Romantic Suspense

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. ...

D-
Fade to Midnight

One of my main problems with hardcovers these days is that they had better bloody well be worth the price. Kensington has sweetened Ms. McKenna's latest release by chopping the usual price by several dollars, but still - twenty bucks is twenty bucks. So is Kev McCloud's long-awaited story worth it ...

B
The Search

Some characters simply capture the heart and don't let go. They challenge all your assumptions, make you long to believe they are real and more, make you long to have them in your own life. This book had the extreme good fortune to have four such fabulous beings inhabit its pages. Jaws, Bogart, N ...

C+
Risk No Secrets

Risk No Secrets is the fifth in Cindy Gerard’s romantic suspense series featuring the men of Black Ops Inc. (known as the BOIs). I thought it began well, dragged in the middle, then zipped along to a rousing finish. It ended as slightly better than average. Years ago Wyatt Savag ...

C+
Blown Away

I’m all about some drama in a story, but Blown Away by Sharon Sala went a bit too far. When the reader (in this case, me) is rolling her eyes more than she’s engrossed in the story, something’s gone wrong. Cari North has a pretty terrible day in the beginning of the book. ...

B
Silent Scream

When I pick up a book by Karen Rose, I know I'm in for one heck of a thrill ride. The plotting is almost always right on target, she writes good characters, and, while her villains may tend toward the supersmart serial killers, they don't cross the line into campy eeeeevil. With Silent Scream, she d ...

C-
The Wild Irish Sea

The Wild Irish Sea is a bit of a conundrum. The story is very boring, which is strange, because it has all the elements to be vastly interesting: Beautiful Ireland, a little bit of magic, an Irish hero with a tragic past, and even strangely helpful wild animals. But the utter lack of driving force b ...

B
Sea of Suspicion

Deeply atmospheric and filled with twists and turns, Sea of Suspicion kept me flying eagerly through the pages. Just when I thought I'd figured things out, the author would switch them up on me. That quality, plus the steamy chemistry between the lead characters, drew me further and further into t ...

C
A Kiss To Kill

A Kiss To Kill is supposed to be about scientist Dr Gina Cappozi and special ops officer Gregg Van Halen. Gina was held hostage for three months and forced to create a biochemical weapon for Middle Eastern terrorists. Gregg is the man who was supposed to protect her, but also became her lover and is ...