Jayne Ann Krentz
Series: Dark Legacy #1
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Publish Date: January 10, 2012
Source: Public Library
Abby Radwell, Sam Coppersmith
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rare book. An ancient code. An all-new novel from the New York Times-bestselling master of passion and the paranormal.Abby and Sam are your typical quirky Krentz characters. I liked both of them from the beginning. Their connection was immediate and fast paced.
Within the pages of very rare books some centuries old lie the secrets of the paranormal. Abby Radwell's unusual psychic talent has made her an expert in such volumes-and sometimes taken her into dangerous territory. After a deadly incident in the private library of an obsessive collector, Abby receives a blackmail threat, and rumors swirl that an old alchemical text known as The Key has reappeared on the black market.
Convinced that she needs an investigator who can also play bodyguard, she hires Sam Coppersmith, a specialist in paranormal crystals and amber-"hot rocks." Passion flares immediately between them, but neither entirely trusts the other. When it comes to dealing with a killer who has paranormal abilities, and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing to obtain an ancient alchemical code, no one is safe.
The book had its suspense moments, but my favorites were the comedic ones. Especially the book signing event. Abby’s family was even more unusual than her, but they all considered her to be the strange one.
The suspense portion wasn’t all that suspenseful. I felt that the bad guys were handled a little to easily. There was no kind of real effort involved in getting rid of them. No struggle at all, like they just gave themselves up.
With all that said, I still enjoyed the book because of the chemistry between Sam and Abby. That’s what kept me engaged in the overall story.