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About the Author
Jayne Ann Krentz (b. 1948) is an American author of romance novels, including the popular Arcane Society series. Krentz writes under a variety of additional pen names, including Jayne Castle and Amada Quick. She has published more than 120 books in the contemporary, historical, and paranormal romance genres, with tens of millions of copies in print.
Place of Birth:San Diego, CA
Education:BA in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Librarianship from San Jose State University (California)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have finished reading 'Call it Destiny', and I am massively disappointed. The characters were weak and deplorable, they severely deviate from one's first impression of them by the end of the novel. Heather is not a strong independent woman, far from it. She's sickeningly subservient by the end of the book and her capitulation at every opportunity to stand her ground was exceedingly infuriating. Jake is predictably chauvinistic and unapologetically arrogant. His misogynistic tendencies become more apparent as the story progresses. The author is sloppy in her attempts to pacify readers with mediocre sex scenes and a rare glimpse at Jake's vulnerability. Yet again, a sad childhood has been constructed to excuse the male character¿s offensive nature. A less than favourable adolescence, coupled with spurts of lukewarm coitus, is used throughout the novel to ineffectually conceal her desecration of love. This book is despicable. It is a horrendous mockery of love--the prize, for some, we hope to one day attain or, for others, reclaim. Krentz has managed to sully the beauty of love with this atrocious work of fiction. No amount of sex could adequately compensate for these one-dimensional characters. I hated this book. The ending was insipid and rather predictable. As usual, the male came out on top (figuratively, as well as literally). While reading this drivel I kept flipping back to the cover-page to remind myself that a female author was writing such misogyny. Anyone who believed in love before (reading this book) would be sorely disappointed by Krentz's rendition. I was. My advice? ...Be happy...read something else.
When Heather Strand had been wild and rebellious, she waved goodbye to her family as she rode away on the back of a Yamaha motorcycle with Rick. Her father wanted her to take over the family business, the Hacienda, an upscale hotel with no equal in the near area. Father and daughter were just too alike and clashed too often. ............................... Now Heather returns home. She has proven to herself, and everyone else, that she could succeed on her own in the hotel business. Her father is stepping down and she is taking over. She also plans to wed her father's right-hand man, Jake Cavender. But on her wedding night she finds some business files and learns that she has been betrayed by Jake and her father. .................................................................... ...................... **** This is one of Jayne Ann Krentz's older novels. Personally, I believe her older novels are her best works. I recently reread this one and loved it as much as I did the first time years ago. The author puts some real tension between her main characters, reasons that are believable and not simply misunderstandings. ****