Grand Passion Author:Jayne Ann Krentz With more than twenty New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz is one of America's best-loved contemporary authors. Discover her magic in this absolutely irresistible novel.... Cleopatra Robbins has imagined the moment when she'll meet the man of her dreams. But when Max Fortune strides into the Robbins' Nest Inn, a devastatin... more »g sensation sweeps through her. She knows it's him. And he's all wrong! Head of the giant Curzon Hotel chain, a cynical man whose only passion in life has been for rare works of art, Max is looking for five priceless paintings left to him by his mentor, Jason Curzon. Max takes one long look at Cleo Robbins and feels fierce desire sweep through him...a feeling so powerful that he soon starts helping to fix everything from the plumbing to the fractured lives of the inn's quirky denizens. Despite their mutual attraction, Max senses that Cleo is hiding something -- and by the time he realizes it's not the paintings, it's almost too late to save her from the danger rising out of her past. As suspense and desire intensify, this delightful duo sweep us toward a dramatic ending in a love story beyond compare...« less
First off let me say I love Krentz - she is one of my all time favorite writers. Having said that though this is not one of my favorite books. It just didn't grab my attention like some of her others and I struggled to finish it. I would choose most of her other books before recommending this one.
Head of the giant Curzon hotel chain,a cynical man w/a passion for rare works of art,Max is looking for 5 priceless paintings left to him by his mentor,Jason Curzon.With one long look at Cleo Robbins,Max knows he's gazing at a masterpiece...and for the first time in his life,the solitary and powerful executive is overcome w/the strangest desire for that wonderful institution called home.