Romantic Suspense

B+
Turn Me Loose

Although Turn Me Loose is billed as the sixth book in Anne Calhoun’s Alpha Ops series, the author includes enough relevant information about previous situations and characters to make it work as a standalone, although I will admit to having re-read Maria Rose’s review of Under the Surface in ord ...

B+
Enemies Like You

Okay - let’s just keep this real. I don’t really believe the CIA is sending super hot retired, elite Special Forces soldiers to assassinate corrupt, sadistic, crazy rich bad guys or that said bad guys employ cross-dressing assassins to keep them alive.  Or that these deadly assassins are so par ...

B
Echo of Danger

Marta Perry has been one of my favorite authors for many years, and I’ve always enjoyed her short inspirational romances, many inspired by her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage.  Although Echo of Danger is set in Amish country, any inspirational elements are tangential to the strong romantic suspense. ...

A-
Cask Strength

Spoilers ahead:  If you haven’t read the first book in the Agents Irish & Whiskey series, Single Malt, it ended with a cliffhanger and this review contains spoilers. Single Malt concluded with Aidan Talley (Irish) and Jameson Walker (Whiskey) solving their case, but Ms. Reyne left us with ...

B+
The Hangman

The Hangman is the third title in Mary Burton’s Forgotten Files series of romantic suspense novels, in which the protagonists find themselves investigating ‘cold cases’, unsolved crimes dating back many years, which hold a particular significance for them.  The principals in each story are di ...

F
No Easy Target

My ability to suspend belief varies, I will admit. All fiction requires it on some level, and I tend to shy away from works that make great leaps away from reality as I know it.  I dip my toe back into the pool of paranormal romance once in a while, hoping that perhaps I’ll see what others love s ...

B
The Enforcer

The Enforcer is the second book in HelenKay Dimon’s Games People Play series of romantic suspense novels, which feature heroes who supply skills and services that are perhaps not available from typical law-enforcement organisations; finding people who don’t want to be found, obtaining  and usin ...

C-
Live Wire

Live Wire is the first book in Caisey Quinn’s Nashville’s Finest series, and with a blurb that promised a homicidal maniac threatening to set off military-grade IEDs during Nashville’s largest music festival,  and a rekindling romance between an explosives expert and his former lover, now an ...

A
Fair Chance

Josh Lanyon makes a successful return to the world of the Sculptor murders and established partners, Elliot Mills and Tucker Lance in this third book in the All’s Fair series,  Fair Chance. I love romantic suspense/mystery stories and in this novel, Josh Lanyon once again shows herself to be a ma ...

C+
Wait for Dark

In the early 2000s, I discovered the work of author Kay Hooper. I was especially drawn to her books featuring Special Agent Noah Bishop and his team of FBI agents with psychic abilities. Over the course of a few years, I read six or seven of those books and loved them all. Then, as so often happens, ...