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Silver Linings Hardcover – Large Print, August 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 403 pages
  • Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc (August 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568950233
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568950235
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,491,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Romantic Times There is no finer exponent of contemporary romance.... --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romantic-suspense novels. She also writes historical romance under the name Amanda Quick and paranormal romance under the name Jayne Castle. Jayne loves to hear from her readers and can be found at www.facebook.com/JayneAnnKrentz. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.

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Then she gets pissed because he said no.
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The tripe that's written - these authors need to toke a little more time for story development instead of just churning this tripe out on unsuspecting purchasers.
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I would start this review by saying this is one of the top three of my favourite JAKs...but then I stopped and realised I have 12 to 15 top three JAKS!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 7, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I would start this review by saying this is one of the top three of my favourite JAKs...but then I stopped and realised I have 12 to 15 top three JAKS! Yes, she is a formula writer. If you don't care for the formula, then don't buy her. Simply enough. For those that appreciate her deft wit, her sharp repartee, there is no one like her. I adore her writings and think this is a one of her better ones.

Mattie Sharp stared down at the man dressed all in white, watching him die. When he uttered to "tell him reign in hell", she knew she'd stepped into the middle of something very bad. The "him" was Hugh Abbott, a man she has been trying to avoid for a year, a man she once offered to follow to the ends of the earth - or in this case to St. Gabriel's Island.

Hugh Abbott was her aunt's 'pet wolf'. He was a security expert and troubleshooter for the large multinational business her aunt inherited. Since her aunt adores Hugh's genes, she fixed him up with her niece, Ariel. Maddie watched the mismatched romance go down in flames, knowing from the first time she saw him her sister was all wrong for Hugh. Maddie stood by, waiting, knowing she was falling in love with him. When the expected breakup came, Maddie made her pitch. A candlelight dinner, a good bottle of wine, and a memorable night of lovemaking, in Maddie's mind, were the formula to Hugh's heart - or so she thought. Only, when the morning came for Hugh to leave for St. Gabriel's Isle, he refused to take Maddie. He tried to tell her it was bad timing. He was angry over the break up of his engagement with Ariel, but it came out all wrong, with him saying Maddie was "just not his type".

So hurt by the rejection, Maddie made sure she stayed away from Hugh.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "kitrin" on February 5, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am a big fan of Krentz in all of her psuedonyms and this book was no exception. I especially appreciated that throughout the book Mattie sticks up for herself. Even though she loves Hugh he must prove himself worhy of that love. Also Mattie wont let him intimidate her into forgiving him or doing whatever he wants her to do. I love a character with a mind of her own.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 10, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have long been a Jayne Ann Krentz fan, in all her psuedonyms, and I have to say I was extremely disappointed in this book. I realize that this book is a reissue, somehow it slipped by me the first time around, and I wish I had left it as missed. Ms. Krentz usually writes her contemp books located around the Seattle area with a strong man and an independant woman. I don't mind the repetition of plots becuase her writing is usually enjoyable to read. I found nothing redeamable in her wirting of this story. Hugh was a crass guy who just wasn't believable. No guy would act that stupid yet have the kind of pshycological insights Hugh had. I realize that was the point Ms. Krentz was trying to get across, that all middle class type guys aren't neanderthals (her word, not mine), but I think she was a little too "unsubtle" in this book. Most of the time I wanted to smack Mattie, and had no sympathic feeling for her at all...what a wuss. Sorry, to bash this book, since I don't like to do that normally, knowing that authors work hard to write, and can do a better job then I ever can, but I just didn't like this story.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you like Jayne Ann Krentz, you'll absolutely love Silver Linings. The story is fast paced with plenty of humour and fun. But the book's real charm lies in its romantic leads. Hugh is one of, if not the, best hero in Krentz's long line of strong, darkly handsome and elusivel dangerous men. He is the epitome of the Alpha male from top to toe, but underneath his neanderthal instincts lies a true and tender love for the heroine. Enter Maddy, who has been burned by Hugh before and is unwillingly to give him another chance to break her heart. Hugh is just was unwilling to accept her repeated rebuffs and orchestrates a grand scheme to get Maddy onto his turf. The novel is a constant struggle between two equally strong personalities as Hugh sets out to win back Maddy's heart and Maddy sets out to make sure this time its for keeps. Krentz is always marvelous at constructing a leading man who is both the heroine's enemy and her hero, her prize. The big bad wolf that needs to be tamed by the woman's loving heart. Hugh is wonderfully elemental and primitve. Very earthy in both his desires and his mindset, he challenges Maddy to step away from her civilized urban existence and take a walk on the wild side. And speaking of wild ... the bedroom scenes are very steamy but also extremely tasteful. This one is definately worth a look. Trust me, once you pick it up it'll be impossible to put it down!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EWG76 on February 14, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Let me start off by saying I have read and will continue to read many JAK books. I like a good beach read and she generally churns out a good, if entirely predictable, product. That said, I seriously contemplated putting this one down about 1/4th of the way through because the hero was such a jerk. This is probably the 3rd or 4th product review on Amazon I have ever written in 10+ years buying from the site (which should tell you something). I don't need heros to be perfect, but this guy's dialogue was so incredibly obnoxious it was like fingernails on a blackboard. I know he's supposed to be irritating at first to set up tension, I just never got over the tension. I don't know why the heroine is attracted to him. The best you can say is that it's possible to come out of the book feeling like he cares about her (although love seems doubtful). I know many books have obstacles to overcome, but throughout this book the guy doesn't listen, is condescending, let me repeat 'doesn't listen' and rides roughshod over the heroine. It felt like he was trying to be Indiana Jones when Indy is being a bit of a jerk and minus all the non-jerk moments which make Indy great and minus all the stuff that makes Indy cool. I got to the end and liked everyone except the hero. This could have been a good book if even a shred of depth had been written into the hero's character. Otherwise he was just icky.

If you're new to JAK -- stick with "Absolutely Positively", "Perfect Partners" or "Trust Me". Save your money and skip this one.
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