Romantic Suspense

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 ...

A-
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... ...

D-
Driven by Fire

I read the first book in this series, Consumed by Fire and gave it a solid B/B+ grade, so I was excited about reading the next one by Anne Stuart. All I can say is…ugh! I pretty much hated everything about this story. Jenny Parker is the only daughter of a man who is the head of a ...

B+
He Will Be My Ruin

I've been a fan of K.A. Tucker's writing for the past couple of years. I greatly admire her ability to explore the true depths of the human heart, looking at both the positive and the negative emotions that draw two people together. When I heard about He Will Be My Ruin, Ms. Tucker's first attempt a ...

B
The Widow

Crimes can be complex things, full of multiple characters from the villain to the victim, the police and their suspects to the reporters who prey upon them all. This novel does a powerful job of capturing how a single afternoon can affect forever the lives of many people. Her n ...

C
Alone in the Dark

This will probably be my swan song as a reviewer of Karen Rose novels. While I find her characters addictive, sex scenes scintillating and intricate mysteries fascinating, the over-complicated plots and sheer un-believability of the story lines often leave me frustrated. This novel was no exception. ...

B+
Known

Ms. Elliot’s Buried was a 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award Winner. In that novel we were introduced to Chris Jacobs, a young man who held the key to an old secret. A creepy, scary thriller, that book was enough to induce nightmares. This latest might not be quite as frightening but it does an excellen ...

B+
Consumed by Fire

I put off reading Consumed By Fire. It’s difficult to say why; the plotline appealed to me, and I’ve certainly enjoyed Ms. Stuart’s writing enough in the past. I suppose I, like so many other people I’ve talked to lately, just fell into a bit of a reading slump. Luckily, this book proved it ...