fact, the whole book seems just enough....just enough detail, just enough plot, just enough romance. The chapters seem too short and abrupt and the paranormal aspect of the book seems a bit silly. I love her victorian romances and they seem to ...more
Mary
I love this series. The Arcane Society is a group of paranormal special talents who can do things like read auras, detect violence at a crime scene, detect lies,kill people with their minds, etc... The series goes back to the 1800's in some of the novels and present day like this one. There is always a sexy couple who partner together with their unique talents to fight crimes. This one has Luther and Grace as partners. They make a great team. You have to suspend belief with all the woo woo stuff ...more
Jackie
Jayne Ann Krentz continues the saga of the Arcane Society with Running Hot. The Jones & Jones Agency (aka J&J) has another strange case to deal with as some members of the Arcane Society have informed Fallon Jones that a man named Eubanks has murdered a member of their family. Fallon recruits Grace Renquist from the Arcane Society Genealogical Library to discover if Eubanks is indeed a killer. Since Grace is a new employee, Fallon thoughtfully arranges for her to have a partner/bodyguard ...more
Sheila Melo
I Loved Grace and Luther

RUNNING HOT is the fifth book in the Arcane Society series. The Arcane books are stories regarding people with paranormal talents. Arcane is in danger from insiders who have created an organization to enhance the natural paranormal talents for criminal purposes. The Arcane books cover three time periods: historical (Amanda Quick), contemporary (Jayne Ann Krentz), futuristic (Jayne Castle). Each book and time period can be read independently, but they work together to give
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Lara
A present day Arcane story that features two people with similar talents. It opens up some background about Nightshade, and begins the thread that leads to Thalen Jones becoming the hero of his own novel. I like the book, but not as much as White Lies, which is one of my favorites.
Trish
I "read" this book by way of audio during my work commute. I found out I am not able to focus on listening while driving. I may stick to actually reading books because I noticed I lost focus many times and had to pull myself back to the story. It was a good read that flowed smoothly. I expected the book to be more suspensful than it was but it did not take away from the story.
Barbara
Another interesting outing from Krentz in her Arcane Society series. Interesting characters, smart dialog and a Hawaii locale. Questions answered from previous books and a few new questions raised to be answered in future stories. A real fun read all the way around.
gina~*
It took me forever to read this one, even though it was a good for this little bit redundant series. I need more Quick less Krentz.
Elaine Mcdonald
Love the historical books of the Arcane Society as well as the contemporary books of their descendants.
Andrea Jackson
I used to love JAK. Now I wasn't really passionate about it. But it was a pretty good read.
Ruth
good. crisp quick fun, contemporary arcane society.
Kathy
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Becky
Running Hot focuses on Luther Malone and Grace Renquist. Both are members of the Arcane Society and both are aura talents. Grace, a stronger aura talent can also profile a person based on their aura field. Luther and Grace end up being hooked up to locate a killer in the Hawaiian islands. Having never met before, Luther and Grace both have different opinions formed of the other prior to meeting at the airport. They find that they were both wrong and the attraction is intense and immediate. Once ...more
Eva
The prologue to Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz set a fast pace for a story that switched gears by chapter one. I assume Krentz was trying to segue from the previous book, but it made too much of an event that wasn’t that important to the book. Part of the book’s problem was that Krentz switches point of view from chapter to chapter without indicating who we’re following. Chapter one refers to “The big man”, chapter two “they” suggests a more distant narrative voice, chapter three starts with “h ...more
Mary
This is another one of Krentz's book from her Arcane Society series. Grace and Luther make a great team. Krentz's theories on paranormal theories are well-planned and consistent. I like the fact that she keeps introducing new paranormal senses. I think we have the possibility (capabilities?) of having some paranormal senses and have to agree with what she writes in the book that we it's perhaps not because we don't have the capabilities but that we don't use or are not aware of those capabilitie ...more
Jane Stewart
4.5 stars. I really liked it and recommend it. It’s well done with a feel good ending.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
I had a tough time deciding between 4 and 5 stars, but somehow I ended up with 4, which fits my definition of “really liked it.” The author is using a standard formula, but it works well and is entertaining. There were many lines that had me chuckling. The two main characters are neat. I liked their back stories and their developing interactions. I also enjoyed the author’s video clip about t
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Metaspinster
Love this installment of the Arcane series! First of all, the "Nightshade" plot arch is coming to a boil in this one.

But also, both our hero and heroine and the eccentric cast of their friends and enemies are all unusual and interesting. Love the theme here of injured people who are not "broken." We have Grace, a powerful psychic profiler and former foster kid who once lived on the streets and is burdened with a trauma-induced aversion to physical touch. And we have Luther, a twice-divorced for
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Sally Bennett
At the end of my third decade of being a JAK fan, I find that her latest few Arcane Society books are leaving me cold.

I like the setup of the Arcane Society versus Nightshade, but the Nightshade agents are always weaker and rely on tricks or artificial enhancements of their natural paranormal abilities; as a result, the outcome is never in doubt. Nightshade villains are simply no match for the true talents of the Arcane Society, whose abilities are so rare or so far off the charts that they can
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The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, 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.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Sant
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