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Hidden Talents (edition 1997)

by Jayne Ann Krentz

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Title:Hidden Talents
Authors:Jayne Ann Krentz
Info:Pocket (1997), Paperback, 406 pages
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Let's say it right up front, Jane Ann Krentz is entirely formulaic, but I still love her. I love every straightlaced repressed sports car driving man who needs to have his soul freed by every fey free spirit. This story is sweet. I enjoyed it while sitting out in the beautiful Florida sun. A lovely beach read if you like Krentz. ( )
  Narshkite | May 6, 2013 |
Serenity Makepeace just wants to get her mail order catalog off the ground, and she was counting on Caleb Ventress to help her. Unfortunately, Caleb has a tiny little problem with naked pictures...

A bit dated (not many people set up print mail order catalogs in today's web-connected world), but if you look past the lack of cell phones and internet connections, the characters of Witt's End are good company for an afternoon. ( )
  SunnySD | Apr 2, 2012 |
Serenity Makepeace has a plan, it's a good plan, she's going to showcase a lot of local artists in her home town of Witt's End in a catalog and help get their goods to people all around the world.
Caleb Ventress is a start-up consultant. He's intrigued by her and by her plans. He decides to go to Witt's End to see if it's all worth it. He's finding himself distracted by her and by her ideas.

It's pretty predictable but a good fun read. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jul 25, 2010 |
In many ways this book is typical of the novels Krentz was writing in the early 90's. It's a contemporary romance full of zany characters with a bit of mystery and suspense thrown it. Raised in a remote small town in the Pacific Northwest, Serenity Makepeace thinks of Seattle as almost a foreign country where she never quite fits in. Caleb Ventress, on the other hand, moves with ease in both society and business circles but he has been feeling as though he is barely alive and just going through the motions of living for some time.

When Serenity comes looking for a consultant to help her set up a mail-order business in her tiny hometown, they each shake up the other's world with old secrets coming out to affect present events. A fun book and one that is recommended for Krentz's fans as well as a good place to start for those new to her novels. ( )
  hailelib | Jul 18, 2009 |
another great story in a quirkey town with quirkey characters; very strong male character who's life is changed by the female character; great love story ( )
  blingtastic | Mar 15, 2008 |
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Serenity Makepeace knows a lot about whole-grain bread, but she doesn't know beans about business. Her new catalog company featuring local handicrafts will benefit her offbeat artist community in Witt's End, Washington, but she needs a crack financial adviser to make it work. So she charms her way into the office, of Caleb Ventress, only to find a handsome wolf in conservative clothing.

An expert in the art of the deal, Caleb has no talent for long term relationships, and isn't sure what to do about this unconventional beauty who walks into his life. A pass from a paragon of conformity -- even one as handsome as Caleb -- is more than free-spirited Serenity bargained for. But when intrigues back in Witt's End threaten Serenity's plans and perhaps her life, she begins to trust Caleb without reading his fine print...and the bottom line might be true love....
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Serenity Makepeace doesn't know much about business, and she needs a crack financial advisor to make her new handicrafts catalog company work. So she charms her way into the office of Caleb Ventress, only to find a handsome wolf in conservative clothing. A thrilling contemporary romance set in an artists' colony in the Washington mountains.

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When Serenity's accountant saves her business -- and her life -- she sees him in a whole new light.

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