Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: After Glow by Jayne Castle

Title: After Glow
Series: Harmony
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: February 24, 2004
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515136948
ISBN-13: 9780515136944

Life is complicated for Lydia Smith. She's working at that tacky, third-rate museum, Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, trying to salvage her career in para-archaeology - and dating the most dangerous man in town. Just when she thinks she might be getting things under control, she stumbles over a dead body and discovers that her lover has a secret past that could get him killed. Just to top it off, there's trouble brewing underground in the eerie, glowing green passageways of the Dead City.

Of course, all of these problems pale in comparison to the most pressing issue: Lydia has been invited to the Restoration Ball and she hasn't got a thing to wear

My rating:

A great ending to this two-part Harmony story. The heroine wasn't as bitchy, but still stuck her nose into things she should not be sticking her nose into, the hero was even yummier than in the previous book, the mystery was intriguing, the 'suspense' gripping, but I could've done with only one climax instead of two—the kidnapping was enough of a finale for me, I didn't need that extra little hiccup of suspense. It seemed like an afterthought.

Loved the romance between Lydia and Emmett having more of a center stage in this one. They were already past the initial get-to-know-each-other thing, and past the first few weeks into the relationship, making their continued relationship a real pleasure to read.

Now I think I'll take a small breather from the series, but I'm sure to return soon.


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