Tightrope by Amanda Quick

Tightrope was an engaging and action packed suspense romance in a very unique setting.


by Amanda Quick

(Burning Cove #3)

Hardcover, 309 pages
Published May 7th 2019


Tightrope – Amanda Quick

Tightrope – Amanda Quick



With a series like this it’s always good to start at the beginning. The story plays during the 1930s in Hollywood/California, but the location reminded me more of Northern California with it’s winding coastal roads and picturesque small towns. Although all three books can be read as a standalone, it helps to start the series at the beginning.

Most books by this author are built on a trusted formula that guarantees an action packed story, with multiple murders, strong female heroines and alpha hero’s who are subsequently falling madly in love with said heroine. What I love about AQ heroes is that they always see the heroine as equal. They are never threatened by their independence, and strong willed nature. My kind of alphas.

So, all in all the author delivered exactly what was promised.

Tightrope was an engaging and action packed suspense romance in a very unique setting. The old Hollywood gangster vibe offered a fresh take on a historical suspense novel. And the author always manages to add something exotic to the story. In this case the heroine is a former trapeze artist.

The twists and turns were exceptionally well done. And the multiple plots kept me engaged and made this an overall enjoyable and quick read.

I must mention that the cover is just divine!!


ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Tightrope – Amanda Quick


Tightrope - Amanda QuickAn unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a machine that could change the world.

Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real.

In the chaotic aftermath of the spectacle, Amalie watches as a stranger from the audience disappears behind the curtain. When Matthias Jones reappears, he is slipping a gun into a concealed holster. It looks like the gossip that is swirling around him is true—Matthias evidently does have connections to the criminal underworld.

Matthias is on the trail of a groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. He suspects that Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When Matthias’s investigation leads him to Amalie’s front door, the attraction between them is intense, but she knows it is also dangerous. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can trust each other and the passion that binds them, because time is running out.

Promise Not to Tell – Jayne Ann Krentz


Pseudonym of Jayne Ann Krentz

The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, 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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4 thoughts on “Tightrope by Amanda Quick

    1. Her older historical books, the one with only one word like RAVISHED are phenomenal. I think I devoured them all, and had many on my keeper shelf. Her newer books lost some of their charm for me, but they are still good books.

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