352 pages, 8.25 × 5.42 × 0.94 in
August 27, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0373778260
ISBN - 13: 9780373778263
Read from the Book
"You're crazy!"The words echoed in Lacey Seldon's ears as she guided the snappy red Fiat off the Washington State Ferry and up the ramp to the lush, green island that was to be her home for the summer.She'd been hearing those words or similar ones for the past three months, ever since she'd exploded the bomb of her decision. The shock waves were probably still ricocheting around the Iowa cornfields, reverberating through the small, midwestern university town where she had been born and raised and where she had lived every one of her twenty-nine years."You're crazy!"Everyone had told her that. The head librarian had said it in his kindly, paternalistic manner when she had handed in her resignation as chief of the Reference Department.Her parents had said it, her mother in tears, when she gave them the news. Her father the banker and her brother the stockbroker had taken the rational, economic approach:"Leave a good job just when you're in line for another promotion? Don't be an idiot, Lacey!""You haven't even got another job to go to! At least wait until you've found something else!""Take the money left over from the sale of your house and live on that? But that should be set aside for the future! You may need it for something really important someday!"Her mother's arguments, predictably enough, were more emotional. In that respect they were probably more honest. She, at least, was saying the things everyone else was really thinking."But you can't move away! You've lived here
From the Publisher
Love never goes by the book
Lacey Seldon is determined to cut loose from her librarian past. An island paradise in Puget Sound seems the perfect place to find liberation
until she meets Holt Randolph. He's unlike any man she's ever met, with a touch that makes her hunger for more. But offering him her heart might be more than she can bear. Will it bring her to her kneesor into his arms?
Rare-book dealer Alina Corey chooses to live like the heroine of her favorite Renaissance book, presiding over a court of glittering literati, and keeping a witty distance from love. But her perspective shifts when Jared Troy, a combative history scholar, suddenly challenges her to a passion that's larger-than-life. His powers of persuasion are formidableand his talents incredible. When he turns his seductive charm on Alina, her careful plans don't stand a chance.
About the Author
Jayne Ann Krentz is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romantic-suspense novels. She also writes historical romance under the name Amanda Quick and paranormal romance under the name Jayne Castle. Jayne loves to hear from her readers and can be found at www.facebook.com/JayneAnnKrentz.
"Krentz's flair for creating intriguing, inventive plots; crafting clever dialogue between two perfectly matched protagonists; and subtly infusing her writing with a deliciously tart sense of humor are, as always, simply irresistible."--Booklist