Romantic Suspense

B
Haunting Rachel

Although I have never read anything by Kay Hooper before, I have heard some good things about her over the years. After reading Haunting Rachel, I am ready to add my voice to the chorus; if you like romantic suspense, this one is not to be missed. This was almost a one-sitting read for me, because a ...

D+
Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence is not a very romantic suspense novel. The hero doesn't appear until page 83, and he gives off a bad first impression. It's not what you'd call a light read either; it covers topics ranging from suicide to Alzheimer's disease, homelessness, and barbaric medical procedures. These ...

C
Never Sleep With Strangers

Never Sleep With Strangers has a creepy gothic setting and likeable lead characters. But while I've read many romantic suspense novels that suffered because there weren't enough suspects, but this is one of the few that had too many suspects. This book should've come with a cast list. The over-abund ...

C
The Reef

Since I first discovered her about two years ago, I have worshiped at the altar of Nora like many other romance readers. I have enjoyed her family sagas, especially the Concannons of the Born In series and the Stanislaskys of Those Wild Ukranians. I also absolutely love the In Death mystery series s ...

C+
Now You See Her

These days, whenever I see that a favorite author of mine has a new hardback release, I can’t help but cringe a little; prepare myself to expect less of a romance, and more of an emphasis on mainstream themes. In essence, prepare myself for disappointment. Such is the case with Linda Howard’s No ...

C
Now You See Her

I have to admit, I am pretty new to Linda Howard. Except for one short story in a Christmas anthology, I have never read anything by her. Judging from all the positive comments I have heard about her books over the years, starting with Now You See Her may have been a mistake. It wasn't a bad book; i ...

B-
Random Acts

Suspense fans should pick this one up. Taylor Smith writes a tightly suspenseful novel that keeps you reading to the end. Romance fans, beware. The hero and heroine are not who you might think they are at first. Journalist Claire Gillespie is on the trail of a killer. Her lover, FBI agent Mich ...

A
Cool Shade

Eddie Berlin is a tortured hero with a difference. Haunted by the past, he drinks too much, he meets with prostitutes in a neglected farmhouse, and he is agoraphobic (agoraphobia is literally fear of the marketplace). Yet he is also sensitive and quietly heroic. Maddie Smith, the product of a dysfun ...

C
Third Choice

First off, be forewarned, this is not a "romance" novel, if such is defined as a story with the primary focus on the romantic relationship. Margot Dalton is an established contemporary romance writer who has taken the leap from romance to romantic suspense, and actually that categorization is a bit ...

B+
Absolute Trouble

New Orleans and the Cajun country of Louisiana, are the background for Michelle Jerott's Golden Heart Award-winning book, Absolute Trouble, and a wonderful book it is. Absolute Trouble has a wounded heroine, a bad boy hero, a drug-dealing slug of a villain, and some great supporting characters. Mix ...