Romantic Suspense

B
Red Heat

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I admit, I was pretty skeptical about this story. At first, it appeared to be an outdated wanna-be spy novel with obnoxious characters. It wasn’t. Instead, Red Heat was a suspenseful, romantic story that was difficult to put down. Julie Severin is an intelligence analyst at the C ...

A-
The Edge of Night

When I first opened this book I expected just another run of the mill, romantic suspense novel with a cop hero and his bad girl heroine. What I got instead were believable characters, a unique setting that presented realistic problems, and writing that pulled it all together to create a story I didn ...

C+
I Can't Make You Love Me, but I Can Make You Leave

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The title of this novel definitely contains words to live by. How many women - and men - have held on to a relationship long after the love is gone? And how many people have let someone stay in their lives that they should have kicked to the curb many, many years ago? Really, this should be a self-h ...

B
You Belong to Me

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I understand the value of keeping your mouth shut. And I understand the value of keeping secrets that will protect others, that keep family or friends from embarrassment or harm. But if romantic suspense/suspense novels have taught me anything it is the value of singing like a canary when the police ...

D
Trace of Fever

Trace of Fever is the second in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series by prolific author Lori Foster. In the preface, Ms. Foster writes the series is of “uber-alpha hunks featuring private mercenaries who are big, capable, a little dangerous and [she hopes] oh-so-sexy.” I didn’t read the f ...

B+
Money Shot

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Money Shot, the second book by Susan Sey, features an oft-neglected branch of law enforcement. For all the town sheriffs, city police detectives, and FBI special agents we see in romance novels, it’s not often that we get a Secret Service agent - and from their lesser-known counterfeiting division ...

B+
Deadly Dreams

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There’s a fairly even split in this book between romance and suspense, with a dash of paranormal thrown in - probably 40%, 50%, and 10%, respectively. Usually I prefer a stronger romance than suspense, but in this case it is so well done and organically integrated that I really can’t complain. ...

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

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 character ...

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 ...