Midnight Jewels Author:Jayne Ann Krentz Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz dazzles with this thrilling contemporary romance of deadly secrets and desires. When a mysterious man enters a bookshop and demands a rare collection of 18th-century erotica, the owner has no idea that she will soon be a part of his dark and intriguing world.
This is one of my favorites of hers but is an older book that has been reprinted so is typical of her strong controlling male characters. Mercy finds a rare book that Croft has believed was destroyed in a fire several years earlier along with a man who should have been destroyed with it. He wants to see the book and frightens her; of course ends up 'with' her to keep her safe though she doesn't believe she's in any danger and of course he can't tell her what he knows...anyways, if you can stand a dominant male like this one (I happen to like her characters provided I dont have to live with them myself!) you'll like this story.
Mercy Pennington owns a second-hand bookstore and has gotten her hands on a book that Croft Falconer would almost kill so have. So would someone else, literally. A good Krentz novel with humor and quick wittedness.