Romantic Suspense

B+
The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker is book two in Mary Burton's Forgotten Files series, and even though I have not read the previous book (The Shark), I had no problem following the story as this one works perfectly well as a standalone. Dr. Tessa McGowan has just started a new job as a medical examiner when the body ...

C+
Bodyguard

James Patterson's new Bookshots line (a fancy name for novellas) promises 'Under 150 pages; Under $5, Impossible To Put Down' and 'Life Moves Fast, Books Should Too'. They are available currently in two categories – thriller and romance and can be read on any electronic device.  Bodyguard by Jess ...

B-
More Than a Lawman

Hands down, More than a Lawman has the most unusual opening for a romance I’ve read this year: the book opens with the heroine hanging like a slab of meat in a locked freezer. When she looks around the freezer she discovers eight – now dead – individuals hanging there along with her. This unus ...

A-
Poison Evidence

Poison Evidence is the latest (seventh) book in Rachel Grant’s Evidence series of Romantic Suspense novels, and in it, she looks at the fascinating world of the technology of intelligence gathering and surveillance and how it can be used and adapted by academics seeking to study and enlighten as w ...

C
Landon

Delores Fossen delivers the next volume of her Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch series in the form of the dramatic love story between Deputy Landon Ryland and Tessa Sinclair. Landon has returned to his hometown to investigate the passing of his cousin Emmett, who has died violently with the words ‘ ...

D
Catching Heat

Catching Heat is the third and final book in Janice Cantore's Cold Case Justice series. Having been a huge fan of the TV show Cold Case, I was initially excited to read this novel. That excitement, however, was soon tempered when none of the cases featured in Catching Heat managed to hold my attenti ...

A-
Badlands

I cut my teeth on historicals and romantic suspense, so I always enjoy an excuse to dive back into either of these subgenres.  I’d read all but one of the books in Jill Sorenson’s Aftershock series and inexplicably the one I’d neglected was the one that intrigued me most. Badlands reunites ...

B+
Incriminating Evidence

This is the fourth book in Rachel Grant’s Evidence series, but fortunately, this is a series in which all the stories are self-contained, so it’s not absolutely necessary to have read the other books.  There are some characters who have obviously appeared before and it’s clear that certain pl ...

B
Person of Interest

Romantic Suspense is one of my favorite sub-genres in romance and is one that can be very difficult to do well. Emery Harper has entered that select group of credible suspense writers with her début novel, Person of Interest. A murder mystery served up with a dose of humor and a realistic hero who ...

C-
The Talented Mr. Rivers

I started HelenKay Dimon’s The Talented Mr. Rivers because the blurb reminded me of Anne Stuart’s Ice series. Vulnerable innocent paired with a dangerous man who’s hiding far more than he shows… sounded like catnip, and the M/M factor sealed the deal. My first mistake was to have thought ...