Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay #1)
"It's no wonder that AKrentz's? novels consistently hit bestseller lists."
Eclipse Bay has grown and flourished on the rugged Oregon coast, where the shore can be rocky and forbidding, full of sharp cliffs and hidden coves. Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz, this small town is also filled with secrets as treacherous as the landscape an
There was romance, but it didn't draw me in as much as I would have liked. Rafe Madison and Hannah Harte are the two main characters. Their grandfathers were business partners turned enemies, with a feud that lasted thirty-some years. Hannah's Aunt Isabel owns a large mansion. She believes Rafe and Hannah are right for each other, even though they have never dated. When she dies she leaves her mansion to ...more
This book attempts to be a modern day Romeo and Juliet, with the children of two feuding families developing a romantic interest in one another. Something about the feud never resonated with me, though, and I got increasingly annoyed every time they talked about what the Harts would do or what a Madison would do, as if every member of the same family has the same p ...more
In the small town of Eclipse Bay nothing is more certain than the Harte/Madison feud. Hannah Harte and Rafe Madison are expected to continue the tradition but when they are thrust together by an unexpected inheritance, they soon discover that what they feel for each other is far from hatred. Unfortunately, their return to Eclipse Bay has also awakened a dormant threat that may jeopardize everything they are working toward.
A sweet romance and a solid mystery.
The s ...more
I wanted to love this book, I really did, but it fell flat in a few areas.
Rafe is the small town bad-boy from the Madison family. With a history of failed marriages, his goal in life is to stay out of jail. Rafe cooks like a God, looks like a God, and apparently has the patience of a God to put up with Hannah.
Hannah, daughter of the feuding family, the Harts, is a prissy, ...more
Many years ago, Hannah Harte's and Rafe Madison's grandfathers were in business together. When they both fell for the same woman, it all fell apart and a feud began. Eight years ago, Hannah provided an alibi for Rafe when he was suspected of murder. The rumors swirled but settled. Now that Hannah's great-aun ...more
This was OK. I can't say I liked it. It was all a bit ho-hum and... what wine are they drinking now? - Hmmm wouldn't mind a wine... Perhaps I'll put this book down and go get one... It just didn't grab my attention (except to make me thirsty). I don't think I'll continue with the next book.
It started out with a pretty well-known premise—think Romeo and Juliet, only modern. You have the children of two families, with grudges dating back to their grandparents. It’s nothing new, or nothing you haven’t read in the real Romeo and Juliet. But I think the most off putting part, is that all the characters are “hate ...more
I never put spoilers in my reviews.
Ms. Krentz is my favorite 3 headed author: Amanda Quick (past,) Jayne Ann Krentz (present,) Jayne Castle (future.)
This book is romance first and mystery second. She is a gifted writer and while the main storyline is about people around 30, there is a second romance with older folks, too, which I appreciate. I've never understood why people think it's "icky" for certain people or age groups to have passion and love. Love and sex don ...more
Madisons and Hartes have a generational feud that dates back to their grandfathers. But when a Harte aunt leaves her home to her niece and the young Madison boy, everyone thinks she was crazy. But she knew about the time when her niece helped the Madison boy from being prosecuted for a crime he claimed he didn't commit...he was with ...a Harte.
Now both are back, no longer the young adults they were. Someone though isn't happy abo ...more
The little bit of drama that the two were involved in gave the story something more than just a love story. Most of all, their honesty and determination carry them through the invest ...more
Eclipse Bay is in Oregon. The Madisons and Hartes have lived there for years, but a falling out between war buddies Mitchell Madison and Sullivan Harte over a business deal gone sour three generations ago had resulted in a long-standing feud between the families.
Their grandchildren, Rafe Madison and Hannah Harte meet by chance one night on the beach at Eclipse Bay when Rafe is 24 and Hannah 20. Hannah has her life mapped out in front of her, while Rafe's ...more
Eclipse Bay is Book 1 in a trilogy of three, contemporary, romantic-suspense novels. The second book is Dawn in Eclipse Bay. The third book is Summer in Eclipse Bay.
I checked out a Kindle copy of this book through my local library, and the publisher required a rather onerous USB download. The formatting is oddly done with double-spacing between every paragraph. This might actually have made the book easier ...more
Hannah Harte and Rafe Madison are from two families that have hated each other for two generations, their grandparents and their parents, now they're expected to feel the same way. However they feel anything but.
One night, Hannah is on the date with her boyfriend, they get into an argument and gets out of his car and he leaves her in the middle of the night, alone. Hannah, a responsible, o ...more
It’s a kind of modern day Romeo and Juliet…..the two families being at war with each other for three generations and what happens when Hannah Harte and Rafe Madison fall in love with each other.
Well, it’s a bit more than that!!
Rafe Madison is the local bad boy whose main goal i ...more
I really enjoyed this book, and I'm really looking forward to continuing the series.
I happened upon a used copy of this book. It's been sitting on my dresser for awhile, but I decided to give it a try. That was this morning. I finished the book later in the evening. This was quite the feat, since I have two small children. I took advantage of their nap time and put chores on the back burner.
Krentz certainly did a phenomenal job with Eclipse Bay by setting up the plot early and keeping ...more
Predictable story, but lots of family history built up and I enjoyed listening to this book.
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degre ...more