Between the Lines
Jayne Ann Krentz
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Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM By Jayne Ann Krentz

There was no passion to break her heart, no love to risk and lose Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who d been hurt in love before It was a mutually beneficial arrangement.At first But something wasn t right The heat in Gray s eyes told her there was to this than a polite, passionless marriage.There was no passion to break her heart, no love to risk and lose Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who d been hurt in love before It was a mutually beneficial arrangement.At first But something wasn t right The heat in Gray s eyes told her there was to this than a polite, passionless marriage But Gray s cool, impersonal distance left Amber wondering about the man she d married.Amber never imagined she d be the one demanding , yearning to feel things she vowed she would never risk again.
  • Title: Between the Lines
  • Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • ISBN: 9781551665955
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback

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Lara Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
This is one of Ms. Krentz's early books, published in the mid-80's. Her heroine is typical of her books - someone who has intelligence and is capable. The hero is also typical - strong and understated. This book lacks a murder, which was refreshing. And I really enjoyed the fact that Gray was so willing to let Amber find her own way. He trusted her and really paid attention to her. Yes, he makes mistakes, but they are not because he is overbearing or condescending towards Amber.Because this book [...]
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Maria Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
I hovered between three and four stars for this book, but the characterization and dialogue, as usual, pushed me up a notch. The plot and humor are also good. I have read this book many times, and although not one of my favorites, I still have no problem re-reading it over and over.
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Lisa Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
I found this book to be kind of frustrating for a variety of reasons.(view spoiler)[At the beginning of the story we have the hero, Gray, proposing a "friendship" marriage to the heroine, Amber. Amber goes on and on about how she's not a passionate person and doesn't want anything more than a quiet, respectful relationship with Gray. Then, immediately after they get married she starts basically throwing herself at him and getting extremely frustrated when he doesn't have sex with her. In short, [...]
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SaraJean Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
This book didn't live up to Krentz's usual reputation at all. It's simply a slightly better written romance novel.
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Kate Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
This is an oldie that is a little outdated but still fun to read. I've always loved Krentz's style.
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Gina Salamon Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
As this was one of Jayne's older stories (I believe it was first published in 1989) I wasn't surprised to find it not quite up to par with what I would expect to get in a Jayne Ann Krentz book. Still, I enjoyed reading Gray and Amber's story, which got more interesting with each chapter.No matter how experienced, I believe we all grow as writers with every page.
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Cruth Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
Author: Jayne Ann KrentzFirst published: 1986Length: 253 pagesSetting: Contemporary. Bellevue, Washington and Tucson.Sex: Explicit. Reasonably frequent. Some fade to black.Hero: business consultant and her boss.Heroine: PAA 1980s Harlequin Temptation with all that implies.☑ Good author who went on to make a big name in romance (as did Lori Foster, Jennifer Crusie, Barbara Delinsky)☑ Strong man with hidden macho depths but in touch with his feelings.☑ Powerful woman who has a secret desire [...]
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Holly Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
A really good debut novel! There are places where I felt the story line dragged with too much personal interaction between characters; some of it could've been summed up and would have kept the story moving better. And it felt like it reached the climax too soon, and then the end seemed to drag on--I kept expecting the excitement level to rise one more time as the "bad guy" was corraled, but it didn't really. If not for those two rather nitpicky things, it would've been a 5 star book for me.The [...]
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Kari Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
This is the Jayne that I know and love. As much as I like her Arcane series, I think I like her older novels better. Between the Lines is a marriage of convenience tale, but from the start you can see that both care about each other. Gray is actually in love with Amber, but he talks her into marrying him for convenience sake. She has been pretty hurt int he past and he knows he must take his time to show her she can love again. Gray is such a great guy, anyone would have to be crazy not to fall [...]
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Farah Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
Loved it !! The book was perfectly balanced , it had a little suspense , a lot of humor and of course romance. The characters had chemistry and the build up between them was done nicely. Gray was very charming , he's humorous , intelligent and calm in a very sexy way. Amber was a character I enjoyed a lot , I usually find trouble with Jayne's heroines but not Amber. She's witty , funny , very honest and would gladly waltz in a dangerous situation and disarm it with her clever imagination and thr [...]
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Jessica Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
3.5 starsI'm not sure why, but I really like marriage of convenience stories, especially when they provide time in the story for the characters to develop a relationship and get to know and care for each other. The sexual politics were a little old-fashioned at times ("conjugal duties") but it was written 25 years ago and is less regressive than some of the stuff I see on tv now (*cough*GOP primaries*cough*).Anyway, it's surprisingly sweet and generally funny thanks to the banter about cowboy po [...]
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Cecily Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
This was all delightfully 1980s - the hairstyles, the clothes and the action (sans cell phones and internet). I felt very nostalgic for this time and its romance novels as it was the period during which I was devouring Mills and Boon novels at a prodigious rate as a teenager and then as a university student in my 'non study' mode. Simple stories, alpha males with a discreetly tough employment background, women who stand their ground and straightforward sex. I too am a bit of a sucker for a marri [...]
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StacieM. Ritchie Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
Cormick Grayson is a very serious business man that has an interest in an obscure Southwestern poet. He hires Amber to be his secretary. It is soon obvious she doesn’t have the typing talents and she becomes his assistant. He proposes out of the blue, and Amber is hesitant at first. She agrees and it doesn’t seem right from the beginning. She initiates the physical side of their relationship and they are content in their marriage. Someone from her past comes to haunt her, and Cormick’s bus [...]
