Romantic Suspense

B
No Escape

The enigma of nature versus nurture has been around for hundreds of years. While there is no doubt that how we are raised has a profound impact on who we turn out to be, there is certainly ample proof that genetics play into the equation as well. The question of just which of the two ultimately dete ...

B-
Unbreakable

Stephanie Tyler’s second installment of her Section 8 series was an interesting read, but I believe that my enjoyment did suffer from not having read the first book in the series. Readers who enjoy Ms. Tyler’s books and have read Surrender, the first book in this series, might have a higher opin ...

C-
The Elephant Girl

I enjoy good romantic suspense of all flavors. Thrilling, action-packed books that keep me on the edge of my chair turning pages enjoy pride of place in my library, as do gothics which build their tension inch by chilling inch. What doesn't work for me is total boredom. The Elephant Girl promised an ...

B
Striking Distance

Pamela Clare is one of my auto-buy authors and she did not disappoint with her latest romantic suspense offering. While I personally prefer the lush descriptive writing that seems to flow through her historical romance novels, I have come to love the characters that surround the I-Team as well. ...

C-
High Passion

I don’t like oysters. No matter how well prepared a dish, if it contains oysters, I will not enjoy it. Vivian Arend’s High Passion contains an element that I dislike so completely, it tainted my opinion of the entire book. I admit it’s a personal thing that won’t apply to everyone – a lot ...

D
The Loner

With one-dimensional characters straight from central casting, cartoonish dialog, and a predictable plot, The Loner was an FTF for me. What’s an FTF, you ask? Cousin to the DNF – Did Not Finish – as a reviewer I was sadly Forced To Finish this unfortunate book. Dakota Carson ...

C-
For Love or Money

The heroine, Holly, thinks she's having a bad time when her date takes her on the hike from hell. But her day abruptly worsens when they stumble across a dead body, and grows still worse when Holly realizes the body is a woman she knows from work. The icing on the cake is that Holly and her date are ...

B-
Exposed

The premise of Exposed is an interesting one (even if I have seen it before): a photographer unknowingly captures a crime taking place, and thus is targeted by the perpetrators. While I had some initial misgivings about this book, things improved and it ended up being an exciting story. ...

C-
Stalked

Billed as a Lucy Kincaid novel, Stalked employs an ensemble cast to solve a decades-old mystery tied to a current murder investigation. Unfortunately, the mystery that began as intriguing ultimately ended up forgettable, as did the characters. When reporter/author Rosemary Weber is ...

D
Midnight Sacrifice

With this story, I think that author Melinda Leigh was going for a gripping, fast-paced beginning that takes the reader on a non-stop ride. Instead, my experience of reading Midnight Sacrifice was similar to when you are lost and the bus goes roaring past the stop where you think you should have got ...