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Running Hot (Arcane Society, Bk 5)
Running Hot - Arcane Society, Bk 5
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Ex-cop Luther Malone, lifelong member of the secretive paranormal organization known as the Arcane Society, is waiting to meet Grace Renquist. Hired as an aura-reading consultant in the quest for a murder suspect, she's got zero field experience. She's from tiny Eclipse Bay, Oregon. She's a librarian, for heaven's sake. — As for G...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399155215
ISBN-10: 039915521X
Publication Date: 12/30/2008
Pages: 335
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 140 ratings
Publisher: Putnam
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Running Hot (Arcane Society, Bk 5) on + 1080 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This was a page turning quick read that I had a hard time putting down, but I think it might feel strange if you haven't read the other Arcane Society books. It's not that you'd be lost in the plot, but that her references to characters from previous books is probably a lot more fun if you've read them! I enjoy the "superpowers" she gives her heroes and bad guys, but understand that it may be too out there for some readers.
MELNELYNN avatar reviewed Running Hot (Arcane Society, Bk 5) on + 669 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
ayne Ann Krentz can take very little and make a great tale out of it, and that is what she has done with her Arcane Society Novels. I must admit that the paranormal is a favorite read and she is one of the best when it comes to romance. That said, I did enjoy this book better than the last one. Anything written by her is on my must have list. The heat between her couples is electric and yet she handles it in a mature and romantic way.

The heat between Luther Malone and Grace Renquist is wonderful and I can only wish to meet someone and find the response that they have to each other. Both belong to the society and are recruited to check out a man suspected of murdering the daughter of another couple who are members of the society. Both can read auras and both are well above 10 on the Jones index. A scale that measures psychic energy.

Luther is a former cop. He now lives in Hawaii and works as a bartender when not working for Jones and Jones, the agency that oversees the Society. He was shot on his last job and walks with a cane. Not only can he see auras he can manipulate them.

Grace has secrets of her own, she now works as a librarian in the Society researching psychic powers and the people who have them as well as where they inherited them from. She is keeping a low profile because her former employer got involved with Nightshade and tried to murder her. Only her ability saved her from being murdered.

The job is supposed to be a quick peek and run back to headquarters. However, they stumble onto a meeting of the top members of Nightshade, the nemesis of the Society. Wherever Nightshade goes it stirs conflict and infighting. They are quickly caught up in a maelstrom of violence and assorted schemes.

I found it very entertaining and an enjoyable read. The romance is hot and the story involved. In other words a story as only Jayne Krentz can write them. Worth the money and the time, I encourage you to get this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved it! I have to admit I do like the modern "Arcane" books better than the victorian, but I do like them all. I loved the fact that the hero in this book, was not physically perfect. It really added to the charm. I can't wait to see how she ties the Arcane books in with Harmony. Enjoy!!
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I truly enjoyed this book. The pace was quick, the characters flawed but lovable, and the action easy to follow. A great read!
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Loved this book. You jump right into the middle of the action first thing! Then it gets better after that. The characters are interesting and I like how you find out more about their past in the middle of the book which then adds more intrigue and excitement about what could potentially happen.
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I just loved this book! Grace is such a different type of heroine, and she and Luther have both been damaged in different ways. They come together fast (and hot), but the sense of emotional connection is there from the beginning. It's clear they're perfect for each other and that Luther has no intention of letting her go now that he's found her. I found myself sniffling a bit as Grace realized she'd found a home with Luther and his band of fellow survivors.


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