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Marybelle Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
I have no idea why I love this book. The male protagonist, Gray, is arrogant and thinks he knows it all when it comes to the female protagonist, Amber. Amber, let's face it, is a total twit. Who else but a twit would think that a friendly, amicable marriage without passion could work? But there is something in their chemistry that keeps the reader interested. Perhaps it's because all of us at one time or another play into both these extremes when it comes to relationships. Perhaps it's because s [...]
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Blue Eyed Vixen Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
My first read of this author and what I have surmised is one of her early works.This romance is pretty straight forwards with a few good doses of humour. Gray the alpha-male hiding under the demure mask of a investigative assessor with an at time very funny obsession about an obscure southwestern poet. I liked that Amber was neither naive or a pushover. Taking the initiative when the situation didn't go her way even if she misread what was happening. A fairly quick read and I would like to try m [...]
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Fai Kavochi Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
When an author sets out to educate and entertain at the same time, then you probably won't have enough time for their books. Who would have known that people like Sherborn Ulysses Twitchell existed:The South Western Poet, if it were not for such sweet authours. I liked Cormick Grayson's calmness though at times I found him a little boring with his way of approach to serious issues. Ozzie and Roger should have been brought out more strongly maybe that would have created another flow to the story. [...]
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Danielle Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
This is one of JAK's 1980s battle-of-the-sexes books, which aren't usually my favourite examples of her style. This, however, was definitely one of the better novels of the period. The plot's reasonably unusual, and the relationship between the two leads is intriguing. It's a nice bridge between her overly passive heroines of the early 80s, and the snappy, Katherine Hepburnesque dialogue we expect now from a JAK book.
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Livia Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
BETWEEN THE LINES is a classic romance novel from the late 80s featuring a hero and heroine that find love during a marriage of convenience. Amber Langley marries her boss because he has all the right moves and because she feels she will never find the excitement of real love. She however underestimates her boss, now husband, Gray. A fun read that has all the elements of a true romance in my opinion, especially the hostile ex.
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Pat Cromwell Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
Wonderful couple! Another of my favorites. From beginning to end this book is great. Here we have a hero -- prelude I thinks to Oliver in Wildest hearts -- who is not at all what he seems. Short excellent read, you will love the ending. One reviewer on describes Amber's boss as "mild mannered --- a superman in clark kent clothing." And that definitely sums up the hero Grayson.
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Gloria Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
Another comfort read from Krentz' backlist. I read this years ago, so this was repeat for me. I love this author, and prlific as she is, I wish she would write faster! Older book, so some of the male-female interactions are a little dated, but recommended anyway. If you like Krentz, you will enjoy it.
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Jadzia Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
3,5 stars. Could've been even 4 if I were in a better mood ;)What can I say? As far as Krentz's books for harlequin and other publishers of the type go, this one was pretty good. It lacked maybe a little more electricity between heroes. I mean, were was the suspence in their relationship? But it was a fine quick read.
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Judy Goodnight Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
My favorite part of this book besides the romance between Amber and Gray is the sub-plot revolving around the Western poet, Sherborne Ulysses Twitchell. JAK brings just the right touch of humor to the story with the scholarly war about the excruciatingly bad poetry of SUT.
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Carla Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
This is an entertaining alpha-male type romance. Fairly predictable but a fun escape read. There are some funny bits about a bad southwestern poet throughout. The female lead is somewhat passive (yet not), which may be annoying to some. Spicy.
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Rebecca C. Hess Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
-boring as wellSloppy plotlines and no tension between the protagonist and her new husband. It seemed like this book was written as an afterthought or only to fulfill the authors obligations to her publisher.
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Laura Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
Again I was reminded of my youth, devouring romances where the equality of the sexes is so unbalanced - the man is definitely in charge. This one had no premarital sex but still some steamy scenes. It is very mid 1980s.
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Susan Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
I really enjoyed listening to this Jayne Ann Krentz novel. I have read a couple of other Jayne Ann Krentz novels but they were more of the paranormal variety - the Arcane Society series. This was one of her earlier novels.
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Susan Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
When I re-read the description after finishing the book I realized it was exactly as described. While an enjoyable quick read it certainly did not suffer from too much subtlety! There is a lot of Southwest imagery (I should I seen this on the cover!) to accompany the very detailed romance.
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Nibrock Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
Easy, straight forward story.
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Maggie Shanley Nov 20, 2018 - 08:04 AM
OK older style romance. After reading this, I appreciate the more modern day romances that are quirky and fun and not as predictable.
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Between the Lines By Jayne Ann Krentz There was no passion to break her heart, no love to risk and lose Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who d been hurt in love before It was a mutually beneficial arrangement.At first But something wasn t right The heat in Gray s eyes told her there was to this than a polite, passionless marriage.There was no passion to break her heart, no love to risk and lose Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who d been hurt in love before It was a mutually beneficial arrangement.At first But something wasn t right The heat in Gray s eyes told her there was to this than a polite, passionless marriage But Gray s cool, impersonal distance left Amber wondering about the man she d married.Amber never imagined she d be the one demanding , yearning to feel things she vowed she would never risk again.

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