Romantic Suspense

B+
Incriminating Evidence

This is the fourth book in Rachel Grant’s Evidence series, but fortunately, this is a series in which all the stories are self-contained, so it’s not absolutely necessary to have read the other books.  There are some characters who have obviously appeared before and it’s clear that certain pl ...

B
Person of Interest

Romantic Suspense is one of my favorite sub-genres in romance and is one that can be very difficult to do well. Emery Harper has entered that select group of credible suspense writers with her début novel, Person of Interest. A murder mystery served up with a dose of humor and a realistic hero who ...

C-
The Talented Mr. Rivers

I started HelenKay Dimon’s The Talented Mr. Rivers because the blurb reminded me of Anne Stuart’s Ice series. Vulnerable innocent paired with a dangerous man who’s hiding far more than he shows… sounded like catnip, and the M/M factor sealed the deal. My first mistake was to have thought ...

B+
Indecent Proposal

Katee Robert is back with another book of forbidden romance between crime families, and fans of the first two books will be happy to know that this is another strong instalment. An Indecent Proposal may be my least favorite of the three books in the series, but it’s still a great read that lived ...

B-
In the Barren Ground

Loreth Anne White’s latest book is set in the Barren Lands, a vast swath of sparsely inhabited region in northern Canada. While I liked the unique setting and found the central mystery well-done, the romance portion of the book didn’t really work for me. In the Barren Ground is an atmospheric th ...

D+
The Secrets She Kept

The Secrets She Kept is the second book in Brenda Novak's Fairham Island series about a prominent family on… you've got it... Fairham Island. In the first book, The Secret Sister, Maisy Lazarow returns to Fairham Island to help her troubled brother Keith and ends up unearthing old family secrets a ...

B
Heart Strike

Heart Strike is the second book in M.L. Buchman’s Delta Force series, but the first of his that I’ve read. When I’m not reading romances, I’m a big fan of espionage thrillers (the Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum variety) and so I was intrigued to see how a male writer would take those kinds of sce ...

C-
APB: Baby

APB: Baby is the first volume in Julie Miller's new series about the Kansas City Police Department, The Precinct: Bachelors in Blue. As usual with Miller, it is carried over from her last series, The Precinct: Cold Case, with the the leads from Kansas City Cover-Up getting married in the very first ...

A
All the Missing Girls

I'm not entirely sure I can fully articulate my feelings about this book, but I'm going to give it a go. All the Missing Girls is the story of Nicolette Farrell, who left her hometown immediately after high school and has not really returned. Summoned back by her father's rapidly progressing dement ...

C
The Shark

I really wanted to love The Shark, the first book in Mary Burton’s new Forgotten Files series. I’ve enjoyed many of the author’s books in the past and with its low price and intriguing premise I was excited at the prospect of recommending this latest novel. Unfortunately, I found myself quickl ...