Between the Lines Author:Jayne Ann Krentz Amber Langley had married for all the right reasons... — There was no passion to break her heart, no love to risk and lose. Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who'd been hurt in love before. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement. At first. — But something wasn't right.... more » The heat in Gray's eyes told her there was more to this than a polite, passionless marriage. But Gray's cool, impersonal distance left Amber wondering about the man she'd married. Amber never imagined she'd be the one demanding more, yearning to feel things she vowed she would never risk again.« less
I guess it's always a bit of a gamble picking up an old title from the 80s or 90s that's been reissued with a new cover. Many just don't hold up over time. But lots of the old Jayne Anne Krentz and Jayne Castle classics (Flash, Trust Me, Wildest Hearts, Deep Waters, Grand Passion, etc) are still witty and fun. Enough that I've collected them again here on PBS and enjoyed rereading them.
Sorry to say it, but this one is something of a howler. As acknowledged, I'm generally a huge JAK/JC fan, but the only good reason to read this book might be technical: here you can see the author just starting to put together the elements of her winning formula. She's honed that formula over the years so now it's just about perfect every time. But this was an early, less-than-successful attempt.