Romantic Suspense

B+
Breaking Point

Pamela Clare's latest I Team book is a fine addition to an exciting series. Ms. Clare’s I-Team is a group of investigative journalists who work for the fictional Denver Independent. The women of the team, all reporters, have in previous books taken on pernicious social evils, while falling in love ...

B
Courting Disaster

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I enjoy a good legal thriller but too many of them get ruined for me by unrealistic characters or completely implausible plots...cough,cough, John Grisham, cough, cough...so I tend to be very picky about reading one by an author unfamiliar to me. However, with an intriguing plot and lawyer characte ...

C-
Shiver of Fear

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It is rare that a book goes from a solid B to a C-, but this book was a complete down hill slide for me. I enjoyed the beginning immensely and anxiously kept turning the pages for more until suddenly, the book turned a bad corner and stayed there. The Guardian Angelinos is a fledgling ...

B-
Into the Night

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As far as I’m concerned, the kooky faux-Bridget Jones heroine is a trend that has gone on far too long, particularly in romantic suspense. In the name of gender equality and anti-misogyny, we have heroines running around like headless chickens – clueless, dumb, and unrestrainedly propelled towa ...

C+
Breaking the Rules

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Eden Gillman, one of the protagonists in Suzanne Brockmann’s 16th Troubleshooters novel, has had an exceptionally inopportune life. She’s been gang-raped, drugged, groped by every boss she’s ever had, sexually molested by her brother-in-law, assaulted by her step-father, slandered by the creep ...

B
Merciless

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Romantic suspense books don't make it very long in my TBR pile. I'm in the mood for one pretty often, and good ones are hard to find - and that adds up to slim pickings on the pile. So when Jane Granville reviewed and recommended the first book in this series I went straight to the store and snatche ...

B-
The Paris Secret

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I'm always up for some good romantic suspense. I don't care if it's a paper book or an eBook - if it's good, I want to read it. I had high hopes for The Paris Secret as I started it. The heroine's voice is likable, and the setup of the story sounds like any traveler's worst nightmare. However, a ...

C-
Get Lucky

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When you read a romantic suspense novel, you expect to spend much of it wondering - after all, there’s a mystery component. That’s the point. But when you end the book wondering, and have more questions than answers, there’s a problem. Granted, Get Lucky by Lorie O’Clare ...

D
Deadly Games

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One reason I rarely read novels about the CIA or other spy agencies is that the clandestine nature of these agencies seems to give some authors the idea that they don't need to do any research into how the agencies work. I was hoping Cate Noble's latest would be an exception. It wasn't. ...

D+
Hidden Away

Hidden Away by Maya Banks is the second book I’ve read recently in which the macho hero has hot sex with the heroine while he is seriously injured. This seems ridiculous. Him: Honey, I know I need to be in the hospital but, more importantly, I need to be in you. Right now. Her: Wonderful. I ...