Romantic Suspense

B-
Dark Deceptions

Dark Deceptions is the first entry in a new series by Dee Davis featuring an elite group of secret operatives. I found the romance to be weak, but enjoyed the suspense plot enough to give it a qualified recommendation. Over nine years ago, Annie Gallagher and Nash Brennon were love ...

C
Hold on Tight

Hold on Tight is book 3 in the Hard to Hold trilogy. If you’re like me, and haven’t read the first two, you might be a little confused. It does get better, but the emotional disconnect from the characters and the lack of focus on the romance ultimately makes this book an average read. ...

C+
Dead by Midnight

Contemporary heroines have been growing in sexual freedom, but still tend to be fairly traditional and face certain prejudices. This is why I was surprised when it was revealed that not only did our heroine pose for Playboy, she had a role in an iconic porn movie. The fallout from this and her st ...

B
On Shadow Beach

"Do you want to know a secret?" has to be one of the scariest questions in the world. There is something dangerous about secrets, something frightening, and that fact can lend a lot of interest to a novel if handled correctly. On Shadow Beach is all about secrets. Those that can ...

C+
Her Last Chance

Indifferent is not a word I would have expected to associate with Michele Albert. But here it unfortunately applies, and you can blame that damned disease known as series-itis. The series in question is about the operatives of Avalon, a shadowy organization whose so-called merce ...

B+
Naked Edge

I don’t think I’ve ever read a Cassie Edwards-style Native American romance, so I can’t speak to its portrayal of native communities in the Western United States. Naked Edge, however, takes a contemporary look into Colorado’s native community, one that I can easily classify as among the bes ...

B
Broken

There are generally two reasons a woman is on the run: she’s hiding from an abusive ex, or she’s a criminal. The back cover of Broken by Shiloh Walker makes it clear that neither is true in this case, and most of the book is spent guessing what the reason could be. Sara Davi ...

B-
No Chance

No Chance is a solid read. It isn’t groundbreaking stuff, but it’s interesting, and I was happy when the main couple reunited. If that’s not a sign that the book works, then I don’t know what is. Eight years ago, Skylar James met Gabe Maddox at a resort. She was a supermodel ...

B-
Stolen Seduction

Stolen Seduction sounds like one of those generic Romantic Suspense titles slapped on to cue the reader in - Stolen=mystery. Seduction=sex. And it’s quite apt. Of course there certainly is mystery and sex, but just like the basis of the plot, there’s more than what immediately meets the eye. ...

D
The Bliss Factor

This is a very silly book. For most of it the hero, Connor Larkin, thinks he’s a sixteenth century armorer and goes about speaking pseudo-Medieval (Example: “I will have to invade you”). In reality he’s an undercover special agent at a Renaissance Faire who loses his memory when gets hit ove ...