Reader Review: I liked the "Paid Cpmpanion" and I guess that's because I like Jane Anne Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle a lot. I mean a lot! I have most of her novels in paper and hard back and have attached myself to her new paranornal series about the Arcane society trials and tribulations. I think few authors can write dialogue the way AQ can. This is not her best book but it is still a very good book. I did not find the murder mystery to be a drag on the story...I think these subplots are great for the book and make her work stand out as a cut above the average romance.
"Once again, the incomparable Quick has whipped up a delectable Regency romance" ( Booklist ) about an ice-cold business agreement that turns into something far more heated.
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|Title of Mystery & Detective eBook: Paid Companion, The|
|Release Date: 03-29-2005|
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|Publisher: Jove||Store Sales Rank: 2120|
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Paid Companion, The
Chapter OneThe ghastly, corpse-pale face appeared suddenly, materializing out of the depths of the fathomless darkness like some demonic guardian set to protect forbidden secrets. The lantern light spilled a hellish glare across the stark, staring face.
The man in the small boat screamed at the sight of the monster, but there was no one to hear him.
His shriek of horror echoed endlessly off the ancient stone walls that enclosed him in a corridor of endless night. His shocked start of surprise affected his balance. He staggered, causing the small boat in which he traveled to bob dangerously on the current of the black waters.
His heart pounded. He was abruptly drenched in a chilling sweat. He stopped breathing.
Reflexively he gripped the long pole he had been using to propel the little craft up the sluggish stream, and fought to steady himself.
Mercifully the end of the pole dug solidly into the riverbed, holding the boat steady as the last reverberations of his dreadful cry died away.
The eerie silence descended once more. He managed to breathe again. He stared at the slightly-larger-than-human-sized head, his hands still shaking.
It was merely another one of the ancient classical statues that lay like so many dismembered bodies here and there along the banks of the underground river. The helmet on this one identified it as a figure of Minerva.
Although it was not the first such statue he had come across in the course of this strange journey, it was certainly the most unnerving. The thing resembled nothing so much as a severed head that had been tossed heedlessly into the mud beside the river.
Title: Paid Companion, The
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Arthur, the Earl of St. Merryn, and Elenora are re
September 1, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Bay Area, CA US
Arthur, the Earl of St. Merryn, and Elenora are refreshing as the leading duo. I find Elenora humorous and engaging. She knows when to keep her mouth shut and when to lobby for her interest. She also sees past the cold front Arthur puts up for the world to see. Arthur is not your typical rakish Earl. He is a methodical businessman and has no interest in the social swirl of the ton. But he has a sensitive heart that yearns for compassion. Overall the romance is light and airy. Although, I do wish for a bit more passion and electricity throughout. The love scenes can do with a bit more oomph too. The mystery and the chasing of the murderer is too slow and lacks suspense. I would've enjoyed the reading much more if the subplot didn't take up so much space.
The Paid Companion
September 29, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Carson, CA US
I liked the "Paid Cpmpanion" and I guess that's because I like Jane Anne Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle a lot. I mean a lot! I have most of her novels in paper and hard back and have attached myself to her new paranornal series about the Arcane society trials and tribulations. I think few authors can write dialogue the way AQ can. This is not her best book but it is still a very good book. I did not find the murder mystery to be a drag on the story...I think these subplots are great for the book and make her work stand out as a cut above the average romance.
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