Romantic Suspense

B+
Seconds to Live

I love a well-executed cop romance and Seconds to Live is one of the best I have read in awhile. This third book in the author’s Scarlet Falls series deals with the final sibling in the Barrett family (youngest brother Mac), and his interest in local police officer turned detective Stella Dane. ...

A-
Facing Fire

The Bad Boys Undercover series by HelenKay Dimon is an action packed series that deals with the Alliance, an undercover group made up of former MI6 and CIA operatives. In Facing Fire, the third story in the series, an enemy thought dead turns out to be very much alive, and he’s on a personal vende ...

B+
Deep Dark

Laura Griffin’s Tracers series has provided me with reliable romantic suspense reads for several books now. I know I can count on a deftly-plotted mystery, a solid romance, and a thrilling conclusion with each book. Deep Dark is no exception. Laney Knox is employed by the Delphi Center, a crime l ...

C
Fan the Flames

I've been on a romantic suspense reading streak recently and jumped at the chance to read this story of a biker/firefighter and the girl for whom he's carried a torch since they were children. Unfortunately, Fan the Flames fell short of my expectations. Ian Walsh is in a bit of trouble when a headle ...

A-
Under the Surface

Under the Surface is an apt title for this suspenseful, dramatic, and sexy romance seething with emotional undercurrents. It's part of the Alpha Ops series, though the first full length novel. The previous three were novellas featuring Navy SEALs, and the third one, The SEAL's Second Chance introduc ...

A-
Cold Evidence

Cold Evidence, the sixth installment in the loosely connected Evidence series, is a romantic suspense novel that manages to take an established pattern and flesh it out with very appealing protagonists and a remarkably realistic touch - a true winner! Undine Grey is a marine archaeolog ...

B+
City of the Lost

As a fan of Kelley Armstrong's paranormal romances, I was eager to get lost in City of the Lost, the first book in a new series featuring police detective Casey Duncan. Ms. Armstrong's fans will be interested to learn that this novel does not contain paranormal elements, but don't let this keep you ...

B-
Troublemaker

I love Linda Howard novels. I also hate them. The author has produced a mixed bag of books for me, some of them being favored DIK’s and others teetering in that no man’s land of low C or high D. When I heard she had a new novel coming out I was both eager and trepidatious about reviewing it. On ...

B-
The Obsession

A lot of buzz usually surrounds a new release from author Nora Roberts and that was definitely the case with The Obsession, her latest romantic suspense title, which I started hearing about in late 2015. The plot sounded intriguing, so I decided to pick it up for review. As a child, Naomi Bowes k ...

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The Slow Burn of Silence

When does something begin and end? The ripples from a stone cast into a pond, do they start with the smoothness of the pebble that first attracts the eye, the impulse to feel it against your palm, to make it skip over water... do they end with the last tiny lap of a wave on the distant shore... T ...