Saturday, January 9, 2010

Review of Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz


Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz

Wow! JAK has fired off another awesome Arcane Novel! Fired Up is an incredibly well-paced, fascinating paranormal romantic suspense. Even though the romance is the least well-developed part of this book, and the characters are not fleshed out as well as I usually like, I was completely, happily absorbed by this story. JAK is fabulous at weaving together separate story lines and building the tension. I love how she is jumping around in history, and connecting the stories of her historical paranormal romances and now the modern descendants of these characters. Her paranormal descriptions are among the best you will find anywhere in romance...she really knows how to paint an eerie, powerful and mysterious paranormal setting. Fired Up is very well-written, has excellent dialogue, masterful description of setting, and a fast-paced romance (which I personally like, although some people might be irritated with this). After reading several books recently that really struggled with the pacing, this book was a breath of fresh air. The pacing was perfection. The hero and heroine were interesting characters, but Fallon Jones is the one I am "jonesing" for...sorry, couldn't help myself. I cannot wait for his book, and JAK did a fantastic job setting up the next story. I am a sucker for a mathematical genius. There's something really hot about a pumped-up....brain. For any JAK fans, this story is a must-read. Grade: A

Penelope
P.S. I read this on my kindle, and it was soooooo great. And the addiction continues....

2 comments:

sherry said...

I asked on your goodreads if you thought it was better than Street Game like I did or not. When I say this I'm not meaning to talk bad about Street Game but I just thought this one was a little better. It didn't jump around to much for me and was easier to follow. They are both authors that I will buy I don't care if I have to buy them in hardback because I love them. Have you read Linda Howard's Burn and Ice they were both good books she another of my automatic buys hard or soft back I don't care.

Penelope said...

Hi Sherry! I agree that Fired Up was slightly better than Street Game...not as uneven a read for me. I was going to buy Julie Garwood's Sizzle next, but I thought it was way too expensive for a kindle version, so I am going to wait. I am just starting Skin Game.