Jenna Ryan was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, but spent her childhood in several different areas of the country. She began creating stories before she could read. Growing up, romance alone had a strong appeal, but as it turned out, romantic suspense was the perfect fit. After all, what could be better than adding the darker elements of a mystery to a romantic relationship? And, oh, the fun of those secondary characters. Over the years, she has worked in several different industries, including modeling, interior design and travel, however, writing has always been her passion - even if she didn't go about it in the usual way. She earned a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and currently lives in a semi-rural setting fifteen minutes from that city.
I just can't seem to get into. I am well into it and it seems dry. I have read at least 7 books while I'm reading this one. The book I think has just taken to long to set everything up. I will most likely finish at some point, but it won't be soon.
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Intriguing storyline and a sizzling romance. Add a couple of well written main characters to care about, and an exciting "who is it" mystery to solve, makes for a good read. However, pay attention or you can miss clues and subplots.
THE STORY revolves around ex-cop turned P.I. Marlowe, duped into finding and revealing the identity of photojournalist and protected witness, Darcy. Because it just doesn't "feel right" he decides to double check on her safety and arrives just in time to interrupt an attack. What follows is an action packed race to discover WHO is actually pursuing Darcy, and WHY.
While the hero/heroine are predictably gorgeous and daring, they are also more complex than many cardboard romance figures. Darcy is smart, feisty, and independent, and while Marlowe is carrying some tragic emotional baggage, he is also intuitive, caring, and loyal to some pretty colorful secondary characters who add substantially to the story.
AUTHOR J. Ryan has a talent for descriptive imagery, crisp action sequences, and witty dialogue, which creates a dark "feel" to the story and draws you into the book. Marlowe's character seems a little underwritten, but it is the sense of hope, danger, and a deepening relationship that makes for a sizzling romance. Overall it is not an easy read, but it is a good read.
You may enjoy the complex characters and storytelling of N. Bruhns, A. Stuart, L. L. Miller, E. Palfrey, R. C. Ryan, or L. Wilde (good storyteller, hot sex scenes, worst endings ever). For sweet, funny, romances with great descriptive imagery and heart touching angst, try S. Fox and C. Colter. For good mystery/criminal detective writers you might try J. D. Robb, D. Stabenow, M. Ferris, J. Evanovich, S. W. Albert, J. Miller or B.J Daniels.
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Well, I'm just trying to figure out what's the deal with the cover art. The guy looks like The Hulk, or Igor from Frankenstein. It looks like he's taking a big bite out of his victim. Very strange. He doesn't fit the visual of the PI in the story. Kinda off-putting, for a pretty decent book. A good intrigue. Sexy cop. Sparky dialogue between H and HH. Jenna Ryan's work is getting really good. Nice tight writing. Put a fake cover over the face of the book.