Romantic Suspense

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Cry No More (#70 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on January 7, 2003 Cry No More is particularly apt title, since I cried my way throughout this read. Here's your warning: anyone sensitive to child abductions may want to avoid this book. Linda Howard pulls off an amazing story that touched me so deeply ...

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Open Season (#75 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on July 11, 2001 Don't start Open Season looking for another Mr. Perfect. While there are some similarities, Open Season is its own book and enjoyable on its own merits. Daisy Minor wakes up on her thirty-fourth birthday to realize that she needs help ...

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Such a Pretty Girl

I picked up Such a Pretty Girl in hopes of losing myself in that perfect blend of romance and mystery I've been fortunate enough to find in many of the romantic suspense novels I've read recently. For the most part, I got what I was looking for, but this latest novel by Tess Diamond isn't without it ...

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Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit is the latest in Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights Inc. series which features a group of ex- special forces operatives who now work for a covert government defence firm set up by a former US President.  The book is billed as romantic suspense, but disappointingly, it’s neither romant ...

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The Last Move

The Last Move is a new standalone novel from popular romantic suspense author Mary Burton featuring a prickly but pragmatic FBI Forensic linguistics expert who is frequently called in to consult on complicated cases that need to make use of her skills to analyse the language employed by murderers, k ...

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The Forger

I select titles for review because I think a given book sounds like something I might enjoy. So it was with The Forger. I love romantic suspense and the idea of a suspense novel set in the world of art galleries caught my fancy. Of course, I then had to read the book, which unfortunately ended up be ...

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The Woman Who Couldn't Scream

It was a struggle to read The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream. It’s difficult to describe exactly what bothered me about the book, but it was at least in part because things moved so fast and jumped around so much that I often felt out-of-sync with the romance. It was as though I’d skipped paragraph ...

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On the Chase

On the Chase is the second book in Katie Ruggle's Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. I haven't read the previous instalment, Run to Ground, but I didn't have any difficulty making sense of things here. The story does reference people and events from the first book, but overall, I'd say this one can be r ...

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Going Dark

Going Dark opens with an elite team of Navy SEALS deep into a covert operation on foreign soil.  Their mission could be construed as an act of aggression if discovered so the men are working under blackout conditions; no communication with their transport ship and radio silence while on the ground. ...

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The Coldest Fear

The Coldest Fear is the third book in Debra Webb's Shades of Death series featuring police detective Bobbie Gentry and Nick Shade, a mysterious man who has dedicated his life to hunting down serial killers. Since this book does not stand well on its own, I suggest picking up the first two books in t ...