Romantic Suspense

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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 ...

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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 ...

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To the Grave

Why are boring books the longest? I couldn’t help but wonder this while I was plodding through To The Grave, a novel that is far longer than it needs to be and much less interesting or entertaining than I would have liked. Catherine Gray is a new psychologist, just establishing h ...

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Fragile

Busy people can have trouble finding their perfect match. When you work all the time, pretty much your only options are those folks you meet on the job. In the case of Luke Rafferty and Devon Manning, Cupid is extra kind. He makes sure that Devon walks through the right door at the right moment to m ...

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In Rides Trouble

I am not a motorcycle person so I was a bit worried when I realized that much of In Rides Trouble takes place at a custom bike shop. My qualms were unnecessary, though, as the book's romance was strong enough to withstand the distractions of a fast-paced, action-packed plot - and quite a few motorcy ...

B
Don't Cry for Me

I am always amazed when I re-discover a long published author. As the story unfolded , I kept thinking to myself, ”This is a good book, why did you stop reading her?” Don’t Cry for Me has some plot holes that typically would drive me crazy, but in the hands of Ms. Sala I didn’t care. The p ...

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Ties That Bind

If our heroine had a life quote it would be the following: “You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions - you are the strongest and society adds to your power; but with my will sir, you can do nothing." George Sands originally said this, but Samantha Montgomery lived it.       ...

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Love is Murder

Anthology
Any garage sale devotee or antique store aficionado is familiar with the idea of the junk box – a place where for a modest price you can purchase a plethora of odds and ends. Most of the stuff is exactly as the box describes it – junk. Sure, there is the occasional treasure but mostly there is j ...