In Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women, Jayne Ann Krentz and the contributors to this volume–all best-selling romance writers–explode myths and biases. In Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women, Jayne Ann Krentz and the contributors to this volume—all best-selling romance writers—explode myths and biases. Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance. Front Cover. Jayne Ann Krentz. HarperCollins Publishers,

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Jun 24, Tanita S. University of Newcastle Dangerlus. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.

It’s a little dated written inbut there are a lot of danberous essays. This book did an excellent job of that, more so than any other book I recall, in response to the need of finding out what’s going on in an abstruse subject.

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dangedous We should not forget that the primary function of popular novels is to entertain. I was compelled to see if the hero figured out how much he loved the heroine.


Read the Kinsale essay only since that was the one most reviewers agreed was best. At some points I was even a dangerous men and adventurous women by jayne krentz embarrassed by the weakness or illogic of certain claims. Fortunately, I don’t think Jayne Ann Krentz does dry. Open to the public Book English Flinders University. Apr 17, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Adventurouw fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance

Published on August 21, She earned a B. These 2 locations in Queensland: Oct 09, Lara rated it liked it Shelves: Why do “trashy” romance novels make up forty percent of mass market paperback sales each year?

That romances, far from degrading women, actually celebrate and empower women, since they always emerge triumphant over men in the requisite happy ending.

Paperbackpages. It demonstrates eloquently that thinking about the contemporary state of culture goes on beyond the ivory tower and that it is byy and compelling. Despite being a little dated now, I think this book of essays is still helpful for understanding why people like what they do when it comes dangerous men and adventurous women by jayne krentz romance novels. I’m not sure that was the intent that was in mind–this book is written in short chapters and sort of assumes that it is written to fellow women who are either already in on the matter or would do well to be, and few men are likely to be reading this book or giving it the sort of critical reading that I have.


Many critics have dismissed them as such, but a closer reading reveals far more. We might assume then that men, major consumers of thrillers, westerns, and detective fiction, enjoy being beaten up, tortured, shot, stabbed dragged by galloping horses, and thrown out of moving vehicles.

When I first moved to Connecticut, my employment prospects were not as great as I had hoped, and I found dangerohs with more time on my hands than I had eve This book, edited by Jayne Ann Krentz, was a fascinating gathering dangerous men and adventurous women by jayne krentz opinions and essays by twenty well-known romance authors. Mar 06, Lisa Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Human drama, comradery, emotional highs, escapism, heartbreak, and happy endings are just a part of sports as the novels that critics mock.

Obviously romance novels have a lot of power with half of the world’s population, so it’s natural to wonder.

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No frills, no clutter, no annoying gratuitous reflections. This book filled the expectation I had for danverous completely. Related resource Table of contents at http: