Romantic Suspense

B-
Gold Fire

I’ve never been to a honky tonk. Back in my clubbing days, I was all about flashy, dark dance joints with loud music and fancy, expensive drinks. Gold Fire is about the joy of a good country bar – complete with pool tables, dart boards and line dancing. Barringer’s Pass is a ...

B
Wildfire at Midnight

Mary Stewart is truly one of the greats. Her books, with their practical heroines and often exotic settings, appeal to the imagination, and she has a way of building tension throughout her narratives in such a way that it reels the reader in easily. Her writing has not only inspired all manner of ro ...

B-
She Can Tell

She Can Tell isn’t a very catchy title, and it took me a minute to figure out how it related to the plot of the story. The book, though, is a solid romantic suspense, even if it doesn’t break any new ground. After a devastating injury ended her riding career, Rachel Parker returned home to her ...

B+
Scorched

Laura Griffin knows how to tell a gripping story, so if you haven't been reading the Tracers series, you've been missing out. This series centered on the CSI expertise of the Delphi Center contains some great, edge-of-your-seat reads. Scorched is no exception, as we see forensic anthropologist Kelse ...

B+
Aftershock

I’ve never been in an earthquake and can’t even imagine how horrifying it must be to have the ground around you suddenly shift away. Aftershock is all about being in the worst kind of quake, then being trapped within a concrete chasm with some very deadly predators. It makes for an intense, exci ...

D
Nowhere to Run

Per the FBI: “Serial murder is a relatively rare event, estimated to comprise less than one percent of all murders committed in any given year. However, there is a macabre interest in the topic that far exceeds its scope and has generated countless articles, books, and movies.” And you can add t ...

C
Heart of Danger

Lisa Marie Rice’s latest, Heart of Danger, is the first in her new series Ghost Ops. The premise of the series is fairly outrageous. The books are set ten years after the death of Osama Bin Laden and the heroes are members of the “famed SEAL Team Six” that killed him. (Bin Laden was indeed tak ...

C-
Stolen

Benjamin Franklin told us that, "Three can keep a secret - if two of them are dead." I tend to agree with this. The ordinary escapes our memory even a day after it happens but secrets are so delicious we don't forget them for a long, long time. The heroine of this novel has steeped herself in secret ...

C
Guardian

Ecclesiastes tells us that there is nothing new under the sun. I don't know that I agree with that - authors can make even the oldest stories feel fresh just by adding a new perspective. Seeing the same road through different eyes can make it seem like a changed path. Unfortunately, this book is a s ...

C
In His Sights

With romantic suspense, fantastic settings and plenty of intrigue go a long way, but a truly good read needs more than that. If the main characters don't come alive on the page and the reader has trouble connecting to them, a promising read can turn lackluster. In His Sights suffers from this issu ...