Romantic Suspense

B+
At Close Range

Although At Close Range is the eleventh book in Laura Griffin’s Tracers series, I didn’t feel as though I’d missed out by not having read the previous ten books.  Information about the Tracers themselves and the highly advanced forensic facility at which they work is disseminated quickly and ...

B
The Devil's Daughter

Katee Robert is probably best known for her sexy contemporary romances, several of which have been positively reviewed at AAR.  With The Devil’s Daughter, she’s moved into romantic suspense territory, and has done so with a reasonable degree of success, penning a well-paced and gripping tale th ...

B
The Diamond Secret

Normally I love the January TBR Challenge because I tend to collect category novels like crazy.  At their best, the storytelling is usually streamlined and top notch.  This month was a little tricky for me. Unwilling to settle for a so-so read, I DNF-d a couple of Harlequin Intrigues before uneart ...

C
Seconds to Sunrise

Nico Rosso’s Seconds to Sunrise, the third in his Black Ops: Automatik series, felt very much like a book of two halves.  But I don’t mean in that terms of the pagination; I’m talking about the difference in the successful (or not) treatment of the two plot elements, because one worked well a ...

B+
Retreat

Jay Crownover’s Retreat kicks off her new Getaway series and delivers what her loyal fans expect - a sexy and heartfelt romance. An action-packed, suspenseful storyline is added halfway through the book, making Retreat feel like two distinctly different stories.  While this offers an unexpected ...

C-
Kill Without Shame

Kill Without Shame is the second book in Alexandra Ivy’s ARES Security series, and while mention is made of a plot thread concerning one of the team who has been receiving threats which I assume was begun in the previous book, that plotline is not really advanced here so this one can be read as a ...

B-
The Fixer

The professional fixer, the shadowy figure who “fixes” problems and simply makes them disappear, is like the undercover spy. They are dark and mysterious figures operating on the outskirts of society. Unlike the spy, however, the fixer is a darker, more dangerous creature, not just an outcast of ...

A-
Off the Rails

Fans of Jill Sorenson’s Caught in the Act have long been awaiting the story of Maria and Ian, a couple who were parted at the end of that book.  I am happy to report that their story, Off the Rails, is finally here and that it does not disappoint. Off the Rails picks up literally days after th ...

B
The Chemist

Stephanie Meyer is one of those authors who arouses mixed feelings on my part. I absolutely despised Twilight - although to be fair, I only read the first seven chapters before deciding there were too many great books to read without wasting my time on teenaged girls helplessly mooning after sparkly ...

A-
When All the Girls Have Gone

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author who turned me into a romance reader in the late 1990s. While I’ve liked many of her recent books, I never expected I would give another a DIK, until I read When All the Girls Have Gone. It’s truly one of my favorites of hers. Charlotte’s Sawyer’s sister is a ...