Romantic Suspense

C-
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

First two disclaimers: Even though Girls Just Wanna Have Guns didn’t work for me, it may do so for others. And as the book is marketed at fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, I don’t consider it unfair to compare the two series. Bobbie Faye Sumrall lives in a trail ...

B
A Dark Love

Caroline is the only one who knows that her husband, a well respected psychoanalyst to the elite, is actually a psychopath. In fear for her life, she eventually flees, running off to a small town in Colorado. Under the name of Alice Stevens, she gets a job as a live-in housekeeper for an older wom ...

B+
The Admiral's Bride

So there are two Big Deals in this book. Item One: An age difference of 24 years. Item Two: Since the heroine is 29 years old, to some that might make the hero, the titular Admiral, 53, unsexy. Well. Let me tell you this, honey. If men my age were like Admiral Jake, I sure as ...

B-
Black at Heart

With the buzz surrounding Leslie Parrish and her Black CATs series, I couldn’t wait to pick up Black at Heart. In the suspense department, I got exactly what I wanted and expected. Unfortunately, the romance elements fell short of the mark. Wyatt Blackstone, the head of an elite ...

B
Smash Cut

Sandra Brown knows what she’s doing, all right. Despite an implausible – very implausible - key plot point, she had me with this one. She really had me. Wealthy Atlanta businessman Paul Wheeler is shot to death by a masked gunman in a hotel elevator with Julie Rutledge, his mu ...

B-
The Ivy Tree

If you're like me, you feel a bit smug when your page 30-hypothesis turns out to be true. But you also count it a huge bonus that you enjoyed the book nonetheless. Mary Grey is enjoying a day's rest by Hadrian's Wall when she is suddenly accosted by a handsome stranger, Connor Win ...

B-
Fugitive Family

That powerless feeling of being accused of something you didn't do is frightening. After all, people don't live their lives planning how to defend themselves in the face of wrongful accusation and proving that negative creates a riveting backdrop for more than a few romantic suspense and mystery no ...

B-
The Treasures of Venice

You might need to suspend some logic when it comes to enjoying The Treasures of Venice by Loucinda McGary. But if you do, enjoy it you will. Sam Lewis was supposed to be on her honeymoon, and when her fiancé broke things off at the last minute, she decided to go to Italy anyway. W ...

B
I Can See You

I Can See You is my first experience with Karen Rose. It won’t be my last. The book introduces a new series featuring the Hat Squad, Minneapolis homicide detectives who are ceremoniously presented with a fedora upon completion of their first successful case. The author kicks th ...

B
Hunt Her Down

I’ve been a fan of St. Claire’s Bullet Catchers series for a few years now simply because I always have so much fun reading them. Hunt Her Down was no exception, despite a few issues I had with the plotting. At the age of 18 Magdalena (Maggie) Varcek was a drug dealer’s gi ...