People in Glass Houses by Jayne Castle

May 7th, 2024 Kimberly Review 7 Comments

7th May

It was good to travel off planet to Harmony again in Jayne Ann Krentz’s newest novel, People in Glass Houses, writing as Jayne Castle. Molly Griffin, a talented crystal artist, is looking for the Tarnished Knight to find her sister. The two must work together and perhaps discover more. Come see why I love The Harmony & Ghost Hunters series.

People in Glass Houses by Jayne Castle
People in Glass Houses
by Jayne Castle
Series: Harmony #17, Ghost Hunters #16
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Dive into the alien world of Harmony in this new novel by New York Times bestselling author Jayne Castle.

His name is Joshua Knight. Once a respected explorer, the press now calls him the Tarnished Knight. He took the fall for a disaster in the Underworld that destroyed his career. The devastating event occurred in the newly discovered sector known as Glass House—a maze of crystal that is rumored to conceal powerful Alien antiquities. The rest of the Hollister Expedition team disappeared and are presumed dead.

Whatever happened down in the tunnels scrambled Josh’s psychic senses and his memories, but he’s determined to uncover the truth. Labeled delusional and paranoid, he retreats to an abandoned mansion in the desert, a house filled with mirrors. Now a recluse, Josh spends his days trying to discover the secrets in the looking glasses that cover the walls. He knows he is running out of time.

Talented, ambitious crystal artist Molly Griffin is shocked to learn that the Tarnished Knight has been located. She drops everything and heads for the mansion to find Josh, confident she can help him regain control of his shattered senses. She has no choice—he is the key to finding her sister, Leona, a member of the vanished expedition team. Josh reluctantly allows her to stay one night but there are two rules: she must not go down into the basement, and she must not uncover the mirrors that have been draped.

But her only hope for finding her sister is to break the rules…

magical paranormal ROMANCE scifi SUSPENSE

Castle pulled me in with the tale of two orphans, a dust bunny, and Guild Hunter rescue. She then pulled us forward as crystal artist Molly Griffin, works on her most ambitious project yet, one that could make her career. A little murder, and finding out the moms have located the Tarnished Knight, have Molly setting things aside and traveling to the Glass House to confront Joshua Knight. Joshua is a talented navigator who lost her sister and the Hollister Expedition team in an uncharted underground tunnel.

Sparks fly when Joshua and Molly meet. He’s annoyed and wants her to leave. Honestly, he doesn’t think she’d survive a night in the house of mirrors, but Molly is full of surprises and soon the two are working together to find the lost team. I loved the back-and-forth banter, a sizzling “enemies to lovers'” tale combined with plenty of suspense, danger and alien woo-woo.

I liked Molly from the get go, and despite how gruff Joshua is, it’s easy to understand him and feel compassion. He was psi-burned and is also very talented, and did I mention stubborn. The two worked well together, and their chemistry felt genuine.

Of course, I adored Newton our dust bunny, who loves to eat chips, can sense danger and has excellent taste in people. Secondary characters from family to villains rounded out the story and grounded the characters.

Castle combined a great mystery with sizzling romance, powerful characters, family and humor, keeping me reading past my bedtime. It is unnecessary to read the books in order, as the author explains the world enough in each book. However, I recommend reading all of them!

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About Jayne Ann Krentz

The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print. She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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7 Responses to “People in Glass Houses by Jayne Castle”

  1. Katherine

    Newton was definitely my favorite character! This was the first book I’ve read in this series and I really enjoyed it! Great review!

  2. Sophia Rose

    This is a series that I’ve been meaning to read and your review teases me to get on it. I do like when a seeming gentle heroine can surprise the action hero. 🙂

  3. ailyn koay

    17 and counting! Dang! By now I’d worry it’s the same rinse and repeat story plot. But it seems not (I’m kinda hopeful you know )