Romantic Suspense

B-
Drawn in Blood

Children. It always amazes me how a love as strong, as intense as that between parent and child is also fraught with so much that is negative - expectations, disappointments, worries. This book was very much about children and the ties that bind them to their families long after they cease to fall u ...

B
Shadows at Midnight

I love a good romantic suspense novel, and Shadows at Midnight features a good romance in addition to a gripping suspense plot. It's the sort of book where the villain's identity is obvious early in the story, but still I could not stop reading. Between the romantic tale of two damaged souls findin ...

B
Into the Crossfire

It's rare that I start a book with rolling my eyes and finish wondering when the sequel is coming out, but that is exactly what happened here. It wasn't so much that the prose got better but that I was able to overlook some of the writing elements that had initially annoyed me to really, really enjo ...

B-
Last to Die

I went back and forth between a B- and C+ grade for Last To Die. Was it worth a recommendation? Some parts of the story lacked spark for me, but in the end, the unique twist at the end is worth a read. Police Sergeant Dani Cole is good at her job, but her recently deceased fa ...

B
White Heat

I find the mentality behind cults intriguing, so when I heard that White Heat, Brenda Novak's latest series opener, was set against the infiltration of a cult, I knew that I would want to read it. The story has a dark intensity that keeps readers turning pages, and I'll definitely be picking up the ...

B
Unspeakable

I read Griffin’s debut novel and thought that it showed great promise. Well, I think that she’s living up to that promise in Unspeakable, the second book in her Tracers series. With a strong-willed heroine, a sexy hero, and a gripping suspense plot, this book easily kept me turning the pages a ...

C
Fatal Affair

There are good novels, there are bad novels, and then there are novels that are plain nondescript. Fatal Affair falls firmly in the latter category, which can be deduced from the fact that only one week after finishing it I am hard-put to clearly remember a) who the hero and heroine are and b) what ...

B-
Veil of Night

I’ve read three Linda Howard books at this point, and I’ve come to the conclusion that she is an author I like but don’t love. I’ve enjoyed two out of the three, but neither of them push her into auto-buy status for me. Veil of Night has some funny moments and great sex scenes, but when all ...

B
True Vision

I don’t know where the romantic suspense genre would be if it weren’t for inept hit men. Luckily for the heroine of True Vision, the story features quite possibly the worst killer I’ve ever seen. Despite the ridiculousness of the number of failed attempts made on her life, the book was an in ...

B+
The Homecoming

The Homecoming is my type of romantic suspense. While there is a mystery, it never dominates the story; the focus is almost completely on the hero and heroine and their relationship. I enjoyed this one from beginning to end. Kara Conway and Sax Douchett knew each other growing up in Shelter Bay. ...