Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Review - Running Hot

Running Hot, an Arcane Society novel
by Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz rarely disappoints me in the romance department of her books and this Arcane Society installment is no exception. Hot, hot, hot. The story, however, is not as intricate or as riveting as some of the others in this series. Which leaves me wondering where everything is headed, or even if this installment really had anything to do with the overall plot of the series? In Running Hot we find another storyline where J & J is investigating a possible Nightshade operative and trying to stop the renegade organization from producing and distributing the Founders Formula which enhances the level of talent in paranormal sensitives. The formula, of course, still causes madness in those that take it as well as kills them if they stop. The two main characters, Luther and Grace, are both high level Aura reading talents, which helps to spark off the romantic aspect, but unfortunately not the plot line. Still a good read, but more of spin-off of the Arcane Society series instead of an integral part. My favorite Arcane Society novels are still the ones that take place back in Victorian era England. While I appreciate the paranormal world that Krentz has attempted to maintain in modern times, something just doesn't translate and leaves me somewhat unsatisfied. *Peace and Good Reads*

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