Romantic Suspense

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Sizzle

There are no shades of gray in Julie Garwood’s books of late. The villains twirl virtual mustaches and the good characters are nothing less than saintly. Still, the author remains one of the best storytellers in the business and the one she tells in Sizzle is largely a good one. ...

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Set the Dark on Fire

I’m always on the lookout for new romantic suspense authors. While I love the subgenre, I don’t like gruesome, graphic violence, nor do I like endless series about SEALs and other special ops, which kind limits the number of potential titles for me. I chose to review Jill Sorenson’s Set the Da ...

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Untraceable

I love mysteries and I love romance, so when I find an author crafting both well, I definitely sit up and take notice. Though not all of her books have worked for me, Laura Griffin at her best is certainly one of these authors. With Untraceable, she's on her game as she begins a new series that I ...

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Make Her Pay

Make Her Pay is the eighth installment in St. Claire’s popular Bullet Catchers series, but it stands alone just fine. Between the unique setting and great characters, I thoroughly enjoyed this latest release. Constantine Xenakis is a former Navy SEAL and thief who’s determined ...

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Breaking Loose

In complete honesty, I’m not a huge fan of romantic suspense, but I have to make an exception for Tara Janzen’s Breaking Loose. It’s a solid, well-paced story with sympathetic characters and sizzling sexual tension. Needless to say, I liked it quite a lot. For years, Suzi To ...

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My Brother Michael

Have you ever been to Delphi, Greece? It’s a truly magical, mystical place. Whatever your own religious persuasion is, there you’ll find it very easy to feel close to a higher being, and understand perfectly well why the Greeks built a sanctuary for Apollo on that very mountainside. The novel th ...

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Madam, Will You Talk?

Madam, Will You Talk? may very well be the very first grown-up romance I ever read. I had crept into the grown-up department of the public library in secret, because I was supposed to look after my younger siblings over in the children’s department, and had to grab books quickly. No idea how I ca ...

B
Ice

Linda Howard is a storyteller. And when she "hears" characters speaking to her as she told me they do in an AAR interview, she is compelled to tell their stories. Sometimes that means her characters send her down a different path than ones readers have come to expect. Such is the case with Ice. ...

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Scandal Sheet

You know those tabloid gossip articles, with alliterative headlines and salacious stories? Tina Bender is one of the women behind them. The gossip columnist for a Los Angeles tabloid, she has a list of connections around town a mile long to dig up the dirt on all of the celebrities. However, some ...

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Wildfire at Midnight

Needing a break from her busy London modeling career, Gianetta Drury goes to the Isle of Skye to stay at the Camas Fhionnaridh Hotel (pronounced Camasunary – I love Gaelic). At first glance, the hotel and its misty surrounds are ideally remote from London's hullabaloo. But our heroine soon learn ...