Jayne Ann Krentz has done again what she does so well, give us a great read. I must admit the Arcane Society has not been one of my favorite settings for her. At the opening of Krentz’s disappointing latest featuring the Arcane Society—a covert organization devoted to paranormal research—costume. A woman who hears voices. A man who sees visions. A killer who may elude them both.
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Being called creepy can be hard on your self-esteem–even for an attractive, independent woman like Raine Tallentyre. That’s what happened when she made the mistake of revealing her paranormal abilities, bringing her most recent romantic relationship to a hasty end. Her Aunt Vella, a gifted but troubled soul, had told her years ago to keep her talents a secret.
And now tha Being called creepy can be hard on your self-esteem–even for an attractive, independent woman like Raine Tallentyre. And now that poor Aunt Vella—her last blood relative—has died, Raine has resigned herself to a lonely life.
The victim has survived, and the culprit is on the loose. While Raine hears voices, Zack sees visions and within hours of their meeting, Raine experiences an intense, thrilling intimacy—mental, emotional, and physical—she never dared to expect.
Zack Jones is working for the Arcane Society. But as a killer makes her his target, and a cabal of psychic criminals known as Nightshade operates in the shadows surrounding them, Raine and Zack must rely not only on their powerful abilities but on each other as well.
Hardcoverpages. Published February 1st by Putnam Publishing Group first published The Arcane Society 3. Raine TallentyreZack Jones. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sizzle and Burnplease sign up. Do I need to read the other books in this series first? Or can it be read as a standalone?
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Feb 06, LibraryLass rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just what I like. A bit of danger, a bit of paranormal, lots of romance, a good amount of sexual tension. This was a great addition to the series.
Am so looking forward to her next one when she goes back to her AQ persona. Highly recommended as per usual with JAK’s books.
View all 4 comments. May 29, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: Sizzle and Burn 4 Stars Synopsis: Raine can hear voices while Zack has visions. With Raine in the sights of a deranged serial killer and a secret cabal of psychic criminals intent on obtaining the Tallentyre family secrets, Raine and Zack must rely both on their abilities and on each other in order to survive.
The most entertaining in the series so far. The romance is wonderful even if the p Sizzle and Burn 4 Stars Synopsis: The romance is wonderful even if the plot is lacking in suspense. Once again, Krentz excels with her dialogue and characterization. Raine krenz wit and sarcasm to conceal her insecurities but is, nevertheless, a self-sufficient woman with a powerful sense of justice.
Zack is absolutely gorgeous, and I really enjoyed kretnz way in which he helps Raine come to terms with her abilities. Their chemistry definitely sizzles and burns and it was interesting to see their relationship develop from extremely hot and sensual to intensely emotional.
I also liked the fact that their romance is not plagued by any contrived misunderstandings or trust issues. My only real problem with the story is that the serial killer plot is so minor as to be almost non-existent and has very little relevance to the main storyline.
Sizzle and Burn – Jayne Ann Krentz
As a fan of serial killer books, I was hoping for more details on the victims and the murderer but this is not forthcoming and is ultimately resolved very quickly and almost as an afterthought. The psychic cabal plot is more complex and better developed with additional details provided about the Nightshade organization introduced in the previous book. There is also a nifty plot twist and cliffhanger at the end to keep the reader guessing. It should be noted that it is not necessary to read the series in order.
There is no direct connection between the plots of the individual books perhaps because some are contemporary while others are historical. The only common thread is the Jones family and the Arcane society, and it is fairly easy to grasp their significance in the series arc. I look forward to reading the next installment.
Jun 04, Anita rated it really liked it Shelves: I found myself liking a lot of things about this book. Raine and Zack were great characters, both with their own unique traits, and a wonderfully compatible relationship. I winced a little bit at the “meant to be” vibes, but I set those aside after the two of th Actual Rating: I winced a little bit at the “meant to be” vibes, but I set those aside after the two of them started working together and proving that they would have been compatible with each other, paranormal senses or not.
I love that Raine has a signature “screw you” smile–it makes for a great strong heroine in a sea of testosterone in this book. Zack is the typical alpha male, but I’m not going to hold that against him since he was a great guy. The mystery was actually pretty enjoyable There turned out to be entirely too many things going on towards the end that just seemed like a jumbled mess.
At some point I found myself wondering whether or not our mysteries even got solved and I have a nagging feeling there were loose ends somewhere. I am going to continue reading books in this series and books by this author. And that is all that matters. Raine Tallentyre hears voices.
Usually of the bad-mojo kind. He claims to sees visions. Krentz never disappoints, especially not with her Arcane Society books. And Sizzle and Burn is no exception. This was a wonderful mix of suspense, romance, and paranormal elements with the aroma of a thriller thrown into the mix.
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I loved both Zack and Raine and their quirky senses of humor, and the attraction between tham and the growing passion and bond packed quite a punch.
Krentz masterfully weaving the romance into the intriguing, gripping, and intense suspense plot. This was a gripping, tension krent book sprinkled with just enough paranormal elements to keep things lively and interesting, and an explosive romance that will leave you begging for more.
Jul 06, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: This one was no exception. The only thing that bothered me was that I had the feeling I had read part of this plot line in another book somewhere, and it drove me crazy trying to figure out what it was. But, other than that it was really a fast read.
If you notice I got through a book pretty fast that’s a good indication I am really into it. Sep 22, Sandy rated it really liked it Shelves: Raine has psychic abilities. These voices are of violent emotions and who has the most violent emotions, murderers and serial killers. Raine has worked for a number of years with a police detective that acknowledges her abilities but not why she has them. Her Aunt Vella spent the last years of her life in a krehtz institution for having the same abilities.
Her father was a researcher and after her mother’s death Aunt Vella raised her. When her father also died two others helped Raine has psychic abilities. When her father also died two others helped her Aunt during her downward slide to madness. All this because of the Arcane society. Now an Arcane Agent has come to ask her help in finding a missing agent. Raine is attracted to this agent who also has psychic abilities.
Can she overcome a lifetime of anger against the Arcane Society? I enjoyed this book as it has different characters and a very different plot to any I have read. The Society is a secret society of krenyz with psychic abilities to help or get what they want – some good some bad.
They are a murder mystery with a twist. Am beginning to wonder if I should read more of JAK’s contemporaries. The plot is not super different than the others, but I enjoy the balance more a lot of the time. Ajn also kind of enjoy the Arcane Society books. I also enjoy how this book dealt with Bradley, someone who the heroine had thought might be a good potential boyfriend who rejected her advances.
It’s interesting, because Bradley is consistently portrayed as a good cop, and a mostly good guy, who just isn’t that into h This I enjoyed.