Thursday, July 13, 2006
Crazy Love by Tara Janzen
Every word, every moment in this installment of Janzen’s Crazy series worked for me. Quite simply, I love her voice. I appreciate the dry wit. I enjoy it in the minds of her characters and in their dialogue.
Additionally, I love her world. Over the top? Yes. Engaging, entertaining? Yes. These are the guys and the circumstances—more benefits than consequences—we daydream about. Superman—in one form or another—has appeared in my own daydreams since I was a teenager. Real? Of course not. Compelling reading? Oh yeah.
Janzen has proven creative and entertaining. Her voice and writing style captivate; her characters entertain. She infuses every scene with humor and intelligence; and tightens both suspense and sexual tension with every thought, every action.
My only disappointment? Crazy Sweet, coming this fall, is the last of the Crazy series. Good thing I can see past my love for these particular characters to Janzen’s actual talent. I will read whatever she brings forth. Harboring only the tiniest bit of resentment when she closes the door on Steele Street.