Romantic Suspense

B-
High Risk

High Risk is the first in a new series by Vivian Arend about Lifeline, a high-risk search and rescue group in the Canadian Rockies. While the characters spend way more time exercising than I care to read about, the book was compelling enough to make it a quick read. Becki James h ...

B-
Finding Jordie

I've long enjoyed romantic suspense, and I have to say that Finding Jordie is one of the more unusual books that I've read lately. The execution gets a little rough in places and there's a pretty severe case of Kitchen Sink Syndrome kicking in by the end, but the worldbuilding captured my imaginatio ...

B-
Caramel and Magnolias

I chose Caramel and Magnolias for review simply because I liked the title, usually a no-no because we're expected to finish review books if we can. If you accidentally choose a stinker you're stuck with it. This time I lucked out and found a quite nice book by a mostly new author that I probably wou ...

B-
Did You Miss Me?

Fans of Karen Rose will recognize the hero and heroine of this novel from her book No One Left to Tell . Daphne and Joseph met during the case surrounding Paige but neither has made a move to act on their mutual attraction. All that changes when Daphne finds herself in the middle of prosecuting a ve ...

C-
Relentless

This is my first time reading anything from Crimson Romance, and I have to say it wasn't an entirely auspicious beginning. Relentless has a unique setting, and if it were a house, one might say it has good bones. The basic premise of the story definitely caught my interest, but the execution leaves ...

B
Heat Seeker

Military-themed romances tend to have a few key components: a very protective alpha hero; a feisty heroine, usually from the hero’s past; and a tight-knit team of soldiers. Heat Seeker has all these things, and yet doesn’t seem clichéd or overdone. Okay, maybe a bit clichéd, but it’s still a ...

B-
Wrongfully Accused

As a romantic suspense debut, Wrongfully Accused comes on strong. Set in Washington DC, the plot involves a convoluted string of events involving everything from political maneuvering to adultery to terrorism. A likable heroine and intricate plotting carry the book and even if the events described s ...

C
Edge of Sanity

It is rare that I read a 300-plus page book and ask myself what just happened but that was the case with Edge of Sanity. By the time it was finished I wasn’t sure just how I had managed to spend hours reading what felt like a short – and extremely unbelievable – episode of Mission Impossible ...

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 ...